Hansen Elementary classroom mini-building dedication is March 22

Hansen Elementary classroom mini building outdoor photoThe newly constructed two-story Hansen Elementary classroom mini-building will open its doors to students on March 19 and be the site of a dedication ceremony on Thursday, March 22.

The community is welcome to join Hansen Elementary students and staff, Superintendent Patrick Murphy, school board members, district staff, and the architect and contractor in a ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 22.

Guests are welcome to enjoy cake and walk through the new classroom building following the ribbon cutting.

Hansen Elementary is the second of five two-story classroom mini-buildings to open its doors. Construction continues on the Roosevelt, McLane and Centennial elementary school mini-buildings, approved by voters as part of the 2016 school bond. Pioneer Elementary School’s mini-building opened in January.

Each of the mini-buildings has eight classrooms, a music room, a commons/general classroom space for multiple uses, small learning areas between classrooms for small-group teaching and learning, a musical instrument storage area, and an administrative office and storage area. Each building also has a covered walkway connecting it to the main school building at each site, an elevator, two sets of stairs, and restrooms on each floor.

Exterior finishes and colors are designed to coordinate with the main one-story school buildings on the same campus.

Pioneer mini-building dedication is set on Wednesday, January 17

Pioneer Elementary mini-building under construction in November with field in the foregroundThe newly constructed two-story Pioneer Elementary mini-building will open its doors to students on January 17 and be the site of a dedication ceremony later the same day.

The community is welcome to join Pioneer Elementary students and staff, Superintendent Patrick Murphy, school board members, district staff, and the architect and contractor in a ribbon-cutting ceremony starting at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17.

Guests are welcome to enjoy cake and walk through the new classroom building following the ribbon cutting.

Pioneer Elementary is the first of five, two-story classroom mini-buildings to open its doors. Construction continues on the Hansen, Roosevelt, McLane and Centennial elementary school mini-buildings, approved by voters as part of the 2016 school bond.

Each of the mini-buildings has eight classrooms, a music room, a commons/general classroom space for multiple uses, small learning areas between classrooms for small-group teaching and learning, a musical instrument storage area, and an administrative office and storage area. Each building also has a covered walkway connecting it to the main school building at each site, an elevator, two sets of stairs, and restrooms on each floor.

Exterior finishes and colors are designed to coordinate with the main one-story school buildings on the same campus.

What’s new with the 2016 school improvement bond projects?

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A new grass field is installed at McKenny Elementary this summer!

Interested in knowing more about the progress this summer and plans ahead for voter-approved school improvement bond projects?

The Communications and Community Relations department has launched a new Web page on the district website to keep employees, students, families and the community up-to-date on construction projects.

The site features articles, photos and videos of projects included in the 2016 school improvements bond measure approved by voters in February 2016.

Visit the new Web page to read  more information and view additional photos and videos.