Henryetta, Okla. –Henryetta Public Schools held a ribbon cutting for the opening of their new campus-wide STEM Building on Thursday, April 13th.
This $3 million project, built by Nabholz Corporation and designed by BWA Architects, is the first science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) building for the district. The brand new facility includes three computer labs, a chemistry lab, a large multi-use lab, prep stations, safety and eyewash stations, and storage for science equipment. The 10,000-square-foot building will be the second building on campus that doubles as a FEMA shelter and will provide additional safety during severe weather for students and staff throughout the entire building.
This STEM building is one of two buildings newly constructed and opened in the last year. The Grade Center/FEMA Shelter, also built by Nabholz Corporation and designed by BWA Architects, opened in December. Both facilities are located on the property in such a manner that all grade levels can easily access the buildings should they need immediate shelter.
Nabholz also installed increased and reliable security for the district during construction of the new building. Each door has card reader access and various security cameras recording all movement.
“We’ve enjoyed working with Henryetta Public Schools to provide this district with more educational opportunities and the critical safety that is needed,” said Damon Beasley, Nabholz Project Executive. “We look forward to seeing Henryetta Public Schools flourish.”