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Construction progresses on Klondike campus
Sue Scott

Construction on the new Klondike Middle School is going well and on schedule according to TSC Director of Buildings and Grounds Steve Tobias. The 180,000 square foot building is patterned after Battle Ground Middle and Wea Ridge Middle and is being built east of the existing Klondike campus.

“Based on our experiences with those two buildings, we were able to make some  modifications, like the dedicated athletic entrance,” says Tobias. He says there are other improvements to the music, art and band areas, as well as enhanced safety measures throughout the building.

Motorists passing along U.S. 231 in West Lafayette can see the main entrance to the school starting to take shape. Crews are working on the roof, while others are installing mechanical, electrical and plumbing fixtures. Soon the building will be enclosed for more interior work to begin.

"We are super excited to have a state-of-the-art media center as the centerpiece of the new school," says Klondike Middle School Principal Deb Carter. "We will also have two gyms to make our extracurricular programs run smoother." 

Work continues on Nugget Lane, a road that will run through the Klondike campus and connect U.S. 231 to Klondike Road. Carter says instructions for drop-off and pickup procedures will be shared with families before the start of school August 15.

Klondike Elementary School Principal Scott Peter says families will notice the main entrance and parking lot are temporarily relocated behind the elementary school. All traffic should access the building by entering Nugget Lane and turn north at the roundabout.

A two-story addition is being added to the front of the building which will house new classrooms. The existing office, cafeteria, gym and surrounding areas will be renovated. When it’s completed, this building will serve students in kindergarten through second grade.

The new middle school is expected to be completed in time for the 2024-25 school year. At that time, renovations will begin at the old middle school to prepare it to become Klondike Intermediate School for third through fifth graders.

News KES entrance
Construction work in front of KES

Portable classrooms have been removed and the main entrance is now on the southeast side of the building.

Below are some photos around the Klondike Middle School Construction site.

KMS under construction
KMS interior work


Gym is starting to take shape
Materials outside the building