Fairfield HS will get a performing arts center, remodeled kitchens and sports field repairs

The Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District reopened its classrooms on Wednesday to welcome back-to-school students. Students arriving at Fairfield High School approached the sounds of the construction of a new performing arts center on campus. According to district officials, the new center is intended for the whole community. “The good news about our performing arts academy, it won’t just be used by our students at Fairfield High. The state-of-the-art facility will be used by other high schools in our district and even for community events,” said District Superintendent Kris Corey. Corey said the aging high school is getting a $46 million makeover. In addition to the performing arts center, the school is upgrading and expanding its kitchen, repairing and relocating its sports fields, and adding sports medicine. and weight room. Educators said most schools in Fairfield are over 40 years old and the changes underway will make entering school more enjoyable and secondary students will now have more opportunities to thrive. showing that students involved in visual performing arts, music and drama tend to be very active and involved in school and their community. Thriving communities hold concerts and shows,” Corey said. Students will have to deal with construction noise throughout the school year. The performing arts center will open in the fall of 2023. School officials have not announced plans for it to have minimal impact on student learning.

The Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District reopened its classrooms on Wednesday to welcome back-to-school students.

Students arriving at Fairfield High School approached the sounds of the construction of a new performing arts center on campus.

According to district officials, the new center is intended for the whole community.

“The good news about our performing arts academy, it won’t just be used by our students at Fairfield High. The state-of-the-art facility will be used by other high schools in our district and even for community events,” said District Superintendent Kris Corey.

Corey said the aging high school will get a $46 million makeover.

In addition to the performing arts center, the school is upgrading and expanding its kitchen, repairing and relocating its sports fields, and adding a sports medicine and weight room.

Educators said most schools in Fairfield are over 40 years old and the changes underway will make school more enjoyable and secondary students will now have more opportunities to thrive.

“A lot of research shows that students involved in the visual arts, music and theater tend to be very active and involved in the school and their community. Successful communities host concerts and performances,” said said Corey.

Students will have to deal with construction noise throughout the school year. The performing arts center will open in the fall of 2023.

School officials have not announced plans to mitigate the noise, so it has minimal impact on student learning.