Administration
 

 Building for the Future

 

The School Board has approved a number of construction projects across the District, beginning this spring and summer.  Many of these projects are part of the District's long term maintenance plan which helps keep all school facilities in a state of good repair.  We expect many of these upgrades to provide high quality learning environments for our students for more than 50 years.

The funding for these projects comes mainly from long term maintenance bond funds and savings from prior projects that were completed under budget. By structuring bond issues, these projects are being completed without a property tax increase.

The District also appreciates a partnership with Tonka United Soccer combined with a $75,000 grant from the Hennepin County Youth Sports Program that will fund improvements to athletic fields at Minnetonka High School.

Construction Projects

 

Community Education Center
The Minnetonka Community Education Program has a need for an additional Early Childhood Family Education room to handle increased enrollment in the program. This additional room is being captured out of existing space by reconfiguring internal wall spaces. 

Deephaven Elementary
Deephaven ElementaryThe 1956-built kitchen at Deephaven will be renovated this summer. A second serving line will be created to move more students through the serving lines in a shorter amount of time. The kitchen plumbing, electrical, lighting, flooring and refrigeration systems will be replaced. A small addition to house a larger freezer and cooler will be constructed in order to create the additional space needed for the second serving line.
 
Since 2008, the kitchens at Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka Middle School East, Minnetonka Middle School West, Groveland and Minnewashta have all had major improvements completed. This is part of the District's long-term plan to have all school kitchens renovated by the summer of 2015.  
 
Excelsior Elementary
In August 2012, the School Board approved the construction of a kitchen and multipurpose room at Excelsior Elementary to provide additional capacity to serve the growing student population.
 
The multipurpose room will serve as the cafeteria during lunch periods and serve as a physical education teaching area at other times. The space will also be used for community programs like volleyball and basketball in the evening. (View Images)
 
Excelsior ElementaryConstructed in 1958, the original Excelsior kitchen will be replaced by a new space that will include additional serving lines and updated kitchen equipment. This will provide additional capacity to move more students through the serving lines in a shorter amount of time.
 
The original kitchen will be converted into a specialist room for small group instruction.
 
Since 2008, the kitchens at Minnetonka High School, Minnetonka Middle School East, Minnetonka Middle School West, Groveland and Minnewashta have all had major improvements completed. This is part of the District's long-term plan to have all school kitchens renovated by the summer of 2015.  
 
Other scheduled long term maintenance projects will also take place at Excelsior this summer.  Projects include electrical and lighting replacement, restroom replacement, wall tile replacement and stair railing replacement. A vestibule will be constructed to the 1958 building near the new student loading and unloading area by the playground.
 
Groveland
Several storm water retention ponds will be replaced or improved at Groveland. The project will move the storm water ponds underground and increase the capacity to hold storm water run-off. The underground ponds will have enough capacity to store water run-off from any future building additions or property acquisitions. The ponds will be located between the playground and parking lots in the back of the Groveland site. 
 
Scenic Heights
The School Board approved the construction of two regular classrooms and a music classroom at Scenic Heights in August 2012. This project will increase capacity for the elementary music program and provide additional classrooms to maintain reasonable class sizes as current students progress through the school. (View Images)
 
Middle School West
The 1964-built pool at MMW will be renovated starting this spring. The original pool footprint will Middle School Westremain the same, but major upgrades will be made to pool depth, locker rooms, balcony, restrooms and mechanical components. The shallow-depth pool is designed to increase capacity for physical education and learn-to-swim lessons, while also being able to increase water temperature without increasing utility cost. This project is expected to be completed by November 1, 2013. 
 
Another project at MMW will create a new boiler room on the west side of the current boiler room. By adding a small boiler to heat the pool in the spring and summer months, it will increase energy efficiency. A similar project has already been completed at Middle School East.
 
Minnetonka High School
A new physical wellness center will be constructed near the multipurpose room on the southwest corner of the building. Students, staff and community members will be able to use this space to enhance physical wellness through the use of cardio equipment and activity-based workout equipment. PHigh Schoolhysical education classes will use the space during the school day; other people and groups can use the facility at other times. This will replace the current cardio room located in the basement of the high school. The weight room facility will remain inside Pagel Center. (View Images)   
 
A synthetic turf field will be installed for soccer and lacrosse on the upper north field at MHS. This project was made possible through a partnership with Tonka United Soccer Club and a Hennepin County Youth Sports Program grant. Donations and grant money will cover the cost of the turf, as well as the grading, drainage and installation costs. The project is scheduled to start on June 10, 2013 and will be completed prior to the start of the fall sports season.
 
Other projects at MHS include plumbing, lighting, tile and electrical work in some of the original 1952-built areas of the building on the second floor. In addition, one set of restrooms will be renovated on the lower level near the East Gym. 
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