Early June 2015 – So Close!

So much has been completed in the past few months. Activity on the site has gone from major items down to finishing touches.



What is behind these doors?




The stacks of wood floor planks ready to be laid out on top of the two layer sub floor.



The final product. After several weeks of work, assembling the floor, multiple coats of sealant, painted lines and logos, and still more sealant, voila!


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Just completed this week, bleachers from Georgia!



The parking lot is now complete as well. Two layers of asphalt, and a flag pole!


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Turning lanes and aprons. Dump trucks and big machines!




February Video!

This is the video shown at the fundraising auction. It shows progress from August 2014 through early February. It’s amazing how much progress the crew have made.┬áPeople should understand how many little projects go into something as complicated as a school building. Hats off to the building committee, the designers and engineers, and the crew of CD Smith.


Warm Inside!

It’s the middle of December and things are warming up! The building is now enclosed with temporary doors and windows and portable heaters are making indoor work much easier.

The heat will also heat up the ground, allowing the front offices and gym floor concrete to be poured next week. Meanwhile the drywall is going up in the lower grade classrooms, the heating/cooling duct work is being placed and bathroom plumbing being installed.

Mrs. Swietlik, there’s an excavator in your office!








December Begins!

It’s been a tough fall weather wise. When it is above freezing the mud sticks to your boots, but then the wind blows and the temperature falls and your fingers go numb…

The building is coming along fast. The interior walls in the Grades 1-3 and library area all have the steel studs up and heating ducts, plumbing, and wiring is moving along. Interior drywall should start going up next week.

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The Gym and lobby areas are nearly enclosed and soon will be heated.

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The K areas for the younger kids is walled in and the entrance is being framed out today.




Bricks are being laid on the west and south walls. Below is the 4th grade and library walls on the center and right of the photo.

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The roofers continue to work on all areas of the building, installing insulation, storm water drains, and cutouts for the Heating/Cooling units.


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The Iron workers are working on the main entrance and lobby, which is two stories tall.

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Next week the building should be enclosed and temporary heat turned on. After the ground heats up, the concrete can be poured in the gymnasium.



Stay warm all!







Halo Around the Moon

Is it a good sign? I don’t know, but it was beautiful and pretty chilly the other night when we had clear skies and I went to see what I could capture at the site. This was about 3-4 hours of work shooting. I’ve almost thawed out now.

Click the four arrows near the bottom right for full screen.

The “halo” is caused by ice crystals refracting the moon light. See the link below the movie for a description of the effect.


Vince Condella from Fox 6 News will feature this video (without mentioning SFB or the location) on Sunday Evening’s news around 9:45pm. (12-7-2014)