Sept. 10, 2018 – Slinger, WI – Slinger High School is hosting an Open House tonight.
Featured on the tour includes new Special Ed rooms, new nursing area, huge tech-ed classrooms, amazing fitness center and the beautiful Performing Arts Center.
Performances at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. by Slinger High School Choir, the Jazz Band and Slinger alumni Paul Spaeth.
The event is open to the public.
In 2016 taxpayers in the Slinger School District approved a $42 million referendum that funded district-wide projects.
The referendum bonds were issued at the lowest rate in the past 30 years at 2.45 percent.
The Slinger School District saved $8 million in interest when the original projected rate of 4 percent was lowered to 2.45 percent and the loan term shortened from 20 years to 18 years.
Five buildings and the campuses of the Slinger School District saw improvements through the referendum.
The opening production for the new performing arts center will be Wizard of Oz on November 1,2,3 and 4.
“We really wanted a production to celebrate the grand opening of the auditorium,” said Superintendent Daren Sievers.
A survey showed taxpayers were not in favor of spending $11.5 million on an auditorium and the Slinger School Board listened.
“We saved $1.5 million by taking the balcony out,” Sievers said about the $9.8 million facility.
There’s seating for 830 with 810 assigned seats.
The Slinger School District paid off all its debt before moving forward with the 2016 project.