Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Construction Update 2.17.21

 Classes continue in the new classroom wing and we've hosted our first athletic event in the gym. Work on the administration hallway continues with drywall and painting underway along with other finishing work. Drywall and mechanical is going into the Commons and kitchen and new restrooms are nearly complete. We are expecting to be into the new administration hall by mid March and the Commons and kitchen right after Spring Break. Work continues in the shops with installation of new sinks and plumbing and the return of equipment from storage. We're waiting for new woodshop equipment to be delivered in  June and will continue to use the existing equipment until then.

Here are some recent interior photos (courtesy Ross Parker, IBI):

The rear hallway pictured above connects the new classroom wing to the new Library. The mezzanine stairs are from the mechanical mezzanine above the classroom wing to the roof. This is a much safer access than the previous ships ladders.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Construction Update 2.8.21

 Students occupied the new classroom wing of THS this week. They also got back into the gym and the new locker rooms. The response from the students was overwhelmingly positive as they now have sound-insulated classrooms with high quality projectors, sound systems and natural light. Students have been using the "Thinking Boxes" in the halls for special projects and to make up tests. We are still using the old classroom wing and offices while the new admin wing is completed (expected by late March). Art room and shops should be ready after Spring break. 

The roof is fully shingled and masonry is being installed. Final touches on the new Commons and Kitchen are underway. The next phase of work will be largely inside the old structure as demolition continues and renovation proceeds. Science labs, Library, Business lab, Family and Consumer Sciences are among the spaces under construction. In addition, a new concession stand will be built using a portion of the music room.

Recent photos: