The Sweetwater County School District No. 1 community celebrated the grand opening of its new Rock Springs Satellite High School last night with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours of the facility on Stagecoach Drive.
School Board Chairwoman Carol Jelaco took a moment to recognize the efforts of the entire community to bring the vision of a new school to reality.
Superintendent Kelly McGovern recognized the efforts of the school board, district employees, and former Superintendent Paul Grube for his plans to put four schools on BLM land in the north end of Rock Springs.
High School Principal Glenn Suppas did the honors of cutting the ribbon along with staff, administration, and students, who then led guided tours around the school for the remainder of the evening.
The opening of the satellite high school is the first phase in eventually moving the entire student body from the old high school on James Drive to the location on Stagecoach Drive.