SHERIDAN — Sheridan School District will host a ground-breaking ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, for a two-story addition at Sheridan High School.

The district will officially break ground on the $25 million, 148,000 square foot addition. Nabholz Corp. is managing the construction of the project.

The new construction will feature career technical education classrooms, including a robotics lab and agri-shop; ninth grade classrooms in order to move ninth graders to the high school; new special education classrooms; a new cafeteria and dining area for up to 750 people; and a new gymnasium, which will be large enough to host state tournaments.

“We are excited and proud to be breaking ground on the high school addition,” Sheridan Superintendent Jerrod Williams said in a news release. “We are extremely grateful to our community for making this investment, as it will help us provide our students with a 21st century educational environment and more opportunities to ensure their success beyond high school.”

Lewis Architects of Little Rock designed a high-tech and functional environment of which patrons can be proud for years to come, according to Lauren Goins, director of communications and recruitment.