Work continues on Bulldog Memorial Stadium Work at Bulldog Stadium began June 4, the day after graduation for the class of 2019. Contractors removed the grassy hill adjacent to the seating on the west side of the stadium. A cement footing will provide the base for a new wall of concrete, as well as a three-inch layer on top of the existing walkway that runs parallel to the field.
A new handrail will be installed, and the first row of bleachers will be removed to create a wider walkway. “This will create a safer path for patrons and students as they walk along the base of the bleachers,” Witty stated.
Once concrete work is finished, the soil will be backfilled on the level with the field.
“We’ll reseed it and get it ready for the Shrine Game,” said Curtis Dunn, maintenance manager for the district.
Additionally, in collaboration with Ashgrove and the Baker Quarterback Club, the District is installing a new sound system at Bulldog Stadium this summer. The goal is to have the new sound system operational for the Shrine Game scheduled August 3, 2019.
About Baker School District 5J Nationally recognized Baker School District 5J (BSD) in Baker City, OR, is the largest of three rural school districts in Baker County, serving 1,700 students and employing over 235 educators and staff. District elementary schools include Brooklyn Primary School, Haines Elementary, Keating Elementary School, and South Baker Intermediate. Baker Middle School and two high schools, Baker High School and Eagle Cap Innovative High School, are also part of BSD. Additionally, BSD sponsors two charter schools, Baker Web Academy and Baker Early College, each offering teacher-supported online education. BSD provides next-generation education for the future of Eastern Oregonians and launched Baker Technical Institute (BTI), a career and technical program that partners with regional employers and industry experts to provide innovative education in hands-on fields. BSD believes strong schools are the foundation of strong and vibrant communities and is committed to preparing students to become a successful life-long learner.