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Update - February 19, 2014
Construction project updates on the division’s new joint school facility in Jasper are reported to the Board on a monthly basis. The new facility is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2014/15 school year and will house both Jasper Junior/Senior High School as well as École Desrochers. The following summary of the project's progress report was provided to Alberta Education by Clark Builders:

• Exterior masonry block walls are complete, interior masonry block walls are approximately 95% complete.

• Exterior split face veneer and cultured stone work is in progress, work started on the NE corner and is 80% complete.

• Interior metal door frames are on site and being set into interior stud walls they are about 80% complete.

• Exterior aluminum windows are substantially complete.

• Aluminum curtain wall in the library is framed and sealed unit installation is in progress.

• Drywall boarding is installed on main and second floor west wing and is taped on the second floor west wing, boarding and taping is in progress in the French School and other areas.

• Painting has started in the gymnasium.

• Ceramic floor and wall tile in washrooms is expected to start this month.

• Stucco crews are on site and working on the high north gym wall. Scaffold is being set up along the west wing wall.

• Heating lines are about 95% complete.

• Ventilation is 65% complete and the domestic water rough in is about 75% complete.

 Update - January 15, 2014

Construction project updates on the division’s new joint school facility in Jasper are reported to the Board on a monthly basis. The new facility is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2014/15 school year and will house both Jasper Junior/Senior High School as well as École Desrochers. The following summary of the project's progress report was provided to Alberta Education by Clark Builders:

•     Foundations are substantially complete.

•     Exterior masonry block walls are complete, interior masonry block walls are approximately 85% complete.

•     Exterior split face veneer and cultured stone work is in progress. Roof gypsum board and vapour barrier is 99% complete. Roof insulation and base sheet is 90% complete.

•     Structural steel is substantially complete. Stair and welded handrails are complete. 

•     Exterior window frames and glazing has been started with installation complete on the west wing, portions of the south elevation and French school are also complete.

•     Stucco crews are on site and working on the high north gym wall. 

•     Underground below slab plumbing rough in is complete

•     Heating lines are about 85% complete.

•     Ventilation is 40% complete.

•     Mechanical room piping and ductwork is about 25% complete.

 Update - December 4, 2013

Construction project updates on the division’s new joint school facility in Jasper are reported to the Board on a monthly basis. The new facility is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2014/15 school year and will house both Jasper Junior/Senior High School as well as École Desrochers. The following summary of the project's progress report was provided to Alberta Education by Clark Builders as of November 28th, 2013: 

•  Asphalt patching of municipality streets where services were run has been completed;

•  Concrete bases for covered seating and bike racks have been constructed;

•  Building reinforcing steel is 98% complete;

•  The colored metal roof on the two clerestories is substantially complete, soffit & exterior metal cladding is in progress;

•  Exterior window openings have been measured and off site fabrication of window frames is in progress;

•  Steel stud exterior walls and exterior gypsum board is 95% complete;

•  Interior steel stud work is in progress on main and second floor west wing;

•  Steel framing for operable walls is in place;

•  Flag pole bases are on site;

•  Heating lines are about 70% complete;

•  Ventilation is about 20% complete;U

•  Domestic water rough in is about 50% complete;

•  Sprinkler line main and pipe branch rough ins are about 85% complete; and

•  Mechanical room piping and ductwork is about 5% complete.

Trustees will be touring the facility on a site visit scheduled for January 14th, 2014.

Update - November 6, 2013

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Construction project updates on the division's new joint school facility in Jasper are reported to the Board on a monthly basis.  The new facility is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2014/15 school year and will house both Jasper Junior/Senior High School as well as Ecole Desrochers.  The following summary of the project's progress report was provided to Alberta Education by Clark Builders as of October 25th, 2013:
- Foundation and backfilling is complete, site grading is in progress
- Masonry contractor has mobilized labour, material and equipment, on siteand has begun placement of masonry block walls around the perimeter of the gym and the north wall.  Masonry is approximately 60% complete
- Structural steel, concrete slabs and metal deck are completed
- Pressed steel door frames have been delivered to site and are being set tinto place at exterior masonry walls.
Underground plumbing rough is complete, heating lines are being installed, air handling units, boilers and humidifier have been placed in the mechanical room.
- Interior partition framing has started
- Electrical conduit and floor box rough-ins are in progress throughout.

