New Elementary School Has a Name

The Board settled on a new name for our grade 2-5 building set to open in the fall of 2021. Our new building will be named Garden Prairie Intermediate School. The name was submitted by a community member who gave some insights as to why the name was suggested including: the prairie location, proximity to Garden Village and its wildflower street names, and the rich history of the grasslands location of the school site. The next step in this process will be working with our elementary school classrooms in selecting a new mascot for the school.

Garden Prairie Intermediate School Construction Progress

In regards to the new building, we could not be more happy with the progress thus far. This building is going to be an amazing addition to our district. While these pictures may not do the project complete justice, they are a great indicator of the progress to date.

The drone footage below is exciting to see as well. It shows a great perspective of the building and its proximity to the neighboring housing, where you see numerous new housing developments in progress. We are excited to see what this building does for the future development in the area. The building should be fully enclosed within the next 4-6 weeks thereby allowing the work to shift to inside projects throughout the winter. Of note and for the safety of all, we do ask that the public not attempt to access the site at this time. It is an active construction zone.

STEAM Addition at the Middle and High School

At the middle and high school site, we have made a significant addition with the STEAM project. We are in the process of finalizing mechanical installations in this area. We can’t wait to show you the final product. This will be a game changer for years to come for our students in Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Manufacturing. We also are putting the finishing touches on our expanded weight room. As soon as we are able, we will share updated photos of these finished areas.

The architects of Garden Prairie Intermediate School have done a case study with this school. Click here if you are interested in checking it out. 

We thank you for your continued support in the redevelopment of our district facilities.  These are exciting times!


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