Resulting from a successful referendum, the addition to Menomonie High School consists of a new gymnasium large enough to house two full-sized basketball courts or three full-sized volleyball courts, and a technical education wing expansion connecting the current stand-alone tech ed classrooms to the main building. By relocating the gymnasium, the former location was opened up to create a centralized commons area which also serves as a focal point off the school’s main entry.
Connecting to the south of the new common space, the kitchen was remodeled and expanded allowing for a fresh dining experience. This new cafeteria features food stations which offer different menus to the students who then sit together in the commons space. A music wing was created by relocating the band, choir, and orchestra rooms. And new team locker spaces was constructed for both girls and boys, home and visiting teams.
To the north of the commons area, the existing courtyard was filled in allowing for a new and expanded library space to help create an integrated academic wing. The space vacated by the existing library was remodeled to accommodate the front office. Being located directly off the school’s main entry, the office has enhanced security with improved sight lines and a door off the vestibule directing all visitors through the office before entering the school.