DECEMBER 3, 2020

Progress Video: Forest Hills Project Next

Bond Summary:
This $140 million bond program for Forest Hills Public Schools was passed by local voters in 2018. The program was developed to INVEST in the district’s infrastructure by upgrading aging systems to save operational costs, SECURE their schools by upgrading safety measures, and INSPIRE students by providing modern learning environments.

Project Next:
In this video, Jeff Diemer, Project Superintendent, gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the ongoing Project Next construction site at Forest Hills Northern High School. Renovations to the east wing of the high school were completed over the spring/summer of 2020. Current work is centralized within the west wing, and is being completed in sub-phases to minimize disruption to ongoing school operations.

Features include enclosing an exterior courtyard to create a collaborative, shared commons space, while adjacent renovations and reconfigurations to classrooms are being built with several features that promote flexible, hands-on learning.

We're looking forward to getting this wrapped up, doing it well, and moving on to the next piece.

Jeff Diemer
Project Superintendent, Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co.

In Other News

Innes David

O‑A‑K hires David Innes in Kalamazoo…

O‑A‑K hires David Innes in Kalamazoo Office

(KALAMAZOO, MI) January 31, 2023– Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co.…
Steffen Todd

O‑A‑K welcomes new CFO

O‑A‑K welcomes new CFO

(Grand Rapids, MI) January 30, 2023– Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co.…
B L

O‑A‑K MI Welcomes 20 New Employees in…

O‑A‑K MI Welcomes 20 New Employees in 2022

(Grand Rapids, MI) January 24­, 2023– Owen‑Ames‑Kimball Co.…
Retiree Luncheon final v2 subs 00 01 03 15 Still012

O‑A‑K Retiree Luncheon

O‑A‑K Retiree Luncheon

People who value people is one of our O‑A‑K Core Values.…
STILL7

O‑A‑K Compilation Video

O‑A‑K Compilation Video

What are you looking forward to in 2023? Hear what our…
Frame 1712

Forest Hills Public Schools, Orchard…

Forest Hills Public Schools, Orchard View Elementary Tour

Join Principal, Christina Mendoza, and O‑A‑K’s Project…
02 v1 00 00 23 12 Still006

Cornhole Tournament @ New Operation…

Cornhole Tournament @ New Operation Center

Nothing brings people together like a little friendly…
01 v6 00 00 35 18 Still006

Lowell Area Schools, Construction Tour

Lowell Area Schools, Construction Tour

Lowell Middle School is undergoing a major transformation.…
01 v3 00 01 17 07 Still013

Holland Language Academy, Playground…

Holland Language Academy, Playground Improvements Video

Check out the completed playground at Holland Language…
02 v3 00 01 10 03 Still014

Rockford High School, Aquatic…

Rockford High School, Aquatic Improvements Project Video

Tour the Aquatic Improvements project happening at Rockford…