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Update - October 2, 2013
The construction project on the division's new joint school facility in Jasper continues to move forward on target for completion for the 2014-15 school year. GYPSD representatives were invited to attend the site meeting on Sept. 19th and received the following update as provided to Alberta Education from Clark Builders:
- Excavation and backfilling of the foundations is in progress and approximately 95% complete
- Half of the second floor slab on deck concrete has been placed; housekeeping pads in the mechanical room are complete
- Reinforcing of the slab on deck and slab on grades is in progress
- Masonry contractor has mobilized labour, material and equipment on site and has begun placement of masonry block walls around the perimeter of the gym and the north wall.  Masonry is approximately 10% complete
- Structural steel is substantially complete.  MIscellaneous steel angle in progress around the perimeter of hte foundation stairs are in place.  Metal deck is substantially complete
- Placement of plywood sheeting for the roof parapets is in progress.  The large heavy timber trusses for the two clerestory roofs have been connected and set into place.
Pressed steel door frames have been delivered to site and are being set into place at exterior masonry walls
Underground plumbing rough-in is complete in the lower level of hte school, heating lines are being installed on the main floor, air handling units, goilers and humidifier have been placed in the mechanical room.
- Interior partition framing has started

Update - September 19, 2013

Construction continues on the facility as well as work on the planning for the move and set up to the new facility.  Meetings with the Francophone Board on the operation and maintenance of the facility will take place over the next several months.  As part of the funding announcement, the Provcince has allotted a furnishing and equipment (F. & E.) budget for the new facility which is divided into 2 components; the school portion which can be used to purchase new desks and equipment, and the division portion, which will be used for items such as the living wall, the water feature, intercom and telephone system, moving costs, and the technology internet equipment.

 
   
Update July 19, 2013

 

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Update – July 9, 2013
 
As of June 30th, construction of the Jasper Joint School Facility continues with the excavation and backfilling of its foundations which are approximately 85% complete. Erection of the structural steel has started. Planning for the interior finishes of the facility also continue to move forward as scheduled.

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Update - March 12, 2013 

Final Interior Finish Options and Exterior Option

Over the winter months, planning continues to progress for the construction of the Jasper Joint School Facility including permitting, construction drawings, and finishing details. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of parents, staff, community members and the Alberta government, exterior colours for the new facility as well as the interior design have now been selected. Exposed wood beams, decorative rock and colours to compliment the beauty of the natural surroundings were chosen for the new facility with distinct interior colours selected for each school and one for all shared areas. Please click here to view a copy of the approved colours and finishes chosen. The new facility is currently scheduled for completion for the 2014-15 school year.

 

Update – October 9, 2012

Clark Builders has begun site development and construction will be continuing this week while weather permits in the area.

 Update – September 13, 2012

Grande Yellowhead Public School Division is proud to announce that a Sod Turning ceremony to officially celebrate the build of the Jasper Joint School Facility in Jasper was held on Friday, September 13th, 2012. The Sod Turning was the formal announcement of the beginning of construction for the new school facility and representatives from various stakeholder groups were in attendance including local MLA, the Honourable Robin Campbell, Minister of Aboriginal Relations.

 Update - August 17, 2012

In conjunction with Alberta Infrastructure, the Clark Builders' Design Build Team will be starting construction of the new Jasper Joint School Facility.  As a result, the current dog park will be closed as of August 24, 2012.  For any enquiries in regards to the construction of the facility, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. which will be forwarded to Alberta Infrastructure and Grande Yellowhead Public School Division for response.

Update - July 25, 2012

Clark Builder/ONPA Architects submitted a proposal of $21,330,000 for construction of the new Jasper Joint School Facility which has been approved by Alberta Infrastructure's Contract Review Committee.  The two other submissions were from Jen-Col Construction Ltd./Group 2 Architecture Interior Design of $21,778,000 and from Delnor Construction/Stantec Architecture Ltd. of $25,397,000.  The expected completion date for the project is June 2014.

Update - June 6, 2012

The Request for Proposals from the three architect-construction companies closes on June 14th and it is now anticipated that the earliest possible date for construction to begin on the facility is August; with the completion of Parcel R11 lease transactions and building and development permit approvals from Parks Canada.  The public will continue to have access to the Dog Park until construction begins on the project.

Update - May 3, 2012

Alberta Infrastructure has now released the tender package for the Jasper Joint School Facility to the three Design-Build Contractors as of Friday, April 27.  The package will include full details of design schematics for their reference.  A site walk-through for each of the contractors and their teams is scheduled for early May to review the current site as well as tour the existing building relative to the required demolition.

Please click on the following links for a simplified version of the final Design-Build blueprints for the facility:

Elevation Drawing

Floor Plans

 Update - April 25, 2012

Jen-Col Construction Ltd./Group 2 Architecture Interior Design, Clark Builder/ONPA Architects, and Delnor Construction/Stantec Architecture Ltd. are the successful three partnerships who were pre-qualified through the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) recently issued through Alberta Infrastructure for the Design-Build Services for the Jasper Shared School Facility in Jasper, Alberta.  Representatives from Alberta Infrastructure, Alberta Education and the two School Divisions were involved in the selection process.

