Students benefit from investments in innovative learning spaces{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Students benefit from investments in innovative learning spacesSchools Use Innovation Funds to Rethink Educational Environments<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">New learning environments in recently completed construction projects support a variety of learning activities so students can work alone or in groups, access technology wirelessly and present their learning in a variety of ways. </span><br></p> more about Innovation projects at schools<img alt="" src="/SliderImages/CreeksideLC.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />enclosed
Construction waste bypassing landfills{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction waste bypassing landfillsBVSD Works Toward Aggressive Waste Diversion Goals <span><p>Extensive planning and effort by BVSD staff, vendors and construction companies to reuse and recycle furniture, books, classroom supplies, construction materials and more are yielding impressive results. </p></span> the details<img alt="" src="/SliderImages/MetalRecycle.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />enclosed
Innovation in Action{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Innovation in ActionCheck Out Meadowlark School!<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">BVSD's first school in Erie welcomed students on August 16! This innovative new school serves grades PK-8 in a Learning Community based floorplan. Flexible grouping arrangements and project-based learning will be instrumental in creating challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities for all students.</span><br></p> more <img alt="" src="/SliderImages/MeadowlarkEntry.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />enclosed
Innovation in Action{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Innovation in ActionThe New Creekside Is Open!<p>​Creekside Elementary students started the school year in a brand new building! The new school replaces a decades-old, worn out building. Its floorplan is based on a Learning Community model wiith adjustable Learning Studio configurations. Moveable walls and flexible furniture support mutiple approaches to instruction. <br></p> more <img alt="" src="/SliderImages/CreeksideArt.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />enclosed
Innovation in Action{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Innovation in ActionNew Emerald Elementary School Opens the Door to Innovative Learning<p>The Emerald Elementary Dragons started the school year in a brand new building! The flexible floorplan of the new building will allow teachers to easily reconfigure learning spaces to meet the needs of a particular lesson as well as students.<br></p> more <a href="/projects/Emerald/Pages/default.aspx#images"><img alt="See more" src="/SliderImages/EmeraldFireplace.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /></a>enclosed
Innovation in Action{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Innovation in ActionConstruction Complete at Douglass!<p>Fresh pencils, fresh paper and a fresh new school greeted Douglass Elementary students and staff this school year. The floorplan is based on a Learning Community model which groups mulltiple grades together and includes a variety of learning spaces. Follow the link below to learn more. <br></p> more <img alt="" src="/SliderImages/DouglassProSlider.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />enclosed



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Building for Student Success Text Block/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Text Block/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Building for Student SuccessThe bond program generously approved by voters in 2014 will provide much-needed capital improvements to our district’s buildings, and includes significant funding directed at creating innovative learning environments. Building renovations will align with our strategic plan, "The Success Effect," and learning spaces will be designed to meet the needs of today’s students and the students of the future.,<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/bvsdbond/images/bg_blueprint.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />



New construction and renovations projected to improve energy efficiency and save money Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=11 Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=11{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}New construction and renovations projected to improve energy efficiency and save moneyEnergy modeling for the new Creekside, Douglass, Emerald and Meadowlark buildings predicts significant reductions in energy use compared to the current buildings and/or compared with code-compliant construction. BVSD's Sustainable Energy Plan sets a goal of Zero Net Energy or Zero Net Energy Capable for new construction. Zero net energy means that a building produces as much energy through renewable sources as it uses. ZNEC buildings are designed to be as energy efficient as possible and to allow for the future installation of renewable energy generators such as wind turbines or photovoltaic panels. Deep Energy Retrofits were conducted on several other projects and are yielding equally impressive results. In particular, overall energy use at Broomfield Heights is predicted to drop by nearly 30 percent even though air conditioning has been installed in the building.<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Green%20energy.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Middle schoolers get more play time on artificial fields Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=14 Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=14{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Middle schoolers get more play time on artificial fieldsStudents and community members alike will have more opportunity for exercising outside on new artificial turf fields installed at six BVSD middle schools. Because they are more durable than natural grass, the artificial fields provide more play time each day and throughout the year. The fields also use less water and chemicals and require less maintenance than natural grass.<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Fields.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Safety During Construction is Top Priority Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=16 Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=16{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Safety During Construction is Top PriorityBVSD takes every precaution to ensure students, staff and workers stay safe during construction projects at schools. We've produced a new video to share with students before construction starts. This video lets them know what measures are in place to keep them safe and how they contribute to construction safety. Everyone plays a role in keeping schools safe.<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/SafetyVideo.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Meadowlark building fosters collaborative project-based learning Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=17 Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=17{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Meadowlark building fosters collaborative project-based learningStudents at Erie's Meadowlark PK-8 are expected to talk more than their teachers, decide how much work they should do at home and take the lead on everything from their projects to planning school celebrations. Follow the link to read the full Daily Camera article.<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Meadowlark%20L18A1471%20(1).jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />




What’s ‘green’ about the bond?{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}What’s ‘green’ about the bond?Funding in the bond program will advance BVSD's sustainability goals and create healthy, comfortable learning environments.,
Educational Innovation{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Educational InnovationThe bond program, coupled with the road map of the strategic plan and new resources for professional learning, offers a monumental opportunity to rethink the design of school buildings and our approach to education.,