OPEN HOUSE - October 18, 2011 


BEA celebrates completion of the Wingate Elementary and Bald Eagle Middle and High School Renovation and Addition Project

Students, staff and invited guests attended a dedication ceremony on October 18 to celebrate the completion of the Wingate Elementary and Bald Eagle Area Middle and High School Renovation and Addition Project.  Appropriately, the ceremony was held in the new high school gymnasium. United States Representative Glenn GT Thompson (BEA class of 1977) spoke to the student body and donated two United States flags for use at the Wingate Elementary and Middle/High School. View 2011 Dedication Booklet here. View Original 1957 High School Dedication Booklet here.


Dedication Ceremony


BEA Open House - Project Manager Rick Vilello leads a tour.

Hundreds of BEA community members turned out to tour the BEA Middle and High School and the Wingate Elementary School to see the improvements that have been made in the schools.  Everyone had very positive comments about the renovation and BEA in general.  Attendees also enjoyed blue and gold cookies made by the Middle and High School Family and Consumer Science students, the Eagle Ambassadors were on hand for the occasion, and the time capsules, along with the shovel used in the original 1954 high school groundbreaking ceremony and then used again in the groundbreaking for the current project, were on display.  A video was also shown that highlighted parts of the lengthy renovation process.  View video here.  All in all, October 18 was a fabulous BEA day!

The Sun is Shining on BEA!

The Bald Eagle Area School District benefitted from taking advantage of a $1.4 million Pennsylvania grant that encouraged solar energy projects, and the district has retrofitted these buildings to make them some of the most technologically advanced among Pennsylvania schools in terms of energy savings. In addition, these photovoltaic systems become a green education learning tool for students thanks to an online computer monitoring system that allows students to view and understand what the PV systems are doing.


Would you like to check how much energy the Middle/High School and Wingate Elementary photovoltaic systems are generating?  These two links give real-time data about the systems:  Wingate Elementary and Middle and High School. These links will be permanently available on the Wingate Elementary and Middle and High School web site side navigation panels.


These pages will provide you with an overview of the renovation/new construction options the Bald Eagle Area School District is considering for the Bald Eagle Middle-High School and Wingate Elementary School


A combined Facilities Review Committee and Facilities Advisory Group  spent many, many hours and days reviewing documents, meeting with Hayes Large Architects, and touring two other school buildings, in order to provide a combined recommendation to the Bald Eagle Area Board of Education concerning the proposed renovation and additions to the Wingate Elementary School and the Bald Eagle Middle/High School to include a new gymnasium and possibly accommodate sixth graders district-wide.  Any student, staff member or community member who wished to be on this committee was welcomed. 


November 15, 2007

December 20, 2007

January 31, 2008

February 21, 2008 - See presentation by Hayes Large Architects

February 28, 2008 (Public Hearing) READ CDT ARTICLE HERE .

March 27, 2008 - TOUR OF BELLEFONTE HIGH SCHOOL (to view newly constructed and renovated educational facility)

April 14, 2008 - TOUR OF TYRONE MIDDLE SCHOOL (to view recent renovation and addition of Middle School to a High School)

May 14, 2008

May 14, 2009

November 18, 2009
- See Meeting Agenda



The Bald Eagle Area School District sincerely
thanks all of the committee members
for their dedication and commitment.



May 14, 2008 Facilities Committee and Facilities Advisory Group Meeting.