Windmill Springs is about to get some much-anticipated TLC. The modernization is scheduled to take place in two phases from December 2018 through August 2019. Phase one will see renovation of building D and building C classroom interiors and some exterior hallway updates. Phase two will involve the administration building, including the library and cafeteria, building B classrooms, and the playground.
Phase one is set to begin in December. All furniture will be taken out of classrooms in building D, and classes will be moved to the temporary structures across from the existing portables. Furniture that is still in good condition will be repurposed. Broken furniture will be disposed of. Existing carpeting, cabinetry, and wall coverings will be removed. Materials and classroom technology not in use will be stored while the work is being performed. When D building is complete, renovation of building C will begin.
Each permanent classroom will be fitted with a "teaching wall," featuring three sliding whiteboards set into built-in cabinetry that will run the length of most of the front wall. The cabinetry will provide ample storage space in the form of shelving and drawers and house our AV equipment. The cabinetry and sinks along the entrance wall of each classroom will also be replaced. TK and kindergarten classrooms will be slightly different to accommodate the different needs of our youngest Wildcats. When the renovations are complete, all classrooms will have new flooring, new furniture, wireless document cameras, and ceiling-mounted projectors.
Phase 2, which is set to take place in the summer of 2019, will renovate building B classrooms and the main school building. The layout of the administration building will be adjusted to provide a more open front office and a library that is up-to-date and welcoming for students. The bathrooms, kitchen, and cafeteria will also be refreshed.
The playground is getting a makeover as well. New playground structures will be installed, and the tan bark will be replaced with a soft surface. The blacktop will be resurfaced and restriped.
Phase 1 is scheduled to be completed by June of 2019. Phase 2 will be completed in August of 2019, in time for the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year.