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Energy Efficiency renovations proceed

The German School’s energy efficiency renovation is running at full speed during summer vacation.  The workers demolished what used to be the reception and the administration offices as well as what used to be the art room and they are now starting to reconstruct the new areas that will replace them. The office staff has settled into their temporary location, which is on the opposite side of the Assembly Hall, where the former physics lab was located. The sound of sawing, drilling, hammering and welding is now a constant element for everyone working at the school during summer break. Old materials are being taken out and carted away and new materials are being carried into the main building.

Soon after construction started, we had to say an emotional good-bye to a center piece of the German School’s history – the yellow reception window. If this window could talk, it would have a lot of stories to tell. Lost lunch tickets, missed school buses, students with stomach aches – our Ms. Wagner always has a solution and she is looking forward to being there for everyone at the new window that will be located right by the main entrance.

Some hidden spots in our main building are also undergoing a rapid change. In the boiler room, where all the mechanics of our heating and cooling system lie – called “the vaults” by German School staff – one of the big boilers has been removed so far and further alterations are in the works.  Our IT server will be moving to a new home in the newly renovated so-called “fishbowl” near the main entrance.  The roof is another site of activity. Currently, we are in the process of removing all river stones and insulation from the roofs of the preschool and the main building. These are the first steps in the roofs’ replacement. The new roofs will keep our preschoolers and students cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

You are wondering what the main building looks like these days? Take a look at the most recent pictures below.

Window of the Business Office

July 10, 2014

July 18, 2014

Temporary office for Business Office staff

Former art room

July 2, 2014

July 18, 2014

Boiler room

New room for the server

July 16, 2014 July 18, 2014

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