WARSAW — Warsaw Community Schools will host a groundbreaking ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the current Lincoln Elementary site to signal the start of construction of a renovation project approved by voters in May.
The project includes major renovations and additions to Washington Elementary School and Edgewood Middle School and building an entirely new Lincoln Elementary School. The design-build technical review committee for the project chose the Performance Services Design-Build team at a meeting held Friday, Oct. 16. Design partners include Kovert Hawkins Architects, Veridus Group, Lynch, Harrison and Brumleve, Primary Engineering and Technology Dynamics.
Dr. David Hoffert, WCS Superintendent expressed, “Warsaw Community Schools is excited to start the construction on the new Lincoln Elementary. Schools are a cornerstone of our local community. The construction of Lincoln Elementary will provide a safe and appropriate learning environment. We are grateful to our local community for allowing this opportunity to assist in moving our schools and community forward.”
“The Performance Services Design-Build Team is grateful for being selected for this project and have thoroughly enjoyed the spirit of collaboration with our design team and the Warsaw team,” said Tim Thorman, company president. “Even though we only have 18 months to complete $39 million in construction work, we have a solid plan ad are full committed to making that happen. We will meet the schedule and also deliver high performing buildings in terms of energy efficiency and optimal learning environments. We clearly understand how important a highly successful project is to Warsaw Community School.”
The Warsaw Community Schools is a school system of over 7,200 students located in central Kosciusko County. The system has eight elementary schools (K-6), two middle schools (7-8), one high school/career center (9-12) and one alternative school. WCS was recognized at the White House as one of the top 100 Future Ready Schools due to their emphasis and partnerships on STEM Education.