SHERIDAN — The Sheridan School District will celebrate the opening of the Sheridan High School addition and East End Middle School with its first annual Education Endowment Gala and two ribbon-cutting ceremonies.


The gala will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Sheridan High School. The session will be the first of the three events to launch the Sheridan School District Endowment.


Tables of eight for the gala are available for $400 at the Sheridan School District Central Office. Checks should be payable to Sheridan School District Endowment according to a news release.


“The gala will be a very special occasion,” said Sheridan Superintendent Jerrod Williams. “All proceeds from the event will go to the Sheridan School District Endowment. The endowment fund will be used to provide scholarships for Sheridan High School graduates and other educational purposes of the Sheridan School District.”


Guests will be taken on the first set of tours of the completed Sheridan High School addition, including the Yellowjacket Arena and Kohler Academy. The event will also include dinner and live music by the local band, Exit 123.


Gala/Ribbon cutting events:


July 27 — At 6:30 p.m., the Education Endowment Gala will be held at Sheridan High School. Tickets are $400 for tables of eight. The attire is business. Make checks payable to Sheridan School District Endowment. Details: Gale Jones, 870-942-3135.


July 28 — At 3 p.m., the East End Middle School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at the school at Hensley. Admission is free to this event.


July 29 — At 6:30 p.m., the Sheridan High School Addition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held at the high school and admission is free.