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VLK Architects and Sanger ISD Celebrate the Start of Construction for SHS

On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, VLK Architects joined Sanger Independent School District for the groundbreaking of the new Sanger High School replacement campus.

The 280,000 sf., campus will have a capacity of 1,400 students and include four academic wings and a centrally located administration suite. Three wings contain core subjects, science labs, small collaboration spaces, and a 100-seat lecture hall. The fourth wing contains Career and Technology Education spaces that include a culinary lab and bistro, a floral design lab and an audio/video lab. The campus is arranged around a large, secured outdoor courtyard that can be used by students during the day or for after school events.

“After a year of design work collaborating with students and staff of Sanger ISD, the City of Sanger and Pogue Construction, VLK is excited to see construction begin on the new Sanger High School,” said John Klein, VLK Principal. “This building will provide the district with decades of service to it students, helping shape the future of Sanger itself. We take pride that VLK was chosen to be included as part of this journey.”

The new building features a traditional design with components such as cast stone accents, brick masonry, and a central entry tower. The campus will also feature a competition gymnasium, a storm shelter, and a new athletic field house.

“We want to lead the way in education by showing continued growth and improvement for our students because that is what they deserve, and this campus is proof of that commitment,” said Dr. Tommy Hunter, Superintendent of Sanger ISD. “This state-of-the-art high school will give our students a top-notch educational experience that will prepare them for life after high school. It will be a facility that this town will be proud of for many generations to come.”

The funding for the new Sanger High School campus was included in the May 2022 bond and is expected to open its doors at the start of the 2025-2026 school year.

Sanger ISD Superintendent Dr. Tommy Hunter (center) with School Board members (L-R) Jarrod Roberts, Sarah York (president), Ann Marie Afflerbach, Mitch Hammonds, Lisa Cody, Bruce Elsey and administrators Jennifer Flaa (Assistant Superintendent), Carly Sperry (SHS Principal) and Leann Loyless (Assistant Superintendent) at the groundbreaking, recently.


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