Deer Creek Breaks Ground on Fifth Elementary

Patty Miller, The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Members of Flintco, Renaissance Architects and the Deer Creek School District, along with Deer Creek students, took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Deer Creek Elementary School Monday.

Children taking part in the ceremony included D'arree Moore, D'shaunte Moore, Tristan Howard, Dash Windle and Dawn Martin.

Joining the children were Mark Grimes, Flintco; Jim Benson, former school board member; David Miller, School Board president; John Robertson, Jacob Mayes, Steve Burgess, Renaissance Architects, Superintendent Sean McDaniel and Jeremy Halferty, Flintco.

The new school will be built on North Rockwell Avenue just north of 150th Street. The 70,000-square-foot facility will allow Deer Creek to meet the need of its growing population. The new elementary school, the fifth in the district, will feature 38 classrooms, a computer lab, art and music rooms, a media center, gymnasium with stage along with a dining area and kitchen facilities.

Renaissance Architects under the direction of Socrates Lazaridis, principle architect and director, has been hired as architect for the new elementary. Flintco was chosen as the general contractor.