ARN: Parkhill and Abilene ISD continue planning for Dyess Elementary

Category: Architecture

Written By: The Abilene Reporter-News

Date: November 26, 2019

Dyess Elementary is all about airplanes. 

Sure, a majority of its student population come from military families, many of whom live at nearby Dyess Air Force Base. And the school already goes by the nickname “Jets.” 

But as design and, soon, construction ramps up for replacing the Abilene Independent School District campus, more connections to flight are being explored. 

Preliminary renderings released this month show the walkway leading up to the front door of the new school, set to open for the 2021-22 school year, will be painted similar to the airbase runway. 

With one minor change. 

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