Presentation on theme: "January, 2014. Built 1990-1992 - School is 22 years old 1997 – 1 st Expansion of School › Additions: New Shop, Wolverine Lounge, › Remodeled/relocated."— Presentation transcript:
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
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
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.
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.
Ms. Hellings 1 st Grade
Ms. Johnson’s 1 st Grade
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
Ms. Hoskins’s 2 nd Grade—Classroom used to be Title I / Elementary Computer Lab
› 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
Ms. Whitesides’ 5 th Grade Class—in former Business/Social Studies High School Classroom
Ms. Paisley Social Studies Class—in former Title I Room
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.
When the Bell Rings, Children Walking Home have to dodge this traffic
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
Serving 65 Elementary Students Monday – Fridays from 3:15 to 5:45 p.m.
**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)
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)
Boiler System Fatigue Increase computer accessibility for all students Increase storage areas and update equipment for School Kitchen area.
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
School Kitchen—More Students Means: › Increase Storage Capacity › Update/Expand Equipment based on Need and Quantity Served
Mary Wilson stands in her “Walk In” Freezer.
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
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
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
What are the Possibilities? What are the Possibilities?
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.
For Serving the Students of West Yellowstone School – Present and Future