Since that time it has morphed and changed to better serve the community. During the 2011-2012 school year the 12-acre campus was home to third through eighth graders, but would open the 2012-2013 school year serving Kindergarten through eighth graders.
The parking lot was redesigned with safety in mind, giving space to drop students off and separating the entrances for kindergarten through fifth grade and sixth through eighth grade. The walkway leading to the entrance was also redesigned and made ADA compliant with new landscaping and decorative fencing. The school even received a new marquee, complete with an LED sign that can be used for posting announcements.
Each of the 42 classrooms on the campus received a technology makeover. A new fiber optic network and fire alarm system was installed across the campus along with a new intercom system to improve campus-wide communication, security and fire safety. Many rooms have new windows to let in more natural light, fresh paint, cabinets, tack boards and carpeting.
Some rooms were also completely remodeled. What was once a dark building with no windows has been transformed into the campus’ kindergarten wing, with three classrooms, smart boards, windows and a separate play area, complete with shade structure. A building that housed outdated gym equipment has been turned into five new classrooms for second graders. Two old locker rooms that were being used as storage areas are now places for learning. The girls’ locker room is now a fitness studio with climbing wall and will also be used for indoor sports and yoga. The boys’ locker room was gutted and renovated into two wet science labs.
Other improvements to the outside of the campus were also made. This included making walkways ADA compliant. Adding a new section of asphalt for recess and PE activities doubled as a way to improve the fire departments access to the campus.
The campus also benefits from a completely remodeled kitchen.
Submitted by Andrew Bradley, Public Relations Specialist, AugustineIdeas