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January, 2014.  Built 1990-1992 - School is 22 years old  1997 – 1 st Expansion of School › Additions: New Shop, Wolverine Lounge, › Remodeled/relocated.

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1 January, 2014

2  Built School is 22 years old  1997 – 1 st Expansion of School › Additions: New Shop, Wolverine Lounge, › Remodeled/relocated Art Room  1999 – Addition of Track and Field  2008 – Playground Equipment Addition

3  Overcrowding › 165 Elementary Students › 30 Jr. High Students › 59 High School Students › **254 Total Students › **NOTE: Received 4 new students in last week and expecting 2 more by end of month.  Student Safety Concerns  Fortification of Infrastructure

4  Overcrowding throughout school › Splitting classes for 6 consecutive years › Fire Code Violations with Band/Choir Concerts › Moving Elementary Classes into High School Wing › Relocating Classes into rooms not originally designed as classrooms › High School & Jr. High Elective Courses are very limited due to insufficient classrooms available so no additional elective teachers can be hired at this time.

5  Split 1 st Grade Classes (30 Students):  One 1 st Grade Class is in same location. The other was used to be the 5 th grade Classroom.

6 Ms. Hellings 1 st Grade

7 Ms. Johnson’s 1 st Grade

8  Overcrowding – › Split 2 nd Grade Classes (32 Students) › One 2 nd Grade Class remained in same location; The other moved to a Title I classroom that is about half the size of a regular classroom

9 Ms. Hoskins’s 2 nd Grade—Classroom used to be Title I / Elementary Computer Lab

10 › Both 5 th and 6 th Grades had to be moved to the High School Wing—There was discussion of the 4 th grade class being moved there as well › When 5 th & 6 th Grade classes were relocated, the High School Social Studies/Business classes had to relocate to a smaller Title I room and the High School Resource Room ended up relocating to the Home Ec. Room

11 Ms. Whitesides’ 5 th Grade Class—in former Business/Social Studies High School Classroom

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13 Ms. Paisley Social Studies Class—in former Title I Room

14  Band and Music performances held in Multi-Purpose Room have exceeded maximum capacity—advised by Fire Dept. in excess of limitations;  9 th and 10 th grade locker assignments were moved to the Wolverine Lounge lockers with the 11 th and 12 th grades – Not enough locker space for all.

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25 When the Bell Rings, Children Walking Home have to dodge this traffic

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27  Before School / After School Building Use is at high demand: › After School Program is held in the MPR (Serving 65 Students) › Girl Scouts held in Wolverine Lounge Serving 34 students (meetings every other week and monthly) › Spirit Team held in Classrooms › Ski Team—Waxing Skis › Speech & Drama practice & Play Production › Sports Practices Jr. High before school › Sports Practices High School after school › Adult Open Gym 2 nights per week › Adult Education Classes held

28 Serving 65 Elementary Students Monday – Fridays from 3:15 to 5:45 p.m.

29  **Student Safety—especially drop off and pick up zones for elementary students  Playground Safety—Currently Open Access Area  **Security Cameras—updating them and connecting them to Police Department  **Back up Communication—Phones in classrooms  (**Note: The 2013 School Safety Committee rated these as top priorities)

30  Stage used for Graduation and Elementary Christmas Program unsafe for so many students. Used to be used for drama productions, talent shows, and dance recitals—no longer possible with current stage  (It was purchased in 1955 in conjunction with the old school addition located downtown)

31  Boiler System Fatigue  Increase computer accessibility for all students  Increase storage areas and update equipment for School Kitchen area.

32  Operating on 1 Boiler for 1 ½ Years  The Back up Boiler is becoming more unreliable but still needed and used  Lower efficiency boiler  Approaching Life Expectancy of Boiler (25-30 years)  With increased square footage, more demand on the Boiler System

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36  School Kitchen—More Students Means: › Increase Storage Capacity › Update/Expand Equipment based on Need and Quantity Served

37 Mary Wilson stands in her “Walk In” Freezer.

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39  Additional Elementary Classrooms  Provide Safe Drop Off Area for Students with possible Roundabout for In and Out Traffic  Semi Enclosed Playground to Provide Safer Playground for our Students  Add a second Gym serving Multi- Purpose of Gym, Stage, Acoustically Enhanced for Band/Choir Concerts  Update Boiler System

40  Expand and Enhance Security Cameras  Enhance and Supplement Computer Infrastructure  Provide Updated Computer / Personal Device Labs  Expand Kitchen Dry Storage and Freezer/Refrigeration Areas  Update/Expand Kitchen Equipment  Expand Parking Lots – Additional Spaces

41  24 years ago, the Original Conceptual Design was a U – Shaped Building  Due to insufficient funding the Design had to be scaled back to what is the Current L-Shape Facility

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45  What are the Possibilities? What are the Possibilities?

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47  What are your thoughts, suggestions, ideas?  Get the message out—Councils, Boards, Organizations, Affiliations, etc.  Bring Back Ideas to Facilities Committee  School Website– 3 Question Survey  Everyone has a Voice—Everyone Should Be Heard.

48  For Serving the Students of West Yellowstone School – Present and Future


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