Wiley Wednesday

Renovation Update

Save the Date!

Wednesday, October 11 @ 6:00pm at Wiley - Representatives from all angles of the renovation project will be on-hand to present plans and answer questions about the renovation project - WCPSS Facilities & Design, Mete Gurel (architect), Gilbane Building, and WCPSS transportation. Please join us!

Note that October 11th is also our "late night" at the Book Fair. Knock it all out in one stop ... renovation news, book fair shopping, and dinner (food truck & Kona Ice).


The second Wednesday of each month, we will provide updates regarding our upcoming renovation! Some months we'll have more to share than others; nonetheless, we commit to providing updates to keep you informed of the project's status as information is made available.

This month, we'll share a few of the basics:

  • The grand scope of the project involves demolishing the building that currently houses the cafeteria and two small classroom spaces. A replacement building will connect with the current main building and the K/5th grade building.
  • The new construction will house the main office suite, the media center, the kitchen/dining area, an art classroom, and several other classroom spaces.
  • Updates will take place in the remaining two buildings.
  • Construction is set to begin June 2018, and Wiley will move to a "swing location" in Garner.
  • The swing space is currently serving as the Garner HS Ninth Grade Center, and updates/renovations of this space will occur during the summer of 2018 to accommodate Wiley's move-in scheduled for August 2018.

Wiley South (in its current state as Garner HS Ninth Grade Center)

Wiley South will be transformed during the Summer of 2018 to accommodate our Wiley students. After its transformation, Wiley South will house the essential spaces necessary to conduct normal, day-to-day Wiley business. Classrooms will be housed in three modular units (cottages, if you will), situated next to the main building. The main building will house the gym, cafeteria, main office, magnet classrooms, and the media center. Plans include construction of two playgrounds to bookend the modular units.

Like the renovation plans of the Wiley site, renovations to this site are also in the design phase.

The space definitely needs some elementary flair, but that's nothing we can't handle! And, in keeping with the 'movie theater' influence (sorry, there aren't any stadium seats, or big screens, or concessions in that building!) we're planning a grand red carpet premiere party to kick-off the 2018 school year!

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