Wharton-Smith Celebrates Ribbon Cutting of New Poinciana High School Classroom Addition

Sanford, FL – August 14, 2017 – Wharton-Smith joined with the School District of Osceola County last week to officially open the doors on a $6 million classroom addition for Poinciana High School. District Superintendent Debra Pace, who once served as principal at Poinciana, School Board member Tim Weisheyer, and Principal Michael Meechin were on hand to cut the ribbon.

The two-story addition has a total of 20 classrooms and can accommodate up to 500 students easing congestion for students and staff of the school. The expansion is the second building constructed on the campus since the school was built in 1992, and will house the school’s health science and engineering programs. Construction consisted of precast tilt-up wall with brick veneer, an elevated canopy walkway system, elevator, chiller yard, and the latest in the District’s technology standards.

The project team is also working on space reconfiguration in Building 3, which includes a café for the culinary arts program and modification of the woodshop classroom space.