Old Bridge High School

Old Bridge High School (formed from combining the former Cedar Ridge and Madison Central High Schools) is a four-year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grades from Old Bridge Township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States, operating as the lone secondary school of the Old Bridge Township Public Schools. The school is located on County Route 516 in Old Bridge Township, however, it is assigned a Matawan mailing address. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1970.[4]

Through partnerships with Fairleigh Dickinson University and Middlesex County College, students can take college courses for credit in both high school and college.[5]

As of the 2015–16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,946 students and 220.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.4:1. There were 561 students (19.0% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 212 (7.2% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[2]

The school operates from 7:35 A.M. to 2:06 P.M. and runs on a 12-period schedule.[6]

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Old Bridge High School is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Old Bridge High School
Old Bridge High School
Old Bridge High School is located in New Jersey
Old Bridge High School
Old Bridge High School
Old Bridge High School is located in the United States
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Coordinates40°24′24″N 74°16′20″W / 40.4067789°N 74.2721247°WCoordinates: 40°24′24″N 74°16′20″W / 40.4067789°N 74.2721247°W
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TypePublic high school
MottoAs Knights, we recognize the importance of lifelong learning, show respect for each other, and take pride in ourselves.
EstablishedSeptember 5, 1994
School districtOld Bridge Township Public Schools
PrincipalVincent Sasso (Main Campus)[1]
Timothy Dolan (Ellen McDermott Grade Nine Center)
Vice principalsJames T. Oliveri
Richard Mazarik
Sally A. Fazio
Faculty220.5 FTEs[2]
Grades9-12
Enrollment2,946 (as of 2015-16)[2]
Student to teacher ratio13.4:1[2]
CampusSuburban
Color(s)     Purple
     black and
     white[3]
Athletics conferenceGreater Middlesex Conference
MascotSir Obie The Knight
Team nameKnights[3]
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Schools[4]
NewspaperKnight Life
YearbookExcalibur
Website

History

Old Bridge High School opened in September 1994. It was formed from the merger of Cedar Ridge High School and Madison Central High School, which were the two existing high schools in Old Bridge Township.[7] OBHS was originally set up as a two campus system having an East Campus at the former Cedar Ridge site containing Grades 9 and 10 and a West Campus at the former Madison Central site containing Grades 11 and 12. The entire high school is now located at the former Cedar Ridge High School (East Campus) and Carl Sandburg Middle School Building after an addition was added in 2004. The former Middle School building houses the Grade Nine Center.

Dr. James Hickey was hired in 2003 and he oversaw a $26.8 million high school construction project that was completed in September 2005. The school developed a stricter but better learning environment as shown through student achievement and standardized test scores which have exceeded state standards. Out-of-school suspensions dropped more than 55% and student tardiness dropped by more than 60%, while scores on state exams rose more than 20% in mathematics and more than 10% in language arts literacy. For his work in transforming Old Bridge High School, Dr. Hickey was recognized as the New Jersey Principal of the Year in 2009.[8] He was also recognized by the New Jersey State Board of Education. The district Superintendent of Schools also publicly recognized Dr. Hickey for his work in transforming OBHS.

In 2010, Old Bridge High School became part of the Confucius Classroom following the implementation of a comprehensive Chinese program at the high school. Delegations from the school went to China in 2009 and 2010.

In 2011 according to the New Jersey School Report Card, Old Bridge High School made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) under the No Child Left Behind Act by meeting 40 out of 40 indicators, a first for Old Bridge High School.

Awards, recognition and rankings

The school was the 158th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 339 schools statewide in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2014 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", using a new ranking methodology.[9] The school had been ranked 178th in the state of 328 schools in 2012, after being ranked 162nd in 2010 out of 322 schools listed.[10] The magazine ranked the school 211th in 2008 out of 316 schools.[11] The school was ranked 197th of 316 schools in the magazine's 2006 rankings.[12]

Schooldigger.com ranked the school 169th out of 381 public high schools statewide in its 2011 rankings (a decrease of 45 positions from the 2010 ranking) which were based on the combined percentage of students classified as proficient or above proficient on the mathematics (81.0%) and language arts literacy (93.6%) components of the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA).[13]

Athletics

The Old Bridge High School Knights[3] compete in the Greater Middlesex Conference, which includes public and private high schools located in the greater Middlesex County area, operating under the supervision of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.[14] With 2,186 students in grades 10–12, the school was classified by the NJSIAA for the 2015–16 school year as Central Jersey, Group IV for most athletic competition purposes, which included schools with an enrollment of 1,082 to 2,349 students in that grade range.[15] Old Bridge High School is known primarily for its cross country and track programs, while its bowling, wrestling, and volleyball programs have also been successful.

