Elementary School No. 4, the unnamed new construction in Argyle ISD's boundaries, is still on track to open for the 2024-25 school year, and the list of names was announced as well.

The board of trustees got an update on the project from Pogue Construction during the board meeting Nov. 13 for the building in Northlake.

What you need to know

Deputy Superintendent Chris Daniel presented an early look at possible names for the new elementary school. AISD officials asked for recommendations from district parents, and 12 submissions were received. Nine made the criteria for naming.

The administration cut the list down to five for the board to review and vote on in December:

  • Argyle North Elementary
  • Argyle Ridgeview Elementary
  • Harvest Ridge Elementary
  • Jane Ruestman Elementary
  • North Ridge Elementary

What else?

The steel is going up for the new elementary school, and vertical construction for masonry started this month, a construction company representative said.

The concrete pour for the parking lot and the entry to the school from Cleveland Gibbs Road has been finished.

The timeline for substantial completion is August. The rest of the work that will need to be done includes exterior framing, masonry work and roofing, according to the presentation.

The backstory

Elementary School No. 4 will be located in the Harvest by Hillwood housing development near I-35W. Approved in a 2022 bond package, it will house prekindergarten through fifth grade. The campus will be on the corner of 17th Street and Cleveland Gibbs Road. Land for the 23-acre school was donated by Hillwood, according to a district news release.

In other news

Three items were approved during the meeting, including two in the consent agenda portion. The latter was to pay for geotechnical engineering services for Middle School No. 1 for $34,750 and for Elementary School No. 5 for $15,050. According to documents, this is the initial start for projects for the schools set to be constructed in 2025 and 2026, respectively.

District officials also approved the installation of fiber-optic cables and pathways from the district administration office in Flower Mound to Elementary School No. 4 and Middle School No. 1 The cost is $672,596, which includes a 58% discount, Chief Technology Officer Greg Royar said.