Wethersfield High School Renovation Project

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WHS Renovation Project

Architect's Presentation to the Board of Education on November 13, 2012  

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Architect's Presentation to the Wethersfield Town Council on October 15, 2012 - Click to launch the PDF

Wethersfield HS Renovation Plans Evolving

October 16, 2012
By CHRISTOPHER HOFFMAN, Special to The Courant
The Hartford Courant

WETHERSFIELD – The town council this week got a detailed look at evolving plans for the $75 million high school renovation project, including numerous design images of the building's interior and exterior.

Architect Rusty Malik and pre-construction manager Lorel H. Purcell walked the council through the project's various pieces, including parking, a media center, a music wing, science labs, an auditorium and two gymnasiums.

Click here for the full story at www.courant.com


The following dates define the Project Milestones:

Referendum ApprovalApril 24th, 2012
State Grant ApplicationMay through June 29th, 2012
Design DocumentationJune through February 2013
State Review & ApprovalMarch through June 2013
Construction Start - Multiple PhasesJuly 2013
Construction - Final CompletionAugust 2016

Source(s):  Building Committee; Board of Education; Architectural Design Team

Architect's Conceptual Drawing of the New Wethersfield High School

Educational Program Enhancements Included in this Project 

Wethersfield High School Referendum Vote Passes

Posted 04/24/12 08:58PM

Referendum Results:
3812 'Yes' Votes
2059 'No' Votes

Wethersfield High School Referendum

A Referendum to renovate Wethersfield High School 'As-New' was held on Tuesday

April 24, 2012


Click here for the Questions & Answers

Click here to find your election polling place in Wethersfield

VIDEO (above): Mayor & Town Manager Explain the Financial Impact for Wethersfield Taxpayers

Town Hearing Regarding the High School Referendum - January 17, 2012

Town Hearing Part 1

Town Hearing Part 2

Town Hearing Part 3

Town Hearing Part 4

30 Residents Tour Wethersfield High School to Assess Condition - Hartford Courant, February 21, 2012

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WHS Building Project "Look Ahead" Activities

New Gym:

Mason: Installing main perimeter CMU walls. Complete this week.

Site Contractor: Begin to grade for concrete floor slab.

Electrical: Under slab electrical conduits.

New Locker Rooms:

Plumber: Under slab Plumbing.

Electrical: Misc. Demo.

HVAC: Demo.

Mason: Misc. Infill’s.

Band/Choral & Media Center

Plumber: Under slab Plumbing.

Electrical: Demo and CMU in wall rough in.

HVAC :.Demo.

Fire Protection: Safe off and demo (2nd shift)

Site work: Site Improvements West, Slab Prep in Gym.

Looking ahead:

New Gym Floor Slab Concrete: week of 4/21.

Metal Framing (Higher Elevations Gym) & Band/Media Additions.

Gym, A: Remove bleachers, and gym divider during the spring holiday.

Questions & Answers about the Renovation Referendum

Wethersfield High School Renovations and Additions - "As New"  

The Source of the Response is Indicated in red and abbreviations represent the following groups:

BC - Building Committee
AE - Architectural Design Team
BOE - Board of Education
TM - Town Manager
TC - Town Council
TS - Town Staff

Click here for the Questions & Answers - UPDATED 1-31-12

Click here for the Project Timeline

Information Presented at Public Hearing - January 17, 2012

Town Officials Discuss Financial Impact of School Project

Video - January 9, 2012

Wethersfield Mayor Donna Hemmann and Town Manager Jeff Bridges explain the financial impact of the high school renovation project in a collaborative presentation with town, school, and Building Committee officials held on January 9, 2012. 

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Conceptual Design Estimate - Order of Magnitude

PDF - 2 pages

Architect Presentation to Board of Education - September 27, 2011


PDF - 25 pages

Educational Specifications Published on October 7, 2011

Images of Renovation

WHS Calendar View all events
  • May 2018
    • MonMay28 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
    • WedMay30 Dollars for Scholars 7:00 PMPitkin Community Center
  • June 2018
    • SatJun02 Senior Prom Aqua Turf
    • ThuJun07 Spring Sports Awards 6:30 PMWethersfield High School
    • FriJun22 Wethersfield High School Graduation The Wethersfield Cove
    • TueJun26 Committee Meeting - Finance & Information Town Hall
WHS News view all news
The Wethersfield High School class of 2018 graduation is scheduled for Friday, June 22, 2018 at Cove Park.
On March 6 2018, 33 Wethersfield High School students attended the Connecticut DECA Career Development Competition at the Aqua Turf in Southington. Approximately 1100 students from across the state of CT participated and competed in this conference which serves as a showplace for skills learned by students in marketing education instructional programs Fourteen students from Wethersfield received awards and earned the right to attend the national conference which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia (April 21 - 25). Please click for more.
Wethersfield Parents, Guardians and Community Members - Please join us in a conversation with Mr. Rais Bhuiyan. His tale of empathy and kindness in the face of hate and personal attack will inspire. Rais will also be joining SDMS students and families for the day on January 22. 2018 to share his story and life's journey.

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Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: 860-571-8100

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