The community will have the opportunity to tour Boulder Valley School District’s newest schools in Boulder and Broomfield during grand re-opening events scheduled this month.
The gatherings will include a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an open house where community members are invited to tour the new buildings.
Creekside Elementary | 3740 Martin Drive, Boulder | September 14, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Douglass Elementary | 840 N. 75th Street, Boulder | September 28, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Emerald Elementary | 275 Emerald Street, Broomfield | September 25, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
The three schools, which replace the well-worn Creekside, Douglass (Boulder) and Emerald (Broomfield) elementary schools, were constructed through the 2014 bond-funded Building for Student Success program. The designs of the buildings were shaped by Boulder Valley’s strategic plan, which focuses on educational innovation. The buildings employ flexible learning environments to create spaces that will allow teachers to personalize learning for students, use multiple modes to deliver instruction and facilitate learning to fully engage students in their education. A variety of spaces, along with furniture and even walls that can be easily reconfigured, support different teaching approaches and learning needs throughout the day.
In addition, the schools are built to the highest green building standards to support the district’s aggressive sustainability and energy efficiency goals. They have been designed to be net zero energy capable, maximizing energy efficiency and laying the groundwork for future installation of renewable energy sources. The buildings exceed standards for fresh air intake, push the envelope for waste diversion, and feature abundant daylighting throughout.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Meadowlark K-8 will be scheduled after construction is complete at the school, later this year. Currently, work is underway on Phase 2 of the project, which includes the school’s gymnasium and music facilities.