Concrete floors happening at the Recreation Center!
Concrete floors happening at the Recreation Center!
Thank you Dr Ulloa! It’s amazing people like you that are making this project a reality for our Spartans.
Thank you Alexander Broadcasting, Maddy Hensley, Tess Woodyard & Mrs. Mowrey for producing this video to help with the brick sales. Up to this point we have relied heavily on private donations for our share of the center. We are now turning to all if you to help with this legacy. Order your bricks now.
Dear Alexander Community,
We write this letter in hopes of clearing up any misunderstanding regarding the Alexander Recreation Center (aka Wellness Center). We will take you through the birth of the idea, the need, the finances & the dream to show that this facility has no relation to the previously failed or newly proposed levies.
This project began in 2006, with fundraising through the Jr High and High School football teams, when the needs of our students were no longer being met. Alexander’s gymnasiums were originally built to accommodate approximately 400 physical education students; our district has grown to need to serve over 1,600 students. The “field house” or stadium locker room was originally built as a shower room; it does not fall into the ADA standards we now need and is not equally accessible to our male and female students or athletes (teetering on title 9 noncompliance). There are no public restrooms for events such as the Special Olympics, The American Cancer Society Relay, field day, soccer games, football games. (The district currently spends approximately 8,600 on porta johns each year.)
The Alexander Board of Education and The Spartan Athletic Club joined forces to see this project through. The center was broken into a two-phase construction plan. Phase 1, the exterior shell of the building, roofing and the clinic space, was funded through monies previously allocated by the Alexander School Board. The cost to the district for phase 1 was less than half of 1 percent of the district budget and approximately one third of the complete cost to build this facility that will serve children in the district daily for many years to come.
Phase 2, internal construction and outfitting, is being funded by The Spartan Athletic Club. Through an amazing amount of private & corporate donors and the donation of skills & labor we have secured over 400,000 in funding for phase two. While we still have a way to go, the fundraising and construction are moving along nicely and we are confident that we will see this project through. What will remain will be a huge benefit not only to the students of Alexander School but to the entire community.
Attached you will find a list of how the district will benefit from this facility along with the funding records from The Spartan Athletic Club. Please share this far and wide. It is time we put the rumors to rest and move forward with excitement for our children and community.
Alexander Recreational Center (aka Wellness Center) Update:
We apologize for any confusion concerning the Alexander Recreational Center. This project began when the needs of the district and students were not met (handicap accessibility, lack of space, practice room, weight room, bathroom facilities, accommodations for the Special Olympics).
This has been a joint effort with the Board of Education and The Spartan Athletic Club. This project began in 2006 with the athletic director, athletic club, students and parents fundraising by selling bricks, cards, buttons, advertising and more. Over 10 years of volunteering, fundraising and private donations along with the board of education dedicating funds to the project has made the Alexander Recreational Center a reality.
The end result will be a beautiful complex for our children and the Alexander community with the district funding less than half the cost over time. We thank you for your understanding and support!
Your generosity has accomplished the following:
Progress for the Alexander Recreational Center
*All load bearing walls are up
*Fill material for concrete base is installed in the weight room.
*Underground plumbing is completed & signed off on from the state.
*Elevator walls are complete.
*3/4 of the steel beams are set on the office/bathroom side
*Main steel been and posts are set in the weight room & locker room side.
*All structure steel is on site and paid for.
*All door frames are on site and paid for.
Work schedule going forward:
*Finish setting structural steel
*Pour mezzanine floor area
*Pour side areas on main floor
*Pour main gym floor area
*Steel railings on mezzanine
*Steel steps on interior and exterior
*Start rough-in for lighting
*Lay-up partition wall on main floor
*Rough in plumbing
*Rough in electric
We are starting into phase 2 of the recreation facility and we need volunteers to do many jobs in order to get this project finished within our projected budget.
Anyone willing to contribute labor or experience in underground electric, plumbing or helping get the subgrade work done to pour concrete would be greatly appreciated (bobcat, raking gravel, laser leveling).
Please contact Bradd Jeffers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 740-591-4072.
A side note, we are just short of the half way mark of our fundraising goal. If you don’t have labor skills to donate please consider a financial contribution.
Visit http://www.oucu.org/ to apply or for additional information.