Re-1 to consider new school designs
When the Roaring Fork School District board of education meets tonight, it will get a glance at the future and take a look at the past.The glance to the future comes in the form of a design by LKA Partners for the new Roaring Fork High School on the North Face site.”It is really a unique and exciting building,” said principal Wendy Moore. The design uses the idea of “classroom neighborhoods,” which clusters classrooms together by subject, grade level or some other criteria, she said. In the center of each neighborhood is a place for students and teachers to gather. The library is in the center of the building, and most of the building will have views of Mount Sopris, she said. The board of education will also likely approve the schematic design for the Basalt Middle School remodel and addition by Bennett Wagner & Grody architects.But all that activity comes after the board shares a few root beer floats with some of the district’s best and brightest from this past year. The board is hosting an academic awards presentation for student groups that placed in at least the top three in state competitions. This year, the list is long, with teams throughout the district, including: mock trial, Future Business Leaders of America, Health Occupations Students of America, Distributive Educational Clubs of America, speech and debate, and elementary spelling bee winners.The academic awards presentation begins at 5 p.m.
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