Collage of the different work sites around the district.

Thanks to the hard work of HPS custodial, maintenance and facilities employees and outside vendors this summer, the district’s school buildings are undergoing some extensive repairs and remodeling that will enhance the learning environment for Holyoke students this fall. A gallery of summer construction photos can be found here.

Highlights of the summer improvement work include:


  • Gym floor resurfacing

  • New atrium classroom wall division

  • Preparation work for a new play structure (to be completed later this fall)

EN White:

  • Repainting the metal roof

  • Replacing signage at main entrance

HHS Dean Campus and Holyoke STEM:

  • Greenhouse masonry renovations, including floor and exterior walls

  • New fencing at the gym parking lot and basketball court

HHS North:

  • Hallway doors painted purple

  • New electrical generator

  • Improved auditorium seating, including upholstery replacement and repainting of all seats

  • Electrical and lighting improvements for the auditorium and stage


  • New entry sidewalk concrete and other exterior concrete work, including improvements to walks and stairway

  • Painting work in the cafeteria, rubber gym, and exterior foundation

  • New fenced-in play area for Pre-K students’ use

Lawrence School:

  • New courtyard work and a rubber play surface

  • Gym floor complete refinishing

  • New LED lighting throughout

McMahon School:

  • New LED Lighting Retrofit

  • Major painting in the cafeteria, gym, and main office

  • New School Street Sign

  • Existing Bathroom converted for ADA access

Metcalf Middle School:

  • New vinyl composite tile placed in five classrooms

  • Entrance enhancements

  • Updated and improved bathroom facilities

  • New staff office at the main entrance

  • Relocated nurses suite

  • New signage

  • Rear tree and fence removal to increase play and parking space in rear of building

  • Lockers installed

Morgan School:

  • Renovation of the main vestibule to create a secure entrance

  • Removal and replacement of exterior concrete at door 15 to create educational outdoor learning environment

  • Repainting the main office and classrooms

  • New classroom whiteboards

  • New exterior amphitheater to be completed later this fall

Sullivan Middle School:

  • Atrium and main entrance enhancements, including renovation of the main vestibule to create a secure entrance

  • Main office improvements including new entry reception counter

  • Completely renovated interior courtyard

  • Painting of the entry vestibule, classroom hallways, gym and cafeteria

  • New signage at main entrance

  • Basketball court updates

  • Lockers installed