Netta Architects, Students, Stakeholders Visit Joint Base MDL To Celebrates Halfway Point of North Hanover Township School District’s New Endeavor School
NORTH HANOVER – Netta Architects, students, and project stakeholders were invited to the construction site of the Endeavour School in May to tour the building and learn about plans for the new Pre-K through 4th-grade school opening in September 2019. The ceremony highlighted the benefits to the community’s early and elementary school-age children and the district’s education facilities. It was followed by a tour given by Laurence Uher of Netta Architects and a commemorative signing of a structural beam at the construction site to mark the project’s halfway point.
Superintendent Helen Payne said the addition of an on-base elementary school provides young children of military families the chance to spend their usual two to three years in the district among peers who have had similar experiences. “Our goal was to create a hometown feeling for the little time they’re on base,” she said. “To feel like they have a homeschool.”
The construction is funded through a federal grant of almost $62 million and capital funds from the North Hanover district. The $75 million schools will serve about 800 students. JB MDL students in grades Pre-K through 4th Grade who attend North Hanover Township schools will now go to the Endeavour school. The base’s two existing schools, Discovery and Atlantis, will be demolished and students will either complete the next grade at Endeavour or graduate to the Upper Elementary School for fifth grade.