Dates January 2024
After months of collaboration and exploration, conceptual plans for the $32 million STEM wing continue to evolve. The project is still expected to break ground Summer 2024 with an anticipated completion of Fall 2025.
The proposed new building would connect to Fenton's existing 2-story wing (400 and 1200 hallways) on one side and into the 200 hallway (near the auditorium) on the other side. A large multipurpose stairwell will also connect the two stories from the interior atrium.
The renderings below were created after much discussion on curriculum, tours of other schools, and reviews of modern equipment. Though not final, these are the latest considerations for student learning spaces.
Dated December 2023
As temperatures drop, construction will pause for the winter. All blocked off areas are still restricted. Students, staff, and residents should continue to respect the construction zones, as equipment and materials are still be stored on the property and could pose a safety risk -- especially if snow reduces visibility.
The stadium is still expected to be completed and open for student programming by Spring 2024.
Dated June 2023
As we move into our summer mindset and prepare for our summer activities, we want to remind everyone that construction at Fenton High School will begin in June.
This vital work to our 1950’s facilities is long overdue and we are excited to get started!
As you recall from our previous communications, this project aims to alleviate stormwater accumulation around our building. A new underground water storage tank will be installed next to the stadium, with new draining piping being placed underground in various locations behind the building.
Part of this process involves a need to change some of our daily operations to accommodate the construction. We greatly appreciate your patience during this process.
Please reference the map below as you continue reading.
In simplest terms, the back parking lot and all fields behind Fenton High School will be off limits from June until at least February 2024.
The red lines on the map indicate where fencing will be placed to keep cars and pedestrians away from the work site. The green line represents temporary fencing for a shorter portion of the project later in the summer. Please do not attempt to cross these fences.
Recreational walking and unofficial pick-up games will not be possible on any of our fields or sidewalks behind the building.
With that being said, we want to make sure it’s clear that all student programs, academic and extracurricular, will continue during construction. Nothing is being canceled.
We have made arrangements for some of our athletic programs to use local parks for practice, and all home football games will occur at Triton College.
As with any construction project, there will be frustrations and inconveniences along the way, but in the end our school will be in a much better place.
A byproduct of installing this new drainage system will be a new artificial turf field and running track inside the stadium. Our students were excited to help pick out the design.
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