D.C. Everest's Future Ready Design and Plan Phase Kicks Off

  • We are meeting bi-weekly with project partners and building staff to determine building priorities and finalize the project designs. The first three buildings being prepared for construction are Rothschild Elementary School, the Junior High School and Senior High School. 

  • A Groundbreaking for the Senior High School was held on October 2, 2018. The construction for this school will start in the next two weeks.

  • Weston Elementary will begin the design phase in mid-October.

    Design and construction for building projects districtwide will continue through 2021, so stay tuned for more updates as we progress.


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Rothschild Elementary

Southwest side of Rothschild Elementary where classrooms, new parking, bus drop off wrap around lanes, and parent pick-up are
  • This area of Rothschild Elementary will have the bus drop off area and new outdoor seating.

  • Rothschild Elementary School

    In the Works

    • Preliminary progress review provided exterior views of school and we are working to make the new addition (with cafeteria and classrooms) tie into the original building architecture.
    • Finalizing plans for new drop-off lanes, site parking and bus/parent traffic flow to improve safety.
    • Reviewing ways to introduce lighting in lower level as well as create outdoor learning environments.
    • Interior finishes and materials have been selected.
    • A 95% meeting was held on October 31 to review the plans before the bid process begins.


    Approved flooring and paint samples

    Next Steps

    • Goal is to get the project sent out for competitive construction bids in late November/early December 2018.
    • Finalize the staging for the contruction so there are places to move students and teachers while other areas are under construction. The construction will take approximately two school years.

Senior High School

  • Southeast corner of Senior High School where 8 classrooms will be built now has excavation beginning.

    We also have begun with footings and doorways for the new storage area at the Senior High School.

  • Senior High School

    In the Works

    • Tech Ed area footprints and equipment layouts are solidified in the remodeled spaces and new addition.
    • Developing an entry to highlight new Tech Ed area and incorporating windows in corridor wall to see into new classrooms and lab areas.
    • Finalizing Special Ed and CTE remodeled areas. 
    • Formalizing Culinary Lab design.
    • Interior finishes have been selected.

    Approved flooring and paint.


    Next Steps

    • Collaborating with Tech Ed staff and manufacturing firms for review and recommendations on the final design.
    • Designing Tech Ed Labs to introduce more natural light into learning area – including more windows in the diesel drive through door as well as high bay windows in the Automotive/Transportation space.
    • Finalizing design for Innovation Lab.


Junior High School

Current office which will be remodeled for safety and security
  • Current Junior High Heath Room will be expanded and brought down to the first floor for improved access.

Old green tiles in hallways to be re-faced
  • The Junior High IMC will have a ramp instead of the old elevator for better handicapped access.

  • Junior High School

    In the Works

    • Preliminary review of building drawings included AC/Ventilation drawings and localized renovation areas including locker rooms, library, little theater and health room.
    • Selecting science casework layout.
    • Finalizing plans to secure main entrance and reconfigure office area.
    • Selecting interior finishes for the remodeled areas (ex. bathroom fixtures/tiles, carpentry, and other tile).
    • On October 26, a walkthrough was done to look at all doors, casework, and fixtures to determine what stays and what gets replaced.

    Next Steps

    • Goal is to send this project out for competitive construction bids in early 2019.

  • On behalf of the D.C. Everest Area School District — its 6,022 students, 415 teachers, staff and administrators — we would like to thank DCE families, community members and businesses for supporting the April 3 referendum. Because of your support, our schools and community will be future ready!