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Colony Oak opening time capsule April 28
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Colony Oak School is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Thursday, April 28, with an open house that will include a student talent show and the opening of the time capsule buried in June of 1991.
The event will also serve as an opportunity for the school district to share with parents and the community the upcoming major makeover for the Colony Oak campus.
The open house is from 5:45 to 8 p.m., with classrooms open from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. The talent show is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room followed by the opening of the time capsule.
Colony Oak is being remodeled as a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) campus at an estimated cost of $11 million.
The district hopes to start construction in September with work targeted for completion by August 2017.
The Colony Oak makeover is part of the voter approved $25.2 million Measure G bond measure. One bond project — the modernization of Weston School — has been completed.
Some 22,000 square feet of new construction will include permanent classrooms and restrooms as well as technology infrastructure to support the new science lab and library.  Colony Oak may get an audio video/public address system in the multi-use area along with new flooring, windows, upgraded electrical and roofing.
The parking lot will be expanded by roughly 4,000 square feet as part of a redesign to improve traffic circulation.
Unlike work at Weston, the Measure G project at Colony Oak will not require students to be shuffled to other Ripon Unified campuses. They’re remain in existing portable structures while new buildings are built nearby.