newrootsbanner 120Now in its eighth year, New Roots Charter School has expanded to occupy the full first and second floor of the historic Clinton House.

Adding newly renovated space on the second floor has allowed the school to increase the number of academic classrooms, add a yoga and meditation studio and new arts suite, restore the Mural Lounge as a music classroom and events space, create a new academic counseling space with adjacent meeting room, and establish a central space for the principal's open-door office hours.

"It is a dream come true for our school community to have such a range of optimal learning spaces under one roof," said Tina Nilsen-Hodges, New Roots Principal and Superintendent.  "We are so grateful to Travis Hyde Properties for their support in realizing this vision."

Travis Hyde Properties provided New Roots with a 2:1 matching grant for renovation costs.  "Although New Roots is a public school," Nilsen-Hodges said, "it does not have access to facilities bond money that district schools use for renovations."

The school is planning a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 10 during their annual Fall Showcase event.  The Fall Showcase is an opportunity for students to exhibit learning projects from the Fall semester for the community.