Through a community engagement process with BLDD, the Maroa-Forsyth School District built support to retire their existing aging middle school building and generate $30 million via referendum with a bold vision.
The Middle School addition to the existing High School will bring a richer experience with enhanced shared amenities for all students, while maintaining a clear identity for both student groups.
Shared spaces include an expanded technology-rich media center, new fine arts learning environments for band, choir and art, and an auditorium. To maximize district resources, the building also shares kitchen and food service facilities as well as top-notch athletic amenities.
Flexible spaces, collaboration areas, and hand-on labs provide a variety of future-focused learning environments designed to encourage social, emotional and intellectual growth of middle school students.
Traffic paths and building access are configured to create a safe and secure flow. Middle school and high school vehicle traffic enters and exits the site separately. Bus traffic arrives at a single drop off location on the south side of the facility. However, entry by middle school and high school students happens in two separate areas.
The Middle School addition and enhancements to the existing High School provide a future-focused, collaborative, and student-centered environment.