IRON SPRINGS – Huntsville School staff have pushed aside outside distractions – including the replacement building under construction next door – to focus squarely on their students in these uncertain times.
They recently got the chance, however, for a sneak peek at the $11-million project and that brought a smile to a lot of faces.
”It certainly has generated that excitement again,” said Huntsville School Principal Chris Spanos, of the first staff walk-through since early in the new year. “There’s been lots of wondering as to how things are progressing. We are starting to get to the point where we’re organizing materials to transition over (to the new school), so teachers are starting to think about spaces and how they can set up those spaces.”
The new kindergarten to Grade 12 school is being built just steps away from the existing building, which dates back to 1941. It will have a capacity of 240 to accommodate the growing number of Low German-speaking Mennonite (LGM) students, which account for about 95 per cent of enrolment there. The replacement school was designed by FWBA Architects, and Lear Construction is the contractor.