Hill Middle School Modernization
work included an asphalt overlay on the existing
asphalt paving at the parking lot and exterior court
area. Re-striping was done to the parking stalls
and basketball courts. A low fence was installed
between the playfield and exterior court area. The
basketball courts were expanded from three to
four. A concrete block trash enclosure was added
next to the vehicle entrance to move the dumpsters
away from the main school building. A path of travel
for the disabled was established by constructing a
new ramp at the entrance to the gymnasium and the
were made to the existing gutters and downspouts.
At the main building all existing exterior wood windows
were repaired. All windows with temporary plastic
glazing were replaced with new glass. The existing
aluminum windows in the auditorium were repaired.
Entrance doors and door hardware throughout the building
were replaced as required to meet disabled access
requirements. A prefabricated two-stop elevator was installed at the north end of the building to
replace the old sub-standard unit. A new lift
was installed in the auditorium to provide disabled
access to the stage.
interior finishes throughout the corridors and classrooms
of the main building were upgraded. This included
new flooring, paint, ceiling tiles (where required),
and the installation of new tack board panels on
the corridor walls. All student and staff toilet
rooms had new plumbing fixtures installed.
New toilet partitions replaced the existing partitions
and new tile was installed on the floors and
walls. The computer/media classroom was relocated
adjacent to the library. Improvements to
the shop building included upgrading the toilet
facilities to comply with disabled access requirements
and replacing finishes in the classroom area.
walls and floors within the gym and the exercise
room were refinished. The bleachers were replaced with automated units. The locker rooms
received new floor and wall finishes, as
well as new lockers. Storage cages were constructed
within the locker rooms utilizing part of the existing
shower space. All toilet rooms were upgraded to
comply with disabled access requirements.
mechanical system at the main building was refurbished,
including the unit ventilators in the classrooms.
Air conditioning was added to the computer/media
classroom. New roof-mounted mechanical units
replaced the existing units at the gymnasium and shop
building. Additional electrical outlets were installed
throughout the school as well as provisions for new
data wiring. A new phone/clock and bell/security
system replaced the existing system throughout
Newsletter, Winter 2003
Newsletter, Fall 2002