As soon as the last student left for the summer crews began work on the art, band and shop classrooms at Manson Middle and High School. Each of these programs is an important piece in providing a well-rounded education that prepares Manson students for college and careers.
The band at Manson MS/HS is a source of pride and has outgrown its current space. The remodel restructures the band room allowing for more seating and instrument storage. It also provides the band with state of the art sound and recording abilities.
The shop will be updated with new vent hoods, new dust collection system and new equipment. The classroom associated with the shop will be relocated and remodeled to allow for better supervision and better flow for students.
The art classroom will get relocated to the middle of the school and will be a fresh new space that will be highlighted by an art courtyard on the exterior that will allow for students to be inspired by nature.
The three-month remodel is expected to be completed by the beginning of school in September. In total the project will cost just over $1,000,000, with $600,000 coming from the previously issued capital levy. Another $400,000 plus is provided by the state. The general contractor on the project is Whitebird out of Wenatchee.
(Submitted by Janice Stewart)