Raise the Roof

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The colored sections are older parts of the roof 
which need to be replaced.

Blue section: 2000 sq ft
Orange section: 18,000 sq ft
Green section: 7300 sq ft
Red section: 7200 sq ft
Total: 34,500 sq ft

We have a thriving K-12 program temporarily under one roof this year, while we renovate and prepare another building for a long-term home for our elementary program. The long-term home for our middle and high school program will be in their current building which was built in 1964.

The original roof and replacement of some sections on that building have served us well, but leakages have increased over the years. We have diligently patched and repaired the roof as new leaks are discovered, but an unusually wet summer 2018 led to significant moisture in the building. Each rain and snowfall result in new ceiling spots and moisture control issues. The board has requested a plan for complete replacement on oldest sections of the building which includes approximately 35,000 square feet of roof space.

Solar Opportunity

A complete roof replacement will ensure a safe and comfortable learning environment for middle and high school students well into our second century. Additionally, it will provide the base for the largest K-12 school solar array in the area. Such a solar installation would have important energy savings and provide an an important learning opportunity for our students and the surrounding community.

Approximate cost

The roof replacement cost will be finalized in the coming weeks. When funds are secured, we will begin the project.

Any size gift makes a difference! To make a gift:

  • Visit our secure online donor page by clicking Raise the Roof.
  • Contact Trisha Blosser, development officer, to talk about your gift. Phone 540-236-6024. Email blossert@emhs.net.