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2024 Bond Updates

Gluing on field stripingAt Neil Armstrong MS, crew members cut out spaces for the colored striping to outline sports boundary areas, then add a heavy-duty glue to place the striping on the field. After all the stripes are in place, rubberized pellets are spread across the field to provide a surface that simulates real grass, cushions impacts, and a safer field to play on.
aerial view of nearly-completed field
aerial view of synthetic turf field being installedPanel by panel, the field crew installed the synthetic turf field at Neil Armstrong MS. Work was about 80% complete as of July 3, with end-zone striping, laying sand (to weigh down and stabilize the turf), and addition of rubberized pellets coming up. View video at
Groundbreaking for construction of CTE addition  Ground has been broken on the new addition for Forest Grove High School's early childhood education program.
Crew members pour concrete into a footing frameIn a major step toward construction of the building, crew members poured the first portion of concrete into the footing frames for the new Cornelius Elementary building. View the video: Visit the school's project page for continued updates.
aerial view of flat tile drain workFlat tile drainage and barrier sheets are laid on the field and covered by the first layer of base gravel. New asphalt has been added over a field events area.
crew members review base frame for elevator shaftFraming for the concrete footings at Cornelius Elementary are being added to the excavated areas, including this one for the base of the building's elevator shaft. 
Aerial view of NAMS field workNAMS field work continues to cover up the drainage trenches and compact the soil.
Building footings excavatedMore footings are excavated at Cornelius Elementary. These will be compacted and eventually filled with concrete to provide base support for the new building. 
Drainage on NAMS fieldInstallation of drainage pipes and additional stabilization of areas on the NAMS field are nearly wrapped up as rock is added and compacted above the improved sections.
Excavation for footingsExcavation has begun for the new Cornelius Elementary's building concrete footings. 
trenching for drainage pipesTrenches are being dug around the perimeter of the NAMS field to install pipes that will drain water away from the field into the storm drain system.
Heavy equipment lined up on siteThe building site for the new Cornelius Elementary is now graded. Heavy equipment is lined up to prepare the next step: excavation of footings.
Cement treatment on NAMS fieldCement treatment is taking place on the Neil Armstrong Middle School field to stabilize the soil.
Grading for new building siteGrading of the soil smooths out the areas for the new building and parking lots at the north side of the Cornelius Elementary campus.
Excavation of NAMS fieldThe field at Neil Armstrong Middle School is now being excavated to prepare for grading, cement treatment, and eventual installation of the new synthetic turf.
Excavation site for new buildingAt Cornelius Elementary, the back of the campus is being prepared for construction of the new building. At the north side, the site is being excavated for the parking lots and the building foundation.
students vote on play structure designHarvey Clarke Elementary School students selected a new design for its new play structure, in colors incorporating lavender, blue-green and plum. Expected installation is summer 2024. Read more here:
Attendees shovel first dirt at Cornelius Elementary groundbreakingOn Wed., April 3, 2024, the community helped to officially break ground for the updated campus and new building. Speakers included: FGSD Superintendent Dave Parker; Cornelius City Manager Peter Brandom; long-time resident and former Cornelius Elementary student Norby Chartry; Principal Angella Graves; and students Lexii Torres and Robin Munoz. They touched on the history of the school, back when Mr. Chartry attended and to the 80 years of the current building. The ongoing partnership with the City of Cornelius as well as the support of voters, taxpayers and other community members were cited as critical to this project as well as the modernized education of students for decades to come. View photo highlights on the Cornelius Elementary bond page.
Safety fencingSafety fencing is going up at the back of the campus to prepare for excavation and grading of the area for the new building. The fencing is intended to prevent unauthorized personnel from entering the construction zone - for your safety, please stay out of this area.
FGSD's design consultant, Mahlum Architects, presented the final renderings to staff and parent advisors for the new building that will replace the existing school. View more information about this bond project.