February 5, 2021 | Mequon-Thiensville School District Newsletter
MTSD Referendum Project Update
Since the successful referendum in April, MTSD and our partners at Eppstein Uhen Architects (EUA) and Hunzinger Construction Company have been hard at work developing architectural designs within our budget as plans are refined. The design phases of the project will be completed this winter, followed by pre-construction planning and bidding. We anticipate a groundbreaking and construction to begin in April 2021. 

We are excited to release renderings of the exterior for each of our six schools, plus Range Line Community CenterOn each school page, you will find more detailed information about the areas of work at each building including where renovations and additions will occur. These preliminary plans represent months of collaboration between our construction and design partners, feedback from MTSD families and staff members, and support from residents of Mequon and Thiensville. We are looking forward to the next phase of the referendum project as we build to meet the needs of our community.
Elementary School Improvements
Enrollment is growing at our elementary schools. In order to accommodate more students, additions are planned at Donges Bay, Oriole Lane, and Wilson Elementary Schools to add classroom, gymnasium, and cafeteria space. Other projects include updating restrooms to increase accessibility and general functionality, safety enhancements including improving car and bus traffic flow, connection to municipal water and improvements to better control visitor access to the buildings during and after school hours.
Middle School Improvements
Improvements at Lake Shore and Steffen Middle Schools include expansions to the cafeterias and renovations to specialty classrooms including music and specialist/support areas to enhance the educational experience of our students. Improved traffic circulation and connection to municipal water will make our school buildings and grounds safer for our students, staff, and visitors while protecting the community’s investment.
High School Improvements
Improvements at Homestead High School include relocation and renovation of the school offices to ensure a more secure entry sequence. Other projects include updating restrooms to increase accessibility and general functionality. Improved traffic circulation will make our school building and grounds safer for our students, staff, and visitors.