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Spearfish High School to Receive New School Addition, More Education and Career Opportunities

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Article taken from https://www.newscenter1.tv

SPEARFISH, S.D. – A major addition is on the way to Spearfish High School, but will take some time before fully implemented.

Officials have started construction on a new Career Technical Education Center, which will open in the Spring of 2024. The new facility will give students the opportunity for real-world job experience.

The programs added with the arrival of the new building will be geared towards medical science, building trades and automotive, along with robotics and automation-related areas.

Superintendent Kirk Easton hopes to bring in professionals in those field from whom the students can learn.

The programs added with the arrival of the new building will be geared towards medical science, building trades and automotive, along with robotics and automation-related areas.

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Construction on Spearfish CTE Center Underway

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School officials, students and construction managers marked the start of building the career and technical education center at Spearfish High School Tuesday afternoon.
Pioneer photo by Mark Watson

SPEARFISH — Construction and school officials, and a couple high school students, marked the start of building the new career and technical education center for Spearfish High School Tuesday afternoon during a groundbreaking ceremony.

“We’ve been waiting on this for a long time,” said Kirk Easton, superintendent of the Spearfish School District. “COVID put it on a pause. I’m glad we picked it up and started running with it. I appreciate everyone’s work.”

“This is a momentous day for us. A very exciting project,” said Joe Hockett, business development manager for RCS Construction, the company hired as the construction manager at risk.

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X-Golf Rapid City Grand Opening

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Article and photo taken from Elevate Rapid City

Mike Thibault and his dad had a dream to go in to business together and their love for golf seemed like the perfect fit. After two military tours, and ten years as a police officer, Mike was ready for a change of pace, and the ability to spend more time with his wife and kids. Mike’s dad, who was a healthy guy, passed away last fall after suffering a stroke and a battle with COVID-19.  Even through such a heavy loss, Mike pushed forward to complete the dream he and his father had envisioned, with a heartfelt Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting on April 9th. It was a fitting day with beautiful blue skies and the Masters PGA Championship on in the background while family and friends gathered to celebrate all that Mike and his family had accomplished.

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Spearfish CTE Ground Breaking Ceremony

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This week, we joined the Spearfish School District in breaking ground on the site of the future Career and Technical Education Center.

The RCS Construction CMAR team is honored to celebrate this major milestone as we build a place that will promote the safety and development of the students & staff of the Spearfish School District. 

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CTE Center Bids Come in $1.3M Less Than Expected

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SPEARFISH — Bids for the Spearfish High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) Center came in more than $1.3 million less than expected, Superintendent Kirk Easton said Monday.

The final bid of $15,855,000 came in from 34 different subcontractors, and includes room for contingency expenses. Easton said district officials opened bids.

“I appreciate everybody bidding on this,” Easton said. “It’s an extremely busy building climate right now across this region. Bids came in very favorable for the school district. We have some local contractors that really stepped up and gave us favorable bids.

Easton thanked Bob Conway, of RCS Construction who is acting as the school district’s construction manager at risk, working to ensure that prices do not exceed district bids or expectations. After doing some homework and visiting with prospective bidders for the job, Conway estimated a $17.2 million total project cost. So, members of the Spearfish School Board were pleasantly surprised with the lower bids.

The final bid of $15,855,000 came in from 34 different subcontractors, and includes room for contingency expenses. Easton said district Read officials opened bids.

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Spearfish Approves $17.2M Max Price for CTE Center

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RCS Construction is honored to be the Construction Manager at Risk contractor for the new Career and Technical Education Center for the Spearfish School District! The CTE building will include classrooms, shop space, office space, and restrooms to support the educational needs within the district.  

Read the full article at www.bhpioneer.com.

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AGC of South Dakota Highway-Heavy-Utilities Chapter

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INDUSTRY NEWS

RC Scull recently became President of The Associated General Contractors of South Dakota, Highway-Heavy-Utilities Chapter!

The AGC of South Dakota, Highway-Heavy-Utilities Chapter, is a voluntary trade association of contractors, suppliers, and service firms. The AGC is a leader in membership services and benefits, in political action and public relations, and in fostering cooperation and communication within South Dakota's construction industry.

We are thrilled to see what RC Scull will do as President!

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Working Against Violence, Inc.

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RCS Construction is proud to donate to Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI). Whether you donate or volunteer at their shelter, your contribution will go far in securing a safe haven for women, children, and men in need.
https://www.wavi.org/donate/

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Pennington County Breaks Ground on $6.2 Million Crisis Stabilization Unit

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Picture and Article taken from rapidcityjournal.com

Speakers highlighted community and partnership during the Crisis Stabilization Unit groundbreaking Thursday morning.

Monument Health CEO Paulette Davidson said the partnerships created between the city, county, state and private entities and the actions the organizations took will keep families and the community together.

“When they have a crisis, we shouldn’t have to separate families from each other and send them somewhere else to get help,” she said. “That’s what today is about, keeping families together, and that’s what we’re going to continue to do.”

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‘The Hive’ Sculpture Lands in Spearfish Roundabout

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SPEARFISH — As the work on the Jackson Boulevard improvement project comes to a close, one major finishing touch was added to the roundabout at the intersection at Jackson Boulevard and Ames Street Tuesday.

“I feel real fortunate because I always get to put the frosting on the cake,” said Dale Lamphere, a local artist, who was contracted by Black Hills State University to create “The Hive,” an art installation, which brings the motif of the university front and center to the downtown district.

“The initial call was, perhaps to do the mascot, the Yellow Jacket,” Lamphere said. “But this I think has a more universal appeal to it and certainly represents the Yellow Jackets.”

Lamphere said “The Hive” was designed to be an abstract representation of an actual yellow jacket hive, while remaining a vibrant piece of accessible art for the community at large.

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