Volunteers, School Board Hear Building Project Update

Volunteers who supported the referendum for the Warsaw Community Schools building project received an update on the project Monday.
The reception at the school’s Central Office was attended by volunteers, Warsaw School Board members and Dr. David Hoffert, WCS superintendent.
Jerry Rolfson, Performance Services senior contractor, and Jamie Lake, project architect, provided a presentation on Washington STEM Academy, Edgewood Middle School and Lincoln Elementary School.
Groundbreakings have been held for Washington and Lincoln, and a groundbreaking for Edgewood will be March 8 at 2 p.m.
Washington STEM is projected to be completed by the start of the 2016-2017 school year; and Edgewood and Lincoln  will be completed by the start of spring semester 2017.
Lincoln Elementary will have a two-story academic wing with a secure entrance and a STEM lab, four sections of classrooms and a gym with a stage. There will be a media center, administration wing and four sections of classrooms.
There will be an outdoor canopy to protect students during inclimate weather.
Washington will have a new front door  and a new STEM lab adjacent to the door. There will be a canopy outside.
Other features are new fifth and sixthgrade classrooms, a special education area, guidance and resource rooms, and renovations will be made in the cafeteria and kitchen.
There will be ceiling and light upgrades and a new heating, ventilation and air condition system. Traffic will enter from Tiger Lane.
Edgewood will have a new STEM lab, secure entry, a new front door and a music and arts area.
Other features are administration offices and science, math, social studies, history and language arts classrooms.
There will be a choral and band room, gym, fitness and wrestling rooms, a new kitchen and special education area.
Hoffert said Performance Services design work is what they envisioned for the school district by working with principals, teachers and the community.