Preparing for construction with portable classrooms

Portable classrooms were delivered to the north side of Wallace Elementary today to accommodate construction. We plan to transition four classes into these portables during the Memorial Day intersession, and they’ll remain there until construction is complete. Some...

Sneak peek: Virtual tour of your new schools!

Wonder what your new schools will look like? Join us for a virtual tour and see the blueprints come to life. Lead architects from Integrus Architecture will lead the tour, showing what the schools will look like outside and inside. Members from Integrus, Kelso School...

Naming our new school begins with YOU!

Exciting news: we’re gearing up to start construction on the new elementary at Lexington. More exciting news: we want your help naming the school, choosing a mascot, and picking school colors. Our three-step process begins with YOU. Submit your suggestions by March...

Lake Wilderness tour

Last week, a small team traveled to Tahoma School District for a tour of Lake Wilderness Elementary School. The school has 940 students — 800 K-5 and 140 pre-K. The team was there in time to see the morning arrival of nearly 200 drop-offs and 13 buses. They met...

Open houses and FAQs

After realizing we needed to make some changes to our construction plans, we started asking for input from our Kelso community. So far, we’ve held a public hearing, an open house, and our Superintendent Mary Beth Tack, along with Executive Director of Business...

Public hearing, open houses scheduled

We’re holding a public hearing and two open houses to invite the community to share their thoughts on a proposed change in construction plans for replacing aging elementary schools. (Read more about that here.) The public hearing will be held Monday, December...

Finalizing plans for CTE classroom updates

The KHS CTE (career and technical education) team has had several planning meetings with the project manager and architects for some much needed updates to the CTE classrooms. They’ve been developing schematic designs to better align with future trades and...

Considering Plan to Combine Two Elementary Schools

Due to a combination of unanticipated conditions that are causing costs to be higher than originally predicted, we’re considering combining two of the three new elementary schools into one larger school at the Lexington site. Along with the unprecedented rise of labor...

Thanks for your input!

We had a great time showing the initial designs for the new elementary schools at Wallace and Lexington sites. Thanks for coming out and sharing your thoughts with us.