WMS Construction News

News and updates will be posted on this page as they are available. The most recent news will be at the top of the page, so check back for the latest news! 

Update: 4/11/23

Progress continues in the spring of 2023! The construction of a new Warner Middle School to replace the 60-year-old current facility began in earnest this spring, with the foundation poured and 60% of block expected to be in place on the site by the end of summer.

Be sure to check out a few additional photos of the work taking place in the Spring Updates (April 2023) photo gallery

Interior "Tour"
Update: 4/11/23

An animated "tour" of the renderings of the new Warner Middle School is now available, courtesy of SHP. Be sure to check out the video below: 

Groundbreaking for Warner Middle School
Update: 9/14/22

On Thursday, September 8 at 12:00 p.m., Xenia Community Schools kicked off the construction project to build a new Warner Middle School with an official groundbreaking ceremony.

The event featured current and future middle school students, as well as speakers from the district and a member of the construction project team from SHP, the project architectural firm. The program for the day also included both current leadership students from Warner Middle School, and a few members of the Classes of 2030 and 2031. These young students will be among the first classes to attend the new facility as 6th and 7th grade students when it is anticipated to open.  

The groundbreaking ceremony took place directly adjacent to Warner Middle School, where the new building will be located. 

VIEW the photo gallery.

Initial Interior Renderings Available
Update: 8/11/22

Over the past year, our planning and design groups took all of the feedback from parents, students, teachers, and the community to create a 21st century learning space for Xenia students.

The new WMS will integrate hands-on STEM learning, creative art and music spaces, career readiness programming, and more into the design — so be sure to check out this first look at the plans in the photo gallery!

The building will include: 

  1. A large multi-purpose Student Commons area that is the heart of the building with its feature "learning stairs" and lots of natural light, 
  2. An electives wing, 
  3. Outdoor learning and gathering spaces in the courtyard, 
  4. A complete academic wing with one floor for each grade that is packed with learning labs, classrooms with flexible seating and work space, small group study areas, and even their own distributed media centers. 
VIEW the photo gallery.

Traffic Flow Map for Fall 2022
Update: 8/9/22

As construction fencing continues to go up this week, WMS families should be aware of the following changes in traffic flow for fall! There will be: 

  • One-way ONLY traffic from Buckskin onto Pawnee Drive. 
  • Drivers MUST turn left at the stop sign & pass the building for student drop-off.
  • NO right turn from Arrowhead Trail onto Pawnee Drive
  • Parking for visitors/families will be limited to 10 spots + 3 handicap access spots directly in front of the building entrance. 
  • A small gravel parking lot for staff ONLY has been added on the north side of the building, and most of the front lot will be reserved for staff parking. 
  • Traffic passing in front of the building may be restricted at some times during the day due to construction access.
WMS Traffic FLow 2022

DOWNLOAD a printable PDF of the map.

Initial Exterior Renderings Available
Update: 4/25/22

A photo gallery of the new WMS exterior is now available to view. The virtual tour showcases the new main entrance and expanded parking, as well as the three floors of the academic wing of the building. View still images at the link above, or watch this drone-like view that circles the entire facility: