Location: Sinclair Road Cost: $35 million Opening: August 2020 Size: 126,431 sq. ft.
700-750 student capacity
Multiple-level floor plan
Academic classrooms throughout the building to best meet the needs of the program, teachers and students
Separate car and bus loops
Shared and public spaces such as the gym, media center and cafeteria
Parking spaces to accommodate 425 cars and up to 24 bicycles for students, staff and community parking
Constructed with long-lasting and durable materials
Energy-efficient HVAC system
Occupancy sensors for classroom lighting
Site design to control and treat water runoff
Posted by Jimmy Hale on 11/12/2019
John Warner Middle School!
So many people have expressed to me what an amazing person John Warner was and the impact he had on their lives. I talked with many of our wonderful folks in law enforcement and when I ask about John Warner the reaction is always the same. Grown men, hardened by the streets and the tough nature of what they do each day, get misty eyed and their voices start to crack. When they talk about what a great person, officer, and friend John Warner was to them you can tell he was special. I didn't have the privilege of knowing John Warner personally but I am excited that we will be able to honor what John Warner stood for in the work we do each day. Teaching our students to be of the highest character, to act with integrity, to build positive relationships with other students, staff, and community, to embrace each day and make a positive impact on their future, their school, their community, and the world. What a great role model for our students to look up to and honor with their contributions.
I have been having many conversations with teachers throughout the district who would like to be a part of the new middle school! So many amazing teachers in CPS! I will be having these meetings until Winter Break and possibly into the first week of 2020. When mid-January hits, we will put together the team of teachers that will lead the charge and be the first faculty in school history!
We will be interviewing for the Assistant Principal position! Many outstanding individuals to choose from. When all is said and done, we will have someone in place who will bring positive energy each day and support our students, staff, and community in the best ways possible.
We will be presenting the result of the Naming Committee's work to the Board of Education. Pending approval, we will finally have a name for the new school and will start to build on that identity. Not too far in the future I will ask for students in the district to help come up with a Mascot for the school. Information will be coming to all the schools soon!
Check out the new pictures of the ongoing construction. The building is coming along as planned and starting to take shape. It is going to be a beautiful facility the community can be proud of.
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