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School construction ahead of schedule throughout Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY -- The pounding of hammers and buzzing of drills will soon quiet at schools throughout the county.

Workers are making “significant progress” in the completion of construction and renovations at Forsyth County schools, said Tom Wening, director of construction for the district, at a recent Forsyth County Board of Education work session.

Nearly half of all the 37 public schools in Forsyth County are undergoing some form of construction, and all of the current high schools are nearing completion, he said.

Work on Lambert High School finished, and construction at North Forsyth, Forsyth Central and South Forsyth high schools is scheduled to finish by December of this year.

“In North’s case, we are finishing up what was the old cafeteria to now be the band room,” Wening said. “That completes at the end of this month. Then the band moves in in November, and what was the band room at North becomes choral after a month of construction, as choral vacates their space to become classrooms. And then that completes the construction for North.”

Additions to West Forsyth High School are set to be completed in April, and all renovations for the school should be done in June.

Denmark High School and The Alliance Academy for Innovation at Cumming-Forsyth County — two new high schools either under or close to beginning construction — have a tentative completion date of June 2018.

Workers are ahead of schedule with Denmark’s construction, though, Wening said.

County middle schools are also almost finished, with modifications to the front drives of Piney Grove and Little Mill expected to be completed by Aug. 2017.

The remaining middle schools should have work done by Nov. 2016.