MARCH 30, 2017

Kenowa Hills Public Schools Breaks Ground on $55 million bond project

(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) – Staff, students, parents and community supporters of Kenowa Hills Public Schools gathered Thursday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of the district’s $55 million bond project, which will fund improvements to six facilities over the course of the next four years. Construction at Kenowa Hills Alpine Elementary was the first to kick off the major bond improvements.

“It’s always great to be a Knight,” said Kenowa Hills Public Schools Superintendent, Gerald Hopkins. “Today is a culmination of an outpouring of support we received from our parents, staff, and school supporters in an effort to provide all students a safe an engaging school experience. There are so many amazing things happening inside the walls of our classrooms and we are excited to begin to make these experiences even more so with building improvements that will be highly visible to our teachers, students and parents.”

Bond improvements will encompass all Kenowa Hills facilities: Kenowa Hills High School, Kenowa Hills Middle School, Alpine Elementary, Central Elementary, Zinser Elementary, and the Kenowa Hills Early Childhood Center.

The timeline of the bond improvements is as follows:

2017

  • Alpine Elementary: Secure entry, traffic and parking lot reconfigurations, new gymnasium, building improvements
  • Kenowa Hills High School: Secure entry, athletic improvements (baseball and tennis)

2018

  • Early Childhood Center: Secure entry
  • Central Elementary: Secure entry, traffic and parking lot reconfiguration
  • Kenowa Hills Middle School: Secure entry, traffic and parking lot reconfigurations
  • Zinser Elementary: Secure entry

2019

  • Central Elementary: Building improvements
  • Zinser Elementary: Building improvements, traffic and parking lot reconfigurations

2020

  • Kenowa Hills High School: Building improvements, traffic and parking lot reconfigurations

The bond to fund these projects was passed by the community in May of 2016. Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. is providing construction management services. GMB Architecture + Engineering is the project architect. For continued updates, visit the district’s blog at http://kenowaconstruction.blogspot.com.

In Other News

OAK Naples 5100 Tamiami Trail N

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball expands Collier…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball expands Collier County operations, relocates Naples office

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
FGCU Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Rendering

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Chosen for…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Chosen for FGCU Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Dale Dave OAK

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Recognized as…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Recognized as a Top Business in Florida

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
San Cap Bank Front 6527

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Completes Sanibel…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Completes Sanibel Captiva Community Bank Renovations

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a preeminent general…
Phil and stairs

Hope College's Haworth Inn & Conference…

Hope College's Haworth Inn & Conference Center

Hope College’s Haworth Inn and Conference Center, adjacent…
06 2020 Fredrick Meijer Gardens Update Social V1 1 00 00 28 10 Still001

Thank You Interns

Thank You Interns

This summer, O‑A‑K had the pleasure of hosting 11 interns…
MM 1st Walls YUNC0781 lr

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Reaches…

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Florida Reaches Milestone in Middle School MM Construction

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K) Florida, a preeminent…
OAK Family Health Centers Summer Ridge smaller

O‑A‑K Florida Chosen for Family Health…

O‑A‑K Florida Chosen for Family Health Centers Clinic Construction

Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Company (O‑A‑K), a respected general…
News Austin Baumann Diemer Eaton

O‑A‑K Welcomes 12 New Employees

O‑A‑K Welcomes 12 New Employees

(Grand Rapids, MI) June 26, 2020 – Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co.…
IMG 3527

Good Luck Brandon VanWert

Good Luck Brandon VanWert

Brandon is taking a year-long leave of absence from O‑A‑K…