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Dr. Darrell Myers, Superintendent, Livingston ISD

HCISD makes vocational advancement: Schematic designs approved for new career and technology building

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(KYLE, TEXAS) - As part of the 2014 bond package, voters approved just under $1.9 million to expand Career and Technical Education (CTE) career pathway offerings in Hays CISD. This item includes, among other things, construction of a welding and construction technology/building trades building at Lehman High School.

The board approved the final schematic designs and construction documents for the building in August. The building is scheduled to open in 2016-2017.


China Spring ISD to unveil new expanded high school

By STEPHANIE BUTTS / Waco Tribune-Herald

(CHINA SPRING) - The China Spring High School expansion and remodeling is nearly complete, with only a few hallways to be finished before its dedication ceremony at the end of April.

Voters approved the $15.3 million bond in May 2013 to remedy overcrowding at the high school, and China Spring ISD Superintendent Marc Faulkner is eager to show the community the improvements.

The high school will be open to the community for tours at 6 p.m. April 30. Refreshments will be served.


Cuero ISD performance venue to open in 2016

By Johnathan Silver / Victoria Advocate

(CUERO) - An 800-seat performing arts center under construction is expected to benefit the city and the school district.

Scheduled for an August 2016 completion, the center, which came to fruition as part of a $76 million bond project, will mean new athletic space for Cuero High School along with space for choir and band students and a tiered-seating center for special events. The work is part of districtwide projects, including junior high and high school additions and renovations, and two new elementary schools.

Community members contributed almost $2 million, with $1 million coming from the estate of Freddie Fischer and more than $850,000 from the now disbanded Cuero-DeWitt Community Center Development Corp., which raised the money over decades from the community Christmas lighting ceremony downtown.

Some volunteers from the annual lighting ceremony are not alive, but they will be remembered, said Jim Haley, superintendent of Cuero schools.

"It's going to be as much a community building as it is a school center," Haley said.

School functions will take priority, though, he said, such as graduation ceremonies, choir and band performances, UIL competitions, guest speakers and more.

"We would do things to make that building self-sustaining," he said.

Trisha Priest, a 1974 Cuero High graduate, said anything the district does to develop the campus is a positive step.


2014 Student Architecture Contest Winners Announced

Reaching and Recognizing Future Design Professionals

(Austin) – Aspiring architects and designers from across the state were recently celebrated as winners of the 2014 Claycomb Student Architecture Contest. Texas public high school students were invited to submit finished architectural designs for judging by professional architects and instructors.


May 2014 Bond Election Success

Claycomb Associates is proud to announce 100% May 2014 bond election success for our clients. We congratulate these Districts and are proud to have worked with them to achieve bond success. From brand new facilities to campus renovations, we look forward to transforming these educational spaces.

We are currently scheduling design meetings and look forward to breaking ground on these projects later this year. Check back for more details.

Academy ISD Breaks Ground for New Campus

Academy ISD kicks off construction with groundbreaking ceremony

In May of 2013, voters turned out in support of the district's $17.2 million bond proposal that included an Intermediate Campus. On Tuesday, May 6th, the community turned out again; this time to celebrate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the 3-5 campus that is scheduled to open in August of 2015.

For more on this story visit the Temple Daily Telegram page.

Winners of Claycomb Student Architecture Contest Announced

Reaching and Recognizing Future Architects

(Austin) – Aspiring architects and designers in the Central Texas area recently were celebrated as winners of the first Claycomb Student Architecture Contest.

In the individual category, the $500 first-place winner Marissa Williams and $250 second-place winner Ian Friedman both attend Lake Travis High School in Lake Travis ISD. The $100 third-place winner is Adam Redmer, a Round Rock High School student who attends architecture class at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock ISD.

Special recognition goes to Paul Holmes, Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin ISD.


Student Architecture Contest Launched by Claycomb

Reaching and Recognizing Future Architects

(Austin) – Future architects may pick up their first drafting tools in high school and imagine changing the horizon with a series of homes, skyscrapers, or possibly school facilities.

