After four years and millions of dollars, new PVHS building almost complete

Mar 12, 2014 6:17 PM

The construction of Pleasant Valley High School's brand new building is almost wrapped up.

It's two stories, environmentally friendly and houses two dozen classrooms. It cost $14 million and took four years to complete. PVHS principal John Shepherd says it is well worth the time and money.

“Right now we have 30 staff members rubbing elbows with 30 other staff members,” he said. “As you can imagine, it’s time for those factions to separate and I know they’re really excited about having their own room.”

Before this new building was complete, portable trailers housed many of the classrooms. Small and outdated, their tight fit created quite the challenges.

“When we were rubbing elbows,” Shepherd said, “we're all human and human nature kicks in and when you’ve been rubbing elbows for a few year personalities come out ”

Inside the new classrooms, students will study in an environment full of state-of-the-art technology.

PVHS sophomore Bradley Angel is excited about the new digs and believes it will help improve academics.

“It’s going to be a nice change, especially from out in the portables,” he said. “I think kids are going to be able to pay attention a lot easier.”

This building will officially open when students return from Spring Break on Monday, March 24.


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