Photography by Nickayla Hodges, a Senior at Kelso High School
With the anticipated opening of the new Lexington Elementary and subsequent closing of Beacon Hill and Catlin Elementaries, Kelso School District is reviewing proposed boundary changes. The suggested changes would impact approximately 1,000 students (or 20 percent)...
FORMA Construction has been busy out at the Lexington site. They've been excavating existing soil; bringing in, grading and compacting gravel; and installing aggregate piers to stabilize the ground. Pretty soon they'll bring in stormwater and sanitary sewer utilities...
As construction on the new state-of-the-art Lexington Elementary School building begins, we're looking to students and staff to help construct the school’s personality. The district is opening up the opportunity for students in grades 6 through 12 and all district...
- Replace with new 450-student school on current site
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Beacon Hill is currently over capacity with 500 students and eight portable classrooms. To fully modernize this school would cost more than to replace it. And with approximately $9 million in state matching funds, project costs are offset. Building a new school will:
- Eliminate 8 classrooms in portables
- Support growth in west Kelso
- Enhance school security and safety by combining spaces and eliminating separated building structures.
- Eliminate severe traffic and parking issues