Reported by Joel P
Hi, DRES Community! I’m here to tell you about our renovation. So let me tell you a little bit about it. We have eight stages in the renovation process and we just started stage one. The first stage involves the geothermal. In the field behind the school they are starting to prepare the field for this stage. Pipes will be placed in the ground. Geothermal is where they are putting energy sources in the ground. So the school’s heating and air conditioning will have a geothermal system. We will save energy with this system!
The most recent change to the school is the hallways. I’m excited to tell you about the new hallways. While we were home on Saturday and Sunday, we got two new hallways one in the fifth grade hallway and the other near Ms. Calomeris classroom. The one in the fifth grade hallway is right next to Mrs. Pisut’s classroom. So now the fifth graders have two ways to walk out of the building!! This hallway will affect fifth grade and Mrs. McLaughlin’s second grade class. This new hallway took away 7 feet of Ms. Schott’s room. This will create more exits for emergencies. We need more exits because some of the exits will be taken away during renovation for safety reasons like the one near third and fourth grade.
When our renovation is done in 2016 or 2017, our school will look amazing. Now, if you have any more questions you can go to the DRES web page and look up more information about our renovation.