Up Next: Expanding the Gymnasium

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Last week, Director of Facilities Mr. Thomas Schneider and Abington Senior High School Principal Mr. Angelo Berrios provided an update to Senior High parents/guardians regarding the Additions and Renovations to Abington Senior High School. The presentation, which is available here, provided information on recently completed work as well as next steps and timing.

With the 2019 summer renovations now complete, and the new wing and expanded administrative and guidance areas continuing as planned, work began last week on the expansion of the gymnasium area. This involves the construction of an auxiliary gymnasium, which will serve as a space for indoor sports like volleyball and wrestling, in addition to being a resource during the school day for physical education classes. Underneath the new gymnasium will be new locker rooms, a weight room and a fitness center.

The construction of this area will require reworked traffic patterns along the road that lies between the stadium and gymnasium. The changes will include the closure of the road between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, with it being opened to one-way traffic going uphill all other days and times.

These new traffic patterns will not be implemented until the November timeframe⁠–⁠–after the Oct. 26 Bands in the Boneyard event and the conclusion of football season⁠–⁠–and will continue until the completion of the auxiliary gymnasium portion, which is scheduled for the summer of 2020.

As November nears, more information will be forthcoming⁠–⁠–including roadway maps⁠–⁠–via parent/guardian and community communications.

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