On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Spring Branch ISD hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating Northbrook High School’s (NHS) new classroom wing. The new wing is part of the 2017 Bond Program, approved by 80% of voters in Nov. 2017. The 2017 Bond Program continues the transformation of district facilities that began with the 2007 Bond Program.
The addition and renovations at NHS were a collaboration between PBK Architects and the Project Advisory Team, comprised of staff, parents and community members. Satterfield & Pontikes Construction served as the general contractor for the project.
To kick off the ceremony, a welcome video showcased the new classroom wing and building renovations, including the added furniture and artistic wall graphics.
SBISD Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Blaine delivered welcoming remarks and introduced the NJROTC Color Guard, led by Commander Jerry Coufal, NHS National Honor Society member Zoe Rajas, who led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Lastameon Cunningham-Johnson, NHS senior class president, who led the Texas Pledge.
Board of Trustees president Chris Earnest, Sybil Sanchez, NHS PTA president, and Audiel Espitia, NHS teacher, addressed attendees and conveyed how thrilled they were for the new wing and its unique design.
“This new addition was made possible by our community and their support of the 2017 Bond Program,” said Earnest. “I am grateful as it not only enhances educational opportunities, but it also has a positive effect on school pride and identity.”
The event included performances by the NHS band, the Bandoleras dance team, choir and orchestra.
Dr. HP Hyder III, NHS principal, expressed his gratitude for the new wing and improvements across the building which include a new school entry with a secure vestibule, HVAC upgrades, roof replacements, restroom renovations and new classroom door hardware. Additional lighting, a renovated gym floor and a synthetic turf practice field are among the athletic upgrades.
“The new addition and renovations bring innovative learning to our students,” said Dr. Hyder. “I thank the community for making this beautiful addition to Northbrook possible.”
After the official ribbon-cutting, attendees were invited to tour the new wing. They had an opportunity to visit the two science labs and 18 classrooms that were added to accommodate the growing student population.
The new addition combines innovative design with vibrant and bright style. The open space encourages collaboration and promotes relationship-building among students and staff.
“The natural light across the new wing brings renewed energy,” added Earnest. “This is a new chapter for Northbrook and I am excited to see everything it will bring.”
View the complete Bond 2017 summary of work for Northbrook High School.