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Washington High School breaks ground on new athletic spaces

Washington Ground BreakingWashington High School hosted a ground breaking ceremony on September 8, 2022, to begin work on the replacement of the existing track and athletic field. Community members and the media were on hand to kick off the construction. Milwaukee Public Schools, Common Ground, and the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation have forged a partnership to finance the project and bring these exciting improvements to the community.

Project highlights include:

  • Installation of a new synthetic turf play field suitable for football and soccer practice
  • Green infrastructure underground stormwater retention system below the turf play field
  • Installation of a new practice running/walking track with a rubberized surface
  • Construction of a new storage shed
  • Installation of two new basketball half courts
  • Practice area for running long jump

Slated improvements are made possible by fundraising efforts of Common Ground, the MPS Foundation, and numerous grants and other sources. "We are very grateful for the hard work of our partners. It's impossible to look at the construction site and not appreciate how many individuals and organizations worked together to make this happen,” said Aaron Hendricks, co-athletic director. “I hope this facility serves as a source of pride for Washington students and alumni, our athletic program, and the Sherman Park neighborhood for years to come."

Washington High School has graduated a number of individuals who went on to illustrious careers and benefitted from athletics. "A lot of talented young men and women have molded their talents at Washington,” said Marshall Brisco, Washington’s assistant football and baseball coach. “This new and improved field will help even more young student athletes showcase their talents and become part of Washington's winning tradition."

Washington High School of Information Technology is located at 2525 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee, 53210. Technology-infused academics help prepare students for the demands of college, career, and life in a high-technology world.


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Nicole Armendariz, Director of Communications & Outreach

armendn@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
(414) 475-8650
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