Source: NorthFulton.com

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Saint Francis High School looks to add field house
Expanding to meet need of students

by Carolyn Aspenson

October 04, 2013

MILTON, Ga. — Saint Francis High School is growing.

The school recently applied with the city to allow for a new field house to be built on the 43-acre property located at 13440 Cogburn Rd.

The Design Review Board met Oct. 1 and reviewed the request from the school.

"The review board did a courtesy review of the project," Jason Wright, director of communications for the city, said.

Wright said a courtesy review is non-binding and designed to offer recommendations for projects.

"No vote is taken on courtesy reviews," he said.

Mary Schoppman, director of development and public relations for the school, said the school's population is growing and the location must accommodate for that growth.

She said the new field house will be about 12,000 square feet and include a practice gym, boys' and girls' locker room and football locker room.

"As with the construction of the entire campus, these buildings are being built with the consideration of our neighbors and to be inconspicuous from the street," she said.

"Great things are happening at Saint Francis," she said. "And the addition of the field house is just one of them."

Schoppman said the school growth has created additional opportunities for the school and students.

"This is our second year with a Georgia High School Association varsity football team," she said, "and with the donations of alumni and current families along with a generous donation from Northside Hospital, a state-of-the-art scoreboard is in the works."

The scoreboard, along with the field house, a weight room and press box facility will complete the school's master athletic plan for the campus.