Construction Updates: November 2018

Posted November 1, 2018

PRAIRIE LANE

The Westside Board of Education has voted unanimously to approve a concept design for Prairie Lane Elementary School. As part of our 2015 Facilities Master Plan, Prairie Lane will undergo extensive renovations and expansion, with construction beginning the Summer of 2019. Click here to view the concept design for Prairie Lane Elementary School.

TACKArchitects and Project Advocates facilitated the presentation, after gathering community input on wants and needs for the project. The Design Advisory Committee will continue to meet throughout this fall. Construction is set to begin in Summer of 2019.

 

SWANSON ELEMENTARY

Swanson Elementary is a buzz of activity. Structural Steel is being erected in the classroom wing, work on exterior metal framing continues, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins are ongoing. Crews are installing exterior brick on the north side, concrete slabs are being poured and underground utilities have begun.

 

WESTBROOK ELEMENTARY
Activity at Westbrook Elementary continues through the construction on a new Westside Boys & Girls Club.  Masonry walls are being erected, exterior waterproofing is being installed, drain tile work is ongoing, and underground sanitary sewer lines are being installed on the west side of the site. Work on the storm sewer and water lines will begin in the next few weeks.

 

WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

Thank you to all who attended our Open House on October 8! Check back for a slideshow of photos from the event, showcasing this newly renovated and expanded building.

Construction Update: October 2018

Posted September 27, 2018

PRAIRIE LANE

District and project leaders hosted a Public Design Input Session at Prairie Lane on September 25. As part of our 2015 Facilities Master Plan, Prairie Lane will undergo extensive renovations and expansion, with construction beginning the Summer of 2019. TACKArchitects and Project Advocates facilitated the meeting, gathering community input on wants and needs for the project. The Design Advisory Committee will continue to meet throughout this fall.

 

SWANSON ELEMENTARY

Construction continues on the new Swanson Elementary.  Foundations are ongoing, underground Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing is ongoing.  Masonry walls on the North side of the project site continues to be installed. Structural steel erection is scheduled to re-commence late September.

 

WESTBROOK ELEMENTARY

The Westside Boys & Girls Club project at Westbrook, scheduled to last 14 months, is back on time! Rain slowed construction over the summer, but dry weather has helped crews this fall. Underground MEP is ongoing, and structural walls continue to be constructed.  Westside has also added a drop off/pick-up area and additional parking on the east side of the building, and the city of Omaha completed crosswalk improvements on both Robertson Drive and Western Avenue.

 

WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

We invite you to a public Open House at Westside Middle School to check out the now complete extensive renovations to the facility! District leaders and project leaders will be on hand to answer questions Monday October 8 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Westside Middle School Open House: October 8

Posted September 11, 2018

All families, students, staff and community members are invited to tour the newly remodeled Westside Middle School at an Open House event on Monday, October 8th. The building will be open from 6:00pm-8:00pm, with project leaders and administrators on hand to answer questions.

Westside Middle School has had extensive renovations as part of the Facilities Master Plan, approved by Westside voters through a bond issue in 2015. Among the new features are enhanced security and entrances, a state of the art media center, improved circulation and classroom sizes, and more. Students and staff have remained in the building throughout this process, which has spanned several years. For more information, CLICK HERE to visit the Westside Community Schools facilities website.

Construction Update: September 2018

Prairie Lane Elementary

  • The Prairie Lane Design Advisory Committee met for the first time this week to begin discussions for the extensive remodel with additions planned for the school. They will work with TACKArchitects and Project Advocates on design concepts, meeting throughout the fall. The project is estimated to cost $10.8 million; work will begin in the summer of 2019.

Sunset Hills Elementary

Swanson Elementary

  • Work continues as crews build a brand new Swanson Elementary school! Footings in classroom areas are near completion. Steel will be installed soon. The new Swanson is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019.

Westbrook Elementary

  • Construction of a new Westside Boys & Girls Club Honoring the Hawkins Family continues near Westbrook Elementary. Work on walls for the addition have begun, and crews are working their way around the perimeter. The East parking and drive thru lanes are now complete and functional; sod and landscaping will be added soon. This project, funded by the Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands, is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2019.

Westside High School

  • Students and staff started the school year with a beautiful new Little Theater space, thanks to the generosity and support of the Westside Foundation. The District is now accepted Statements of Qualifications for Construction Manager at Risk services to construct improvements to an expansion of the WHS Welding Lab/Engineering Tech space, a project funded by private donors and the Westside Foundation.

Westside Middle School

  • Work at Westside Middle School is also complete on time and on budget. Watch for an upcoming Open House sometime this fall!

Construction Updates: Summer 2018

A brand new Sunset Hills Elementary School is ready for students and staff to begin the 2018-2019 school year! Crews are installing final site amenities including parking, sidewalk details and landscaping. Our community is invited to a public Open House on Wednesday August 8 from 6:00-8:00pm!

Crews have made extensive progress at Swanson Elementary over the summer! Gym walls are now complete, and steel erection for the building will soon begin. Swanson students and staff will learn and work at the Swing School through the 2018-2019 school year; the brand new Swanson Elementary is set to open in the Fall of 2019.

Crews are currently working to install new parking on the east side of Westbrook Elementary. Also in progress: the foundations for the new Westside Boys and Girls Club! This project is paid for by the Boys & Girls Club of the Midlands and not part of the 2015 Major Facilities Plan.

Crews conducted exploratory work at Prairie Lane Elementary over the summer. Design research and planning for extensive remodel and additions at Prairie Lane will begin this fall.

Renovation work at Westside Middle School is complete!

WHS Theater

Thanks to the support of our generous donors, the Little Theater at Westside High School underwent a complete renovation over the summer! The new flexible learning space has soundproof walls, new flooring, and state-of-the-art technology for classroom use, team activities and community events. Designs are now being finalized for expansion of the Westside Welding Lab (made possible thanks to the Westside Foundation!); work should begin this fall. Finally, the summer roof project is expected to be complete before students begin classes August 14-15.