2016-02-20 / The Bullhorn

Literally raising the roof at RCS

By Luke Burton
Bullhorn Reporter


Work is in full swing on the Raise the Roof renovation project at Roxboro Community School. Much of the prep work has been completed, and Legacy Building Co., LLC expects to place the new, higher roof on the gymnasium in April. 
Photo by Carly Long Work is in full swing on the Raise the Roof renovation project at Roxboro Community School. Much of the prep work has been completed, and Legacy Building Co., LLC expects to place the new, higher roof on the gymnasium in April. Photo by Carly Long Roxboro Community School’s (RCS) campaign for an expansion of athletics and fine arts spaces, called “Raise the Roof,” has reached an important milestone in the past few weeks. All prep work has been completed and, now, the progress is going forward in full swing.

Over the past few weeks, many things have happened.

Steel beams have been put in the multipurpose room, reinforcing the new roof of the building. The new gym floor has been approved by both Athletic Director Pete Tuck and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

Windows are being installed. The water tower has been sandblasted, painted, and primed. A parking lot site survey is complete on the seven acres behind the school building, and possible layouts are being considered. The moment RCS families and staff have been waiting for is drawing close. Two weeks ago, Legacy Building Co., LLC workers started deconstructing the roof.

Phyliss Boatwright, director of development, said, “The material for the roof is scheduled to come in near the end of March, and the new roof should be in place in April.

All of the students and staff are excited about the changes coming to RCS.

Micholene Schumacher, middle school volleyball coach, said, “It will be so special to have a forever home for our Bulldogs, who have worked tirelessly to excel in their sport.”

Justin Bettendorf, high school boys’ basketball coach, said, “It will be awesome to have our own gym where we can play games and host tournaments.”

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