2016

2016

December 19
Architects David Leapaldt and Scott Krenner reported on the building process.  Updated plans and a flythrough was shared. Jay Vogel, Winkelman Building Corporation, also shared initial estimates for the project.

November 30 & December 7
The Sartell-St. Stephen School District invited community members to a presentation and conversation about the District Facilities Plan and the progress that has happened since the approval of the May 24 Bond Referendum.  Attendees heard from Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert and other administrators about the components of the facilities plan, how it was developed, details on the construction process and a first look at the new high school.  There was also time for questions and discussion.  Meetings were held on November 30 and December 7 at Sartell High School.

November 21
Architects David Leapaldt and Scott Krenner reported on the building process.  A reflection on the process to the School Board.  View the video report on vimeo here.

October 17
Architects David Leapaldt and Scott Krenner reported on the building process.  A reflection on the process up to this point was shared including information about the overall concepts for the new high school.  Brenda Steve, SHS Principal, also shared the concept of how technology and media spaces are meeting the needs of educational programming.  To learn more, view the PDF presentation here.

October 4
The Steering Committee met to review what has happened since the last meeting including a meeting about Community Partnerships,  discussions that have happened around high school programming and the impact on facility design, a review of budgets, Pine Meadow Elementary plans, and discussed upcoming tours that staff will be taking to see other facilities.

A safety and security meeting was also held with local police, fire and city officials, along with district staff and consultant Carol Martinson presenting and leading the discussions related to trends and supporting safe environments for our students.

September 21
A Community Partnership meeting was held that discussed the process and planning that is going into programming and learning for future students and opportunities for partnerships that may exist moving forward.

September 19
Architects David Leapaldt and Judy Hoskens reported on the building process.  A reflection on the process up to this point was shared including information about the overall concepts for the new high school.  Pine Meadow construction updates were shared, along with a timeline, sustainability goals, next steps in the process and the future schedule.  

September 13
The Steering Committee met to review budgets, program development, Pine Meadow Elementary plans, discuss sustainability goals and review the schedule.

August 23
The Steering Committee met to review all of the information that was gathered over the summer and look at next steps in the process.

August 15
Architects David Leapaldt and Scott Krenner reported on the building process.  A reflection on the process up to this point was shared including information about the Sustainability and Technology workshops, high school programming meetings and steering committee meetings.  Initial thoughts about site development were shared with the board to gain feedback and agreement to continue to move forward as outlined.

August 10 & 11
Meetings with the Programming Sub-Groups occurred to review and confirm information that was generated during the initial conversations in July, along with identifying specific equipment, materials, and storage needs.

August 9
The Steering Committee met to discuss the findings from the previous meetings and discuss next steps.

July 20 & 21
Meetings with Programming Sub-Groups were held to articulate the vision for specific program areas in light of the overall high school vision. 

July 18
Architects Judy Hoskens, David Leapaldt and Scott Krenner provided an update on the high school planning process. An initial meeting with the City of Sartell has taken place to review needed road upgrades and traffic control considerations. The City of Sartell will be conducting a traffic study. Discussions will continue. Several meetings with district leadership, community members, and staff have been scheduled to begin the process of programming and design for the new high school. 

July 18
The Sustainability workshop established targets and goals for the new building and renovation projects.  These align with the three basic principles of sustainable school design - Resource Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality and Environmental Education.  The workshop included examples of best practices from around the country and established priorities for the district's work.

June 27
A High School Design workshop was held to establish a framework for the overall organization of the school and confirmation of the desired Learning Community structure and components.  This workshop included members of the Community Schools Planning Committee, the District Steering Committee, representatives from the Programming Sub-Groups and students.

June 21
Architects David Leapaldt and Scott Krenner reported on the building process.  An overall timeline for all the building improvements and a more detailed timeline for the high school project were shared.  The schedule and planning process to discuss programming was also included.