McDonald County School District // Noel Primary & Early Childhood Safe Room

The Client
McDonald County School District
Project Type
PreK-12, Tornado Safe Rooms
McDonald County

Paragon worked with McDonald County School District on the addition of a tornado safe room at Noel Primary School.  There, the FEMA Safe Room doubles as a gymnasium and multipurpose room for the school and will be open to community members during inclement weather.  The Early Childhood Education classroom addition allows for ultimate flexibility, with a centralized teacher’s resource center and movable partitions that can become one, two, or three classrooms.  The corridor that connects this addition is outfitted for technology and features collaborative elements, transforming this otherwise empty hallway into additional engaging, flexible learning space.  This 11,500 square foot project is complete with exposed, branch-like cross bracing and collaborative stations in the classroom, corridors, and entryway that were designed to resemble houses.

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