Officials with Gatewood Schools came together on Friday, Aug. 24 to break ground on a new auxiliary building.
In addition, the building will serve as an additional facility for sporting events.
“We desperately needed this space for a long time, and we are very excited to finally be able to provide a building like this to our Gatewood students,” Gatewood Headmaster Jeff Decker said.
Decker said the space, which will be used as a practice gym, would allow lower school students to practice during the school hours with high school students doing so in the afternoon.
The facility will be used for, basketball, cheerleading and wrestling practice.
Chris Huskins, chair of the Gatewood Board of Directors, said the groundbreaking was an exciting step in the school’s future.
“The Board is looking forward to the future of the school and is making sure its needs are met,” Huskins said. “This is the most needed space, especially for the younger kids.”
Among other items, the new building will also host coaching offices and serve as a storage area for sports equipment.