Greeley West High School Ground Breaking Ceremony 2020
Officials from Greeley, Evans and Weld County joined leadership from Greeley-Evans School District 6, the Board of Education and members of the Greeley West High School staff for the official breaking of ground at Greeley West High School.
Contractor Adolfson and Peterson Construction and architects Hord, Coplan and Macht helped host the event for about 70 people who attended.
Construction at Greeley West is already well underway, as visitors will see looking on the West side of the school. Ground has been cleared and grading has begun in the area that will eventually be the new Greeley West High School. Tennis courts have been removed and will be relocated, and a new parking lot has been constructed west of the school.
Speakers at the official groundbreaking event thanked the voters of Greeley and Evans, community partners and the staff and families of Greeley West High School who worked hard to help pass the 2019 Bond Issue.
“It really does take a village to support our students and schools,” Board of Education President Michael Mathews said at the event.
Superintendent Dr. Deirdre Pilch thanked the Growing Great Schools campaign committee, many who were present for the event, as well as the 2017 Mill Levy Override committee, including co-chair Pete Morrell, who recently passed away.
“That campaign really helped build community trust in District 6,” Dr. Pilch said. “Without it, we could have never passed this bond issue and been able to address so many of our capacity and facility needs in District 6.”
The new Greeley West will be constructed around the existing building to the West. This 280,000 square foot building will cost $120 million and is estimated to open in the Fall of 2022. To view a conceptual “flyover” video of what the new school will look like, click here.