RUMFORD — The imaginative and prescient for a brand new college for elementary and junior excessive college students from Rumford and Mexico can be a “welcoming and collaborative studying atmosphere,” in keeping with the ultimate design assertion.
The assertion was shared Wednesday night time at a Zoom assembly between Harriman architects of Auburn and the Regional Faculty Unit 10 college constructing committee. Based mostly on concepts provided at a neighborhood discussion board final week, the assertion described the design as a spot “the place we plant the seeds and nurture the roots for a powerful tomorrow.”
Architects Lisa Sawin, Mark Lee and Emilie Waugh led the committee Wednesday in a dialogue concerning the constructing plans.
The district proposes a college for prekindergarten by grade 8 college students on the website of Meroby Elementary and Mountain Valley Center faculties in Mexico. It could home college students from Rumford and Mexico elementary faculties and the center college.
Superintendent Deb Alden stated final week that the Maine Department of Education will consider the request for approval of the site, “probably in July.”
Sawin stated some concepts offered at a workshop final month as guiding rules for the design had been:
• Ample space for storing.
• Developmentally acceptable services.
• Particular training rooms that aren’t remoted.
• Pure mild.
• Areas for nonathletic extracurricular actions.
• Indoor and out of doors performing arts areas.
• Ample assembly house, particularly non-public particular training conferences.
Different concepts, together with from a neighborhood survey, listed the significance of social and emotional studying assist, applications and house for science, know-how, engineering and math, arts, neighborhood entry, a small college mannequin and a connection to nature.
The 4 prime priorities for the constructing are, so as: a safe and welcoming entry; pure mild and views of nature; house for hands-on studying; and hubs for college students gatherings.
The Harriman group confirmed movies of interiors and exteriors of latest faculties in Holbrook, Massachusetts, and Harrisonburg, Virginia.
The varsity constructing committee additionally seen diagrams of the Paris Elementary Faculty for prekindergarten to grade 6 and a Farmington college for prekindergarten by grade 2 that incorporates a round courtyard entrance.