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...

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.

New school construction Open House on October 25

Wondering what our new elementary schools will look like? Come to our Open House on October 25th and take a look at the preliminary designs. Schematics of the new schools at Lexington and Wallace will be up in the Kelso High School Commons on Thursday, October...

Olympia-based FORMA Construction Company to Build Elementary Schools

We’ve selected Olympia-based FORMA Construction Company to be our General Contractor/Construction Manager (GCCM) to build the first two of our three new elementary schools. On September 11, a committee from the district interviewed two finalists from the bidding...

Designing the future

Design Advisory Committees have been meeting with the architects in August and September to create schematic designs for Wallace Elementary and the new elementary at Lexington. After their final meeting later this month, we’ll have some drawings to show the...

Planning our work so we can work our plan

Earlier this week we had a preliminary meeting with contractors interested in building our new elementary schools at Wallace and in Lexington. Gary Schimmel, Facilities Supervisor and Project Manager led the meeting to give the contractors a better understanding about...

Some work before the work

Painting a room seems pretty simple, and with the right tools doesn’t take very long. But before the brushes and rollers come out, there’s a lot of critical prep work that needs to be done. Like moving furniture, masking molding and fixtures, spackling nail holes, and...

Our Guiding Principles

As we begin the design work for our three new schools, and all the work we’re doing to improve the learning environments for our children, we’ve created some guiding principles to follow. Here they are: Provide integrated and flexible teaching and learning...

Wondering where we’re at with the new school designs?

We’re designing our three new elementary schools (replacing Beacon Hill, Catlin and Wallace) and would love to share the progress we’ve made so far and get your input. We welcome your thoughts on: facility use safety and security community resource uses...