On August 1st we celebrated the grand opening of Frank Elementary’s brand new school!
The school, which is home to over 500 pre-k through fifth-grade students, underwent a complete school rebuild while the campus remained active. The new school includes a new administration and learning commons building, multipurpose room, and cafeteria building which houses three music classrooms, named after and dedicated to Ronaldo and Elena Sanchez. The project features natural daylight in each space, polished concrete floors and carpet, outdoor dining and learning spaces as well as a new bus and parent drop-off area with longer queuing and more parking opportunities. The rebuild was performed in two phases, resulting in three new buildings including a two-story building which houses 37 new classrooms.
Students, families, and the community gathered at the new school for the ribbon cutting, a blessing from the Pascua Yaqui Indians, and meet the teacher night! Attendees were able to tour the school with interactive videos led by Frank Elementary students! Check out an interactive tour of each space below!
Frank Elementary has 37 brand new classrooms complete with ample storage and natural daylight
The Learning Labs provide a space for art and science!
The Multipurpose Room provides a gymnasium, stage, outdoor dining space, and music rooms!
The Learning Commons Area houses the library and provides an interactive environment for students.
Breakout spaces provide areas to encourage teamwork and small group study.
For more information, check out this amazing article on the new school and grand opening event written by Arizona Education News!
To see how CHASSE created hand-on opportunities for Frank Elementary students to learn about the construction process, participate in the construction of their school first-hand, and learn about careers in construction, read our previous blog post, CHASSE Integrates Hands-On Learning at Frank Elementary.