Providing this type of experiential-based learning coupled with inspired design is the driving force behind the Claycomb Student Architecture Competition.


Claycomb Associates' Student Architecture Contest

Claycomb Associates, Architects, has been designing K-12 schools since 1984. In joining with TASB as a partner, Claycomb is continuing its mission to support Texas schools.

Creating opportunities for future architects

The most meaningful learning happens when students experience their subject matter in a hands-on way. Hands-on learning in a real-world context provides an even richer educational encounter.

Providing experiential-based learning coupled with inspired design is the driving force behind Claycomb's new effort.


Dr. Darrell Myers Named Superintendent of the Year for Region 6 ESC

June 2012

Dr. Darrell Myers, Superintendent of Livingston ISD, was recently named the Region 6 Educational Service Center Superintendent of the Year for 2012.

Dr. Myers has served as Livingston ISD’s Superintendent since 2007. Under his leadership, Livingston ISD has transformed from a district struggling to find unified direction to a district focused on meeting the needs of Livingston students.

In 2008 the community passed a $64 million bond to meet changes in curriculum standards, population growth, safety issues, and concerns about the single access road at the existing high school campus.

The selection committee noted Dr. Myers’ bond issue success as one of their selection criteria.


Turning a greener leaf: Hays CISD invests in green buildings, practices

Hays Free Press

Recycling, composting, rainwater harvesting – these are not just buzzwords for Hays CISD. In fact, Rod Walls, the district’s director of new construction and sustainability, says it’s the norm for how school campuses are now built in Hays CISD.

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New $19 Million Elkhart High School Brings Changes For Students At All Grade Levels

Palestine Herald-Press

ELKHART — It took six years and four trips to the polls for Elkhart ISD to succeed in a thrust toward meeting major facility needs.

In the end, the community supported the building of a “beautiful high school” everyone can be proud of for years to come, said Superintendent Mike Moon.

The modernistic, $19 million Elkhart High School sits on about a 57-acre tract on U.S. Highway 287 north of downtown waiting for finishing touches and students to start school.


Palestine Middle School gym dedicated

Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — Several hundred students, parents and supporters celebrated Tuesday night’s dedication of the 550-seat Palestine Middle School Competition Gym, with leaders thanking the district’s constituents for their support of its construction.


Palestine ISD Spreads Building Funds

Staff Writer

PALESTINE -- With two phases of a $64 million construction program under way and another phase finished, Palestine Independent School District officials carefully parcel the money to turn as many schools as possible into professional facilities.


Jacksonville ISD Leaders Break Ground On New Elementary School

Staff Writer

JACKSONVILLE — A better environment for teachers and students is on its way to Joe Wright Elementary School.

With shovels in hand, school leaders broke ground Tuesday on the new Joe Wright, which is being built at the corner of U.S. Highway 175 and Pineda Street. 


Jacksonville ISD Readying Schools' Timelines

Bond To Fund 2 New Elementary Schools
Staff Writer

JACKSONVILLE -- In the wake of its first approved bond since the late 1990s, Jacksonville ISD is preparing to hash out project timelines and details.

Voters approved a $49.865 million bond with 2,175, or 56.49 percent, of votes for the issue and 1,675, or 43.51 percent, against it, according to complete but unofficial results.


Diboll to break ground on new elementary school Nov. 1, 2010.

The dirt will fly on Nov. 1 at 6:00 PM, breaking ground on the new Temple Elementary and Diboll Primary Schools. The public is cordially invited to the short ceremony marking the beginning of the construction phase for the 124,688 square foot facility built on land donated by Temple Inland. Parking will be at Lumberjack Stadium with Diboll ISD buses bringing visitors to the site.


Porcupine Stadium And Athletic Complex Wins Design Award

SPRINGTOWN (August 24, 2010)--Each year, the Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Association of School Boards, and Texas Society of Architects proudly award excellence in new education facility construction and renovation projects in Texas. The associations present awards of excellence in the categories of design, innovation, value, process of planning, sustainability, and educational appropriateness. Awards are determined by a six-member panel of judges, comprised of two members from each association. 


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