Panhandle CUSD #2 Classroom Addition

 Location:  Raymond, IL     Owner: Panhandle CUSD #2    |    Architect: Graham & Hyde Architects

Panhandle CUSD #2 selected Poettker Construction as the Construction Manager for the classroom addition in Raymond, Illinois. This 24,800 SF, single-story addition is located between the existing Jr/Sr High School and Elementary School in order to connect the two facilities.

Coordination and safety were significant factors in the success of this project. The existing campus included two separate schools with a shared cafeteria located in the high school that the elementary students walked to daily for lunch and other activities.

The Poettker Team worked closely with the school district to develop a “Kid First” approach toward safety. Key strategies included:

  • maintaining a temporary fence around the construction site
  • relocating existing exterior openings and sidewalks away from the construction area
  • scheduling deliveries off-peak hours of student transitioning between classes

The addition consists of 10 classrooms, a speech classroom, a Title 1 classroom, administration offices for the principal and secretary, workroom and teachers’ lounge, storage and equipment rooms, and a multi-purpose/small gymnasium.


Classroom Addition Between 2 Operational Schools

Expanded Learning, Administrative & Athletic Areas

Kid-First Safety Approach

Blended New Construction with Existing


I would like to congratulate and thank Poettker Construction for the excellent construction management services they provided for our new classroom addition. From their initial presentation to our school board till well after project completion, the Poettker Team demonstrated their overall knowledge and understanding of the building features we wanted while helping us to be more efficient in order to carry out the project in a financially responsible way.

– Aaron Hopper, Superintendent 
Panhandle CUSD #2


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