Construction Updates

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Recent Construction Update Photos

Construction continues in the library, culinary kitchens, and student hub area.

Thank you Pryor Community!

For Approving the 2022 Bond!

Long-term commitment to the vision established for Pryor Public Schools in 2009, is the driving force for the upcoming April 5, 2022 bond election. Issues in this bond election address the following proposed projects:
  • Renovations for Jefferson and Lincoln Elementaries (roofs, windows, and classroom renovations [Lincoln])
  • Middle School Classroom and Meida Center Addition, Renovation of Maintenance Building to house STEM/IT
  • Build new Maintenance Facility
  • High School Addition
  • Athletic Improvements
  • Textbooks
  • District Technology
  • Band Instruments
  • Borrowing Costs


Weekly Updates

Report May 30, 2022 - June 03, 2022

We did a Pryor High School punch walk on the 31 that included the media center, two corridors and student services. All together it went pretty well, there are several items that need attention but nothing major wrong. The glass company has been back this week and they have the doors into the media center complete. There was a mistake made on some of the measurements for the walls that had to be reordered, but that is in the process now. The laminated wall people have finished all but one panel and are waiting on it to arrive. Flooring continues in the south commons area but is nearing completion.

The PAC project started back up this week and will continue Monday. There is still one piece that hasn’t been received, but it is expected soon and isn’t stopping the project at this moment.

Report May 14, 2022 - May 23, 2022

This week the banquette seating was installed in the north commons area. They have set the booths and the stools at the counter. There are still some to do in the south commons area, but the tile isn’t to a point that they can be installed yet. The glass doors into the media center are being started again. There was some damaged tile that had to be replaced in the entrances before the glass people could install the frames, but they were replaced and the doors are going in. Tiling in the south commons is being installed and should finish soon.  Kitchen equipment in the demonstration kitchen and the production kitchen is being installed also. Sod is completed outside.


Report May 9th , 2022 - May 13 , 2022

The glass people were back this week and have started putting the splined between the glass panels that surround the media center. This gives those walls some rigidity and also holds them straight.  The doors into the media center have been started, but there is a tile issue that has to be fixed before they can continue. The flooring and wall tile contractor has also been back and started the tiling again. They are supposed to work over the weekend to try and get ahead some.

Sod on the discus/ shot put  area is onsite and some of it was installed yesterday. The new exterior door into the computer labs  has been framed and they are ready for the EIFS to be installed.

Report May 2 , 2022 - May 6 , 2022

A lot of just cleaning and straightening up this week. The flooring contractor is supposed to have his material and get started back the middle of next week. There isn’t a lot to finish from the front to the back of the Pryor High School media center, so it shouldn’t take too long once they get started again.

The glass people came and installed the door in the new storefront at the south entrance, they will return next week to finish the doors in the media center. Electric and data is finishing in the media center and the front of the project. Some of the counter tops and seats were installed this week also.

Report April 25, 2022 - April 29, 2022

The painting has started at the Pressbox and is going well. They are ready for the ceiling grid to start in the new areas. MEP trades are working to finish their parts and flooring will be next.

 Inside Pryor High School painting is ongoing in the south commons area. The drywall is complete and they are waiting on the wood systems to get the material to finish the south wall. Most of the work is being concentrated in the culinary arts kitchen and instructional space. EIFS is finished on the south wall around the new storefront.

Report April 18, 2022 - April 22, 2022

The EIFS has started on the high school patio wall. There are a couple of larger areas that the new storefront didn’t cover that are being infilled with EIFS. They started this week and have the base coat on all the areas. Inside, they are waiting on wall tile to finish the archive area then just a little more wood system wall covering and that area will be complete. The new commons area in the front is nearing completion. Still need the counter tops and to finish the fire curtain. In the culinary arts kitchen they are needing the gas valve shut off that connects to the fire suppression system, then that area can start finishing also.

 At the Pressbox, the new air conditioning equipment is in place. They still have to connect the inside with the outside pieces then that will be done. Painting is scheduled for next week at both locations.

Report April 11, 2022 - April 15, 2022

It’s all about the little things this week. The glazing contractor was back and has all but two pieces of the butt-glass around the media center installed. We are still in need of the entry doors. The wood system installers are almost completely finished with all of the decorative wood panels throughout the project. MEP trades have been working in all areas to finish up their parts; the drywall soffits in the very south have been finished, and they are ready to paint.  There are still some wall tiles and laminated panels to install in the archives area.

 At the Pressbox, drywall is being finished, thin brick is being installed and MEP trades are working to stay ahead of everyone. Next week, the roofers are scheduled to be back to finish their part.

