With construction scheduled to wrap up over the summer months, Mrachek Middle School teachers got an up close look at the school’s new replacement building during a recent tour.
Staff members wore hard hats and safety vests as they walked through the gymnasium, media center and new learning spaces. When asked what they were most excited about after seeing the new school, the overwhelming response was the new classrooms with windows and walls, and updated technology.
Mrachek’s old building design featured an open classroom concept. There were no windows or interior walls to separate rooms. This created noisy classroom environments that prevented students from having optimal learning experiences. The design of Mrachek’s replacement building, however, aligns with our APS 2020: Shaping the Future strategic plan core belief that all students have equitable access to learning environments that support them in reaching their full potential
Construction on the new building will be ongoing throughout the summer with work expected to be completed in time for the 2018-19 school year.
The new school is made possible thanks to Aurora voters who approved our bond measure in November 2016. Bond funds are making improvements at every school and benefiting every student. To learn more about bond projects in APS, visit bond.aurorak12.org.
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