First look at Norman high school’s new construction

Cassidy Mudd

Norman, OK- The community of Norman will have the opportunity to visit the open house being held at Norman high school in early November.

The open-house will allow residents to see the new changes within the high school, both architecturally and innovatively.

The Norman Public School Board of education approved plans to start construction on Norman high school’s facilities back in 2015; the renovations result of the no-tax increase $126 million bond approved in 2014.

“We have worked hard to create spaces that really accommodate our educational goals as a district. You’re not just building new buildings or improving new facilities. We’re designing spaces so that students can learn in them effectively,” said Alesha Leemaster, director of communications and community relations at Norman public schools.

“The students have a lot more opportunities to learn how they want to learn,” said Willow Arana, junior at Norman high school. “It’s easy to get everyone involved.”

After 2 years, Norman high is entering its final phase of construction.

“We are in the very final stages. The major construction is complete, and right now what you’re seeing at the site is minor punch-list items as they work to finalize the project,” said Leemaster.