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Video: New Neal Groundbreaking!

June 8, 2021

The vision for North Chicago’s only middle school is becoming a reality. See how students & community members are shaping the New Neal Math & Science Academy through AbbVie’s $40 million donation:

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New Neal Job Fair

June 2, 2021

All interested job seekers invited!

Please join North Chicago School District 187, IFF and baso, as well as JGMA Architects, Gilbane Building Company/Bowa Construction and Blackwood Group, for a Workforce Outreach Job Fair for the Neal Math and Science Academy Redevelopment Project to learn more about employment opportunities! Contractors will be present to meet with individuals interested in working on this project. Information regarding potential apprenticeship programs will also be available. Due to current CDC guidelines, please plan to arrive during the selected time slot upon registration to allow for social distancing and safe interactions.

Date: Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Time: 3PM-5PM

Location:

Neal Math & Science Academy (Parking Lot at the corner of Argonne Drive and Kristan Avenue)

1905 Argonne Drive

North Chicago, IL 60064

 

Please register and learn more here.

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New Neal Groundbreaking

May 19, 2021

On May 6th, a small group of North Chicago partners and stakeholders were able to attend a COVID-safe groundbreaking event. We were grateful to be able to celebrate such a powerful project and to elevate the voices of our very own NMSA students who have been integral partners in the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) throughout this project. While we know we have lots of hard work ahead, we were excited to take the time to celebrate this project with the North Chicago community. Patience Cager, a NMSA 8th grader, said it best during her speech, “I believe the new Neal will show that we can do BIG things in our community and we care about our school and our entire community.”  We are excited to continue to support the big things happening in North Chicago!

 

 

 

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Hire Neal Workforce Outreach Job Fair

March 31, 2021

Learn more about employment opportunities, including an opportunity to work on the new Neal Math & Science Academy redevelopment project in North Chicago. Contractors will be present to meet individuals interested in working on new Neal. Information regarding apprenticeship programs will also be available.

Wednesday, April 14 2021 10AM

For more information and registration:

Job Fair Flyer – English

Job Fair Flyer – Spanish

Job Fair Flyer – Polish

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Contractor and Job Seeker Fair #3

March 26, 2021

Please join North Chicago School District 187, IFF, as well as JGMA Architects, Gilbane Building Company/Bowa Construction and Blackwood Group, at the third construction/job opportunities fair for the Neal Math and Science Academy Redevelopment Project. This is the continuation of meetings in a series that are for those in the construction field interested in getting engaged in the project.

This session will discuss in detail Bid Release 3 which will consists of the following scopes of work:

The fair will be held on March 30, 2021 from 11AM-12PM CST. Click here to register. 

March Job Fair – Spanish

March Job Fair – English

March Job Fair – Polish

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Construction Begins!

March 17, 2021

After months of design, community engagement, and preparation, construction got started at Neal Math and Science Academy! The team has started “mobilization”, which is the important phase of construction that includes getting the site ready to begin digging and building.

What Can You Expect?

About the Construction Schedule

  • On site construction activities began the week of March 8
  • Students will move in to the new building in Fall of 2022
  • The old building will be demolished and the landscape will be complete by Fall of 2023

About the Construction Site

  • Fencing along Kristian and 20th street will begin being installed the week of March 8th
  • There will be a construction entrance on Kristian Ave. where construction vehicles will enter and exit the construction site
  • Construction personnel have been instructed not to park along Kristian.

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Contractor and Job Seeker Fair #2

January 11, 2021

Please join North Chicago School District 187, IFF, as well as JGMA Architects, Gilbane Building Company/Bowa Construction and Blackwood Group, at the second construction/job opportunities fair for the Neal Math and Science Academy Redevelopment Project. This is the continuation of meetings in a series that are for those in the construction field interested in getting engaged in the project. While this will be the last major meeting for information to get involved in bidding on the project, we do expect additional opportunities for engagement including workforce development programs as the project evolves.

The fair will be held on February 2, 2021 10AM-12PM. Register here

February Job Fair – Spanish

February Job Fair – English

February Job Fair – Polish

 

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Contractor and Job Seeker Fair

November 30, 2020

Please join North Chicago School District 187, IFF, as well as JGMA Architects, Gilbane Building Company/Bowa Construction and Blackwood Group, at a construction/job opportunities fair for the Neal Math and Science Academy Redevelopment Project. The fair will be held on December 15, 2020 from 11AM-1PM with additional registration information coming soon.

Register here.

Please select a link to learn more:

Job Fair Flyer – Spanish

Job Fair Flyer – English

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New Neal Design and Timeline

November 7, 2020

The New Neal redevelopment team has some exciting news to share! We want to let everyone in the community know that we are moving along well with the project and this week, in partnership with AbbVie, we have released important updates on the exterior of the building as well as project schedule.  Please see the links below for a preview to the new building as well as the design and construction timeline.

New Neal Building Rendering

New Neal Timeline

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Fall 2020 Update

September 28, 2020

We hope that everyone is having a good start to the school year, even as we continue to adjust to the new way of living our lives given COVID. The New Neal development project timeline and regular meetings with the FAC and CAC have had to change due to the COVID crisis, but the planning and design work have continued.

Superintendent John Price and IFF recognize that this has been a complex process, and one of the principles from the beginning has been to provide the opportunity for engagement and input from as many people as possible. As the African proverb says, if you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. We plan to go far, and we plan to go together. The COVID crisis has made this collaboration more difficult, and this in turn has delayed our progress. We are working on a new updated schedule and will share that with you as soon as possible.

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