Folks living near Midvale Middle are hearing the cracks and groans of a 60-year-old brick building coming down to make way for the future.
Demolition at the school at 7852 S. Pioneer Street started this week and workers will be on the site for the next two years while they construct a new campus for the community. The building is being dismantled so the District can build a new 203,000-square-foot, three-wing building, which is scheduled to be done in fall 2017.
The new school will feature large windows to allow for a lot of natural light, high-tech classrooms, teacher-collaboration spaces, science and computer labs, a multiple-use front-entrance atrium, a 650-seat auditorium, indoor and outdoor student commons areas, a full-length basketball court with an elevated running track, and dance and exercise rooms, among other amenities.
While crews work on the new Midvale Middle, students and teachers will be housed in the old Crescent View Middle, 11150 S. 300 East, Sandy. Students who used to walk to the Midvale Middle will be bused to the temporary school.
However, the scope of construction has changed the District’s transportation plans for these students. There is a new bus stop.
Instead of meeting near the campus, students will need to meet seven buses near the Midvale City Park and the Midvale Boys and Girls Club, 7631 Chapel St., at 7:15 a.m. Buses will leave the park site at 7:20 a.m. After school, the buses will leave the school in Sandy at 2:57 p.m. and arrive back at the Midvale Park and Boys and Girls Club at 3:20 p.m.
For late-start Fridays, buses will leave in the morning at 8:55 a.m.Â
When school starts this year, the Midvale students will be welcomed by new Principal Wendy Dau and Assistant Principals Karen Moore, Kerry Schroeppel and Kip Carlsen.