2016 Bond Program News Articles

With STEM Lab expansion steel in place, framing work begins

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 3:30pm

School in midst of two-year construction project

All structural steel is now in place for STEM Lab’s 25,000 square-foot east expansion and the focus shifted in November to enclosing the new learning space.

On the north side of the large expansion, roof decking is already in place and windows and door frames are now recognizable thanks to metal exterior stud framing. On the south side of the expansion, exterior framing had not begun ...

Bond-purchased Chromebooks make instant impact in schools

Friday, December 15, 2017 - 10:00am

Schools using Instructional Upgrade funds to bolster school technology

When more than 200 new Chromebooks arrived in classrooms at Woodglen Elementary in October, the impact was quick and undeniable for the students and staff at this Thornton elementary school.

As part of more than $200,000 in Instructional Upgrades money promised to the school through the 2016 Bond Program, Woodglen earmarked $51,000 to add 216 Chromebooks (six Chrome Carts) to ...

Ceremony kicks off construction on Arapahoe Ridge expansion

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

Twelve classroom addition on way for 2018-19 school year

Dec. 18 was a day nearly 20 years in the making as Arapahoe Ridge Elementary students and staff celebrated the start of construction on an expansion project that will mean the end of mobile classrooms used since the school opened in 1998.

Construction is under way on an 18,000 square-foot addition to the Westminster elementary school. When it is finished for the start of the 2018-19 ...

Community celebrates start of Cotton Creek construction

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 3:00pm

Bond-funded addition to open for 2018-19 school year

There was a buzz of excitement at Cotton Creek Elementary Dec. 19 stoked by the steady mechanical whir of construction equipment as construction officially got under way on a long-awaited expansion to the school.

Students, staff and community members gathered together for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on a two-story, 14,000 square-foot expansion to ...

Families of new school give final steel beam proper send-off

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 11:45am

Completion of steel work marks major construction milestone

The new Thunder Vista P-8, under construction in Broomfield, hit a milestone in December as structural steel work on the building finished.

For the week prior to the building "topping out" ceremony to celebrate the placement of the final steel beam, building contractor Adolfson and Peterson Construction (AP) invited school families and community members to visit the construction site ...