Construction of WCMS on home stretch
Over 130 workers and tradespeople are on site at Warman Community Middle School (WCMS) each day leading up to the first day of school this fall. Warman’s new school will welcome students on Tuesday, September 3.
The coordinated effort to get the school ready for students was recognized and acknowledged at a recent meeting of officials from Prairie Spirit School Division, Wright Construction, AODBT Architects and the City of Warman.
The core areas of the school – classrooms, library and administrative offices – will be ready for students in September. Other areas of the school, including the Practical and Applied Arts area and the school’s theatre, will be completed after the school is open. Workers will continue to be on site when teachers return to their classrooms at the end of August and will work after school hours once school begins. “We will ensure the building is safe for staff and students,” said Sam Dyck, Prairie Spirit School Division Trustee.
In addition to the school building itself, extensive work is being done to the school grounds, including paved pathways, a paved games area and new playground structures.
“This is a very exciting project. We know students and parents are looking forward to seeing the school for the first time in September,” said Greg Tebay, WCMS Principal. Tebay said the school is planning a BBQ for parents and students on Thursday, September 5, with tours of the school available that evening. Planning is also in place for emergency drills and other safety considerations.
The $23.1 million school project was announced by the Premier in March, 2010, and is part of a joint-use project with the City of Warman’s Legends Complex in the community’s north end. Trustee Sam Dyck confirmed that the project remains within budget.
Parents are encouraged to visit the WCMS blog at blogs.spiritsd.ca/wcms for more information to support a smooth first day of school.
For more information, please contact:
Larry Pavloff, Chair Prairie Spirit Board of Education – email@example.com - 933-0964
John Kuzbik, Director Prairie Spirit School Division – firstname.lastname@example.org – 683-2800