By Sarah Shurge – Over the past several months, Wayne Memorial High School has slowly but surely been getting a makeover.
If you have driven down Glenwood Rd. within the last few months, you may have noticed some trees have been cut down, dirt has been moved, and renovations have been made on the Wayne High campus.
The resurfacing of the track, football field, and tennis courts are already complete. Along with an addition to the school that now connects the main building to Stockmeyer Auditorium.
The new addition will be the lunchroom and commons area.
The addition of the school was formerly just an open outdoor area. Students previously had to walk outside regardless of the weather or season to access Stockmeyer Auditorium where the band, orchestra and choir classes are held.
The resurfaced football field has already been performed on by the Wayne Memorial Zebra Marching Band in August after they returned from band camp.
The construction crews have built and are working on the performing arts renovations in Stockmeyer Auditorium.
The crews are currently working on the new front offices, which will be located on the Glenwood side of the building. Other ongoing projects include renovations to the school’s science labs.
Many people in the Wayne-Westland Community School District voted in favor of these renovations back in November 2018. Voters in the WWCSD supported a $158 million bond proposal.
With the overwhelming support of the proposal, renovations and updates will be made at every school in the district over a five year period.
The William D. Ford Career-Technical Center was the first building to undergo renovations. Current construction and renovations are being done at both John Glenn and Wayne Memorial High School.
Both of these construction projects are two year projects, so work will continue during the school year.