The wrestling team won the Central Jersey Group IV state sectional championships in 2001 and 2002.[16]

In 2001, the Knights football team, went on to play at High Point Solutions Stadium in the Central Jersey Group IV title game, losing to an undefeated J.P. Stevens High School team 14–7.[17] In 2015, the Knights football team made a second appearance in the Central Jersey Group V title game, falling to an undefeated South Brunswick High School by a score of 42–0 in the tournament final.[18]

The boys' track team won the Group IV indoor relay state championship in 2002 and 2010.[19]

In 2008, the girls' softball team went to win the Red Division title for the second year in succession, the GMC Championship, and the Central Jersey Group IV sectional championship with a 2–1 win against Hunterdon Central Regional High School.[20]

In 2010, the boys' soccer team had the most successful soccer year in school history when they went on to play in the Central Jersey Group IV title game, losing to Freehold Township High School by a score of 1–0 in the final.

In the fall of 2012, the girls' soccer team completed the most successful soccer year in school history when they made the finals in the Central Jersey Group IV title game, losing to Montgomery.

The Challenge

The school has been featured on the News 12/Cablevision (now MSG Varsity) game show The Challenge (2009) in which schools compete in a single-elimination trivia competition in order to advance toward a $10,000 prize. In their first round, they defeated Clifton High School at 315–240. In Round 2, they beat Leonia High School with a score of 320–240 before suffering a crushing defeat by St. Joseph's High School in Round 3 by a score of 420–240.

Old Bridge High School was again chosen to compete on The Challenge 2010–11 competition led by returning captain Neal Sukhia. Their first competition against Eastern Christian High School aired on MSG Varsity on February 3, 2011, with Old Bridge winning 290–240. Their second competition against Randolph High School aired on April 21, 2011, with Old Bridge again winning 395–290. Their next episode against Manalapan High School aired on May 19, 2011.

Marching Knights

The Old Bridge Marching Knights, also known as the OBHSMK, has been recognized as a competitive marching band for the past several years and has gained high ranks in more-than-one marching band circuits. In 2005, the OBHSMK gained a Silver-medal finalist position in the Tournament of Bands' Group III 2005 Atlantic Coast Championship with their show Wild Knights.[21] Their show Metamorphosis was ranked fourth place in the same competition in 2006 with a score of 95.00, making them a Gold-medal finalist.[22]

OBHSMK transferred from TOB to USSBA in 2007.

Eventually, they were ranked fourth in the 2009 season in their USSBA circuit, with The Dark Knight. In the 2010 season, the Marching Knights placed sixth in group IV with the theme Requiem for a Knightmare. Recently in the 2011 season with the show In Motion the Marching Knights ranked sixth in group III and tied for Best Music. The Marching Knights were six-tenths of a point away from first place.[23] In their 2012 season titled 'Into the Inferno,' the Marching Knights were undefeated in group III open. They placed first at Nationals in Metlife Stadium with a 96.375.

The Old Bridge Marching Knights participated at the D-Day Anniversary Parade in Normandy, France in June 2015 as one of five American bands participating in the ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings. The band performed in the annual parade in Sainte-Mère-Église.[24]

Administration

Core members of the school's administration are:[25][26]

  • Vincent Sasso, Principal
  • Timothy Dolan, Principal of Ellen McDermott Grade Nine Center
  • Sally Fazio, Vice Principal
  • Richard Masarik, Vice Principal
  • James Oliveri, Vice Principal

Notable alumni

Notable alumni of Old Bridge High School and its predecessors include:

