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Sun Prairie Area School District Celebrates Elementary School Grand Openings

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The Sun Prairie Area School District is thrilled to be celebrating the grand opening of two new elementary schools just before the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Token Springs Elementary and Meadow View Elementary Schools will officially be open for “learning” on August 28 and August 29, 2018.

Both Token Springs Elementary and Meadow View Elementary were built to resolve the pressing space issue occurring in the area's elementary schools.​ The District has grown by over 2,400 students in the past 10 years, resulting in six of seven elementary schools being over capacity prior to this year. Now, with the addition of two new elementary schools, K-5 students across the district will have room to learn and grow starting this fall.

To accomplish these projects, the Sun Prairie School District partnered with Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) and J.H. Findorff & Son Inc. Both schools are identical, other than Token Springs which also serves as the home for the District’s Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC).

A few of the unique features integral to our new schools include: classroom areas that open to large, multi-purpose collaborative spaces, green rooms, makerspace areas, extensive natural light, flexible furniture and a geothermal room to teach about sustainability. The buildings were designed to facilitate collaboration amongst students and staff and to enhance each child’s learning experience. The design for both schools centers around a global community that supports and celebrates diversity. Major design elements used consistently throughout each school include the idea of unique ecosystems, circles and color schemes voted on last year by more than 300 students. Students were also involved in the furniture selection process though an interactive furniture fair where they could “test drive” many different types of furniture. A special “naming committee” made up of community members, students and staff were involved in selecting the names of both new schools earlier this year.

The entire community is invited to attend these special grand opening/open house events!

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Place: Token Springs Elementary School
1435 N Thompson Rd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
6-6:15 pm Ribbon Cutting
6:15-8 pm Open House and Self-Guided Tour

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Place: Meadow View Elementary School
200 N Grand Ave, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
6-6:15 pm Ribbon Cutting
6:15-8 pm Open House and Self-Guided Tour

Patti Lux-Weber
Sun Prairie Area School District