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New Denison High School Reaching Final Stages of Construction

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DENISON, TX--- As Denison ISD nears the final stages of construction on its new high school, anticipation is definitely growing. Next fall, students will get to move into their new building.

From the $5.5 million renovations being made at Munson Stadium to the building of a brand new 360-thousand square foot high school, it seems that the district is all about change.

"For so many years our school facilities have needed improvement, especially at the high school level," Horace Groff said. "This new school will be state-of-the-art and there will be many opportunities for students to advance and achieve more."

This afternoon a handful of people got to see the latest installment of the change. Construction is still under way, but the work is coming into the final stretch.

"There are over 200 workers here on sight and they're completing everything from painting areas to the tile to just most everything," Denison ISD Superintendent Dr. Henry Scott said.

Come fall of 2014, some 13-hundred students will move into the building. It's a moment students, parents and administration alike can hardly wait for.

"It's really an exciting time," Dr. Scott said.

The $62-million-dollar school is about 40% larger than their old one, which was built in the 1950s. It was paid for through a bond issue.

The new high school is located near the intersection of Highway 75 and Highway 91.