Soil Stabilization Work Begins at Wallace Elementary School

The contractor building two new schools for Kelso School District, FORMA Construction, is starting construction of the new Wallace Elementary, which requires installing aggregate piers into the ground up to 40 feet deep. FORMA will bring in heavy equipment and loads...

A beautiful day to break ground at Wallace

May 22nd was a beautiful day to break ground on the new Wallace Elementary. The event was attended by community members, Wallace students and staff, district administration, and those who are helping to bring the school into being: Integrus Architecture, FORMA...

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...

One-year bond update

At this time last year, Kelso citizens overwhelmingly voted to approve a construction bond and educational levy to improve the learning experience for our students.  We are so thankful for the support and generosity of our community, and continue to work diligently to...

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...