Thursday, January 25, 2007

DPS to top off Stivers

DPS to top off Stivers
Additions, renovations part of overhaul to existing school building
Students, community members and school officials will sign their nameson the final steel beam to be raised into place at Stivers School forthe Arts during a 9 a.m. observance on Tuesday, January 30, at 1313 E.Fifth St.Workers at the site also will observe a long-held custom to signal thatthe structure has reached its height by attaching an American flag tothe beam as it ascends.The building, which is 60 percent complete, is schedule to re-open in2008, which marks Stivers' centennial anniversary. The school alsoachieves another milestone: being the first new high school in thedistrict's new school construction program.The two-story, 87,622 square-foot new construction is dedicatedprimarily to arts space and physical education. The district will uselocally funded initiative dollars to fund 39, 435 square feet of artsspace, additional special education room, and gymnasium space. The artsspace includes a 600-seat auditorium with a fly loft, creative writingclassroom, orchestra room, band room, vocal room, practice rooms, dancestudio, art rooms, ceramic studio, sculpture studio, green room, and agallery to display student talents and visiting instructors' work. Renovation of the school's historic core also is under way. In theinterim, Stivers students attend school at the DPS property on HomewoodAvenue. Stivers is the fifth and final school to be constructed in Segment Oneof the district's new school construction program. Kiser, Wogaman,Belle Haven and Cleveland preK-8 schools were opened this school year. The voter-approved project to renovate or replace Dayton's agingclassroom facilities provides the local 39-percent share for demolitionand construction approved by the Ohio School Facilities Commission. Thestate funds the remaining 61 percent.
Melissa FowlerCommunication Specialist / "Intercom" EditorPublic Information OfficeDayton Public Schools115 S. Ludlow St.Dayton, OH 45402Phone: 542-3023/Fax 542-3053"Dayton Public Schools -- Moving Ahead"

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Tom said...
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Tom said...

Great article about Stivers. I want to add that I spoke with John Carr last week who said they are way ahead of schedule and may possibly move the students back into Stivers by October of this year! Look for an upcoming tour of the building early in Spring.