Monticello Middle School and Roxboro Middle School renovation projects are well into year two and on pace to open for students in August 2019! Currently, all middle schools students (grades 6, 7 & 8) are housed together on the Wiley campus in University Heights while both buildings are being renovated as part of the District’s master facilities plan. They continue to operate as separate schools to meet state assessment and IB programming requirements. Both schools are now authorized International Baccalaureate World Schools!
The renovation projects began in Summer of 2017. Roxboro and Monticello will have new HVAC systems that include modern temperature controls (yes that means air conditioning!) throughout the buildings, including the auditoriums. Anyone who has attended one of the many charming performances or important parents meetings in one of the auditoriums knows what a significant improvement this will be! The focus of the renovations has been on improving the instructional space in each building. Once complete, every classroom in Monticello and Roxboro will have new paint, flooring, ceilings, lighting, fire alarms, sound reinforcement system, interactive touch-screen display monitor, and a whiteboard. Administrative areas will receive facelifts with new carpet, paint and reception desks. The gymnasiums will be repainted, and lockers will be refurbished and painted.
We can’t wait to celebrate the newly renovated buildings with each neighborhood – welcoming in alumni, community members, neighbors and friends to see the buildings.
9/15 Sunday 1-4 Monticello Community Open House
9/22 Sunday 1-4 Roxboro Community Open House
Please join the Heights Schools Foundation in supporting special projects at each building. Each auditorium will receive new stage curtains. Hanging them is a specialized skill and a terrific learning opportunity for kids interested in stage crew and theater management. We’re partnering with theater technicians to help us make this rare hanging event an educational opportunity – and you can help make it possible with a contribution. We’ve pledged $10,000 to make this happen at both schools.
Further, we’re accepting donations for permanent landscaping improvements at both campuses. Unfortunately, in the tight and responsible budgets for each building, landscaping expenses didn’t fit. We’ve pledged to raise at least $2,000 to be split evenly between the schools for plantings to improve the grounds.