References

  1. ^ Zawistowski, Chris. "Top spots at 10 Old Bridge schools set to change this fall", Old Bridge Suburban, June 30, 2011. Accessed March 6, 2012. "David Cittadino, the principal of Jonas Salk Middle School, will become the new principal of Old Bridge High School."
  2. ^ a b c d School data for Old Bridge High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 12, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c Old Bridge High School, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed December 1, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Old Bridge High School, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools. Accessed February 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Old Bridge High School 2015 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed May 31, 2016. "For those students eager to get a glimpse of life after high school before they actually graduate, Old Bridge High School has partnerships with Fairleigh Dickinson University and Middlesex County College. Students can take courses at these institutions, fulfill requirements for high school, and receive college credit."
  6. ^ School Hours, Old Bridge High School. Accessed December 1, 2015.
  7. ^ Sargeant, Keith. "7:30 p.m. – A high school sports powerhouse e-merges slowly", Home News Tribune, backed up by the Internet Archive as of December 23, 1999. Accessed November 7, 2017. "When Madison Central and Cedar Ridge merged in September 1994, most observers agreed that the Knights would rule the local sports scene."
  8. ^ Staff. "Hickey honored as state Principal of the Year", Old Bridge Suburban, June 18, 2009. Accessed May 30, 2011. "He said curriculum, test scores and overall student achievements have improved; out-of-school suspensions dropped more than 55% and student tardiness plummeted more than 62 percent over the last two years."
  9. ^ Staff. "Top Schools Alphabetical List 2014", New Jersey Monthly, September 2, 2014. Accessed September 5, 2014.
  10. ^ Staff. "The Top New Jersey High Schools: Alphabetical", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2012. Accessed August 29, 2012.
  11. ^ Staff. "2010 Top High Schools", New Jersey Monthly, August 16, 2010. Accessed February 15, 2011.
  12. ^ "Top New Jersey High Schools 2008: By Rank", New Jersey Monthly, September 2008, posted August 7, 2008. Accessed August 19, 2008.
  13. ^ School Overview; Click on "Rankings" for 2003-11 HSPA results, Schooldigger.com. Accessed March 7, 2012.
  14. ^ League & Conference Affiliations 2016-2017 Archived 2012-11-09 at the Wayback Machine, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 10, 2017.
  15. ^ General Public School Classifications 2015-2016, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, as of December 15, 2015. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  16. ^ History of the NJSIAA Team Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 26, 2016.
  17. ^ Rappleyea, Warren. "Old Bridge falls to Stevens 14-7 in CJ Group IV final", North Brunswick Sentinel, December 6, 2001. Accessed January 26, 2016. "Two minutes — that's all that separated the Old Bridge High School football team from living the seemingly impossible dream. Nursing a 7-6 lead, the Knights had the ball in opposition territory and were seemingly on their way to the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV championship at Rutgers Stadium, after starting the season with a 1-3 record."
  18. ^ Ryan, Chris. "South Brunswick rolls past Old Bridge for Central Jersey, Group 5 title", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, December 5, 2015. Accessed January 26, 2016. "Josh Liao ran for one touchdown and threw for another, while Jaier Garrett ran for two scores, and they combined with a smothering defensive effort to pace top-seeded South Brunswick, No. 12 in the NJ.com Top 20, to a 42-0 win over third-seeded Old Bridge in the final of the NJSIAA/Sports Care Institute Central Jersey, Group 5 final at High Point Solutions Stadium at Rutgers in Piscataway."
  19. ^ History of the NJSIAA Indoor Relay Championships, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Accessed January 26, 2016.
  20. ^ Spivey, Mark. "GMCT SOFTBALL SEMIFINAL PREVIEW: Knights, Tigers focus on task at hand", Home News Tribune, May 31, 2008. Accessed September 7, 2011. "The bus ride home from his team's dramatic 2-1 NJSIAA Central Group IV championship win at Hunterdon Central Thursday told Old Bridge High School softball coach Mike Bilello all he needed to know about whether his players would be ready to wind down the celebration and switch gears to focus on today's Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament semifinal against South Plainfield."
