Huntley High School Expansion Phase II – First Electric Newspaper
Written By Staff at First Electric Newspaper. January 2, 2015
HHS Further Expansion Waits For Thaw, Summer Break
Huntley High School students returning from Winter Break Monday will find themselves greeted with a new HHS main entrance sign meant to reinforce a “Red Raiders” identity. Bolted up during the break, the new sign marks a milestone in District 158’s HHS expansion to handle another 1,000 students.
Most of the Phase I remodeling work’s finished, according to D158’s Operations and Maintenance Director Doug Renkosik including revamping the main entrance for better security and repurposing four instruction areas including the school’s weight room. Parking changes and a student entrance to the Harmony Road campus are finished and work’s approaching the halfway point on the new Huntley High Field House.
Phase II construction’s due to begin this Spring (“just as soon as the ground thaws”) for a classroom addition on the high school’s west end with interior work on a larger cafeteria, multiple common areas, and a redesigned library scheduled to start as soon as the Summer Break. “It’s going to be a very busy Summer,” said Renkosik.
The entire project is being funded by a $39 million construction grant from the State that had originally been planned to pay for the District’s Square Barn Campus almost 10 years ago.