The planning and community support was robust as we developed the new student-centered learning facility. The project consisted of 13 community design sessions with staff, students, parents and community members. Using feedback from the community engagement sessions, the design concepts evolved into a learning facility that will serve students for years to come. The building fully opened to welcome over 1200 students on August 17, 2015.
Building Updates: Our New Innovative Learning Facility
Building is Complete and fully operationalPosted by Patrick Gallaway at 8/24/2015
The K-12 Learning Facility fully opened to our learning community on the first day of classes, August 17, 2015. The building is currently housing three communities of grades 2-5 and one community of grades 6-8 and it is currently referred to as the 2-8 learning facility based on students enrolled in the school. The concept of the building being a flexible learning space is clearly evident as it will enable the district to adjust with the changes in enrollment and growth for years to come.
Overview brochures of the facility are below (click the image).
Construction Update November 2014Posted by Beth Steel at 11/24/2014
Construction Update August 2014Posted by Patrick Gallaway at 8/4/2014As the district moves into the month of August, the excitement is building for the partial opening of our new learning facility. Catch up on the latest Board of Education update on the progress. Also covered in this update are many of the projects across campus as part of the re-imagined parking lots, drop off loops and additional modifications necessary as we plan for the new school year beginning August 25.
Construction Update - June 16, 2014Posted by Patrick Gallaway at 6/17/2014Construction has taken center stage on the NAPLS Campus. The majority of parking improvements, traffic flow and reconfigurations are well underway. The final beams signed by students, staff and community members have been placed in the gymnasium building. The latest update to the Board of Education was presented on June 16, 2014 and is accessible here.
Progress Continues as We Approach the End of the School Year!Posted by Patrick Gallaway at 5/7/2014
With less than a month to go before the end of the school year, the new facility and the projects associated with it will continue to ramp up for summer work. At the end of April the playground area east of the Middle School cafeteria closed in preparation for the first transformative work to begin to prepare this area for next fall when school begins. Basketball courts are closed and temporary hoops are available in the bus loop between the middle & the high school as it is closed during the day to traffic. (See related post)
Work continues on the east wing of the building to prepare it for the partial opening this fall of 12 classrooms to accommodate students. The exterior brickwork is almost complete on this portion of the building and the focus will now begin on the interior of the structure. The interior classrooms continue to become defined, the innovative and flexible features of the space, such as the all-glass garage doors for classrooms are being installed and additional work to the exterior of the building and area around this east wing continues.
Look for video and additional coverage of an exclusive inside tour captured by our student club, the Eagle Media Team in the coming weeks.
Other exciting advances with this update include:
- Loop changes to the High School lot and closures that will occur as of June 2, 2014 in the lot between the middle school, 2-5 and the McCoy. This lot will be closed for a major portion of the summer to reconfigure and provide for a much improved and expanded drop off loop to keep
- Developments on the green roof spaces continue as well as the greenhouse that will be located in the middle of the building, second floor.
- Parking and improvements to traffic flow continue to be addressed with the city to remove cars from the cueing process on city roads such as Fodor and Dublin Granville Rd at the student drop off sites and entrances to school buildings.
- Updates on the construction of the new tennis courts.
- Photos of site visits within the new facility.
Please view the latest PowerPoint shared with the Board on April 28, 2014.