----- Meeting Notes (11/15/13 09:36) ----- #2 ANTICIPATE THE FUTURE. . . OF EDUCATION. CLASROOMS SUMMER PROGRAMS ETC.
----- Meeting Notes (11/15/13 09:36) ----- WE WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING GOALS ALUMS OF THE FUTURE. KNOCK DOWN THE OLD BUILDING SENTIMENTAL ATTACHMENT ONGOING PROCESS. . . BELONGING CONTINUITY PLACE SEROIUSNESS ABOUT MAINTIAN TRADITION DOING OUR PART IN THE LARGER WORLD. LINK BT. GENERATIONS. FRAGMENTATION OF FAMILY/COMMUNITY TIES. SUPPORTS OUR CORE VALUES.
Open Gates Mr. Cino
The Walker Renovation Project
Ron Cino, Head of School
Balancing competing concerns . . .
Goal 3 of WA’s Strategic Plan: By 2014, Worcester Academy will assess,
support, and sustain its community and educational programs
through exemplary institutional systems and practices.
. . . A Complex project. . . .
Phase One: March 1-May 1, 2013
The renovation of the lower level of Kellner and the relocation of Information
Services. Student Life offices and activities will continue uninterrupted on
the main floor.
Phase Two: Late May-Late August, 2013
Demolition and reconstruction of lower two levels of Walker Hall; installation
of exterior ramp for accessibility; installation of elevator that will service
both Walker and the Megaron; installation of new HVAC system; installation
of new restrooms on each of the top three floors.
[During the 2013-2014 academic year, we will have full use of the top three
floors in Walker, but we will have no access to the bottom two floors. We will
use temporary spaces to accommodate the arts classes and other school
functions that normally take place on these levels.]
Phase Three: Late May-Late August, 2014
Demolition and reconstruction of classroom and office spaces; installation of
new windows; installation of building systems.
Balancing and preserving . . .
1. Is the essence of education. . . Progressive, action-oriented
2. Creating a sense of place/community
3. A sense of continuity
4. As President Kennedy said in his inaugural speech more than 50
years ago. . . Passing the torch to a new generation