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June 2018 WAEE Luncheon - Johnson Creek Middle | High School

  • 27 Jun 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • 455 Aztalan St.Johnson Creek, WI 53038


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 June 27th Event

On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 the  WAEE board and about 30 members  headed out to tour  the school at Johnsons Creek.  A truly contemporary design, the school consists of 5 inter-connected domes and arguably was one of WAEE's more fascinating visits in the last several years. (Don't miss the next one!)

Superintendent of Schools Mike Garvey was our host, chief story teller and tour guide. From the politics of budget referendums, (the domed construction saved over 8 million over conventional construction) to the unique characteristics of the buildings Mike, to say the least kept our group engrossed and engaged.

The domed construction allows for not only reduced capital expenditure but operational savings as well:

1 - Radically improved air circulation contributes improved HVAC efficiency.

2 - There are no load bearing walls allowing for re-design / configuration without the complexities and costs of engineering

3- 100% led lighting saving energy, maintenance costs, improving safety, security as well as health and well being

4 – Polished concrete flooring throughout virtually  eliminating maintenance. This reduces the time, effort, chemical usage (stripping agents, waxes etc.)

There is a lot of info on the web about Johnson Creek and dome construction. There are also three new domes are in the works for the near future. 

The Cafeterium. As the name implies, the Johnson Creek Cafeteria and Auditorium.

 Shhhh! No talking in the library! The domed ceiling and incredible acoustics will ensure even your whispered conversations will be heard by all.

Johnson Creek, unlike many other schools today has not abandoned the trades. Woodworking and Metal Shop (shown here) are included in available course selections / career training.

Initially the JC "music lab" did not include a drop ceiling and the joy of learning echoed throughout the entire facility. Notice the dropped ceiling and acoustic tile. Ultimately the Sounds of Music had to be confined.

Not your Mother's Home Ec class. 

Today, Family and Consumer Education (FACE) offers more than just Betty Crocker training.  A full commercial kitchen and professional training can lead to a real career.

Talk about home field advantage! Sports like basketball and wrestling brings out the fans  and the dome amplifies the decibels. 

The Big chillers. Because of the domed design, the less restrictive flow of air and exceptional insulation, it takes but  two units cool over 100,000 square feet... 

Please join the us for our June 27th lunch meeting at the first dome school in Wisconsin, and only the second in the nation! 

Come learn about this unique building, that opened in September 2016, and the myriad of  advantages it provides over a traditional building, including greater energy efficiency.


Johnson Creek Middle | High School

455 Aztalan St. Johnson Creek, WI 53038     


Free for WAEE members, corporate sponsors, guests, and first time attendees.

$15.00 for non-members

First time attendees - please contact any of the WAEE board members for registration code.



10:30   WAEE Board Meeting

12:00   Lunch / Chapter Business

12:30   Presentations (TBD)

2:00     Tour

3:00     Conclude 



The WAEE board will meet at 10:30.  Anyone interested in learning more about our chapter or getting more involved is welcome to attend.  The board is comprised of energy industry professionals who volunteer their time to promote education and awareness in the energy industry.


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