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RHS graduation to be time of joy, sadness of joy mixed with sadness

Theresa Hamilton
Re-2 director of districtwide services

Rifle High School seniors are in their final week of preparations, studying and test-taking.

They, like thousands of students across the country, are graduating from high school and will eventually become the doctors, electricians, entrepreneurs, carpenters, teachers, humanitarians and political leaders of our future.

This is an important time, a time for choices and decisions, and a time for celebration. It is a time of joy, and also a time of sadness as we say goodbye to some very special people in our community.

One hundred and sixty of Garfield Re-2’s finest will embark on the next chapter of their life. The senior banquet will honor the graduates and their families at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Rifle High School, and graduation ceremonies will take place at the football field at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23.

What a wonderful time to celebrate the accomplishments of the class of 2004, parents, friends, families and instructors. Congratulations, seniors!

Construction heats up

at Rifle Middle School

Rifle Middle School construction will really heat up this summer. The 40,000-square-foot addition, including the new Esma Lewis Media Center that connects the old Rifle Middle School building with the south wing of the former Esma Lewis Elementary, is nearing completion. However, that does not mean that construction is coming to an end. Crews will work overtime this summer to complete the entire campus.

On June 3, demolition will begin on the north wing of the former Esma Lewis and the former Micro-Plastics building to the north of the school. Much work needs to be completed on the interior of the building, including new windows, room and gymnasium remodels, and mechanical upgrades before the grand opening of the facility on Friday, Aug. 13.

In addition, Re-2 maintenance crews will have to remove all of the furnishings from the building to storage and replace them before school begins. Everyone will be working at break-neck speed to ensure a smooth opening of school in August and opening a first-class Rifle Middle School campus.

Dates to remember

18: Riverside Band concert, 7 p.m.

19: Rifle High School Senior Banquet, 7 p.m.

20: Rifle High School band banquet, 7 p.m.

21: Rifle Middle School eighth-grade banquet, North Campus cafeteria, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

23: Rifle High School graduation, RHS stadium, 2 p.m.

26: Roy Moore Elementary Panther Day and fourth-grade awards assembly, 9 a.m.

27: Last day of school for students

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