About the Neosho High School
The Neosho High School Gymnasium is the premiere venue for the Neosho Holiday Classic. The vintage gym brings an “old-school” feel to the tournament, while providing plenty of seating for the fans. The pictured façade, which was completed by Branco in 2007, serves as the entrance to both the gym and the commons area. During the summer of 2011, Branco installed new windows for both the gym and the entire high school facility. Also in 2011, Branco completed a contract for the installation of a new HVAC system in the gym. In 2015, Branco completed a new FEMA Shelter on the west side of the High School, which also provides 18 classrooms.
About the Neosho Junior High School
A brand new venue for the tournament this year is the Neosho Junior High School, a 142,000 square foot, two story state of the art school built by Branco. Ground-breaking was held in February of 2016, and students occupied the building for the 1st day of classes in August of 2017. The teaching spaces are divided into 8 different “neighborhoods” which are highly flexible, collaborative learning environments. Each neighborhood houses 5 classrooms, an open learning space, restrooms, teacher office space, and support areas. This extremely important fast track project allowed the Neosho School District to consolidate their 7th and 8th grades into one facility and address space and crowding concerns at three other facilities in the Neosho School District. The new gymnasium with its newly installed premium sound system and extra capacity makes this a perfect venue for the 2017 Neosho Holiday Classic.