Student-Focused | Community-Connected | Bond Referendum

  • In November 2018, voters passed three bond referendum questions. The requests were for a bond not to exceed $17,013,311 for safety, security and modernization of educational spaces at North Park Elementary School (NP) and Columbia Heights High School (CHHS).

    The Approval of the Bond Referendum:
    • Improves safety and security deficiencies at North Park’s building entrance, student drop-off and play areas.
    • Modernizes North Park Elementary School to provide for today’s learners.
    • Modernizes aging performing arts spaces and creates new instrumental arts space at Columbia Heights High School.
    • Enhances community access and facility use.

    All Columbia Heights Public Schools students will benefit from the passage of the Bond Referendum questions. The improvements planned for North Park Elementary address the school’s building security and educational needs to match other District and area schools. The plans proposed for improved art spaces at the High School gives the District opportunity to retain and expand its performing and instrumental arts programming to keep our “hearts in the arts.” Community, civic and arts organizations can also expect to benefit from the passage from the 2018 Bond Referendum questions through increased access and modernization of space.

Building Update Blog

  • Columbia Heights High School Site Update

    Posted by LAURYN GRIMES on 12/18/2019

    Lots of progress has been made at Columbia Heights High School!

    ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    CURRENT/UPCOMING MONTH

    Band Room Addition

    • Painting is complete (thank you U.S. Bank volunteers!) and practice room ceilings have been installed.
    • Acoustic wall panel and floor installation is underway.

    Auditorium Remodel

    • Acoustical ceiling clouds have been patched and painted.
    • House lights and ADA-compliant lift have been installed.
    • Mechanical and electrical rough-in, stage flooring and painting are all underway.

    Gym Stage Remodel

    • The stage has been ordered.
    • Field verification is complete.
    • Light demolition is underway.

    Band Room Addition

    • Acoustic wall panels
    • Marker/tack board installation
    • Lighting
    • Flooring
    • Ceilings

    Auditorium Remodel

    • Mechanical and electrical rough-in
    • Stage stairs
    • Rigging
    • Performance lighting and sound installation
    • Stage flooring
    • Dress room casework and mirror installation

    Gym Stage Remodel

    • Sound and lighting layout
    • Electrical rough-in

     
    Take a look at all of the recent updates and photos!

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  • Drone Footage of North Park Construction Progress

    Posted by KAILYN JOHNSON on 11/5/2019

     On Dec. 19, drone footage was taken of the construction progress at North Park Elementary School. In the video, you can see the work that's been made on the cafeteria and classroom additions.  

    On Oct. 30, drone footage was taken of the construction progress at North Park Elementary School. In the video, you can see the work that's been made on the cafeteria and classroom additions. 

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  • Construction on Bond Referendum Projects Begins

    Posted by LAURYN GRIMES on 10/12/2019

    In November 2018, voters passed three bond referendum questions. The requests were for a bond not to exceed $17,013,311 for safety, security and modernization of educational spaces at North Park Elementary School (NP) and Columbia Heights High School (CHHS). The Bond Referendum has now moved into the building stage beginning with ground breaking celebrations at both sites in late August.

    The addition of the CHHS band room and the renovated performing art spaces are scheduled to be completed by February 2020. The extensive renovations at North Park Elementary are scheduled to be completed by September 2020.

    “With the start of the school year and seeing the construction start – everyone is looking forward to seeing the end result. Kids, staff…everybody is excited,” said CHHS Principal Dan Wrobleski.

    “We can’t wait until the end so we can use these great new facilities! NP Principal Jeff Cacek noted the school is embracing a year of construction. “We’re so excited about the renovations,” he said.

    NP Groundbreaking 2019  HS Groundbreaking 2019

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  • For more information on the 2018 Bond Referendum, contact Director of Technology, Security and Building Operations Bryan Hennekens at 763-528-4479.