Students back in their seats at BDHS

September 5, 2018

Beaver Dam High School seniors Kelley Braun, left, and Haylee Kasuboski enjoy lunch on the first day of classes Tuesday. Students returning to the school after summer break have noticed some positive changes in the building, including bigger classrooms and more space in the halls.

Larger classrooms at Beaver Dam High School got high marks by students who returned to the school Tuesday after summer break.

“There is lots more room to move around in the classrooms,” Beaver Dam High School senior Haylee Kasuboski said. “So that is nice.”

Beaver Dam High School senior Kelley Braun agreed that the rooms were nice and said that the windows in the rooms would take some getting used to.

The Beaver Dam High School project is in its finishing weeks, but the final touches will be completed on second shift to avoid disturbing teachers and students.

It is a big change from last school year when classes and offices were moved during the school year and new changes were introduced such as the new commons area and the field house.

Beaver Dam voters approved a referendum in November 2016 that provides $48.9 million in improvements in the school district, including remodeling most of the high school, except the science rooms, which were remodeled in 2013. Construction began in the summer of 2017.

“The hallways are also a lot bigger as well,” Braun said. “It’s easier to go between classes.”

Beaver Dam High School junior Grace Maderios said she did feel pretty lost in the school at times with the classrooms being moved around.

“Everyone is doing a good job of helping each other out, though,” Maderios said. “It is where you think something is going to be somewhere, but it’s not. The classrooms are really nice, though. There is a lot of room, and I like the individual desks.”

The community will have a chance to attend the Beaver Dam High School renovation on Sept. 22, the Saturday before Homecoming week.

The school will be open from 2-4 p.m. for community members to view the changes in the building.

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