• Still on time, on budget!

    Posted by Ed Petersen on 3/21/2019

    Work on all three projects is moving ahead on schedule and on budget! At CHS, framing work has begun in the educational wing and will be completed rather quickly. Beams are now set for the new entry and library areas. Students have recently toured CHS from the construction programs. Two former students, Dylan Purkey and Jake Keehr are working as apprentices on the site!

    At Fords Prairie and Jefferson Lincoln, the team is finishing up drywall, painting, installing cabinets, polishing floors and working hard to make sure each school opens on time! Three third grade classes at Fords Prairie will be displaced from their portable classrooms in June so that the buildings can be removed to clear the way for construction of that school's covered play area. 

    students touring CHS

    Floor polishing


    student tour

    Take a look at this video flyover of Jefferson Lincoln from March 19.

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  • Elementary Construction Update

    Posted by Ed Petersen on 11/28/2018

    Dan Tonsgard, site superintendent at Fords Prairie, informs us that the "drying in" process at the new school could begin as early as next week. 

    Windows are being installed at Jefferson Lincoln, with Fords Prairie not far behind!  Roofing is well underway at both schools.

    Take a look at this aerial video of both schools from Nov. 27.


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  • Jefferson Lincoln Aerial View - November 5, 2018

    Posted by Ed Petersen on 11/5/2018

    Check out the roof work at Jefferson Lincoln!



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  • Fords Prairie Aerial View - November 2, 2018

    Posted by Ed Petersen on 11/2/2018

    Here's a view of Fords Prairie on November 2nd. Roofing work is well underway!


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  • Aerial Progress - Fords Prairie and Jefferson Lincoln

    Posted by Ed Petersen on 10/12/2018

    It's amazing how fast work is progressing on our elementary school projects!



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  • Demolition Work Begins at CHS

    Posted by Ed Petersen on 10/10/2018

    Demolition work begain this week at Centraila High School. Superintendent Mark Davalos was excited to take a tour of the building on October 8th. 


    excavator packed inside CHS

    Superintendent surveying work

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  • Virtual Tour of Remodeled Centralia High School

    Posted by Ed Petersen on 10/1/2018

    Thanks to BLRB Architects for providing this virual "walk through" tour of our re-imagined Centralia High School!


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  • Jefferson Lincoln Construction Progress

    Posted by Ed Petersen on 9/17/2018

    Check out progress at Jefferson Lincoln in this video from 9/17/18


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  • Rendering Shows CHS Interior Environments

    Posted by Ed Petersen on 9/13/2018

    Check out these renderings that show what some interior spaces may look like in our re-imagined Centralia High School! Graphics shown on the walls are placeholders and may not appear exactly as shown when the building is complete. 

    This image shows the secure entry space. This area is currently the open courtyard that visitors walk through to enter the building on the east side, facing the parking lot.
    Secure entry

    This image shows the front office space.Office space

    This is the "grand entrance." This space is currently the outdoor courtyard that visitors walk through to enter the buidling. During normal operations, the security doors shown here will be closed. Visitors will have to enter through the office and obtain clearance to enter the building. During public events, such as athletic events, the doors will be open and people can walk though. The brick wall on the right is the current exterior gymnasium wall. 

    Grand entrance

    This is what a typical classroom space may look like. Furniture can be moved to suit the needs of each individual class.  The windows opening to the hallway feature blackout shades for use in security situations. Classroom

    Hallways will feature light wells and "relight" windows that open into clasrooms to break up the wall space and bring natural light into the building. Hallway space

    There will be several shared breakout open learning spaces in the building. breakout shared learning space

    The library will be moving into a space that is currently a large interior courtyard. It will feature exposed wood beams, and skylights that allow natural light into the room. The furniture can be moved to suit different needs. 


    In the commons, our designers at BCRA took advantage of an opportunity to showcase some of the beautiful natural wood in the structure. As in other spaces, skylights will allow natural light to flood the commons space. The expanded food service area will facilitate quicker meal service times. Commons

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  • Board Tours Elementary Sites

    Posted by Ed Petersen on 8/20/2018

    Members of our Board of Directors and Superintendent Davalos toured the construction sites at Fords Prairie and Jefferson Lincoln on August 20th. With exterior walls being raised, visible progress is easy to see each day at both schools!

    The walls are prefabricated on-site, with raising taking place in a sequience designed to shorten the constuction timeline. 

    Lori Fast at FP site

    Superintendent Mark Davalos

    Walls at Jefferson Lincoln

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