• Construction Updates

    Activity Facility

    Below you will find updates regarding the progress of the  new activity facility at Republic High School. Thank you to our community for voting YES at 71.8% on April 4, 2017! You can continue to see specifics about this bond issue at republicschools.org/bondissue
  • Construction Update 11.7.17

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 11/7/2017

    The construction of the activity facility continues to progress at a wonderful pace. Since the last update, the visitor field house exterior block work has been completed and the metal roof trusses hav​e been installed. Installation of the metal roof panels will be next.


    At the home field house site exterior and interior block walls are being constructed. Also, plumbing for the restrooms and concession area is being installed. Once the plumbing is completed the second half of the slab will be poured.


    The footing for the ticket booths have been roughed in with conduit being pulled to the location. The dirt work for bleachers on both the home and visitor sides has begun as well. The turf crew has completed all the concrete pours for the track and field events and are putting the final touches on the sub base for the turf. The crew has also installed a goal post. The next steps will be to finalize and test the sub base and then proceed with installation of the turf.


    Thank you to our student photography team for these great pictures and drone video footage: https://youtu.be/kaGAwg-711U!

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  • Construction Update 10.23.17

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 10/23/2017 3:00:00 PM

    Construction of the RHS activity facility is moving right along! RHS student Tristan Bethea captured these great shots and awesome video on October 20. Here are a few highlights of the current progress:

    *The sub-base for the turf is being installed.

    *Half of the foundation for the home side concession and locker room area has been completed.

    *Construction of the visitor concession and locker room walls is in progress.

    *The ticket booth area is being dug out this week.

    *Runways for long jump, triple jump and pole vault have been created along with the pad for high jump.

    *Preparations for the goal post foundations are also being made.

    We are on track to open this facility in the fall of 2018!

    DRONE VIDEO LINK: https://youtu.be/HanBjZ28x6k

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  • Making Progress!

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 10/2/2017

    Thank you to RHS students Tristan Brown and Jared Doty for capturing this footage of the activity facility construction! The perimeter drainage around the field is currently being installed, and play clock footings have been constructed. The old goal posts have been removed as they would have been too short with the new turf going in soon. The foundation has been poured for the visitor side locker rooms and concession stand. In addition, block walls are currently being constructed for the visitor side areas as well. #makingprogress #repmoproud  

    DRONE FOOTAGE: https://youtu.be/yO0dvjuvRx0


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  • Ground Has Broken!

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 8/31/2017

    Ground has been broken on the new activity facility at RHS! The large excavating equipment is a sure sign that things are rolling along with this project. Patrons may be surprised to know that one of the first steps will be to install the turf on the field. Dirt work for the turf installation is scheduled to begin as early as next week. Below are some photos of the current work being done on the project. As a reminder, the project is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2018. 

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  • Bids Awarded, Construction to Begin Soon

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 8/7/2017 8:00:00 AM

    Bids for the activity facility project at RHS were received in late July. Through the reviewal process the Board of Education selected the general contracting bid from Federal Construction at a special meeting on August 1. Final plans are being made to break ground in the near future. The bidding process indicated that the project is expected to be constructed within the initial projected budget and also within the initial given timeline. As previously mentioned, the facility is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2018. 

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  • Bidding is Open

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 7/18/2017

    Currently, the project is in the "bidding and permitting phase." The final drawings and specifications have been vetted and reviewed by an internal committee. The project has been advertised and bidding opened today, July 18. The turf design has been selected and the district is working with the vendor on contract and scheduling for the project. The committee is collecting additional information concerning specifications for the scoreboard. We are on schedule to break ground early this fall.

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  • Design/Draw Phase 80% Complete

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 5/25/2017

    Plans are moving forward for the activity facility at RHS. Currently the project is in the “design/draw” phase and is approximately 80% complete in regards to the items included in that particular phase. Currently, the drawings are being vetted and reviewed by all departments that will utilize the facility regularly. An internal committee has determined bid specifications for the project. Initial site work has begun, and construction of the project is on schedule to begin in the fall of 2017.

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  • THANK YOU and Projected Timeline

    Posted by Josey McPhail on 4/5/2017

    THANK YOU to the Republic School District community for supporting our schools by passing the no tax levy increase bond issue for a new activity facility on the campus of Republic High School! The vote was 71.8% in favor! We are appreciative of your loyalty and trust...now the work begins! Below is the projected timeline for the construction of the activity facility. Over the coming months we will share updates with you as the project progresses. 

    Spring 2017: The schematic plans and design development phases will be completed along with the finalization of bidding specs and scope of work plans.
    Summer 2017: The quality control process will be completed, official permits will be obtained, the bidding process will be open and then bids accepted.
    Fall 2017: Construction will begin in early fall 2017.
    Fall 2018: The activity facility at RHS is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018. 
    As a reminder, here's a list of the features the new activity facility will offer!
    • Artificial Turf for All-Weather Activities
    • Located on RHS campus (Currently on RMS campus 5 miles away.)
    • 4000 Seats (2000 more than current)
    • 738 Parking Spaces (400 more than current)
    • Field markings for Football, Band and Soccer
    • Automatic Timing for Track
    • 2 Concession Stands with Storage
    • Reserved Seating for Band
    • Double Amount of Restroom Facilities
    • Double Size of Current Press Box
    • 4 Ticket Booths (2 currently)
    • Covered Vendor Area
    • Improved ADA Accessibility
    • Expanded Field House with Storage & Meeting Room Space


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