  21. ^ RECAP TOB - 2005 ACC AT MOSSIC PA, Accessed October 21, 2012
  22. ^ RECAP TOB - 2006 ACC AT MOSSIC PA, Accessed October 21, 2012
  23. ^ RECAP USSBA - NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AT ANNAPOLIS, MD, Accessed September 21, 2010.
  24. ^ Attrino, Anthony G. "Old Bridge Marching Knights to Perform in Normandy D-Day Parade", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, September 3, 2014. Accessed December 1, 2015. "The Old Bridge Marching Knights have been chosen to participate at the D-Day Anniversary Parade in Normandy, France in June 2015.... The trip includes a performance at the American Cemetery and the annual parade in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, the first village to be liberated by the American troops."
  25. ^ Teens Set to Walk Red Carpet at Knight Club OB Fashion Show, Old Bridge High School. Accessed December 1, 2015. "Superintendent David Cittadino; Assistant Superintendent Kathleen Hoeker; Business Administrator Joseph Marra; Principals Vincent Sasso and Timothy Dolan; Vice Principals James Oliveri, Sally Fazio, and Richard Masarik; former high school Vice Principal John Daly (who currently is principal at Madison Park Elementary School); and Student Activities Coordinator Rose Meade also will walk the red carpet."
  26. ^ Principal/School Address, Old Bridge Township Public Schools. Accessed December 1, 2015.
  27. ^ Santoriello, Angela. "Old Bridge native wins Emmy for outstanding visual effects Now a resident of Ireland, Adam Chazen earned award for HBO’s Game of Thrones, News Transcript, October 3, 2012. Accessed June 4, 2018. "Old Bridge High School graduate Adam Chazen shares his Emmy award with his mom, Michele. Adam Chazen has an eye for the unusual. That is why the Old Bridge, Middlesex County, native was handed the Outstanding Special Visual Effects award at the 2012 Creative Arts Emmys for his work on HBO’s Game of Thrones."
  28. ^ Tejada, Miguel Cruz. "Junot Díaz dice "en RD hay muchos quirinos"; escribirá obra inspirada en caso" Archived 2008-08-22 at the Wayback Machine, El Nuevo Diario (Dominican Republic), August 11, 2008. Accessed August 25, 2008. "Hizo el bachillerato en el Cedar Ridge High School de Old Bridge, Nueva Jersey, en 1987, y se licenció en inglés en la Universidad Rutgers (1992), e hizo un Master of Fine Arts en la Universidad de Cornell."
  29. ^ Bove, Steve. "Peace, Ergs!", Asbury Park Press, October 23, 2008. Accessed February 15, 2011. "Drummer/vocalist Mikey Erg (Mike Yannich), bassist Joey Erg (Joe Keller) and guitarist Jeffrey Erg (Jeff Schroeck), have been a unit in various other bands since their days together at Old Bridge High School."
  30. ^ About Us Archived 2012-06-21 at the Wayback Machine, Budding Ivey Foundation. Accessed June 17, 2012. Phil attended elementary school in Roselle, junior high and high school in Edison, New Jersey, and completed his senior year at Old Bridge High School."
  31. ^ Celano, Claire Marie. "Young author offers tips to audience at workshop: Caren Lissner says love of writing should be first ingredient toward success" Archived 2006-03-26 at the Wayback Machine, News Transcript, July 30, 2003. Accessed August 25, 2008. "Lissner, 31, grew up in Freehold Township and attended the Laura Donovan School and the Barkalow Middle School.... She later graduated from high school in Old Bridge."
  32. ^ Gacser, Ava. "Jersey girl making a name for herself as an actress", Asbury Park Press, April 26, 2009. Accessed February 15, 2011. "I had a great childhood and upbringing in New Jersey said the Old Bridge High School graduate who has called California home for the last eight years."
  33. ^ "OBHS Wall of Fame induction"
  34. ^ Tufaro, Greg. "Pitcher Billy Layne of Old Bridge mulling Texas Rangers' offer", Courier-News, June 17, 2015. Accessed June 6, 2016. "Anthony Seratelli, a 2001 Old Bridge graduate who the Kansas City Royals signed in 2007, advanced to Triple A with the New York Mets in 2013 and currently plays for the Seibu Lions of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball League."
  35. ^ Smith, Jessica. "TV news reporter recalls how her career took off: OBHS grad became first helicopter reporter to win national Emmy" Archived 2008-07-15 at the Wayback Machine, Old Bridge Sentinel, July 3, 2008. Accessed November 7, 2008.
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Cedar Ridge High School (New Jersey)

