Chandler High School is showing off its new career and technical education building, competition pool, playing fields, locker room and improvements to the football stadium in an open house and rededication tonight.
The free, public event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Chandler Center for the Arts, next to Chandler High School, 350 N. Arizona Ave. Visitors are asked to enter off Chandler Boulevard just west of Arizona Avenue behind the Center for the Arts for ample parking in the school’s new parking lot.
Principal Terry Williams and Chandler Unified School District Superintendent Camille Casteel will talk about the school’s history from 1922. They will discuss the improvements and changes at the school which doubled the size of the campus.
Barbara Knox will remember her father, Gail T. Gaddis, a pioneer Chandler High teacher, and invite the audience to walk over and see the new building named after him.
The Gail T. Gaddis Career and Technical Education Center will be rededicated since the old building under the same name was demolished, said assistant principal Margaret Tierney.
The new two-story education center has classrooms, a 77-person lecture hall, studios, shops, computer labs and two greenhouses for students taking agriculture, automotive, woods, graphics and television production, Tierney said.
The student council will offer tours of the high school’s improvements, including the new Olympic-sized swimming pool, Austin football field, Wolf Den locker room and tennis courts.
Rededication, open house
Where: Chandler High School, 350 N. Arizona Ave.
When: 7 p.m. today