Upcoming Activities

April 23-24: 5th Grade NeSA Math and Science

April 24: Golf @ Sandhills/Thedford

April 24: DARE Graduation 2:00

April 25: Community Clean-Up 5-12 Students w/ Chamber of Commerce (All Day)

April 25: LVC Music @ Broken Bow

April 26: HS Track @ Hershey

April 28-29: 4th Grade Trip to Halsey

April 28: NHS/NJHS Induction Ceremony

April 28/30: 8th and 11th NeSA Science

April 29: JH Track South Loup Invite; Arnold

April 29-30: 5th Grade NeSA Reading

April 30-May 1: 4th NeSA Math

Larson’s Project

This project is strictly volunteer. The school is not paid for any of the labor involved and the students are rewarded only by the fantasic doughnuts that Donna makes. (Let’s just say that the boys are more than happy when payday comes!) The Larsons furnish all of the supplies needed for the construction and all of the students are gaining a kind of education that they could only get through hands-on experience. Bryce N., explained that, “This is the best way to learn. Some people just can’t learn from books and this is a lot better than sitting in a class room.”

The students are required to see this as more than just school work. This is an actual job. The boys will put in about 10 to 15 hours of work a week in class. Sometimes the class continues to work outside of class because time is probably the biggest difficulty of the project. There just isn’t enough time during class to get as much work done as they could. 

The boys haven’t been in this project alone though. They have had lots of help and supervision from Mr. Mohr as well as Kent DeLosh, who helped teach the students about laying block, and Scott McDowell, who helped with the general excavation of the site.

Please remember to check back to this site. Pictures will be updated as soon as they are received, and at the end of the year, all of the pictures will range from beginning to end. The class is also trying to touch up some blue prints so we can include them on the site.

 




Beginning of the foundation, the excavation of the site.

Brent W. and Ricky S. pouring the concrete footings.

Pouring the footings.

Pouring the footings.

Installing rebar.

Installing rebar.


Measuring guide string.

PAYDAY! The students enjoy doughnuts made by Donna Larson.

Unloading cinderblocks.

Unloading cinderblocks.

Unloading cinderblocks.

Unloading cinderblocks.

Kent DeLosh instructing the students on how to mix mortar.

Moving the cinderblocks into place.

Laying block.

Laying block.

Floor has now been sheeted and the joists are set underneath the sheeting.

Nailing the walls together.

Nailing the inside walls to the outside walls.

Put on trusses.

Putting shingles on the roof.

Putting the outside walls up.

Trusses are finished.

Putting the inside walls up.

Putting the inside walls up.

Bringing the walls over to the house from the school.

Making a clearing for the inside wall to go into the old house walls

Put in walls.

Putting up trusses

Put in inside walls

Putting up trusses

Put in outside walls

Nailing the walls together

Put upsiding

Put upsiding

Put upsiding

Put upsiding

Put upsiding

Put upsiding

Installing siding

Hanging the Lid

Hanging the Lid

Insolating

Insolating

Insolating

rocking the walls

rocking the walls

Taping seams

Taping seams

Taping seams

Taping seams

Taping seams

Taping seams

Taping seams