Friday, December 9, 2016

BMHS Construction Update - December 9, 2016

The last eleven days have seen a tremendous amount of work on the high school site, and today marks the completion of the enabling phase of the project.  The access road has gone in, trees have been cleared, and the majority of the site has been fenced off, providing a jump start on the ability to do the official groundbreaking of the project this coming spring.

Activity on the site will now go quiet until that time as we work to finish construction documents and get all of the subcontractors on board.  In the meantime, here are some pictures from this morning that show much has been done in such a short period of time!

Looking into the construction access road from the Parker School driveway

Safety signs on the project entrance

Construction fencing behind the high school near the Hallenborg Ice Rink

Construction fencing near the BEAM entrance

A panoramic view showing the fencing throughout the site

Monday, December 5, 2016

BMHS Construction Update - December 5, 2016

It's the first snowy morning of the 2016-17 school year, so it was a great morning to go out and walk the high school site and see the latest progress that was made over the weekend.  Work occurred on Saturday with tree-cutting equipment being brought onsite, and the results are dramatic:

From the Parker School entrance looking up River Street

From the Project Support/BEAM driveway, looking down River Street

From the Parker School driveway, looking at the construction road

From the southwest corner of the site, behind where the former baseball backstop

Shawmut is currently placing posts to put up the construction fence around the perimeter of the project site, starting closest to the ice rink; they are also doing cleanup work from tree removal activities.

BMHS Announces Recipients of Adams Scholarship

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the John and Abigail Adams Scholarship - we are pleased to once again have the maximum number of students possible eligible for the scholarship towards tuition at state institutions of higher education!

Information about the scholarship can be found on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website here, and scholarship awards are based upon students' performance on their Grade 10 MCAS exams.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

BMHS Construction Update - December 1, 2016

What a difference 48 hours can make!  I went over to the high school site this afternoon to visit the enabling work that is happening with the construction entrance for the high school and was impressed to see how much work has happened since my last visit on Tuesday.  Here's what it looked like Tuesday morning from the (now former) bench on the first-base line of the baseball field:

And here's a similar view from this afternoon:

Although you can't quite get the view of what's been done from this angle - you can get a better view from the sidewalk across the street at the Parker School:

Or from the sidewalk on the high school side of River Street itself:

Doing all of this work now in the fall - prior to the ground freezing - puts us in a much better position with our schedule when full construction starts in spring 2017!