As part of Austin ISD’s 2017 Bond program, Joeris was selected to lead the construction of a single, modernized elementary school at the Norman campus. As advised by a community planning team, the AISD Board of Trustees approved a $25 million investment in Norman Elementary School, funding the complete modernization of the campus as one of 17 new or modernized campuses.
The modernized Norman-Sims Elementary – officially re-named by the Board of Trustees on May 18, 2020 – opens in Spring 2021 and include flexible learning spaces, natural light, outdoor classrooms, and new media technology. A modernized school allows students to be active learners in 21st-century learning spaces as they collaborate, use technology, and move within the classroom.
During construction on the original Norman campus, students co-located at Sims Elementary for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years, forming the combined Norman & Sims Elementary Schools — the campus where Stars Shine and Tigers Roar Together!