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Summer Construction - Improved Spaces for Students and Increased Energy Efficiency
08/03/2015 1:00 AM

Construction season is in full swing, and this summer we have planned an ambitious set of projects. When the doors open for Back to School Night on August 31, the building will boast two new innovative spaces for students as well as greatly enhanced energy efficiency.

The first space most Hilltoppers will see is "The Hilltop", the newly renovated entry and collaboration space being built out in the Main Entry near the gym. The Hilltop will literally and figuratively create space in the school for students to come together..

At the opposite end of the building will be the new "Krech Ojard & Associates Physics & Engineering Lab". The new space will nearly double the size of the current Robotics Lab, providing ample space for both academic classes in engineering and physics and our growing extra-curricular robotics team.

Another project taking place throughout the school is the replacement of all of the glass walkways between the different wings of the building. While the completed look will be very similar, the long-term savings will be enormous. After a 4 year payback for construction costs, the energy savings could exceed $20,000 per year.

Hilltopper athletes will also be pleased with summer work. The soccer fields have undergone a significant cycle of renovation. The result is a truer surface with grass that is both more lush and resilient.

You can check out photos of the construction project on the school Facebook page.

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