Schemmer facilitated numerous meetings with administration staff, teachers, board members and the community to help identify the District’s needs, develop priorities and establish budgets for the bond. Through these public meetings and open exchange of ideas, the bond referendum plans were produced. Schemmer provided bond referendum promotional plans, PowerPoint presentation with building walk-through and graphics for campaign flyers.
The Weeping Water Public Education Campus and Wellness Center project added 68,000 SF, bringing all students under one roof. It included the renovation of the existing building to incorporate new energy efficient HVAC for heating and cooling and a new fire sprinkler system. An eight-classroom addition to the northwest corner of the existing elementary school houses Pre-K, Kindergarten and additional classrooms. A new handicapped entrance provides access to a fenced playground for younger students.
The east addition (Wellness Center) includes a new competition gymnasium and Modern Science and Family Consumer Sciences classrooms. The gymnasium has premier basketball courts plus an upper tier walking and jogging track. It also includes new large and modern handicapped accessible locker rooms; a refreshed wrestling room at court level, which doubles as the entire school’s storm shelter. A new weight room and fitness center are also open to the community. The Wellness Center is designed to promote wellness at every age and fitness level within the Weeping Water community.
The south addition includes the Media and Digital Learning Center, administrative offices and new secured main entrance. School security, traffic flow for student drop-off points and parking were also improved. The design anticipates the need for future expansion if necessary.