Students from Robbinsdale Cooper High School met Monday afternoon, Aug. 26, for the schools’ post-remodel dust off. The dust-off prepared the halls for a busy 2019-20 school year after a $7.7 million renovation this summer, as well as give students an opportunity to earn community service hours.
The students split into groups to dust, spray, wipe, and tidy up the far corners of their school, which was covered in a fine layer of dust due to to heating and air improvements.
Construction in the building was still apparent, and the front atrium thrummed with the drill and hammer of workers in hard hats. When renovations are complete, Cooper will have a revamped atrium, front door facade, and auditorium, as well as completed maintenance to electrical and mechanical infrastructure.
Exterior work is set to be nearing completion now, with interior work continuing into October.
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A crew of Robbinsdale Cooper High School students prepare to break out and clean up the school at the Post-Remodel Dust Off. Summer renovations had left the school covered in dust, and the students stepped up to prepare it for the school's back-to-school open house the next day.
From left, Lamioha Irons, Moritza Munn, Brooke Chang and Munira Ahmed whistle while they work at the Cooper Post-Remodel Dust-Off.
Incoming sophomores Tylyn Harris and Denascia Hunter get the smudges off of a hallway window at the Robbinsdale Cooper High School Post-Remodel Dust Off Aug. 26.
Savannah Ballard flaunts her purple latex gloves in a classroom at the Cooper High School Post-Remodel Dust Off.
Morgan Ukestad smiles at something her friend Savannah Ballard has said as she cleans tables for the Cooper High School Post-Remodel Dust-Off.
Asia Franklin takes a break from wiping down tables at the Cooper High School Post-Remodel Dust-Off, while friend Hareena Johnson finishes up her table.
The front atrium of Robbinsdale Cooper High School remains under construction Aug. 26 at the school's Post-Remodel Dust-Off. When complete, the entrance will feature more windows and an expanded administration office.