Work on this project has begun with the hope that the walkway and quad will be ready for the start of the next school year. The elevator may take a few more weeks than that to complete. The elevator is primarily intended for use by injured and handicapped students as well as the general public wishing to attend events in our upstairs gym.
The second-floor walkway will allow all students easy access to the upstairs gym and art room area.
The Quad is being reworked for a number of reasons. The concrete has been patched and re-patched over the years leaving an unattractive and uneven surface. Pavers will be installed that will allow for repairs with no harm to the appearance of the surface. Because of the location of the elevator in the Quad, the memorial monument will be moved closer to the main school building. The monument was erected in 1995 in honor of sophomore Craig Schmidt, who died in a car accident. I met with Craig’s mother and father earlier this year to seek permission to move it and explained the project to them. They gave the project their blessing. There will also be areas in the new Terrier Memorial Quadrangle to memorialize other members of the VCHS family. The total cost of the project is approximately $830,000. Funding came from donations, Autumn Festival, last year’s raffle proceeds, and the capitol improvement fee.
We are seeking additional donations to complete the memorial area of the Quad and to purchase new benches and picnic tables. Please let us know if you would like to help.
This is a drawing of the elevator and the elevated walkway from the classroom building to the cafeteria / gym building.
This is the paver design for the new quad.
This is a quick sketch of what the quad might look like.