A new day dawns
A new day has arrived for Goodland education. Grant Junior High is no more and Goodland Junior-Senior High (GJSH) has arrived. USD 352-Goodland held an Open House Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, to show its patrons what their taxes are paying for.
Cutting the ribbon for GJSH
Before opening the doors, USD 352 Board of Education and Goodland Ambassadors held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of the front door.
After the ceremony, visitors toured the remodeled building.
Dedicatory plaques hang in the front door entrance.
The auditorium has improved acoustics, projection, sound and lighting, but its Art Deco features have been retained.
Band room is off the auditorium with a dressing room and restroom between them. Instrument lockers now have locks instead of open bins.
Banners line the arched commons area and high school entrance.
The GHS courtyard was a little-used outdoor passageway before the remodel. It’s now covered in artificial turf and is a place for people to gather.
The library is a comfortable place for students to gather.
The FACS room has all new kitchens.
While walking around the new GJSH can be confusing, as new is superimposed upon old, the old gym still remains the same.
Many GHS alumni who attended the Open House commented how they were envious of the new additions.
GJSH is one of Goodland’s Art Deco treasures, along with Sherman County Courthouse and United Telephone Building. It’s also one of Goodland’s New Deal projects, along with Goodland Post Office, its Section Art painting “Rural Free Delivery“ and Renner Field hangar.