Whitingham, VT -A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on August 2, 2013 for the new consolidated Twin Valley Middle/High School. Senator Peter Galbraith joined members of the School Board, the Building Team and students for the event, commenting, “One of our goals is to encourage consolidation,” noting that it would improve costs to the community and the quality of education. “Nothing is more important than investing in our young people.” said Galbraith.
The site of the new school is the former Whitingham Elementary School and Twin Valley Middle School. Upon completion, the facility will house middle and high school students from both Whitingham and Wilmington. Renovations will be made throughout the existing school. A performance center (auditorium, music, media arts) will be located in the existing gym and a new industrial arts and family consumer room will be located in an adjacent building. The project also includes a new 22,245 SF addition containing a gym, locker rooms, administrative wing with offices, guidance area and a health care office. Extensive site work includes improvements to parking, roads and athletic fields. A previous phase of the project involved renovations and an addition of 9,654 sf to the Deerfield Valley Elementary School in order to consolidate K-5 students
The architect is Nimtz, Berryhill and Figiel Architects of Rutland, VT and the construction manager is DEW Construction Corp. of Williston, VT. The project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2014.