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    Architect releases new renderings of Ninth Grade Academy

    ERO Architects released more artist renderings for the Ninth Grade Academy. The new campus, which will service students who are currently in seventh grade, opening in August 2013. The 23.3 million project will hold between 1,200 and 1,300 students from Harlingen High School and Harlingen HIgh School South, and will have an emphasis on technology and project based learning. For more details about the 9th grade academy see the minutes from the committee meetings by clicking http://www.hcisd.org/Page/197

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  • New Performing Arts Center

    New Performing Arts Center

    John Pearcy, principal architect with Megamorphosis talks about HCISD's new preforming arts center.

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  • From ground breaking to foundation setting

    From ground breaking to foundation setting

    Construction first began on May 25, 2011 for the new middle school campus and is progressing rather quickly. Workers are moving fast in completing classroom wings because it's a repetitive process that they've become familiar with.

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    August Construction Update

    Several HCISD campuses have seen construction work associated with the 2010 Bond Initiative during the summer, including Harlingen High School, Harlingen High School South and Sam Houston Elementary. View photos in this article

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  • Starting Fresh

    Starting Fresh

    Even though the school year has come to an end, many campuses are busy with summer school and, thanks to the recent bond, various renovations.A team of painters, along with summer help from the Transportation and Child Nutrition departments, are currently working at Harlingen High School South in refurbishing campus lockers and painting them Hawk green and orange. Ken Lee, director of maintenance for HCISD, said the project involves sanding and prepping lockers, along with taping off and protecting the floors.

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    Breaking ground for new campus

    Construction began Wednesday morning, May 25, 2011 on the new middle school campus as part of the bond project. The new campus is to rid traffic on 13th street and will be relocated on Rio Hondo Road near the intersection of Morgan Boulevard. It is scheduled to be completed in July 2012 and open in September 2012.

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    District commences first bond projects

    One year after voters passed the $98.6 million bond initiative, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District commenced its first bond project at Lee Means Elementary installing new playground equipment, and finalized a contract for its first new facility project, the relocation of Memorial Middle School.HCISD broke ground for its bond projects with some slides and a swing set. Next week, the district will commence construction on the relocation of Memorial Middle School. “I am thrilled to see how the hard work of our planning committees and administration came to fruition,” Board President Gerry Fleuriet said. “These playgrounds are just the beginning of many new, exciting projects that are sure to enhance enrichment and instruction for all of our students.”

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    Report: Playground at Lee Means

    The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District District Operations Department completed the district's first bond project earlier this week. The project was a new playground at Lee Means Elementary. The project was a success, and the playground is waiting final approval to ensure safety before students begin utilizing the equipment.

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    District continues planning

    In preparation for the new facility projects tied to the 2010 bond initiative, Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District has continued moving forward in making construction plans through design committees. Check out this video for some exciting details.

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  • PAC committee unveils three conceptual models

    PAC committee unveils three conceptual models

    The Performing Arts Center design committee received three possible building exterior models last week from the project's architect, Megamorphosis. Check out the photos below.

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  • Committee picks location for Performing Arts Center

    Committee picks location for Performing Arts Center

    The Performing Arts Center Design Committee discussed floor plans Tuesday for the new building as part of the $98.6 million bond initiative. The committee members also finalized its recommendation for the location of the center, choosing the Wilson Road site near Gutierrez Middle School. The committee deliberated between three sites -- Wilson Road, Rio Hondo Road near the new middle school and Fair Park Boulevard near the new ninth grade academy. The Board of Trustees will make the final decision on where the center is constructed.

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  • Bond Initiative update -- February 2011

    Bond Initiative update -- February 2011

    The following presentation was given on February 7, 2011 by Deputy Superintendent Arturo Cavazos. The emphasis on the presentation is the Ninth Grade Academy project.

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  • Business Department head talks about bond

    Business Department head talks about bond

    In this interview, Assistant Superintendent for Business Services Julio Cavazos discusses the financial side of the bond program that voters approved in May.

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  • TEA approves 2010 bond initiative funds

    TEA approves 2010 bond initiative funds

    Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District will go forth with selling $98.6 million in bonds after the Texas Education Agency approved its application for Instructional Facility Allotment (IFA) funding. Voters passed the bond initiative in May 2010. But the voting item was contingent upon the district receiving the state funds, which should account for about half the bond amount.

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  • Bond projects timeline

    Bond projects timeline

    This is the timeline for facility projects from the 2010 bond initiative, approved by voters in May.

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  • Bond Election Video

    Bond Election Video

    This is a video prepared for voters filled with information regarding the $98.6 million bond initiative, which voters approved in May 2010.

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