Virtual Tour

  • Current COVID-19 restrictions preclude us from safely conducting a physical open house for the public, but Principal OJ Gulley proudly hosts a virtual tour to introduce the new building wing at Evergreen Middle School.

    Adding 18,000 square feet of space to the school, construction was completed in late spring 2020, and the addition is now fully furnished and ready for the eventual return of students and staff to Evergreen. It houses a bright and spacious media center along with six classrooms that can accommodate a growing enrollment. A special feature is an enclosed courtyard between the addition and the commons area.

    The new building wing completes bond projects at Evergreen after last year’s extensive renovations of the commons, conversion of the old media center to classrooms, and other improvements to the main building.

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May 11, 2020

  • Photos 1-2: the countertop for the circulation desk is being installed, adding the final finishing touch to the media center.

    crew members install countertop

    view from behind circulation desk

    Photo 3: a crew member installs a security camera outside of the main entrance, part of enhanced security measures implemented at Evergreen.

    security camera installation

April 21, 2020

  • Photos 1-3: furniture is being delivered to the media center and classrooms.

    media center desk and armchairs

    media center tables

    classroom furniture

    Photo 4: the classroom corridor absolutely gleams after post-construction cleaning.

    polished classroom corridor

    Photo 5: the finished corridor connection to the main school entrance.

    corridor connection to main entrance

    Photo 6: at the south entrance, the corridor extends into the commons area to the right.

    south entrance corridor

    Photo 7: outside, crew members are restoring the field adjacent to the tennis courts; it had been used as a mobilizing area for the construction crews.

    field restoration

April 14, 2020

  • Photo 1: the south entrance into the building addition and media center is completed.

    south entrance to building addition

    Photos 2-6: Crews are cleaning throughout the building. Furniture is expected to be moved in this week.

    Media center

    media center


    finished classroom

    classroom cabinetry and tackboards

    Classroom hallway

    completed classroom hallway

    Outdoor plaza

    completed outdoor plaza

April 6, 2020

  • Finishing touches are being added throughout the building, including paneling on the corridor walls, tackboard in the classrooms, finished cabinetry in the media center and classrooms, and railings at the south entry to the media center.

    finished classroom corridor with paneling

    tackboard in classroom

    media center facing northeast

    media center facing southwest

    media center south entry with railings

March 30, 2020

  • Photo 1: the courtyard, with entrances from the commons and the building addition, provides an enclosed, outdoor area for students.

    new courtyard

    Photo 2: an aerial view provides a peek into the courtyard area facing toward the southeast.

    aerial view of courtyard

    Photo 3: this aerial view facing northwest shows striping for the basketball courts has been completed and the beginning of restoration of the adjacent field.

    aerial view of the media center from the southeast

    Photo 4: the scoreboard has been re-installed on the football field.

    scoreboard installation on field

    Photo 5: the tie-in from the main entrance to the new classroom corridor is ready for polishing.

    tie-in to classroom corridor

    Photo 6: the classroom corridor is finished.

    classroom corridor

    Photo 7: cabinetry has been installed in the new classrooms.

    classroom cabinetry

    Photo 8-11: the restrooms have motion-sensitive faucets on both sides of the partition. Behind this partition, there are separate boys and girls bathrooms at each side as well as two gender-neutral bathrooms in the center.

    motion-sensitive faucets

    left-side bathroom

    right-side bathroom

    gender-neutral bathrooms

    Photo 12: the media center is getting finishing touches after the installation of cabinetry and carpeting.

    media center

March 23, 2020

  • Video of the current status of construction:

March 10, 2020

  • Photo 1: the south entrance provides a welcoming area into the media center.

    south entrance to media center

    Photo 2: a nearly-finished classroom looks out into the courtyard.

    courtyard-side classroom

    Photo 3: the ceiling and painting are finished in the classroom corridor.

    classroom corridor in the building addition

    Photo 4: ceiling tiles continue to be installed in the media center.

    ceiling tile installation in media center

March 4, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: interior painting is wrapping up and lockers have been installed in the classroom hallway.

