2016 Bond Program News Articles

First month of Arapahoe Ridge construction complete

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 8:15am

New addition planned to open for the 2018-19 school year

Bouts of cold, snowy weather could have put a damper on the first month of construction on the Arapahoe Ridge Elementary expansion in Westminster but, other than plenty of mud to navigate around, construction kept moving in January.

The main construction activity over the past month was the excavation of the spot where the two-story, 18,900 square-foot addition will be built. With that ...

Cotton Creek expansion moving forward after water slows work

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 1:45pm

Unexpected water sets back first month of construction

Water slowed the first month of construction on the expansion of Cotton Creek Elementary in Westminster.

When construction crews excavated the massive hole on the northwest corner of the school to begin foundation work, they found the water table was higher than anticipated. The discovery prompted three tedious weeks of pumping water out of the hole and looking for a permanent solution ...

First bond improvements take place at Horizon High School

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:30am

Aging modular ramps, stairs get refresh

The first of two years worth of bond improvements planned at Horizon High School got under way over the recent winter break.

Aging wooden stairs and ramps to five mobile classrooms, located on the east side of the school campus, were replaced with aluminum stairs and ramps. The stairs and ramps, original to the installation of the mobile classrooms - had begun to deteriorate and cause ...

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 ...