Bond Newsletter - March 2018

Updated on Wed, 10/24/2018 - 11:33am

First phase of multi-year STEM Lab renovation rushes toward finish line

May meeting planned to update parents, community on work done, work still ahead


 

Steel rises quickly for Arapahoe Ridge expansion

It didn't take long for the steel structure to take shape for the expansion of Arapahoe Ridge Elementary in Westminster.

In fact, it took less than a month for the entire steel skeleton of the 18,000-square-foot expansion to rise out of the muck of the perennially soggy spring ground.
 


 

Thunder Vista gets unique touches with building finish work under way

The new Thunder Vista P-8 is now a little more than four months away from its estimated substantial completion date of July 16. And, as completion moves closer each day, the building continues to come alive with the design characteristics that will define it as a learning community instead of the massive construction project it is now.

In March, contractors continued to grind down concrete building corridors to a final polished shine as tiles were installed along the lower half of hallway walls. Casework and sinks now occupy walls inside preschool classrooms.


 

Cotton Creek expansion project ready to take flight

April will be a big month for the expansion project at Cotton Creek Elementary in Westminster.

After months of foundation and plumbing work - mostly obscured to general observers by the green fence wrap lining the site, the steel structure for the 14,000-square foot expansion will begin to emerge this month.


 

Spring Break offers early start on summer work at schools

Six district schools - Mountain View, North Mor, North Star, Stukey, Westview and Woodglenn elementaries - will receive substantial bond improvement projects over the summer.

However, while the summer months would seem to offer ample time for each school to undergo millions of dollars of renovations, the timeframe between when students end their school year (May 23) and when staff begins to return to buildings (late July/early August) is relatively small.


 

Schools prepare to put bond money to work in classrooms

When the 2018-2019 school year starts in August, classrooms in nearly a dozen schools are expected to be showcasing the latest in classroom technology thanks to money from the 2016 Bond Program.

As part of the bond program, each district school was designated a specific amount of Instructional Upgrade (IU) money that they could work with their school community – parents, students and staff – to determine the best possible use to benefit their school.


 

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STEM Lab staff gets sneak peek as construction nears finish

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 12:45pm

Two-year project remains on pace for August 2019 completion

Nearly two years after it began, the STEM Lab renovation and expansion project is steaming toward an August 2019 completion.

The finale of the two-year project was running ahead of schedule in April with much of the work focused on interior finishes such as painting, lighting, ceiling tiles and classroom cabinetry.

STEM Lab Construction Update - April 2019

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