September 1, 2017
On September 8, crews began relocating trees in preparation for the renovations. Five trees will remain in their current location, and five trees will be moved to a different location on the site.
The donated bricks in the flag plaza will be carefully removed and placed in a display wall in the new courtyard.
October 13, 2017
On September 9, USD 490 Board of Education members toured the Performing Arts Center construction site.
Demolition has begun on the instructional wing that will be removed. The roof replacement is well underway and the gym roof is completed.
They have begun constructing the wall of the pocket theater in the gym and are installing plumbing in the Extend classroom area.
The decorative pieces on the exterior of the building are being removed to be re-purposed. The front staircase leading to the auditorium had begun to deteriorate, so it has been removed and a new one is being installed.
The construction team is also tuck-pointing all of the brick work. This simply means that they are checking the mortar around all of the bricks and fixing it where it has become weathered or loose.