Facilities News

September 16, 2022
Construction Flies Ahead

Crews have been working rapidly to build up the masonry walls around the building. In the Second Grade wing, the roof is on and the cement floors are already poured, thanks to the hard work of machines, operators, and skilled workers. Below, a small group of friendly construction bots can be seen taking a well-earned break after assisting with the roof installation. Beep bop boop! (That means thanks for the lift.)

A crew of masons install cement block walls.  A group of motorized lifts can be seen taking a well deserved break.  


September 1, 2022
Elementary Construction Humming Along

The new K-2 Elementary building in Jackson Park is quickly coming together after a long summer of progress. The steel crews began installing columns in the lobby and gymnasium in early August. The masonry contractor can be seen finishing up the second grade wing below, and the walls of the new art room and the media center are in place.


June 9, 2022
New Elementary Update

The new Lower Elementary School is rising! All three academic wings are beginning to soar at the Jackson Park construction site. We are so excited to see this community asset taking shape.


May 16, 2022
Pool Room & Fitness Center Updates

FHS athletics facilities are coming along swiftly. A sound system, new lighting, and acoustic wave panels are being installed in the pool area this week. Additionally, the tile contractor has started installation of the large format wall tiles. The locker room's underground plumbing has been replaced and is awaiting inspection, then the floor slabs will be poured back in place and the new masonry walls can start going in.

On the fitness center side, work is essentially complete up to the point of the temporary ramp removal in early July. At that point, the new flooring will go down and the new fitness equipment will come out of storage for installation. #flyhighMIeagles


April 25, 2022
FUEL Improved with Secure Vestibule

Ferndale Upper Elementary School (FUEL) was recently improved with a new secure vestibule, to provide a higher level of security in our buildings. All visitors will now be buzzed into the first set of doors and required to pass through the office for screening before entering the building. The improvement also included high efficiency lighting and a more inviting, contemporary aesthetic. These improvements were made with bond funds at no tax rate increase.


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James Stottlemyer

Director of Operations