GVC Major Renovation Project Well Underway

1DSCN1323 130x97A major renovation project is underway at Garden Valley Collegiate. The renovation involves new construction and the repurposing of a number of areas of the school. The project will see the creation of a new commons and cafeteria for students on the second floor, as well as renovated instructional spaces for the band, choir, art and drama programs.

The former GVC band room will be turned into an open commons area, with second story windows being installed to provide natural light in this new commons space.The school cafeteria, orginally located in the basement, will be moved to the former Self-Directed Learning (SDL) area on the second floor. The new cafeteria will contain a modern infrastructure and be able to serve a broader range of services to the school population. A new staff room will also be built in the former SDL area on the second floor.

Newly renovated spaces have also been created for Art, Band, and Drama. The former second floor science area has become two classrooms for Art. The former multipurpose room (W27) has become the Band room, while the former Art (W26) and Staff room areas will become the new Drama space.

GVC East is also being renovated. Two classrooms in the east building have been renovated into one large classroom to create a new space for the choir program. A second classroom is being used for the guitar course, and a third classroom is being used by students in the Self-Directed Learning (SDL) program.

The targeted completion time for this project is sometime early 2015. See some photos of this project below:

Art Room:

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Band Room:

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 Commons:

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 Drama Room:

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 GVC East/Choir Room:

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