Construction Updates

May 18, 2017 Dickinson Middle School

The new $65 million Dickinson Middle School will accommodate grades 6-8 and incorporate state of the art technology to allow opportunities for new ways of educating. The 200,000 square foot school was designed with versatile configurations for classroom spaces, including glass operable partitions and sliding “barn door” style walls. 

Students Get Sneak Peak at New Dickinson Middle School

Dickinson Press Article Excerpt by Ryan Mitchel Collins – May 17, 2017

Berg Elementary sixth-graders took a virtual tour of their future middle school on Tuesday during the school's third annual field trip day. In addition to the virtual tour, the 30 students planted trees outside the new school before going on a prairie walk and then to the North Dakota State University Extension Center to plant rows of Ponderosa and Scotch pines. “The trees are a legacy,” said principal Marcus Lewton while instructing the students how to plant the pines. “The trees we plant today may outlive you…” 

“Our mission is for future generations,” said Kris Ringwald, director of the NDSU Extension Center. “The planting of the tree in some cases is symbolic…it’s a long-term commitment to those that are going to come after us.” Click here to read the full story. 

Dickinson Middle School Built Ready for Growth

Dickinson Press Article Excerpt by Ellie Potter – March 5, 2017

Dickinson Public Schools are facing a growing student body and the new middle school is being built to withstand the area's growth. “The new school was built to accommodate the increased enrollment,” said Marcus Lewton, current principal of Hagen Junior High who will move to the new middle school with his students this coming school year. "The school was built for essentially 1,050 kids comfortably, and when we open we're going to be 800," Lewton said. "That's by design. We weren't going to build a school and then say, let’s put on an addition or build another school a year later.” Click here to read the full story.

Dickinson Middle School On-track to be Completed by July 1

Dickinson Press Article Excerpt by Sydney Mook - November 14, 2016

Dickinson Middle School is on track to be completed by July 1, Dickinson Public Schools assistant superintendent Vince Reep said during a regular school board meeting Monday night. Reep praised the Mortenson Construction crew for their work and said that they hope to begin to move technology and furniture over to the school in April. "The progress is pretty incredible," said DPS board president Sarah Ricks. Click here for the full story.

DPS Builds for Future: Middle School Construction on Schedule to Open for Class in Fall 2017

Dickinson Press Article Excerpt by Andrew Haffner - March 6, 2016

The work at the site of the district’s new middle school continues as scheduled, with about 30 percent of the structure now raised vertically from the earth northwest of Dickinson. Mortenson Construction crews have continued on through the winter on the first of three sections of the building and are currently installing piping underneath the school while roughing in conduit pipe for the in-floor electrical system in the upper levels. Click here for the full story.

Kids Help Break Ground at New Dickinson Middle School Site

Dickinson Press Article Excerpt by Dustin Monke - July 21, 2015

Connor Brandvik stood with head rested on the handle of his shovel Tuesday afternoon as he looked out onto a grassy field where, two years from now, he’ll spend his eighth-grade school year. The Dickinson 10-year-old was one of three children of Hagen Junior High staff selected to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Dickinson Middle School. Brandvik will be a sixth-grader at Berg Elementary School this year, but in the fall of 2017 will be among the first group of students to enter the middle school. Click here to read the full story. 

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