Beautiful new windows that match the grandeur of the building have been installed. Sharpsburg now has an elevator as well as all of the other amenities that are being done District-wide.
In Summer 2020, two construction projects commenced simultaneously. For Norwood High School, there is nowhere to house their students while construction is ongoing so the project will be done in two phases over the course of two summers. With the students back in the building for the school year, the construction has been cleaned up but there are still hints that it is a work in progress. Ceilings have been torn out as part of phase one to prep for major upgrades to happen next summer. The students hardly notice the torn out ceilings with all of the social distancing and other pandemic safety measures in place this school year though.. Part of the construction upgrades, are the new doors with window to the NHS gym
Meanwhile, Norwood View students have moved to the east wing of the middle school for the 2020-21 school year while their building overhaul takes place. Playground equipment has been installed on the west side of the front lawn at NMS for the View students. A main entrance and office for Norwood View has been added in the ground floor level front classroom. View’s Phys Ed teacher Bob Murphy is utilizing the old girls gym for his classes. And here’s a blast from the past - the cafeteria has come back to the top floor of the building to feed the elementary students and it’s there to stay! Arrival and dismissal times have been adjusted and traffic flow around the buildings has changed to accommodate three schools on the same campus. It has been working out quite well so far and all building classrooms are occupied again! Next summer, Williams Elementary will move to the west side of NMS once View vacates the building. Williams will occupy the space for the 2021-22 school year while the final District renovation and construction project takes place. It’s a giant undertaking but well worth it!