This past year the school campus at Crestwood Middle has been greatly enhanced for its students, faculty and staff. A new two-story modular classroom addition was completed and ready for the first day of school on August 22, 2011. It was designed by Tercilla Courtemanche Architects and constructed by Royal Concrete Concepts and Moss & Associates. Most of the classroom units were pre-owned modular classroom units at various school facilities throughout the district. The pre-owned units were transported to Royal Concrete Concepts’ plant in Okeechobee to be refurbished for re-use. Afterwards, they were shipped to Crestwood Middle for installation & assembly. The classroom addition replaced portables, each over 20 years old, and 13 concretables. The concretables were relocated to various other schools to assist with class size reduction.
While the classroom addition was underway, several core spaces within the existing school buildings were remodeled and/or renovated. The remodeling and renovations included expansion of the existing dining area, renovating the clinic, adding air conditioning to the boys and girls locker rooms, upgrading the lighting, and renovating the administration reception area. Most of this work occurred during off hours, on weekends and during the summer break when the school was not in session. There were extensive improvements made to the site as well including parking, bus loop, walkways, PE courts and fencing.
District personnel, key to the success of the project, include among others: Devra Cornman, Pamela Horvath, Aaron DeYounks, Terry Robinson, and Jim Westrick from the Facilities Services Department, Michael Owens from the Planning Department, and most importantly, Ms. Stephanie Nance, Principal of Crestwood Middle and her staff.