The Brainerd community, with the support of corporate supporters, is revitalizing Brainerd High School. More than 32 community sponsors have committed time, resources, and people to support the project that is underway and will run through June 21.
The project started with a cleaning session to prepare classrooms for renovation. The revitalization will include paint in rooms and the hallways, repairing science labs, and restoring lockers to working order. The lockers and classrooms on the first hallway of the school will be completed before the start of classes in the fall.
The Brainerd Together community remodel June 17-21 will begin at 8 a.m. and go until 6 p.m. A Brainerd Together open house and ceremony will be announced in the near future.
“Corporate supporters, contractors, designers, and faith-based leaders are coming together to make a difference,” said Eric McKenzie, Brainerd High School project director. “There will still be work to be done, particularly in the second hallway, but this is a great start on returning the pride to BHS.”
“The time is now to paint up, fix up and restore the physical building, so our students can excel in the classrooms,” said Christopher James, principal of Brainerd High School. “Research shows that the learning environment directly impacts the students’ ability to learn.”
The sponsors and groups coming together for Brainerd High include the Brainerd High School Alumni Association, Unum, Regions Bank, Southeast Total Service, Southeastern Salvage, Waldrep Construction, New Blue Construction, Economy Honda, and more.
“These improvements will impact the lives of our students because this is an investment in their success,” Mr. James said. “The broad community commitment sends a clear message to our teachers and students to be pacesetters in academic improvements at Brainerd High.”
Brainerd High School alumni will celebrate the renovation at its annual Alumni Day on June 22 at the school.
“We thank all of the corporate and business partners, who believe in our mission of providing a great learning environment for all of our students to succeed,” Mr. James added.
For more information, connect at https://brainerdtogether.org.
Brainerd High School Alumni Association
Southeast Total Service
New Blue Construction
Chattanooga Bar Association & Chattanooga Bar Foundation
East Chattanooga Lumber Company
Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport
FEED Table & Tavern
Elder’s Ace Hardware
Chattanooga Fire Department
T.U. Parks Construction Company
Chattanooga Area Chamber Midtown
Mt. Canaan Baptist Church
Tom Bible Law
Lansing Building Products
Parker’s Direct Flooring
Key Bonding Company
Silverdale Baptist Church