The new school was rebuilt on the existing site, after severe tornado destruction, housing 800 students in grades 5-12. The LEED Gold School employs many sustainable features including geothermal, high-efficiency displacement ventilation system, storm water management, daylight harvesting and control system, high-efficiency plumbing and fixtures.
The new school features a two-story academic wing with 21-classrooms on each floor, an auditorium, student commons, gymnasium, walking/running track, media center and the latest technology, including Wi-Fi, smartboards and three dimensional labs. The school design and features reflect the input of school administrators, faculty, students and members of the community.
KA also helped to secure a FEMA grant to build a 6,547 s.f. safe room that can shelter up to 1,100 students and area residents, the first of its kind in the six-state region. The facility also functions as an auxiliary gym and community event space.
“Kraus-Anderson Construction came with spotless credentials and referrals, and we are thrilled this firm will play a central role in rebuilding our school.”
Dr. Virginia Dahlstrom
Superintendent of Wadena-Deer Creek Schools