Elementary Ribbon Cutting Celebrations
There’s plenty to celebrate at our school dedications
Jackson, Lone Pine, Oak Grove and Roosevelt Elementary Schools are celebrating major upgrades, thanks to a school bond measure approved by local voters in 2006. Now that the work is done, each school provides a state-of-the-art learning environment. Building-wide internet access, smart boards in every classroom and expanded computer labs enhance access to information for both pupils and teachers. The schools are now fully air-conditioned and fully accessible to the disabled. Mechanical and electrical systems are designed for efficiency, and increased use of day-lighting is helping to reduce energy costs. Fire protection and seismic safety components meet the highest standards. Building components, from the exterior finishes to the floors in the classrooms, are of durable materials, to reduce maintenance and lower replacement costs.
Oak Grove Elementary School Dedication: Thursday, May 13
The Oak Grove community is celebrating new construction and renovations that will keep this 119-year-old school going strong for years to come. Improvements include renovating the upper and north classroom buildings, replacing roofing and windows, building a new gymnasium and administration building, renovating the cafeteria, and reconstructing campus utilities for efficiency and comfort. Opsis Architecture of Portland and Abell Architectural Group of Medford designed the project. Adroit Construction of Ashland was the general contractor.
Lone Pine Elementary School Dedication: Wednesday, May 26
A new classroom and administration building, and a new building to house the gym, commons and cafeteria are focal points of Lone Pine’s dedication. The school, which welcomed its first students in 1926, also has two completely renovated classroom wings, reconstructed utilities for efficiency and comfort, new roofs and windows, and new administrative offices. Mahlum Architects of Seattle and Portland designed the project. Adroit Construction of Ashland was the general contractor. Click here to see pictures of the ceremony.
Jackson Elementary School Dedication: Thursday, May 27
The newly rebuilt Jackson Elementary is everything the staff and children could have hoped for. In place of the original 1911 building there are now new classrooms with more space and more common areas for shared learning. The school also features a larger media center, completely refurbished gymnasium and cafeteria, and greater accessibility and comfort for everyone. Opsis Architecture of Portland and Abell Architectural Group of Medford designed the project. Batzer Inc. of Medford was the lead contractor, and Steve Ennis, Architect, of Medford was the project manager. Click here to see pictures of the ceremony.
Wilson Elementary School Dedication: Thursday, May 27
Much of the work at Wilson was completed during the summer of 2009, but recent final touches in landscaping and exterior painting have made this campus shine. Built in 1958, Wilson has 25 classrooms on its 11 acre campus. Extensive renovations included new roofing, heating & ventilation and air conditioning upgrades, improved security, new flooring, window replacement, and extensive interior and exterior painting. Worn-out carpeting was replaced with durable, colorful linoleum-type flooring which reduces allergens and improves air quality. This project was managed entirely by the school district. The result is a safer, healthier, brighter, more welcoming building.
Roosevelt Elementary School Dedication: Friday, May 28
Most of Roosevelt Elementary has been rebuilt on the site of the original 1911 school. Teachers and pupils now work in modern classrooms and learning environments they could only imagine before. The library-media center and gymnasium are brand new, and the cafeteria has been completely renovated. Internet access, computer labs and classroom smart boards are all state-of-the-art. Opsis Architecture of Portland and Abell Architectural Group of Medford designed the project. Batzer Inc. of Medford was the lead contractor, and Steve Ennis, Architect, of Medford was the project manager.