News & Updates

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 with...

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 17th, at...

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.

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...