Sherman ISD to Provide Live Video Access to New SHS Construction Site
If you’ve recently driven by the new Sherman High School construction site, you’ve seen an abundant amount of dirt and bulldozers in action. If the opportunity to drive by the construction site and relish in its progress has escaped you, don’t worry. Sherman ISD has you covered.
Starting this week, district staff, parents, and community members will be able to see day-to-day construction progress of the new high school online. Two high-definition web cameras have recently been installed at the site by photo construction company OXBlue. One camera is positioned on the northwest side of the project with the second located on the southeast side. Each camera will take a picture approximately every ten minutes, and the images will be uploaded to a live web link.
“When people visit our website we want them to feel as if they are part of the construction,” Sherman ISD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tyson Bennett expressed. “The camera angles have been positioned to give viewers the best optical views of construction for the main building, multipurpose activity center, and athletic fields.”
The live web link will give online visitors the option to download photos of the construction project directly to their device. The website also allows people to view and download an automatically generated time-lapse video of the entire construction project at any time.
Sherman ISD Director of Communications Kimberly Simpson said that the district is excited to provide the community with a convenient way to stay connected to the construction of the new high school and overall bond progress.
“We’ve continuously provided weekly video updates that feature our construction progress and our community expressed how much they appreciate the production of those videos,” Simpson said. “We are now enhancing our community’s bond experience and providing an interactive tool that connects them to the construction in real-time from anywhere in the world.”
Each camera contains a wide-angle lens with a heavy duty enclosure developed for the construction industry. The cameras also include unlimited remote storage which will allow the cameras to operate each day of construction until the project is complete.
“As we see the school emerge from the ground, we want our community to feel engaged in the construction process and take pride in the new Sherman High School,” Bennett said. “We are forever grateful to our community for making the new SHS a reality.”
In 2017, voters approved a $176 million bond election to address several district needs, which included the construction of a new Sherman High School. August 8, 2018, marked the start of construction of the new school that will welcome students at the start of the 2020 school year. To view the new Sherman High School live web link page or for additional SISD bond updates, visit www.ShermanISD.net/BondUpdate.
Click the image below to be directed to the live web site.