• Demolition

    Posted by Whitney Burrell on 9/26/2017

    Demolition of the existing home and barn structures is underway! As of September 25th, demolition is about 40% complete. We must safely remove all of the existing infrastructure associated with the delapated home to make way for new construction to begin. Things are going smoothly!

    House Demolition   

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  • A door here, a closet there...

    Posted by Whitney Burrell on 7/26/2017

    Tweaks are being made to the new South Intermediate School design as we try to create the ideal learning space for 5th & 6th grade students! The Intermediate School Principals, music teachers, custodians, kitchen staff, and more have been heavily involved in the design of this space for students. 

    We are thankful to Paragon Architecture that have dedicated many hours listening and working on this space along side of us. As the plans go to the Board of Education for approval in the coming months, stay tuned for information about a groundbreaking celebration! 

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  • City Approval!

    Posted by Whitney Burrell on 4/25/2017

    The City of Springfield has approved the construction site for the new South Intermediate School.  The property is immediately to the north of Willard Orchard Hills Elementary.  This will result in both schools being on a continuous property, which is very exciting.  This south-side master campus will allow students K-6 to remain close to their respective neighborhoods. We are another step closer to providing this new learning space for our 5-6 students!

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  • Preliminary Designs from Paragon Architecture

    Posted by Whitney Burrell on 3/22/2017

    Take a look at a few of the preliminary designs from Paragon Architecture. These designs have not been officially approved by the Board of Education, and there is still opportunity for changes or additions, but here is a sneak peak!

    WSIS Front View










    WSIS Site Plan

    WSIS Layout

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  • Architect Meetings

    Posted by Whitney Burrell on 2/2/2017

    Tuesday and Thursday of this week we had the opportunity to contribute ideas to the deisgn firm, Paragon Architecture, for the new South Intermediate School. Making this new learning space the most functional it can be for 21st century student learning is our goal. To ensure this is being done, we brought in the current intermediate school librarian and technology teacher, along with several others to contribute thoughts and ideas. We felt these indiviudals would be very knowledgable about student's everyday learning needs as they are right along side of them in the process. Bringing in ideas from other recently designed learning spaces in our area was benificial as well. We are excited to begin seeing the outcome of our brainstorming!   

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