Progress on the expansion of the GHS Field House for the Marine Corps JROTC and weight training facilities as well as the renovation of the Specialty Center continues. We are excited to see these improvements coming together in anticipation of the opening of the school year. photo 2 photo 1 photo-1 photo-4 Building Trades Classroom Space

 

We are thrilled to announce the progress of the board’s construction and renovation projects currently underway at the Specialty Center and High School Field House. Both projects are on schedule and the contractor is working diligently to meet the project deadlines.

Future home of the building trades lab.

The Specialty Center renovation will house expanded Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs while the two wing additions at the Field House will house a weight room and Marine Corps JROTC program facility. The relocation of the weight room will make the production lab in the high school available for CTE use .

Footers being poured for the future weight room addition.

We are thrilled to report that the GCPS transportation department has purchased two new buses to be added to the fleet. This purchase was made possible by the school board’s approval of the GCPS Capital Improvement Plan, which indicated a schedule of bus replacement in accordance with the VA Department of Education guidelines for safety and maintenance of a sound fleet.

This purchase was made through a contract established by the state of Virginia in accordance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act. We are especially thankful to Mrs. Betty Thurston for her leadership and for the mechanics and all members of the transportation department who ensure that the vehicles transporting students every day are safe and clean.

 

It’s been thrilling to work with SHWGroup Architects on the designs for the renovations to the specialty center. The renovated building will house several Career & Technical programs as well as the Early Childhood and IT Department programs.

The firm will provide an update to the school board during its workshop on March 25th. I encourage all interested persons to attend or participate via the live streaming broadcast to hear about the development of this exciting project.

Sonny Turner, Tim Greenway and Bruce Watson look on as the architect sketches design for the entrance to the forthcoming renovated CTE center.