MARINETTE, Wis. – (June 11, 2021) – Marinette School District, along with partners C.D. Smith Construction and Somerville Architects and Engineers, celebrated a groundbreaking on Wednesday, June 10 - a significant milestone in the District's Rightsizing Plan to consolidate facilities from the current six-building configuration down to four. The groundbreaking ceremony was held at Park Elementary to kick off improvements to the four remaining buildings.
The ceremony was led by Marinette School District Superintendent, Corry Lambie; Board of Education President, John LaCourt; Somerville Architects and Engineers Education Studio Leader, Melanie Parma; C.D. Smith Construction SVP, Greg Sabel; Marinette Mayor, Steve Genisot; Garfield Elementary Second Grade Student, Gracie Sebero; Merryman Elementary Second Grade Student, Harold Lesperance; and Park Elementary Second Grade Student, Emily Kobs.
"Today, we celebrate our continued commitment to provide educational excellence and operational efficiency for our students, our staff, our families, and our community," expressed Corry Lambie, Marinette School District Superintendent. "We are extremely excited to watch our schools grow as the hub of our beautiful community."
During the 2021 summer through the 2022 summer, renovations and new additions will occur at Marinette Primary (formerly Merryman Elementary) and Marinette Intermediate (formerly Park Elementary), including new library spaces adjacent to the commons to create active and engaging learning environments, prominent front entrances, and more natural light through expanded views to the outside. The intermediate school will include a new gym, while the primary school will include a multi-purpose room well-suited for the District's youngest learners. Additional enhancements at both schools include new special education spaces and new classroom wings with collaboration rooms for one-on-one and small group instruction. Renovations at the middle and high school are planned for 2022.
Click on the above image to see the Program from the June 10th Marinette School District Groundbreaking Celebration
The Rightsizing Plan was developed to allow the District to operate more efficiently while continuing to offer an excellent educational program. These projects are possible because of supportive Marinette School District residents who approved the $30.9 million Marinette School District November 2020 Referendum.
Marinette School District
Marinette School District is a public school district that services the city of Marinette. The city is located in northeast Wisconsin on the shores of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay, on the Wisconsin/Upper Peninsula Michigan border. Marinette and the surrounding communities are part of Wisconsin’s proud maritime heritage. Manufacturers, retail, small businesses, UW Green Bay-Marinette, and Northeast Technical College-Marinette all call Marinette home. The Marinette School District proudly serves students in Early Childhood through 12th grade with an excellent public educational program.
For more information, please visit www.marinette.k12.wi.us.
Somerville Architects and Engineers
Founded in 1946, Somerville is one of Wisconsin’s largest employee-owned architecture, engineering and interior design firms, designing in excess of $100 million in construction value annually. We are best known for providing innovative, sustainable and value-added solutions serving a broad range of industries, including healthcare, education, corporate, retail and government. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Somerville is dedicated to our clients’ success, utilizing the latest technology in our profession, and is devoted to the stewardship of our community and natural environment.
For more information, please visit www.somervilleinc.com.
C.D. Smith Construction
C.D. Smith Construction is an industry leader in safely providing the highest quality commercial construction services. Utilizing an integrated approach and self-performing trade services combined with technical expertise, our team serves as a solutions provider throughout all phases of a project from planning through construction. With veteran leadership, and a dedication to our employees and clients, we proudly place our name on projects of all sizes across the United States.
BREAKING GROUND ON DISTRICT RIGHTSIZING EagleHerald | June 14th 2021
MARINETTE—Often, when the shovel hits the dirt, it seeks to dig up the past.
However, at a milestone moment for the education of the area’s youth, the shovels that kicked up the dirt in the large field behind Marinette Intermediate School (formerly Park Elementary) sought the future....(Link to article.)
MARINETTE BREAKS GROUND ON SCHOOL PROJECTS by FOX 11 News | Thursday, June 10th 2021
MARINETTE (WLUK) -- The Marinette School District is starting a major construction project. It's consolidating operations from six buildings to four. On Thursday afternoon, the district held a groundbreaking ceremony for the "Rightsizing Project." It happened at the future home of Marinette Intermediate School... (Link to watch the video and read news transcript.)
A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY IS SET FOR THE MARINETTE SCHOOL DISTRICT by Classic Hits 103.7 FM, News, News Talk 1340 AM | May 20th 2021
At Tuesday nights Marinette School Board meeting Superintendent, Corey Lambie, gave an update to the school board on the progress of rightsizing of the district. Lambie says, “the bids have gone out for the project.”...(Link to listen to snippets from audio broadcast.)
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