A picture of construction at Middleton Cross Plains Area School District

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 8:48 am

J.H. Findorff & Son project manager Matt Premo provided an update to the Board of Education at its regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 11 on the construction project at MHS that started in late March 2020 with Phase 1 expected to be completed for the start of the 2021-22 school year.  

Board president Annette Ashley presided over the meeting at the District Services Center, while other Board members participated remotely. The School Board has been meeting virtually since mid-March.

Premo shared drone video footage of the outside of the construction area. He also noted projects that normally wouldn't have started before summer are being done with students currently not in the school.  

"We're doing very well at the high school,'' Premo said.   Premo noted the three-story north addition is nearly enclosed. He shared pictures of the new athletic entrance, which will be just to the north of the indoor pool entrance. The new north cafeteria is just north of that, he said.  

CSCS will move from its current building into the expanded MHS and will be locate in northeast corner on the first floor of three-story academic area. The library-media center will be two stories is located in the northwest academic area, while just to the west is space for band, orchestra and choir.  

Findorff expects to turn over to the District the Black Box Theater and the renovated Performing Arts Center by the end of the month, Premo said. He noted the foyer outside the PAC will have a new concession stand along with new wood paneling, sound doors and brick painted from brown to gray. The main corridor will attach the athletic concourse to the PAC.   

Visit the Construction Projects Update page on the District website to read more and see additional photos from MHS construction project.