LJHS Construction Progress Blog

October 10, 2018

Construction Update via Video

Mother Nature's fall rainfall today gave us time to catch up with Site Manager Joel Hostetler with The Skillman Corporation. Despite today's weather, Hostetler says construction on the new Lincoln Junior High School is slightly ahead of schedule. Click play to see what he says will be happening in the next coming weeks.

October 10, 2018 Construction Progress Blog Photos

September 13, 2018

Construction Update

You are now looking at the north gym wall. The scaffolding for the construction crew to build the wall is up and the locker room underground piping is being installed. Progress is sure moving forward as fall quickly approaches.

August 20, 2018

Construction Update Video

Check out our newly posted video blog update by clicking on the video to the left.

August 1, 2018

Foundation Poured

The start of the foundation has been poured for the new LJHS gym! We are excited to be able to share construction updates with our Lincoln Jr. High School family right here on the LJHS Construction Progress Blog!

July 17, 2018

Progress Continues

Skillman Construction site manager, Joel Hostetler, taught us a lot about geopiers and the process of what is going on at the construction site this week. This state-of-the-art geopier is making sure the land we are building our new school on is consistent and stable through various soil layers under the surface.

July 5, 2018

LJHS Construction Update

As anyone who has driven by Lincoln Jr. High lately can see the construction of the new Lincoln Junior is well underway. Please be patient through the next two-year phase as construction continues. Parking on the east end of the building has been impacted, therefore it will require some changes to our after-school pick-up and for athletic pick-up as there is limited space for parking. All students should be picked up after school from door #1, in the circle drive. Athletes should be picked up at door #4 on the south side of the building after athletic practices. Please communicate any concerns you should have during the construction with the main office. Thank you for your cooperation.

LJHS Const. June 25, 2018

June 25, 2018

Clearing the way for Construction

For the past few weeks crews have been busy unearthing the land that used to be our football and track fields. It feels great to see progress being made just at the one month mark.


May 24, 2018

LJHS Groundbreaking

The new Lincoln Jr. High slated for completion by May 2020

Ground was officially broken for the new Lincoln Jr. High School (LJHS) as LJHS students, teachers, administrators, and school board members rolled up their sleeves and took part in a ceremony on May 23, 2018. The new building is currently being constructed just east of the current building.

Fort Wayne architectural firm Barton-Coe-Vilamaa designed the new school with input from current LJHS teachers. Superintendent Andy Hartley says, “Getting input from our teachers on classroom design was extremely important. We had a series of conversations with our staff about natural light, social and collaborative settings, modern and creative workspaces, storage and many more important aspects. The consensus is that we are all pretty excited about what’s to come for our community and students.” The building is expected to be completed in May 2020.

5-23-18 LJHS groundbreaking ceremony.mp4


LJHS Groundbreaking Video Recap

May 23, 2018

Groundbreaking Ceremony Slated for Wednesday Evening

Please join us for a special groundbreaking ceremony on the new Lincoln Junior High School Wednesday evening, May 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. Groundbreaking will take place on the east side of the current building in the football field area. Everyone is welcome to attend! The new Lincoln Junior High School will be built directly east of the current school and is scheduled to be completed by 2020.