S&P Breaks Ground on New Elgin ISD Trinity Ranch Elementary School

Satterfield & Pontikes Construction (S&P) was honored to be a part of the groundbreaking ceremony for Elgin ISD’s fifth elementary school, Trinity Ranch Elementary. Despite the heavy rainfall the night before, the ceremony went off without a hitch.  

Speaking at the event, Elgin ISD (EISD) Communications Coordinator Marcial Guajardo, spoke on the significance of the students as the future of Trinity Ranch Elementary, alongside the commencement of construction for the fifth elementary school. He acknowledged the collaborative effort with various partners such as Alliance Engineering Group, LAN, Pfluger Architects, and S&P. 

EISD Superintendent Dr. Jana Rueter expressed gratitude and excitement for the groundbreaking of Trinity Ranch Elementary School, acknowledging the hard work leading up to this moment. Thanking everyone for their support and anticipating further opportunities in the community, particularly with the upcoming Bond in 2024. 

“In Elgin ISD we believe our compelling purpose is that every single student in our district deserves access to engaging and innovative educational experiences so that they have choice and opportunity for their future and that’s what this is all about and that’s what all of you are a part of,” says Rueter. 

Built on 14 acres, the facility is designed to hold 800 students and was funded by the 2021 Elgin ISD Bond Referendum.  

“It’s humbling to see the students that will be coming into this school once it’s finished. They represent the future of our community and workforce,” says Calen Shearer, S&P Vice President of Education. “It’s a privilege to contribute to their journey by delivering this state-of-the-art facility.” 

Before breaking ground on the new elementary school, EISD Board President Byron Mitchell, known among the community as someone who always brings his heart and true love for the district through his vocals, sang an acapella rendition of ‘I can see clearly now, the rain is gone.’ 

“When I look across the room, I see the great partnerships that we have here in this community and we should not take that for granted,” says Mitchell. “One of these days we’re going to have a groundbreaking where there’s no rain included. This song I thought kind of wraps up all that we went through trying to get to this point.” 

In attendance were Elgin ISD students, as well as Mayor Theresa McShan, City Council, Police Chief Chris Noble, City Manager Tom Mattis, Elgin Chamber of Commerce President Veronica Seever, Commissioner David Glass. From the School Board, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jana Rueter, President Byron Mitchell, Vice President Beth Walterscheidt, Secretary Valarie Neidig and Board Members Cheryl Reese, Patrick Maass, Jennifer Culver.  

S&P is proud to be working on this transformative project for the Elgin ISD community. The project is set to be complete in time for students to attend in August 2025. 

April 17, 2024

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