Faculty, students and community members were in attendance as the new Fort Knox Middle School celebrated its official dedication with a ribbon cutting ceremony held at the facility Oct. 29, 2019. The new addition includes a 44,600 sq. ft. middle school adjacent to the already existing Fort Knox High School.
Several Louisville District personnel had a hand in this project’s success including Ben Evans, project manager and Cole Gehlhausen, project engineer.The district’s furniture team was also involved as they procured and oversaw the installation of furniture in the new annex and portions of the existing high school.
“It took great teamwork from DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity), USACE, the Army and the Ft. Knox community to complete this project and I'm proud of the hard work that was given to see this challenging project through,” Evans said. “I take great pride in being part of such a wonderful team that provides a lasting impact to support the education of the youth. This project is another example of the bond between DoDEA and USACE that will remain and continued to be strengthened.”
The new $23 million addition included a junior ROTC center, special education facilities, occupational and physical therapy rooms, band and choir areas and a fine arts center.
“We have another new school at Fort Knox currently in design, and I look forward to working with the DoDEA and Garrison personnel again,” Gehlhausen said. “We will be able to use the ‘lessons learned’ on the Fort Knox Middle School addition for future DoDEA construction.”