EHS Topping Out Ceremony

Eastside Students Participate in Topping Out Ceremony for New School
Posted on 03/11/2021
students behind beamThe new Eastside High School building is quickly becoming a reality for students and staff as construction is well underway at the new facility. On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, representatives of both Eastside High School’s student government and varsity football team were on hand to witness the “topping out” or installation of the final beam of the facility. They were joined by Newton County School Superintendent (NCSS) Samantha Fuhrey, school principal Jeff Cher, and members of the NCSS Operations Division.

“We wanted the students to be a part of this special occasion as this is their future school,” said Dr. Michael Barr, Chief Operations Officer for Newton County Schools. “The topping out ceremony provides a way for the students and staff to begin to connect with the future home of Eastside High School.”

He added, “The last beam was actually taken to Eastside High School earlier in the week so students and staff could sign it before its placement. Once placed, the beam will complete the steel frame of the building.”

“Our students and staff were excited to sign the beam,” said Jeff Cher, principal of Eastside High School. “Their names and signatures will be forever etched in the foundation of what I know will be an outstanding facility. We’re anxiously awaiting the opening of the new home of the Eastside Eagles and we appreciate being invited to participate in the installation of the final beam of the new school.”

According to Barr, construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2021.