The new building will be a state-of-the-art facility for engaging students and staff. Design goals include creating an atmosphere where students can grow and thrive, and where the building supports staff through the educational process. The building will have the latest technological features seen in Ohio’s schools of today with energy-efficiency being a high priority.
**7th and 8th Grade Classroom Update: The facility plan has been updated to reflect new opportunities,
changes in educational staffing, and budget constraints that the district is working
through due to inflation of construction materials and labor cost since the
bond levy passed in May of 2017. The original plan included three academic classrooms
and a special education room located in the southeast connector. In addition, two existing high school rooms
would have also been used in the existing high school. Reductions in staffing
through attrition will open up additional classroom space in the existing high
school. Another change that took place was the reduction of the middle school
principal position and the realigned to K-6 and 7-12 principal positions.
These changes have allowed
the district to house the 7th and 8th grade students in
the existing high school. The district plans to renovate one of the larger high
school classrooms to create a 7th and 8th grade science lab and remodel office space to gain a special education classroom. Four other high school classrooms will be used for the 7th and 8th grade.
Therefore, the south academic hall will house the 7th and 8th
grade classrooms and lockers for grades 7-9. (Students in grades 10-12 will use
lockers in the north hall where most of their classrooms are situated.) This
setup preserves the original concept of the plan by having a junior high wing,
is cost effective, and is better aligned with principal supervision. It is also
an efficient use of space in the high school as it allows each teacher to have
their own classroom.
New Building Features
- The new building will be
located to the southeast of the existing high school.
- The school district will
utilize the existing high school kitchen to serve all grade levels K-12.
The new building will be connected to the existing high school near the
kitchen. The new building will have a separate student dining area for K-6.
- The student dining area
will also be a multi-purpose space with a sports floor that is larger than
our current elementary gym. It will be setup for volleyball and
- The connector on the
southeast side of the high school will be the Komminsk Center for
Innovative Thinking and is being paid for entirely by a generous donation
from Ms. Dianne Komminsk.
- There will be a stage that
will open to both the student dining area and the middle school gym.
- Retractable bleachers on
the south side of the middle school gym will allow for two practice courts
for volleyball and basketball.
- The public entrance to the
middle school gym will take advantage of the existing parking lot behind
the high school.
- The main entrance to the
new building will be from the east on Cardinal Street. The secure entrance
is flanked by district offices to the north and elementary offices to the
- The south portion of the
building will house all the academic spaces for grades K-6.
- Classrooms will be grouped
by grade level with large shared learning spaces outside of their
- Special Education rooms
will be spaced throughout the academic areas.
- The media center, computer
lab, art and music rooms flank an interior courtyard to be used as a safe outdoor
- A new playground will be
located to the south of the building.
- Exterior materials will
include a masonry veneer and standing seam metal roof to complement the
existing high school.
- Natural daylight will be a
primary emphasis in each of the K-6 classrooms.
Below is an image of the floor plan as of December 27, 2018. Click on the arrows in the upper right corner for a larger version of this image. This image is very detailed, however, and may be difficult to read in image format. You can click here to download a PDF version of this floor plan that will allow you to zoom in to any portion of the image and take a closer look.