• Please click on the 'i' at the top left of the photo gallery to better understand the project's progression.

    • May 8, 2020: The new main DW office area/former administration area has been drywalled and taping is almost completed.  This will include the new main school entrance hallway.  The Library area has been demolished and renovation is underway

    • April 6, 2020: Demolition continues in the front of the school and excavation has started where the two large classroom spaces will be added. The movers have been in the Library emptying it of books and other materials. The school's new main office, to the north of the original office, has seen the installation of ductwork, installation of a fire sprinkler pipe, and completion of roughed in plumbing.

    • March 31, 2020: The Daniel Wright construction project continues to make great progress. The interior and exterior demolition of the old DW main office is completed. Rough plumbing in the new DW main office area (formerly the administration wing) is completed. About 70 percent of the electricity is completed in the new main office area.

    • March 24, 2020: The Daniel Wright construction project continues to move forward. Plumbing is complete in the new main office area, formerly the administration wing. The canopy in front of the Daniel Wright offices is being demoed. The Daniel Wright temporary office is set up to the south of the former office. 

Project Update

  • The D103 Board of Education in February 2020 approved a construction manager and bids for a budgeted $8 million renovation project scheduled to begin in March 2020 at Daniel Wright Junior High School.

    The price of the bids and project manager, International Contractors, Inc., of Elmhurst, came in as projected with funding being used from the District 103 cash reserves. The school expansion project for students in grades six through eight takes into account enrollment growth projected to grow to 769 students by the 2023-24 school year for Daniel Wright Jr. High.

    The project calls for:

    • A 1,800 square foot classroom addition

    • A new Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) lab

    • Library Learning Center upgrades

    • A refresh to the Family and Consumer Sciences classroom

    • Refresh to hallways to improve circulation

    • Improved secure school entrance and school office

    • Improved fire suppression system

    Construction will begin in the vacated District 103 administrative office space that is adjacent to the junior high school. District 103 administrative offices relocated to 111 Barclay Boulevard in February to make room for this project. Construction will move into the school area once students break for summer. The completion date for the project is set for August 2020 before students return in the fall.