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School Building Project

Updates, Photos and Timelines

November 27, 2016


Welcome to Sunrise R-IX School's Building Project site. Please scroll down for photos and construction updates of our school building.  This site will remain updated throughout the building project.

Architect: KRJ

      Project Manager: Jamie

General Contractor: Brockmiller

       Superintendent: Mr. Rick Pyatt / Ed



December 20, 2016 - Awarded Bid to General Contractor: Brockmiller

January-August, 2017 - Construction of 6 additional classrooms, new gym and relocation of Superintendent's office, kindergarten classrooms and 1/2 day PK

July 31, 2017- Tentative completion date

July 31, 2017 - Classroom Addition complete

OPENING DAY OF SCHOOL 2017 - August 23, 2017

                      - Middle School classrooms in use!

September 8, 2017 - New Gymnasim Complete

September 11, 2017 -GRAND OPENING EVENT at 6:00 pm

                                 -First Home Volleyball Game at 6:30 pm

September 12, 2017 - New Gym: Middle School students AM location and gym class



September 11: Middle School students use new gym

August 23: Middle School students in new classrooms

August 17 and 21: Back to School Night (new middle school wing)

May 11: Student's last day -construction moves inside!

February 20: Sewer Project completed

February 14: Valentine Party parking, someone will be directing area for additional parking on ball field

January 30: fence being built along playground to keep students in pea gravel and in a safety zone from the gym construction area

January 30: parent pick-up should arrive on campus for pick-up between 3:05-3:20 p.m.

January 17: students enter and exit to playground using the 4/5 grade door

January 3: parking is allowed on front fence and back gravel lot



September 11, 2017: GRAND OPENING EVENT


Back to School Nights: due to middle school classrooms addition, several rooms within the district are moving locations. There will be a defined 'Early Childhood' Wing at the principal entrance, all kindergarten and preschool classrooms will be at this location.

August 18, 2017: awning from cafeteria to new gym being installed

August 18, 2017: new classrooms


August 18, 2017: new gym -divider, wood floor, scoreboards, locker rooms (currently Sunrise does not have any), score table, and new superintendent office location



June 29, 2017: drone footage



June 14, 2017: new classroom addition exterior, gym exterior, tile floor in classroom addition and preschool bathroom addition


June 7, 2017: new Board of Education room, FACS classroom cabinets and counters, classrooms with electric-painted walls-ceiling, gym progress, retention pond, workout room, superintendent new office

May 23, 2017: Gym Progress!

May 17, 2017: Superintendent new office door cut through and 1/2 Day PK bathroom begins


May 15, 2017: HVAC installed on classroom addition and electric panel work

​May 13, 2017:


May 5, 2017: Classroom drywall completed, temporary electric hangs

April 25, 2017: Gym floor completed!


April 24, 2017: Drywall Delivery! Gym floor being poured- lots of action for Sunrise students!


 April 18, 2017: Classroom Addition- six middle school classrooms


April 12, 2017: Gym layout, Rough in for water/restrooms, a new playground area will be fenced in on the side of the gym


April 5, 2017: School Garden Planning, Gym footings poured, new doorway to middle school, bricking continues


April 4, 2017: Bricking Begins on Classroom Addition


March 28, 2017:  classroom addition and gym footings/piers


March 24, 2017: Outdoor classroom trails are all cut in- controlled burn and gravel will come next!

March 24, 2017: more progress for the gym and outdoor classroom clearing

March 20, 2017: Classroom addition! We can envision the building-windows, doors, rooms!

March 17, 2017: Roof going on!

March 10, 2017: gym footings dug


March 9, 2017: Beams delivered and installed for classroom addition, footings dug for gym

March 6, 2017: Outdoor classroom trails are being cleared. Getting ready for the controlled burn in April.

March 1, 2017: Classroom addition being constructed and finalized color of gym exterior

February 28, 2017: extensive color sample meeting with Building Committee

February 21, 2017: Sewer Project completed

February 21, 2017: Outdoor Classroom clearing continues and planning/timelines consistently updated.



February 14, 2017: concrete floor poured for MS wing, drilling wells completed 2-16

February 13, 2017: gym progress


February 10, 2017: View the progress; new gym, overall, new middle school wing, sewer field

February 9, 2017: gym progress

February 8, 2017: gym ground clearing continues, David meets with vendors in regards to technology within the new additions

February 7, 2017: ground breaking on the gym, wells are continuing to be dug for geothermal, septic progress across the road, and middle school wing classrooms are visible in the ground


February 2, 2017: footings poured

January 30, 2017: layout on ground to dig for gym, playground safety fencing installed



January 26, 2017: pouring concrete footings for middle school addition


January 24, 2017: rebar, footings, concrete, oh my!

January 23, 2017: pilings and electric


January 17, 2017: footings are being dug

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January 12, 2017

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January 11, 2017: 6 Classrooms ground digging.

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January 9, 2017: Brockmiller brings equipment to campus and begins preliminary site work.





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A bathroom will be added to the new 1/2 day preschool bathroom. This is Mrs. Brewen's current classroom.

Superintendent Office will be located in current kindergarten rooms. Kindergarten will move to preschool/office wing. The Early Childhood will be PK-K classrooms, located at the office hallway.

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For further information, questions, or concerns, please contact school:
Armand Spurgin, Superintendent
ads@sunrise-r9.org or 636-586-6660
Angie Rowden, Principal
arowden@sunrise-r9.org, or 636-586-6660



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