New Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School entryway structure.
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
FORT HALL – The new entryway to Shoshone-Bannock Jr./Sr. High School is about 85 percent finished, according to Hank Edmo-McArthur, the school’s facilities manager.
Work on the project started two months ago when school started and should be completed in the next two weeks.
The old entryway was built 20 years ago. The new structure is an upgrade from the old one and contains a roof. It also contains LED lighting.
“We wanted to make it better. We wanted to keep that original look of it, but we needed to update it,” said Edmo-McArthur, adding they wanted to make a good impression for visitors and to provide a good place for kids to hang out after school. Wood benches will also be a part of the project.
Hank Edmo-McArthur points to the rock construction.
SKG of Idaho, is a tribal member owned company, and is responsible for the entryway design and work along with Yellowstone Log Homes, who provided the logs.
Superintendent Jonathan Braack said they have plans to get the cultural arts teacher involved to do some discussions about the sacredness of the wood and why it’s at the entrance.
He said, “I’m excited for the cultural aspect of this wood structure. We’re going to blend it into the curriculum and the classes too.”