Sneak Peek at Renovations at the Park View School

With the first day of classes starting on Monday, August 27th, I wanted to post some images of the completed Phase I modernization of the Bruce-Monroe @ Park View Elementary School. There will also be a ribbon cutting on Monday to get things started.

After touring the building yesterday, I can honestly say that Turner Construction did a bang up job. We were very fortunate to have them, and their level of care and craftsmanship throughout the building is evident.

Keep in mind as you look at the following photos that the Phase I modernization was primarily focused on upgrading the classrooms. Two more scheduled phases will complete the renovations. Also, the faculty and staff are still busily moving back into the building and getting ready for the start of classes.

Newly renovated classroom.

Part of the computer lab.

School library with new bookshelves.

The old kindergarten room in the 1931 south wing has beautiful oak wainscoting, which was restored.

Another view of the room with wainscoting.

The former balcony of the auditorium has been converted into the school’s welcome center (i.e., front office). The oak window at the top of the stairs is an original window from the building that has been repurposed.

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5 Comments on “Sneak Peek at Renovations at the Park View School”

  1. Lanisa Says:

    Looks promising. It is said that a clean, positive, and healthy environment is critical for effective learning and creative development. I trust that the improved space will significantly contribute to improving the overall quality of learning at Park View.

  2. as Says:

    Looks great! The kids will appreciate it! I hope it’s ready to go on Monday!


  3. […] accomplishment this year. Construction on the phase 1 modernization began on June 16th and was completed in time for the first day of classes to begin on August 27th. While the construction was only the first of […]


  4. […] As part of the discussion, it was noted that there is a strong desire to finish the modernization of the school, and that the cafeteria is a high priority. The homework given to DCPS prior to the next SIT meeting is to compile a complete list of projects required to consider the Park View School building as fully modernized, along with cost estimates for those projects. While the SIT currently needs to make a decision for the use of the $5.7M, it is also interested in knowing what funding is needed to finish the modernization. The first phase of modernizing the building was completed in Summer 2012. […]


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