After three months of construction, Page High School showed off its newly refurbished gymnasiums this week.
Both the high school’s main gym and the pool gym had new bleachers installed, and the floors sanded and repainted. The installations were finished on Sept. 27.
The Sand Devils volleyball team had the honor of playing the first game on the new courts Tuesday night when they hosted Monument Valley.
That was also the public’s first opportunity to see the new look of the high school gym. Those who couldn’t make it to the Tuesday game will have another chance Thursday night when the volleyball team hosts Chinle.
The high school volleyball team has been practicing and playing its games at the Page Middle School.
Volleyball head coach Dana Chee is happy to have her team back in the high school’s facilities.
“I have one word: Finally!” she said. “The middle school was starting to feel a little tight. It’s great to be back at the high school, with room to spread out.”
Chee loves the look of the new gym. “It’s clean and simple. It’s nice. I like it a lot.”
The cost of adding the new bleachers was $501,000, all of which came from grant money obtained by Cody Chischilly, PUSD’s maintenance and grounds director. The cost of sanding and repainting the floors was paid for with district funds, at a price tag of just over $150,000.
“With the bleachers removed and completely out of the way, it was the perfect time to redo the floors,” Chischilly said.