Report March 28 - April 1, 2022

Framing at the pressbox is complete. They have finished the softball platform and stairs and have the door from the middle area to the outside framed. MEP trades have finished their rough-in and the drywall will be starting soon. EIFS is nearing completion and the “thin brick” is underway.

At Pryor High School, the flooring crew is working on the tie-ins around the archive area and media center. Wood systems are being installed in the front area and finishing in the corridors around the media center. Most of the work is concentrated in the culinary arts kitchens and the back commons area.

Report March 12 - 25, 2022

The EIFS and thin brick  has been started on the pressbox. They have finished the south face of the baseball side and are working around the rest. Framing inside is nearing completion,  the softball wall and deck is framed, and MEP trades are working on their part before the drywall is installed.

 At Pryor High School, they are slowly working out of the front of the building. Painting is being done in the new commons and archive areas, detention room and SRO office. Still needing the wood systems installed, and I think they are scheduled for next week. The new storefront in the south end of the old cafeteria has been installed and glass is in most of the frames. The electric/data raceway along the burnished block under the glass walls of the media center is installed also.
 The big push is moving to the culinary arts area in the back.

Report March 3 - 11, 2022

The glass around the media center is making a big change in the look of  Pryor High School. Crews installed all that was on-site and are waiting on the rest to arrive. Most of the glass in the storefronts has been installed also. 

Wall covering in the archives area is nearing completion, and the finishers and painters should be here next week to start getting that area done. The painters will be going through the classrooms to address the punch list items next week while they are here.

Light fixtures have started being installed in the new commons area next to the cafeteria. This area, the lounge and   new workroom is the focus right now. All of these are close to complete then the back will become the last area to work on.
Parking lot lights were installed yesterday and are on today. The concrete is done around the new parking lot and the asphalt is coming soon.
At the baseball/softball press box they have started drywall on the baseball side.  The roof on the softball side is decked and waiting on the roofer.
The last pump has arrived for the PAC mechanical project. They have a lot of the piping done inside the boiler room, now they are waiting on the pump trim so they can finish the piping.
Have a great spring break,

Report February 14 - 20

The carpet in the media center at Pryor High School is 80% complete. They are working on the circulation desk installation now. The painters are doing the final painting and the glass is scheduled for mid-week. The millwork in the lounge and workroom was installed last week. 

There are still some items that need to be finished, but both of those spaces are getting close to completion.
We did a punch walk in the classrooms on Friday. They have a list of items that still need attention before we take full possession of them.

The baseball roof was dried in on Saturday, and they are working on the top sheet and flashings today. The platform on the baseball side of the press box has been framed and the exterior sheathing is almost finished too. This will dry in the baseball side and they will be able to continue working inside regardless of the weather. The softball side framing will start soon.

Report February 7 - 11

They are starting to install the cooking and refrigeration equipment in the culinary arts kitchen. Most of the equipment is onsite, and the MEP trades are starting to make the connections to the services. The demonstration classroom is re-framed, and the drywall is ready for paint. There was a problem with the way the storefront dividing the classroom from the kitchen was installed, but that is being corrected now.

Crews are making a push through the existing classrooms to finish anything that was still outstanding in preparation for the punch walk next Friday. Hopefully this will finish those spaces, and we can concentrate on other areas.

The framing in the archives area is ready for drywall. They have the studs finished, and some of the wall tile has been installed. A lot of the finishes are millwork and tile that will be installed by other trades.

The baseball pressbox is scheduled for roofing Tuesday of next week. The framing has picked up, and they are close to finishing the baseball side walls. After the walls are complete they will start on the platform that is raised floor. They will move to the softball side as soon as the baseball part is done.

Not much change to the PAC mechanical project. I received another pump last week, still waiting on the final one to ship.  

Report January 24 - 28

The window installers were back and started installing the storefront frames at Pryor High School. There was some discussion earlier about the installation detail, but we have since worked that out. Installation should continue this week.
The flooring crew was back Saturday to start leveling the floors around the media center. Framing has started in the new “archives” display area south of the existing offices.
More curb and gutter have been poured on the parking lot south of the high school. This area is really taking shape now that the grading is close to completion.
We are still waiting on pumps for the PAC mechanical project. I received a shipping notice for the second pump last week.

Report January 10 - 14

The hollow metal window frames have started being installed in Pryor High School. They have all of  them on-site and are installing them soon. Ceiling grid is finishing at the south end of the media center hallways, painting is going on in several areas and light fixtures are being installed also. The wood panel crew has been back and is almost caught up with the rest of the finishes.