Cedar Ridge High School is a defunct public high school in Old Bridge Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States, that opened in 1968 and closed in June 1994.

The school opened in 1968 as part of an effort to address overcrowding at Madison Township High School. Old Bridge High School opened in September 1994 and was formed from the merger of Cedar Ridge High School and Madison Central High School, which were the two existing high schools in Old Bridge Township.The school had an enrollment of 1,150 in the 1990-1991 school year, slightly less than the student body at Madison Central.

Greater Middlesex Conference

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Madison Central High School

Madison Central High School may refer to:

Madison Central High School (Kentucky), a public high school in Kentucky

Madison Central High School (Mississippi), a public high school in Mississippi

Madison Central High School (New Jersey), a defunct public high school in New Jersey that was merged to create Old Bridge High School

Madison Central High School (New Jersey)

Madison Central High School is a defunct public high school in Old Bridge Township, in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States, that opened in 1962 and closed in June 1994.

Increasing numbers of students from Old Bridge attending Matawan High School led to double sessions in the 1960-61 school year, with the prospect of triple sessions being necessary as the growing number of students being sent from Old Bridge could swell enrollment even further beyond capacity. The school opened in 1962 as Madison Township High School, serving freshman and sophomores, while those in their junior and senior years continued to attend East Brunswick High School, Keyport High School, Matawan High School or South River High School as part of sending/receiving relationships. Cedar Ridge High School opened in 1968 to help alleviate overcrowding at Madison Central. Old Bridge High School opened in September 1994 and was formed from the merger of Cedar Ridge and Madison Central, which were the two existing high schools in Old Bridge Township.The school had an enrollment of 1,210 in the 1990-1991 school year, slightly larger than the student body at Cedar Ridge.

Monmouth Academy

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OBHS

OBHS is an acronym for:

Old Bridge High School in New Jersey, United States

Otago Boys' High School in Dunedin, New Zealand

Oyster Bay High School in Oyster Bay, New York

Old Bridge Township, New Jersey

Old Bridge Township is a township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a total population of 65,375, reflecting an increase of 4,919 (+8.1%) from the 60,456 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,981 (+7.0%) from the 56,475 counted in the 1990 Census. As of the 2010 Census, the township was the state's 18th largest municipality, after being the state's 21st most-populous municipality in 2000. Old Bridge is a bedroom suburb of New York City located across the Raritan Bay from Staten Island, and it is about 25 miles (40 km) from Manhattan, and about 30 miles (48 km) south of Newark.What is now Old Bridge Township was originally incorporated as Madison Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 2, 1869, from portions of South Amboy Township (now City of South Amboy). In a referendum held on November 5, 1975, voters approved changing the township's name to Old Bridge Township by a margin of 7,150 votes to 4,888. The township's name was changed to avoid confusion with the borough of Madison in Morris County. Use of the name Old Bridge for a location "on the Camden and Amboy Railroad, about eight miles (13 km) beyond South Amboy" or "about seven miles (11 km) from South Amboy" goes back, however, to at least 1853. Initially, the township was made up of farms and the population grew slowly. In 1880, the population was 1,662 and in 1950 it had reached 7,365. Over the next decade, a building boom started and farms gave way to developments, and the population grew to 22,772 by 1960. The 1980 census cited 51,406 people. The township saw major changes with the extension of Route 18 to the shore.

The township was named as a contender for the title of one of the best places to live in the United States by Money magazine in both 2005 and 2007.In 2016, SafeWise named Old Bridge Township as the sixth-safest city in America to raise a child; the township was the second-highest ranked of the 12 communities in New Jersey included on the list.

Old Bridge Township Public Schools

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As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 15 schools had an enrollment of 9,197 students and 684.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.45:1.The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "FG", the fourth-highest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.

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South Brunswick High School (New Jersey)

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football player, coach, and executive in the National Football League (NFL). He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two Super Bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. Following his sudden death from cancer in 1970, the NFL Super Bowl trophy was named in his honor. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, the year after his death. Lombardi is considered by many to be the greatest coach in football history, and he is more significantly recognized as one of the greatest coaches and leaders in the history of any American sport.Lombardi began his coaching career as an assistant and later as a head coach at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, New Jersey. He was an assistant coach at Fordham, at the United States Military Academy, and with the New York Giants before becoming a head coach for the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967 and the Washington Redskins in 1969. He never had a losing season as a head coach in the NFL, compiling a regular season winning percentage of 72.8% (96–34–6), and 90% (9–1) in the postseason for an overall record of 105 wins, 35 losses, and 6 ties in the NFL.

Williamstown High School (New Jersey)

Williamstown High School is a four-year comprehensive community public high school located in the Williamstown section of Monroe Township in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in ninth through twelfth grades as the lone secondary school of the Monroe Township Public Schools. The school was established in 1958.As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,867 students and 128.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 14.5:1. There were 473 students (25.3% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 105 (5.6% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.Construction on the current school building began in 1994 and was completed in 1997. Prior to 1997, Williamstown High School was located in what is currently Williamstown Middle School. The school mascot is a Brave and the school colors are Royal Blue and White.Construction began again during the 2007-2008 school year on the high school to build an additional two wings because of overcrowding and to build a new auxiliary gym/dance studio. A few renovations in the existing building were also done to replace some old piping, wiring, and the gym and stage floor. The construction was completed between December 2008 and January 2009.

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