Ribbon Cutting at Horicon
On Thursday, August 20, 2020, Horicon School District unveiled its single-campus school building to the public. The new edition features unique concepts highlighting the region's heritage and natural resources of the Horicon Marsh. Throughout the project natural patterns, shapes and colors native to the area have been implemented. The concept assigns an ecosystem to each of the four grade-level “neighborhoods.” Each neighborhood will have dedicated classrooms and small group collaboration spaces surrounding a common area.
The Horicon community has shown strong support for the project since the passing of the April 2018 referendum, with 61 percent of voters in favor of the renovation and expansion. At Thursday's Ribbon cutting, a larger group of teachers, students, project partners and community members gathered to celebrate the grand opening of the new campus.
"We are thankful for the district entrusting us with the renovation and construction of the school," Greg Sabel, Senior Vice President of C.D. Smith Construction told onlookers at the event.
C.D. Smith Construction was hired by the Horicon School District to provide pre-referendum support, preconstruction and construction management services for renovations and additions to consolidate the existing schools within the district. C.D. Smith also self-performed the concrete, masonry, steel, rough carpentry, finish carpentry and site flatwork.