Bond Newsletter - October 2017

Updated on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:09pm
2016 Bond Program Newsletter - October 2017

children in class working on iPad tablets
Instructional Upgrade money allows school to maintain 1:1 technology initiative

exterior of school building

Architect chosen for Northglenn High School renovation project

An architect has been selected for the $8.8 million bond renovation project scheduled to start in Summer 2018 at Northglenn High School.

These improvements are expected to occur in multiple phases over a two-year timeframe with the majority of the work occurring during Summer 2018 and during Summer 2019.

child writing on steel construction beam

Steel goes up for STEM Lab expansion

Phase 1 of the expansion of STEM Lab in Northglenn took shape in October as the steel frame for the 25,000 square-foot east wing addition came together.

STEM students got to play a role in the work as students signed their names to an I-beam to be placed as part of the steel structure for the new elementary wing.

aerial photo of construction site

Flurry of activity as Thunder Vista P-8 construction passes 5-month mark

Work is literally happening at all levels of the new Thunder Vista P-8 in Broomfield as construction on the school passes the 5-month construction mark.

On a recent sunny October day at the construction site, ironworkers straddled steel beams at the top of the three-story building as dirt movers far below began the process to backfill the school’s massive foundation walls. Inside the school, framers and dry wall workers have helped the school’s rooms began to take shape while HVAC contractors have started uncoil the massive ductwork system that will snake, mostly unseen, throughout the building.

Attendance boundary open houses draw community input

Parents provided their input on proposed attendance boundaries for the new Thunder Vista P-8 under construction in Broomfield. More than 100 people attended three boundary open houses held in early October.

The open houses gave parents the opportunity to review and ask questions about three proposed elementary attendance boundaries and two middle school boundaries.

artist rendering of school exterior

Arapahoe Ridge, Cotton Creek expansions in final phases of design

Bond-funded expansion projects at two Westminster elementary schools are in the final phases of the design process. Arapahoe Ridge Elementary is receiving a 12-classroom expansion and Cotton Creek Elementary is adding an eight-classroom wing.

The expansions will allow both schools to move students out of modular classrooms. Arapahoe Ridge will also add an Early Childhood Education program. The schools will also receive substantial improvements to the existing buildings.

Upcoming Events - View Calendar
Federal Heights Elementary Bond Project Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, 10 to 10:45 a.m.
Educational Support Center, Thornton
Riverdale Elementary Bond Project Kickoff Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 31 2017, 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Educational Support Center, Thornton
Early Childhood Education Center Design Advisory Group Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 1 2017, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Early Childhood Education Center, Thornton
Northglenn High School Design Advisory Group Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, 10:20 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Northglenn High School
Thornton High School Design Advisory Group Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Thornton High School
Coffee with the Thunder Vista P-8 Principal
Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, 9 to 10 a.m.
Parkside Community Center, Broomfield

Recent News

Summer of bond work finishes

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

Students return to updated, enhanced schools

Some improvements they could see, some they could not, but students at a dozen district schools returned to schools this month that were updated, safer, and, in some cases, bigger thanks to community support of the 2016 Bond Program.

The largest summer of work since a $350 million bond question was approved by voters in November 2016, which included new construction and renovations at ...

District School Connectivity Project underway

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

Project will build new district fiber network

A recently started fiber construction project is designed to meet the network and Internet connectivity needs of Adams 12 Five Star Schools for years to come.

Construction work for the district’s School Connectivity Project got underway in August. A new district-wide dark fiber network was identified as part of the 2016 Bond Program. Dark fiber refers to a network where the district ...