Posted February 22nd, 2017
The Pleasant Valley Community School Board has approved plans and bids for a major expansion and renovation at PVHS. Because of continued growth, PVHS needs more room for just about everything from science classrooms to music storage to athletic practice space. The project is scheduled to start in the spring of 2017 and be finished by the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.
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Construction crews will build a tower in the current senior parking lot. The three story building will contain 10 classrooms (four of them state-of-the-art science rooms). A new auxiliary gym will be built in the same area, as the current D gym will have a new purpose. It will be split down the middle; half of it will be a new music rehearsal room and half of it will be a multi-purpose athletic room to provide space for practices like wrestling, dance and cheerleading.
Renovations also include a new main hallway which will connect the school from east to west. Currently, if you stand at the cafeteria and look west, the hallway ends at D Gym. Now, the hallway will continue through the current D gym and into the new addition, which will provide a much needed backbone to the building.
The main entrance will also get a face lift. A new commons area for student collaboration will be added to the front of the school, as well as a new main office. The guidance office will move into the old main office area, which will be renovated. The old guidance office will also undergo construction to be turned into new special education rooms.
As the new tower and gym will be built on the current senior parking lot, more parking will be added onto the new parking lot in the southeast corner of the High School.
This major expansion is just the first phase of what will likely be three phases at PVHS, adding more classrooms and possibly a competition gym. Renovations in those phases include a possible concert hall, as well.