Dallas Cowboys and Dallas ISD celebrated the opening of a new football field at Thomas Jefferson HS.
Dallas Cowboys and Dallas ISD celebrated the opening of a new football field at Thomas Jefferson High School.
An EF-3 tornado badly damaged the high school and the close by elementary and middle schools in 2019.
Students migrated to other schools for nearly three years while the district worked to restructure the building.
The all-new Thomas Jefferson High School building reopened in January. It allowed the students who were freshers when the tornado hit the school to enjoy the new state-of-the-art building before graduating.
Since the cyclone likewise destroyed the school’s football field, Jerry Jones and the NFL’s Establishment dedicated $1 million to help modify and supplant the group’s lost hardware.
The gift also permitted the region to spend cash on science labs, craftsmanship spaces, and a hall.
“Athletic facilities and athletics in general are really a big part of the lifeblood of any high school, especially a school like ours that was damaged in the tornado,” said Principal Benjamin Jones. “It means a lot to have a great facility that the athletes can come back and practice on. It really draws students back and says not only did we rebuild, but we also rebuilt better. And we have the facilities to support the growth in our athletic programs.”
“This is an ideal illustration of sports being a method and an end. So, this isn’t just about football. This is such a ton more noteworthy than that. This can happen when accomplices meet up of all shapes and sizes,” said Dallas ISD Director Dr. Stephanie Elizalde. “It’s tied in with certainty so our kids can keep seeking after their fantasies and reward Dallas themselves as they become forerunners locally.”
Tuesday morning’s devotion function was a way for the school to say much obliged. It likewise denoted the beginning of another drive between the Cowboys and Dallas ISD.