East High School Pool Renovations

  • Morgridge Family to Donate an Additional $1.7 Million Toward East High School Pool Project

    Posted by Wauwatosa Schools on 9/16/2019

    9/16/19 

     

    The Wauwatosa School Board voted unanimously to approve an additional donation of $1.7 Million from John And Tashia Morgridge for the East High School aquatic space renovation during its meeting on Monday, September 9, 2019.

     

    Along with the donation, the school board approved a matching expenditure of the same amount from the Wauwatosa School District’s operating budget to complete the work. The increased budget for the project is the result of structural challenges that were identified with the aquatic space during the preliminary design process. 

     

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  • Reminder: District Hosting Community Meeting for Feedback on East High School Pool Renovation

    Posted by Keller Russell on 8/5/2019

    The District and its architect are working on a preliminary design for the renovation of the East High School Aquatic Space. In case you missed it, this project is thanks to a generous donation provided by Wauwatosa School District Alumni (1951) John and Tashia Morgridge.

     

    The District will host a community meeting on Tuesday, August 20th at 7:30 p.m. at East High School in the cafeteria. An initial design will be presented for feedback.

     

    The District has also collected input from user groups of the pool. Thank you to the more than 130 people who also responded to our Google Form with feedback on what you appreciate in other aquatic spaces you've visited. We appreciate your input!

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  • Community Asked to Provide Input For East High School Pool Renovation

    Posted by Keller Russell on 7/2/2019

    Dear Wauwatosa School District Families and Community Members - 

    In May, the Wauwatosa School District shared the exciting news regarding a $4.7 million donation from John and Tashia Morgridge that will fund a renovation of the aquatic space at Wauwatosa East High School, as well as an outdoor learning space at the new Lincoln Elementary School.

    We are beginning the design process for the renovation of the East High School aquatic space and would like to gather broader community input from any potential users of the pool.

    We have also gathered input from the school’s physical education teachers, our high school swim coaches, and Wauwatosa Recreation Department staff and coaches.

     Key outcomes of the renovation will include:

    • Fully accessible facilities (ADA compliance)
    • Safety improvements and upgrades to meet today’s standards
    • Improved community access
    • Multipurpose space  to serve physical education classes, competitive athletic needs, and community programming
    • Improved energy and operational efficiency

    With these parameters in mind, we’d like to know: What features or amenities have you appreciated in other pool facilities you have visited? Please provide your feedback via this form. (*Note, this form is now closed)


    Additionally, we will host a community meeting on Tuesday, August 20th at 7:30 p.m. at East High School to gather feedback on a preliminary design.


    We are thankful to the Morgridges for their generosity and the opportunity to come together as a community to share ideas for this wonderful resource for our students, athletes, and community programming.


    Thank you for taking the time to provide input.


    Sincerely,


    Wauwatosa School District

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  • WSD Alumni Donate $4.7 Million for Renovation of East High School Aquatic Space and Outdoor Learning Space at Lincoln Elementary

    Posted by Keller Russell on 5/15/2019

    5/15/19

    Wauwatosa East High School will receive a new, state-of-the-art aquatic space thanks to a generous donation by John and Tashia Morgridge, both 1951 alumni of the Wauwatosa School District.


    The donation will fund a complete renovation of the existing pool space inside Wauwatosa East High School.


    While the design of the project has not yet begun, the project will improve the condition of the pool itself and will also include the renovation of the surrounding aquatic space; modernizing the interior and updating locker rooms to provide universal access and meet the needs of all students, staff, and recreational participants the pool currently serves.


    “We are so incredibly grateful for the generosity of John and Tashia Morgridge. Their investment in this community is a tremendous gift that will serve the students and residents of Wauwatosa for decades to come,” said Superintendent Phil Ertl.


    John and Tashia are Wauwatosa natives and graduates of Wauwatosa High School (Class of 1951). Mr. Morgridge, Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems, is making the donation in honor of the 1951 State, Suburban, and Cardinal Relays champion swim team, of which John is a proud member.

    “Growing up in the 40’s and 50’s, Wauwatosa provided an ideal childhood environment. Schools and pools were a key part of its basic fabric. For us the benefits of that experience have lasted a lifetime. This donation is made to help ensure that same environment for TOSA kids in the future,” said Tashia and John Morgridge.


    In addition to the renovation of East High School’s aquatic space, the Morgridge’s donation, totaling $4.7 million, will also fund an outdoor learning space for the new Lincoln Elementary School. Mr. Morgridge and two family members are also alumni of Lincoln School.


    Additional details will be shared once the design process begins.

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