 Update - April 2, 2012

The Jasper Joint School Facility Request for Qualification (RFQ) issued by Alberta Infrastructure was closed to interested bidders for the construction project at 4pm on Friday, March 30th. Once the evaluation process is completed, a Request for Proposal (RFP) is expected to be opened to qualified parties in the beginning of April.

 Update - March 14, 2012

A Request for Qualification (RFQ) has been issued by Alberta Infrastructure on March 12th which pre-qualifies any potential bidder on the construction project for the Jasper Joint School Facility. The project is moving forward as the final drawings were completed with a reconfiguration of the Art Room and CTS Lab and classroom to maximize the facility's use of learning space. Site tours with potential bidders of the construction project are anticipated to take place in early April as the Request for Proposal (RFP) will be opened to interested parties during the first week of April. The current schedule plans for the tender to close at the end of May with construction of the facility to begin this summer.

 

Jasper Jr. Sr.  High School Open House Results

A public information open house was held Monday, January 30th that provided residents a look at the Jasper Joint School Facility floor plans. The new combined facility of Jasper Junior/Senior High School and Ecole Desrochers is slated to be completed by June 2014.

The open house was hosted by Grande Yellowhead Public School Division in conjunction with Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord (CSCN) and attracted 40 members of the public along with a tremendous amount of discussion. Board Chair, John Stitzenberger, on behalf of both Grande Yellowhead and CSCN welcomed people to the open house at 7p.m. In his comments, he thanked the work of the Building Project committee to arrive at the drawings that were presented at the occasion.

A theme that was expressed throughout the evening was that there is a lot of excitement in Jasper about the new facility, the public is hearing a lot of good things regarding the project and that “this is the single biggest thing to happen in this community in a long time.”

Other comments included that the facility looks like it will fit into Jasper quite well and that the facility will provide a lot of opportunities for physical activity,

A question was raised about the need for a larger space for CTS programming at Jasper Junior/Senior High and one member of the public asked if there are enough parking spaces allotted.

Using the approved floor plan as the base for the project, staff and administration from both schools are making technical reviews to ensure that instructional spaces are appropriate for the type of programming required. Following those meetings, the next step is applying to Parks Canada for a development permit. Once the permit is issued, the plans will go to Alberta Education and Alberta Infrastructure so the tender documents can be developed and sent out for companies to apply.

  Jasper High School: Plans Approved

Following an extensive consultation process which involved a committee of students, parents, staff, administration and trustees, the Board of Trustees from both Grande Yellowhead Public School Division and Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord (CSCN) have approved the conceptual plans of the new Jasper Joint School Facility. 
 
Approval of the drawings for the new Jasper Joint School Facility represents the layout and appearance of the facility, which conforms to Alberta Education and Parks Canada requirements and meets the project schedule set by Alberta Education and Alberta Infrastructure.

The facility’s interior and exterior includes a number of special features that enhance the learning environment while adding to the building’s environmental sustainability. You will find below conceptual drawings of the interior and exterior of the facility.
    

 

Floor Plan Level 1

Floor Plan Level 2

Overview of Site Plan

Exterior Entrance

Exterior Shared Library

Exterior Ecole Desrocher Entrance

Ecole Desrocher East Entrance  

 

2010/11 Information

Jasper High School: The Next Steps

Funding has been announced, the location has been finalized, and an architect has been selected. Now it’s time for the next step: designing a new school facility in Jasper.

Grande Yellowhead Public School Division and Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord (CSCN) have committed to providing opportunities for the school community, as well as the broader community of Jasper, to participate in the design of the new joint school facility. As the design of the new school will be finalized early in 2012, engagement needs to be efficient and constructive.

  1.  11-08-15-11-08-15-11-08-15-Community Consultation Plan

  2.  11-09-07 - Jasper High School Build Update  - read the complete update

  3.  Jasper Land Exchange Information - Background, public consultations and FAQs concerning the Jasper land exchange

   4.  11-10 - Guiding Principles 

   5.  11-10 Letter to Jasper High School Parents

   6.  11-10-06 JHS Build Meeting Notes

   7.  11-10-27 Meeting Agenda

   8.  11-10-27 Meeting Report

   9.  11-10-27-2 Meeting Report

10.  11-11-15 Meeting Agenda

11.  11-11-15 Meeting Report 

12.  11-12-06 Meeting Agenda

13.  11-12-06 11-12-06 Meeting Report

14.  11-12-06 Meeting Report 2

15. 11-12-20 Meeting Report

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