We are excited to share monthly construction updates during this school year. Things are changing quickly at the Moorhead High School construction site and we want to document the progress. Each month, we will be on site highlighting an individual area.
Watch a video walkthrough, or check out the highlights below. Click here for past updates.
During the November construction tour, we will focus on the main commons, special education classrooms and we are checking back into an academic wing to see the progress.
Outside of the building, almost all of the windows are in and the siding is going up next. The vertically stacked siding will bring a modern and clean look to the exterior, pairing well with the floor to ceiling windows.
As we walk through the main entrance of the high school, you continue through the large hallway until you enter the main commons.
On the way through the hallway, there is an elevator for accessibility to the second and third floor of the academic wings, for staff and students who can’t use the staircase.
In the main commons, students will have lunch and use the space during free periods. The main attraction in this space is the learning staircase. It’s a great space to work on some homework, or hang out with friends. There will be a ramp that will go to the first learning staircase step for accessibility. On the opposite side of the commons, on the second floor, is a fully-glass-enclosed collaboration space.
On the north side of the commons, the floors go up three levels. This is where one of the academic wings is located. The full south wall of the commons will be entirely glass. On the second floor of this side of the building is where the chemistry labs will go.
Now let’s check out a few special education classrooms! Located on the first-level of the building, this academic area also has its own entrance on the north side of the building. Right next to the covered outdoor pick-up area is a quiet room. This full-glass space will have swings and comfortable chairs. It also has a separate attached room in case a student needs time to decompress from too much stimulation.
They will have a classroom where students will learn life skills. The room will include a mini kitchen, laundry room, living room, dining room and bedroom so students can practice skills like making the bed, doing laundry and cooking.
Now let’s swing to an academic wing. The academic commons are coming along quickly. All of the windows are in, the railings are installed and everything is being painted. This large glass room in an academic wing will be used as an open study hall space. Students will be able to get help on homework and work collaboratively.
Can you picture the space? Check back as we give you mini previews into the construction progress at Moorhead High School!