Harvey Education Center Status Photos: Cubbies, Gym, Technology & Sidewalks

As we enter August, the work at the Harvey Education Center is now  in the final stages to welcome students back in a few short weeks. The photos below depict many things including classroom cubbies, the extended learning areas, the new interactive system being installed in the gymnasium (more on this later!), the interactive project and screens in classrooms and the exterior sidewalks.

 

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North Aurelius Scope of Work

North Aurelius Elementary will receive a new office with a secure entry, HVAC improvements, new doors and hardware, updated interior finishes and new lockers. Kindergarten students will be relocated to the Harvey Education Center and North Aurelius Elementary will house grades 1-5.

  • The remodeling, consolidation and reconfiguration of the current outdated and undersized kindergarten and grade 1 classrooms will provide appropriate, modern learning spaces for early elementary-aged students. Classrooms currently housed in makeshift spaces will be relocated to appropriately sized classrooms.
  • Two additional on-site classrooms will be added to eliminate two portable classrooms located behind the school.
  • The remodeling of the outdated cafeteria/gym and the addition of a multi-purpose room will provide additional space for physical education and large-group instruction.
  • Site upgrades will include improved traffic circulation for parent pick-up and drop-off and expanded parking.
  • The instructional technology and infrastructure budget for North Aurelius will include new cabling, network switches, improved bandwidth, upgrades to video surveillance and new student and staff devices.
  • Classroom multi-media upgrades will include enhanced sound systems and new display equipment.
  • New furnishings in select locations will include desks, chairs, tables and other equipment for classroom use.
  • Air conditioning will be added/upgraded for the entire building.
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Alaiedon Scope of Work

Alaiedon Elementary will receive a new office with a secure entry, HVAC improvements, new doors and hardware, updated interior finishes and new lockers. Kindergarten students will be relocated to the Harvey Education Center and Alaiedon Elementary will house grades 1-5.

  • The remodeling, consolidation and reconfiguration of the current outdated and undersized kindergarten and grade 1 classrooms will provide appropriate, modern learning spaces for early elementary-aged students. Classrooms currently housed in makeshift spaces will be relocated to appropriately sized classrooms.
  • Two additional on-site classrooms will be added.
  • The remodeling of the outdated cafeteria/gym and the addition of a multi-purpose room will provide additional space for physical education and large-group instruction.
  • Site upgrades will include improved traffic circulation for parent pick-up and drop-off and increased parking.
  • The instructional technology and infrastructure budget for Alaiedon will include new cabling, network switches, improved bandwidth, upgrades to video surveillance and new student and staff devices.
  • Classroom multi-media upgrades will include enhanced sound systems and new display equipment.
  • New furnishings in select locations will include desks, chairs, tables and other equipment for classroom use.
  • Air conditioning will be added/upgraded for the entire building.
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Mason Public Schools Breaks Ground on Elementary Construction

On April 25, Mason Public Schools celebrated the next milestone of the Capital Improvement Project by breaking ground on both the North Aurelius Elementary and Alaiedon Elementary construction projects.

In two separate events, students from each building joined the Board of Education, building principals, construction team, superintendent and Buster the Bulldog for a short ceremony. The work being done on the North Aurelius Elementary and Alaiedon Elementary buildings is the second portion of Phase 1 of the Capital Improvement Project. The $69.7 million bond was approved by voters in November 2017.

Improvements to both schools include a new multi-purpose room, additional classrooms and a new secure entry. Planned layout changes, remodeling and mechanical and electrical upgrades are part of the projects. In addition, site improvements will expand parking and improve student pick-up and drop-off.

In his remarks, Kurt Creamer, Board of Education President said, “you should all feel lucky; lucky that you live in a community like Mason where people decided it was worth the effort, worth the time and worth the money to invest in your education.”

Superintendent Ronald Drzewicki said, “what a great day for Mason and Mason Public Schools. We are grateful for the community’s support and excited to provide improved learning environments for our students.”

Construction on these two buildings will continue until late summer 2020, in time for students to arrive back for the start of the 2020-21 school year.

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