Now that winter is finally on its way out, the High School construction project is nearing completion of the classroom addition, forum area, media center, and administrative offices. Renovations have moved into the old choir and orchestra rooms, the east gym is undergoing its big transformation as it expands into a Varsity competition gym with 3 full courts, and the east side classrooms will be gutted once school is out for summer.
Recently Board President, Jamie Johnson, toured the construction site with Superintendent Dr. Ouellette as River Channel followed along. Check out their highlights below:
Additional images of areas under construction are below.
Hard to believe so much snow and ice in April! Above is a view of the new classroom addition from the soon to be enclosed running track. We’re excited to have this space available for students and the community next winter and spring.
Above is a view of the new choir room. The space is more than double and the practice rooms are a significant improvement from what we had previously. Check out the old choir room below. This space is under construction and will eventual open up into Project Lead the Way space for engineering classes.
Orchestra no longer has tiered seating but rather a large single level classroom space for more flexible use.
The terrazzo flooring is being poured and polished prior to the lockers being installed in the new main corridor. Gone is the “outdoor hallway”!
Here you can see a view looking down the main stairway from the media center. The wall straight ahead covered in plastic will eventually be demolished and open to the auditorium and forum areas. The area to the left, where the pink insulation is, will eventually become the secondary servery to add to the main cafeteria. This will provide substantially more seating for students and faster lunch service.
This photo might be hard to guess. Imagine you were walking into the old main entrance (Door 1) and the gym and restrooms are to your right and the commons to your left. What you are seeing is that hallway without a roof. You can see the tiles to the old restrooms on the right.