New Timmerman Elementary features state-of-the-art design
April 3, 2017
Pictured: Timmerman Elementary School principal Sarah Watson (standing, left) receives a check from Linda Courtney, president of Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) – Central Texas chapter, in the library of the new school. A4LE members toured Timmerman to see the best practices that went into construction of the school, which will open in August 2017. Several TES students are in the background.
When the “new” Timmerman Elementary School (TES) opens for the start of the 2017-18 school year, its students and staff, as well as taxpayers, will benefit from many new, state-of-the-art learning environments and facility features. In fact, the new school recently hosted a meeting of the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE), showcasing the design features incorporated into the building.
“This is an incredible campus,” said Linda Courtney, A4LE Central Texas chapter president. “Our members are largely educational design planners, and they were able to see the best practices that Pflugerville ISD has incorporated into its new construction.”
A4LE also donated $200 to the new school, which TES principal Sara Watson said will be used to fund school activities next year.
Some of the most unique features of the new school include numerous energy-efficient and sustainable design components, natural lighting, efficient drop-off/pick-up design, walking trails, open/flexible learning spaces, and a rainwater cistern that is both functional and educational.
“Some of the building features, such as the cistern, provide ready-made experiments and learning opportunities for our students,” said Watson. “I can’t wait to open this school in the fall and bring this new campus to life.”
The construction of new Timmerman was part of the 2014 PfISD bond program, which also included funding for three other facilities that will open this year – Weiss High School, Vernagene Mott Elementary School, and The Pfield, which will serve as PfISD’s district stadium. The new Timmerman replaces one of PfISD’s oldest buildings, which was built in the late 1950s. The old TES has been used as a high school, middle school, multi-level campus, and most recently as TES since 1987.
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