East Gresham Elementary
Please join us on November 12, 2019 to dedicate the brand new East Gresham campus!
East Gresham opened to students this month!
- This building replaces the old East Gresham campus, which was first built in 1950.
- The new building has 73,500 square feet and 30 new classrooms, each with a 70-inch interactive flat panel touch screen for a modern education.
- The new East Gresham includes a modern secure vestibule entrance to increase school safety, as well as internally locking doors in every classroom.
- The gymnasium includes a full-sized basketball court
- The new cafeteria and library are designed to maximize natural light. The new music room is built on the stage, with a movable wall that allows performances with audiences seated in the gymnasium.
- New EGES campus will be able to hold 550 students.
The Dedication Ceremony to celebrate the new building will be held on the evening of November 12. Stay tuned for more details!
Bremik Construction shared with us these aerial photographs of the construction progress at East Gresham.
The students have left, but construction on East Gresham continues! We continue to progress on schedule to open the brand new campus to students this upcoming fall.
The exterior facade is almost complete with only some painting, windows, and metal panels in the courtyard left to install. Site work in the front of the building is starting this month, including the new bus loop and sidewalks. With students gone, construction crews will begin asbestos and lead abatement in the old building. Drywall has been hung on every wall inside, and the concrete floors have been polished. Interior finishes will continue throughout the school including paint, flooring, casework, ceiling tiles, lighting, and Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing finishes. All new equipment going into the gymnasium and kitchen will also be installed this month.
(Photos courtesy of Bremik Construction)
Concrete slabs for the first and second floors of the school were poured in January, and metal stud framing started to be installed on both levels as well. The exterior is currently being waterproofed, and HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and fire sprinklers will be installed in the next few weeks. Brick will be installed on the exterior-facade this month.
The tilt wall panels have been poured into the frames construction workers built throughout the East Gresham site. A total of 107 concrete wall panels will be used to build the new school, requiring 130 concrete trucks to deliver the materials.
The concrete foundation has been poured for the new East Gresham Elementary campus. Crews finished excavating over the summer, and began pouring the concrete this fall. The storm lines are nearing completion as well – these lines help the existing school deal with winter rain damage.
This November, construction crews will use cranes to lift the tilt wall panels – construction crews first pour concrete into wall frames while laying on the ground, and then erect the walls that will create the exterior of the school.
Bremik Construction took these aerial photographs of the progress on the campus.
Crews spent the summer excavating the site for the future new East Gresham Elementary. Members of the Gresham-Barlow Bond Oversight Committee took a tour of the school construction sites this August.
The East Gresham Elementary School community celebrated at a Groundbreaking ceremony. Construction begins this summer, and the new campus will be open to students at the beginning of the Fall 2019 school year.
The design team convened a neighborhood meeting to review the proposed project scope, timeline and impacts
The design team presented the first schematic and elevation designs to the GBSD board..
About the Project – Planned Improvements
The East Gresham Elementary community will be getting an entire new elementary school in time for the 2019/2020 school year. This is an excited opportunity for students, staff, parents and community to shape the future of their neighborhood school for years to come.
The guiding principles of the design are:
The building says: “We are a Place of Learning”
- Warm, Welcoming, and Safe environment
- A Place for our Community & Families
- Supports active, Multi-modal Learning
- Relevant Innovative Technology
- Flexible for Future Learning Modalities
- Collaborative Opportunities at All Levels
- Strong Connection to the Outdoors
Based on these guiding principals the design team has focused on 4 key improvement areas for the new East Gresham Elementary School:
- Daylight and HVAC systems: Studies have shown these are key factors in improving learning environments.
- Improved Learning Environment: Consistent and right-sized learning spaces with modern technology.
- Safety and security improvements: This includes secured entry to play fields and playground as well as a secured entry and vestibule.
- Community Interaction with Building: Improved bus parking and parent pick up
Community and Stakeholder Involvement
East Gresham Elementary Staff and Stakeholder Planning
At the request of the district, Principal Kimberly Miles convened school district advisory group (SDAT) as well as a several focus groups made up of EGES teachers, parents, staff and stakeholders to advise the district on their needs, desire and priorities for the EGES bond project. These teams have spent numerous hours working with the architects and construction management team to provide important feedback as the design phase of the project has progressed.
CORE: Mike Schofield, Rick Rainone, Mathieu Jacobs
SDAT: John Hartsock, Kimberly Miles, Kristina Crivello, ToniLoeb, Amy Manzella, Wendy Nelson, Megan Carlson, Tom Nims, Berenice, Scott Rose, Tim Ganey, Megan Mackenzie, Brett Dearing, Matt Koehler
Focus Groups: Loyce Puckett, Donna Ravenburg, Cris Cristurean, Terry Taylor, Linda Gaudette-Siegal, Thaddaeus Smith, Erin McGill, Karina Bruzzese, April Olson, Jennea Rowell, Keely Davidson, Karen Montovino, Levi Patterson
Meetings to Date:
- 1/24 CORE Team
- 1/26 SDAT Workshop
- 2/07 CORE Team
- 2/09 SDAT Workshop
- 2/22 SDAT Workshop
- 2/28 CORE Team
- 3/01 SDAT School Tours
- 3/15 SDAT Workshop
- 3/21 CORE Team
- 3/23 Focus Groups
- 4/06 SDAT Workshop
- 4/10 PTO Meeting
- 4/18 CORE Team
- 4/20 SDAT Workshop
- 4/24 CORE Team
- June 28, 2017 – Community and Neighborhood Meeting
Board & Community Input:
- May 5, 2017 – Presentation and Update to GBSD School Board
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