Deep Run Elementary just got upgraded! The renovation took about 28 months and cost $19,000,000 to upgrade. Deep Run even has light sensors in every classroom. The construction workers had to dig a 600 ft. hole to get the low water flow so they could redo the restrooms. Also the hole was so they could have the geothermal energy.
Two of the hardest things for the workers were the weather and scheduling. Also, DRES now have working elevators. Oh and the construction workers also made whole new bathrooms for girls and boys. They added motion sensors sinks to all the restrooms and made it so we don't have to get all the germs on the faucet! Also, now the teachers can know if students are fooling around, Not cameras, there is just no door to the bathroom, there are still stalls just not a big room with stalls in it. And something outside, they demolished the old soccer field and are making a better one.
Some of the reactions we got from students from this school were “I”m so excited!” and “Wow! The school looks so great!” Lots of people had different reactions about our new school such as, shocked, surprised, grateful, sad, angry, nervous, and many other emotions about the school!
If they didn’t upgrade the school, we would have holes in the roof and the water fountains wouldn’t work and we would have dirty old furniture. One of the horrible things that could happen to DRES, is that everything could collapse because the whole school is really old. Next, without the upgrade, the school could have half of the fifth would have still needed to be outside to the trailer classrooms. And without the elevators it would be hard for the ones with wheelchairs or crutches to go up the stairs. One of our teachers recently got injured and it would be very challenging for her to get up the stairs by herself.