Facilities Progress Report
Improvements on Hockinson High School are nearing completion and the new Middle School is starting to take shape. These projects have been carefully planned to enhance learning opportunities for our students and are only possible due to the generosity of our community, which approved a construction bond in 2015.
Here’s what’s new!
High School Improvements
The latest (Oct. 3)
The band room’s
new space and practice rooms are now filled with beautiful music—and they’re seeing more use than the old band room. It seems the new facilities have inspired a surge of practicing!
The sports pavilion
has received its temporary occupancy permit and is expected to be ready for use by the Oct. 7 home football game.
The stadium seating
is in full use and has been providing seating for fans since our first home football game in September.
Middle School Construction
The latest (Oct. 3)
- The new, relocated tennis courts are complete.
- The baseball field has been graded, and the last of the drainage work has been installed in the soccer field. Soon layers of rock, fabric and sand will be used to build up the field before laying sod in October. We anticipate our fields will be ready for baseball, softball and soccer in the spring.
Only three months after Robinson Construction Co. arrived on campus, almost all of the building footings have been poured. The project’s east side—including classrooms, the band room, the primary gym and locker rooms—has roughed-in plumbing and electrical conduits installed. Watch for walls to start rising soon!
Irrigation—sprinkler locations pinpointed by a satellite system—has been installed in the field, and we anticipate it will be planted before winter creeps in.
We are excited that students and staff are scheduled to move into the school in time to begin the 2017-18 school year—six months earlier than previously planned!
Footings and the beginnings of walls are in place on the east side of the new Middle School.
Curbs have been installed for the track, and the field should be planted before winter.
A retention pond is being prepared on the HMS property.
Plumbing has been roughed in and electrical conduits installed on the east side of the new Middle School.