 Concrete has been poured on the shot put area and the surveyor was back this morning to mark out the containment pole locations. Some curb and gutter has been poured on the new parking lot and some of the sidewalk on the south end was being poured today.
Framing continues on the pressbox remodel. There was some misunderstanding as to what was actually supposed to be done, but I think we have most of that corrected.
The PAC mechanical project is at a stand still due to material shipping delays. We have received one of the three pumps that we ordered and are waiting on the other two.

Report December 12 - 17

We have moved into the new student services area at Pryor High School. There are still some minor items to complete, but this will allow the demo of the existing office area to be done while we are out of the building. At this point, anything that will reduce the disruption to our staff and students is welcomed.

 Painting is well underway in the media center and in the new teacher workroom and lounge. Wall tile is being installed in the commons area behind the existing cafeteria, and floor tile is being filled in around the main corridors. The next two weeks should yield significant changes in the center of the building.
 The PAC mechanical project is underway. The mechanical room at the PAC is ready to start putting the housekeeping pads in and then start moving the equipment from the High school. The piers  for the cooling tower to rest on are being poured next week.

Report December 6 - 10

Student Services in the High School is close to being usable. The lighting is in, plumbing fixtures are installed, the main desk is almost complete and the flooring is down. Still need the data terminated and some minor items finished. We should be able to move before we leave next week.

 The parking lot is at grade and there is a compaction test scheduled for later today. If the base passes the density test we will be ready for curb and gutters to start being formed and poured.
  The media center soffits are complete. They are finishing drywall and painting in that area. Flooring is still being installed in all areas of the project also.
The structural steel is up at baseball/softball. Both sides have been done, so we can start framing the new areas. Some electrical demo has also been done.
The PAC mechanical project started this week. They have removed the refrigerant from the chillers, removed the condensers, and started demo inside the boiler room.

Report November 29 - December 3

Student services are coming along in Pryor High School. The painters need one more coat of paint that will follow all the other trades. Tiling is complete in the restrooms, ceiling grid is complete throughout the area, lighting is being installed and the reception desk is in place. Floor leveling is scheduled for this weekend and flooring should follow closely after.

 Painting in other areas throughout the project is being done which will let the ceiling installers get in next. Drywall is starting again in the media center. They still have some of the fur-downs to finish than the acoustical grid will be installed. The carpeting in the three breakout rooms in the back of the media center has been installed.
Dirt work has started again on the parking lot south of the building. They have cut down as far as they need to and are starting to place the select fill back in.
The structural steel for the baseball/softball project is now on site. They have cut the railings upstairs to start working on the press boxes.
PAC mechanical starts Monday. During Thanksgiving break, the electricians trenched the new power conduit across the back drive.

Report November 15 - 19

This week has been about getting student services at Pryor High School ready to go. Both restrooms have tile on the walls and floors. The offices are ready to paint, and the reception desk is being installed. Painting is scheduled for Monday. The new teachers lounge, work room, offices, and some of the media center is also ready to paint.

Framing has started in the commons annex. Soffits are framed, so the electricians can rough in their lights and receptacles before the wall board starts.
Some millwork is starting to be delivered and installation is close to starting on it

Report November 8 - 12

The new sanitary sewer line from the High School to the east property line is finished and in service. The plumbers have the football building tied into the new line also. There is still the final grading and sodding to do to complete that part of the project. Crews are working now on lowering the water lines that are a conflict with the new parking area south of the high school building.

 Student services area restrooms have the tile on the walls near completion. The floor will be installed next followed by grouting the whole area.
Sheetrock is hung in that area and MEP trades are topping out to get ready for drywall finishing next week.
 The drywall installers are working on the soffits in the media center. They are hanging the bottoms of them first and waiting on architectural steel to be installed so they can do the sides. The high density storage system has been installed in the media center storeroom.

Report November 1 - 5

The drywall is going up in the media center and student services area. Crews have most of the media center office and storage area installed and finishing is starting. The painters are onsite following the drywall finishers as soon as an area is ready. 

 Framing in the student services suite is near completion, as is the MEP trades rough-in. Tiling has started back in the main corridor. They have the sides from the office to the south wall in front of the locker bays almost completed, and as the tile is finished the temp fencing is being removed. 

Report October 25 - 29

The rain shut down the plumbing work that had been going on to connect the new sanitary lines for the back of the High School. This only affects the new spaces and nothing we are currently using has been interrupted. Once the sanitary line is completed, they will start lowering the water lines going across the new parking lot.

 Inside, the in-wall inspection went well, so crews have started drywalling the media center, teachers lounge, and the new workroom.
Student services has most of the framing completed and the HVAC trades are roughing in their equipment.