Friday, August 29, 2014

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De Soto High School: PHASE 1 (Complete)

De Soto High School: Phase 1 (Complete)


The Board of Education worked with HTK Architects (Horst, Terrill, & Karst) to develop a scaled-back plan to expand De Soto High School in 3 phases.

What was in the initial DHS expansion?


The project consisted of two additions and minor interior renovations.

Additions: 15,000 square feet

Renovations: 4,500 square feet

Total Square Feet = 19,500

Phase 1 Addition Included:

  • Construction of three (3) flex classrooms adjacent to the existing Commons with a new corridor that links the existing wings for student foot traffic to elevate traffic in main spine. Flex classrooms are designed for future use for enlarged commons and lunchroom area in Phase III
  • 2 Art Classrooms - The addition of these 2 classrooms provides the opportunity to have a 2D and 3D art classroom.
  • 1 Computer Lab
  • 1 Speech Classroom
  • 1 Journalism/Digital Media Classroom
  • Expansion of Band Room with the addition of a Band Storage Room
  • Expansion of existing Drama Classroom
  • Expansion of backstage workroom that includes a garage door for easier access
  • Existing art room was renovated to accommodate the pre-engineering program and to expand the Project Lead the Way classroom
  • Addition of new Mechanical /Electrical room that will support  all infrastructure for Phase I and Phase II
  • Secure Entry renovation consists of inserting a new door from the existing south main entrance vestibule to the main administration area. This allow s the entrance to be locked down during school hours forcing all visitors into the administrative office.
De Soto High School: PHASE 2 (Complete)

De Soto High School: Phase 2 Status: Complete

Phase 2 was completed in March 2013.

What is included in Phase II?

Activities Wing Building Addition (44,105 sf)
Description: The Building Addition consists of a new activity entrance, concession stand, 2000 Seat Gymnasium, Wrestling Room, Weight Room, Cardio Room, Activity (Multipurpose) Room, Fine Arts Flex Room, Teachers Work Room, and Training Room.


Existing Wrestling Room Renovation (2,600 sf)
Description: With the wrestling room moving to the new building addition, this renovated space became a new Health/ PE Classroom, Men's/ Women's Restroom, PE Storage Rooms & a storage vestibule for wrestling mat delivery from the new building addition to the existing Gymnasium.

Existing Locker Room Renovation (8,000 sf)
Description: With the weight room moving to the new building addition, this space was renovated to expand the existing locker rooms. New lockers were added as well as an officials' room.

Existing Gymnasium Renovation (17,622 sf)
Description: The renovation consists of refinishing the existing wood gym flooring, updating the existing lighting & installing a new sound system.

Existing Performing Arts Center Renovation (6,072 sf)
Description: The renovation consists of updating the existing lighting, installation of a new sound system, replacing original stage curtains and installing new stage extensions.

The Phase II project included reinforced construction materials to create a storm shelter at De Soto High School. The shelter qualified for a reimbursement grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the amount of $827,339. Based on the bid results and the reimbursement from FEMA, the budget for Phase II was $ 8,471,578 . Manning Construction and HTK Architects recommended the low bidders for all packages.

De Soto High School: PHASE 3 (ON HOLD)

Phase 3
Estimated cost as of May 2013 is $16,700,000
 

 

General Classroom Addition (26,082 sf)

Description: A two story addition will be built to accommodate 14 general classrooms, two (2) science classrooms, one (1) Family and Consumer Science classroom, Restrooms, storage rooms and lockers commons on both levels.

 

Sequence: Addition must be constructed in conjunction with media center addition due to mechanical and electrical components being located in the media center addition. Also, the main corridor extension must be included in this addition for student circulation at the east end of the building.

 

Media Center Addition (21,727 sf)

Description: A two story addition with the media center located on the lower level and four (4) associated classroom spaces on the main level. A locker commons will be built to alleviate the congestion of students at their current locker locations in the main corridor and the corridor into the 400 section of classrooms. The existing main corridor must also be extended to accommodate this addition.

 

Sequence: Addition can be constructed if the student service suite renovation is constructed and careful planning is made for the two story general classroom addition connecting to the media center addition to the south.

 

Student Service Suite Renovation (5,614 sf)

Description: Planned where the existing media center is currently located, this renovation will accommodate all of the student services of the high school including a nurse station, and three classrooms.

 

Sequence: Renovation can only be completed if the media center addition is built.

 

Kitchen Renovation (496 sf)

Description: Renovation of the Kitchen area is planned to alleviate a la carte items which are currently placed in the commons during lunch. The existing office will be relocated. This space will be modified to allow the a-la-cart items to be stored and purchased from this new room.

 

Sequence: Renovation can be constructed if the existing gymnasium renovation and auxiliary gymnasium addition is built. Space for the office relocation is currently in a location where doors exiting the gymnasium are located.

 

Administration Suite Renovation (3,852 sf)

Description: Planned where the existing Administration Suite is currently located, this renovation will provide better circulation throughout the suite, security for the building and bring the suite up to current district standards.

 

Sequence: Renovation must be completed during summer break.

Mill Valley Expansion; New Elementary School: COMPLETE

The 2010-11 school year began with the opening of the district's seventh elementary school, Belmont Elementary, located at 5805 Belmont in Shawnee. The school serves children in Kindergarten through grade five and is also home to the district's special education early childhood program.

 

Another major project was at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee. The facility was expanded to accommodate a capacity of 1,450 students. This was the school's second expansion since opening in the year 2000.


Belmont Elementary
5805 Belmont, Shawnee

· 28 classrooms

· Activity centers

· Media Center (library)

· Gymnasium

· Cafeteria/Commons area

· Demountable partitions between classrooms for flexibility


Green Features

· Displacement air ventilation system

· Energy efficient modulating chillers

· Waterless urinals

· Fluid applied air and insulation barrier on exterior walls

· Energy efficient T-8 and T-5 lighting

· White roof surface

· Natural daylight for classroom environment

· Enhanced storm water management including rain gardens and metered release detention basins

 

 

Mill Valley High School Expansion
Purpose: Increase student capacity from 1,000 to 1,450


New Features

· 38 classrooms

· Expanded student services area

· Expanded special education area for students

· Safety & Security: modified main entrance; expanded office area

· Expanded cafeteria/commons

· Expanded gym capacity

· Auxiliary gym and weight room


Green Features

· Displacement air ventilation system

· Energy efficient modulating chillers

· Energy efficient fin tube heating boiler system

· Waterless urinals

· Fluid applied air barrier on exterior walls

· Energy efficient T-8 and T-5 lighting

· White roof surface

· Natural daylight for classroom environment

· Enhanced storm water management

Safety & Security Initiative (Complete)
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Safety and Security
Protecting and supporting the education process
for all students & faculty.

As part of its continuing commitment to providing a safe school environment for all students and staff, the Board of Education approved a safety initiative involving security video. Highlights of this initiative include the installation of a video surveillance system throughout district schools. Cameras will monitor common areas, public access points, hallways, stairwells, student drop off and pick up areas, and portions of school parking lots. Video cameras will not be placed in classrooms, locker rooms or other areas of privacy.

Employing video surveillance not only provides another set of eyes to keep our schools safe, but also collects critical data if/when a response to incidents becomes necessary. 

Primary benefits:

  • Provides an awareness tool to support the district's safety and security initiative
  • Protects the investment taxpayers have made in district facilities
  • A deterrent to vandalism and/or theft of school district property
  • A tool for administrators to resolve issues and conflict 
  • School Resource Officers can be more effective and proactive