    classroom hallway

    doorway into classroom

    Photo 3: a classroom is awaiting the finishing touches.

    nearly-complete classroom

    Photo 4: wood slats and lighting have been installed on the ceiling of this section of the classroom hallway.

    classroom hallway ceiling

    Photo 5: the entrance into the media center from the west side. Entry doors from the back of the school are on the left side. Windows and doors to the inner courtyard are on the right side.

    media center entry

    Photo 6: the media center is directly ahead, accessed via the classroom hallway or the entryway.

    media center facing east

    Photo 7: the ceiling of the media center is being completed, along with installation of lighting fixtures.

    media center

    Photo 8: work continues to complete the covered area in the inner courtyard.

    covered area in courtyard

  • Photo 1: A construction crew member uses a tractor to spread dirt and rock for landscaping.

    tractor work

    Photo 2: Construction workers get a sunny day to work on the new drive and landscape.

    working in the sun on landscape and drive

    Photo 3: Water testing on exterior windows begins.

    window water tests

    Photo 4: A construction crew member continues with ceiling work.

    ceiling work

  • Photo 1: A construction crew member starts polishing the concrete floors in the classrooms of the new addition.

    Concrete floor polishing

    Photo 2: A construction crew member installing exterior windows outside the classrooms of the new addition.

    Installing windows

    Photo 3: An exterior view of the progress to the new addition.

    Exterior view of new addition

    Photo 4: A construction crew member puts up drywall in the hallways of the new addition.

    Drywall installation

    Photo 5: Construction crew members put up drywall in the hallways of the new addition.

    Drywall installation

    Photo 6: Construction crews catch a break in the weather while working on the roof of the new addition.

    Roof work


Jan. 21, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: there is a lot of overhead work that includes installation of conduit and ceiling grid.

    installation of conduit

    installation of ceiling grid

    Photo 3: the bathroom area is nearly ready for painting and installation of fixtures.

    unfinished bathroom area

    Photo 4: the large picture window in the northeast corner of the media center brings in natural daylight.

    media center picture window

    Photo 5: more daylighting will be brought in by windows on the south side.

    south side windows

    Photo 6: outside, crew members build forms for a concrete ramp into the south entrance of the media center.

    concrete ramp forms

Jan. 14, 2020

  • Photo 1: the media center area of the building addition is starting to be sheetrocked.

    media center sheetrocking

    Photo 2: inside a classroom, fixtures and tiles are being installed in the ceiling grid above.

    installation of ceiling fixtures

    Photo 3: the classroom hallway has been completely painted.

    painted classroom hallway

    Photo 4: offices and rooms in the media center area have been sheetrocked.

    media center offices/rooms

    Photo 5: a crew member installs and connects HVAC ductwork in the media center.

    ductwork installation

    Photo 6: roof joists are being installed in the plaza's covered area.

    roof joists

    Photo 7: crew members work under the roof of the connecting corridor between the commons and the media center.

    work on connecting corridor

Jan. 7, 2020

  • Photos 1 and 2: sheetrock in the hallway and classrooms is being prepared for painting.

    preparing for wall painting in hallway

    classroom ready for painting

    Photo 3: construction and ductwork continue in the library area.

    library area construction

    Photo 4: crew members work on the corridor connecting the media center to the commons.

    work on connecting corridor

    Photo 5: the doorways to the back entrance to the media center are framed.

    framing of back entrance doorways


  • Sept. 23, 2019 - start erecting concrete tilt walls.

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  • Aug. 30, 2019 - construction of interior renovations completed.

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  • June 18, 2019 - renovation begins on interior hallways, cafeteria/commons, and existing classrooms.

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  • June 6, 2019 - light grading and removal of the concrete in the area of the media center addition begins.

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  • April 29, 2019 - demolition work on the old library has begun.

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  • March 19, 2019 - Project crews have started mobilizing and installing security fencing around the addition construction area.

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  • Aug. 14, 2018 - Neighborhood meeting held. See notes.

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  • April 2018 - started schematic (rough) design phase.

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