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May 6, 2016
Charlton Heights Elementary SchoolPashley Elementary SchoolStevens Elementary SchoolO'Rourke Middle SchoolBH-BL High School

Building Our 2nd Century: Renovations Referendum

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Winter 2016 Update

Renovations project enters next phase

On October 10, 2015, district leaders, students, staff, local dignitaries, alumni and the BH-BL community came together to celebrate the BH-BL’s 100th year as a school district and officially name the new multi-purpose turf athletic field Centennial Field. The new field, updated scoreboard and the new 8-lane track were all part of the voter-approved $34.2 million renovations project that is being carried out over the next several years throughout the district. The unveiling of the track and field this fall marked the completion of Phase Ia in the district’s multi-phased project.

The next portion of the renovations project is Phase IIb, which is expected to begin this spring. This phase includes the construction of a STEAM addition—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. This new wing at the high school includes classrooms and labs for hands-on work in areas such as advanced manufacturing, robotics, electronics, computer science, graphic design, applied math, 2-D and 3-D art, computer-aided design, and digital music. Additionally, the existing Red and Blue Rooms will be converted into a black-box theatre and a modern presentation center, respectively. The current English wing (one of the oldest sections of the school) will be renovated and become the District Office, which is currently located at the former Glenhaven Elementary School. Other projects in Phase IIb include minor renovations and construction at both Pashley and Charlton Heights Elementary Schools. For a complete list of projects and anticipated time lines, please visit

Future projects

To learn more about the entire renovations project and anticipated timeline for each phase, as well as view photos of the work in progress and completed, please use the links in the navigation box on the top right of this page.

The entire renovations referendum is expected to be complete in the 2018-19 school year.

We will continue to keep you informed of the progress of the project and share photos on our website and Facebook page. We also encourage you to sign up for our School News Notifier (SNN) system to receive construction information and updates via email. (Select the District News category when signing up.)


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