The new Wood Elementary will be built from the ground up on a site adjacent to the existing facilities, while remaining an active elementary school campus. This project will be completed in two phases and will consist of two single-story buildings totaling 69,500 square feet! The buildings will house 30 classrooms, administration and office space, a learning commons building, a multipurpose room, and last but not least, a cafeteria building, which also will house three music classrooms! The new school will provide outdoor dining and learning spaces and a new parent drop-off and pick-up area. The Wood Elementary School rebuild is slated for completion in Fall 2020 – just in time for the new school year!
School Features and Upgrades:
Upgrades to School Safety:
Not only did we celebrate with a groundbreaking event but Wood Elementary was also in the news!
One of our main goals at CHASSE is to incorporate as much STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and PBL (Project Based Learning) into the student’s curriculum when working on a school campus. We love the idea of integrating hands-on learning into the students day-to-day education and exposing students, as young as Kindergarten, to the world of construction! Partnering with Tempe Elementary School District, we incorporated STEM and PBL lessons into the curriculum at Frank Elementary and plan to do the exact same at Wood Elementary School! In October, students from Wood bussed to Frank to talk with Frank students, AVID Architects, and the CHASSE team about the construction process and how they can help design their own outdoor learning spaces. The visit included a tour of Frank and of course, some time to play on the playground!
To learn more about how we incorporate STEM and PBL classes into elementary schools, click the link below:
CHASSE Integrates Hands-On Learning at Frank Elementary