Industry News


Sussex Tech to Build New School Instead of Spending on High Maintenance Costs

After spending millions of dollars over the years on renovating and repairing a more than half-century old school building, Sussex Technical School District’s school board unanimously voted to build a new Sussex Technical High School in Delaware.

Marist High School, a Chicago-based Catholic school, transformed a former monastery into a high-tech science wing with a planetarium.

STEM & STEAM

Monastery Converted to High School Science Wing with Planetarium

Marist High School, a Chicago-based Catholic school, transformed a former monastery into a high-tech science wing with a planetarium.

Inside the classrooms, students are able to hide along a side wall known as the “shadow zone,” where they can’t be seen by a gunman from the hallway.

Safe and Secure Schools

Michigan High School Designed to Protect Students from Mass Shootings

With the high frequency of mass shootings in the United States, Fruitport School District administrators had campus safety on their mind when designing new sections of Fruitport High School in Michigan.

An elbow kit enables the installer to make 45 or 90-degree angles that minimize the bend radius of wire.

Technology Solution

Floor Raceway System Wrangles Wayward Wires

A company that makes hardware for managing tech infrastructure has released a new solution for organizing messy cables and wires.

Tennessee

STEM & STEAM

Kingsport HS Gets Science and Tech Center Facelift

Tennessee's Dobyns-Bennett High School has opened a new three-story science and technology center that fronts the high school and adds more than 70,000 square feet.



Newly Opened Indiana Elementary School Sports Flexible Classrooms, Indoor Slide

Learning Spaces

Newly Opened Indiana Elementary School Sports Flexible Classrooms, Indoor Slide

A new Indianapolis elementary school includes state-of-art learning spaces as well as a huge indoor slide. Walnut Grove Elementary School, which opened earlier this month in the Center Grove Community School Corp., features innovative learning spaces designed to provide flexibility for instruction.

A Texas district recently opened its sixth middle school. Marine Creek Middle School, part of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, consists of a two-story, 165,000 square-foot campus, serving students in grades 6-8.

New School Construction

New Texas Middle School Emphasizes Openness, Flexibility

A Texas district recently opened its sixth middle school. Marine Creek Middle School, part of Eagle Mountain-Saginaw Independent School District, consists of a two-story, 165,000 square-foot campus, serving students in grades 6-8.

STEM & STEAM

Shipping Container STEM Labs Head to Maryland and Texas

A nonprofit that develops STEM education programs has come up with portable learning spaces housed in shipping containers.

Renovations

NH CTE Center Gets 25 million Makeover

Officials recently broke ground on a technical school rebuild in Hudson, NH. The Wilbur H. Palmer Career and Technical Education Center, based in Alvirne High School, offers 17 programs of study. Students bus in from 15 other high schools to take part in programs on computer science, digital media, health science and technology and pre-engineering, among others.

STEM & STEAM

OK Elementary School Gets Access to 2 STEM Centers

An army of volunteers from local nonprofits and companies showed up to an Oklahoma City elementary school to help set up two new STEM operations.

HVAC

Ohio School Gains Updated Cooling and Lighting — and Functional Atomic Clock

An Ohio school district tackled its outdated energy systems with the help of an energy service company and regained a functioning atomic clock in the process. Howland Local Schools worked with Plug Smart to implement new air conditioning and LED lighting.

Campus Safety

High School District to Pump $600k into Smarter Surveillance System

The board of a California school system has approved funding to replace legacy security camera gear. West Sonoma County Union High School District awarded the $602,948 contract to Integrated Security Controls, a regional solution provider.

District Solar Deal Includes Learning Wagons

Energy

District Solar Deal Includes Learning Wagons

Hamilton Southeastern Schools will be working with Ameresco to implement two solar arrays, with a total of 4,800 panels and the capacity of generating 2.4 million kWh annually.

Green Schools

CA District Opts for Solar Carports and Battery Storage

The project includes the installation of solar panels capable of generating a megawatt of energy and a 660 kilowatt-hour battery energy storage system at Amador Valley High School.