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Sowers Middle School breaks ground for Reconstruction
Posted 11/22/22

Sowers Groundbreaking

On November 15, Sowers Middle School held a groundbreaking ceremony recognizing the official beginning of the Sowers Reconstruction Project. This long-awaited milestone results from a collaborative planning effort among many HBCSD partners, several of whom were in attendance to share in our celebration.

Addressing the audience were Superintendent Dr. Leisa Winston, Board President and former Sowers Principal Dr. Paul Morrow, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and former Sowers Principal Dr. Cynthia Guerrero, Board Vice President and former HBCSD teacher Ms. Diana Marks, and current Sowers Principal Dr. Renee Polk-Johnson. All shared messages about the strong sense of family that is present at Sowers as well as the longstanding commitment to academic excellence. The celebration also included an exceptional music performance presented by the Sowers choir.

“We are proud of the educational programs Sowers provides our students to best prepare them for high school and beyond,” said Superintendent Dr. Leisa Winston. “We cannot wait to see the new state-of-the-art campus that will make an incredible impact on the education and lives of our students, staff, and community for generations to come,” she said.

The ceremony was held on the blacktop area behind the current school building– the site where the new school will be built. 

The new Sowers campus will include:

  • Classrooms with direct outdoor access and natural lighting
  • Large outdoor congregation areas
  • Five AMS Gen 7 prefabricated buildings for 27 new classrooms
  • New stick-built locker rooms, gym, administration, and STEM building with three additional state-of-the-art science classrooms
  • Enhanced site pick-up, drop-off, and parking
  • Improved security with perimeter fencing and single point of entry
  • The Foundation system consists of 311 separate 90' deep drilled piles
  • Landscape beautification with region-specific vegetation

Funding for the project is made available through Measure Q and other facility funds including Gisler sale proceeds. 

Project completion is anticipated for fall 2024. To stay connected to District updates regarding the Sowers Reconstruction Project and for more information visit www.hbcsd.us/Sowers.