COVID safety protocols led to a different looking Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Culinary Competition this year. The event took place virtually with students cooking from their own kitchens.
Lake Washington High School addition
The roof installation at Lake Washington High School auxiliary gymnasium is complete, protecting the building from rain and other weather. Exterior walls, including brick, concrete masonry, and the glass/aluminum wall system are installed, which will allow interior construction to progress. Circular solar tubes reflect light into the gym naturally during the day. Installation of interior building systems – including electrical, data, plumbing and mechanical – is in progress. The gym is scheduled to open in fall 2021.
The auxiliary gymnasium construction is on schedule at Lake Washington High School. An expanded locker room was completed in December in the main gymnasium next door in order to provide
Homes around the district received LWSD’s Building on Success progress newsletter in their mailboxes in February. If you missed it, you can view the digital version, which includes these updates:
Visitors to LWSD’s high schools will now enter directly into the main office, thanks to funding from the 2019 capital projects levy. The modifications will increase security at three schools that required modifications. The modifications incorporate the entry control system found at other LWSD entrances.
Modifications at Lake Washington High School were completed in the fall and construction on the Redmond High School entrance was completed this winter. Construction at Eastlake High School is scheduled to be complete in fall 2021.
After more than a year of work, the LWSD Facilities Advisory Committee (FAC) addressed the Board on January 25 during its regular meeting. The FAC was tasked with making recommendations to accommodate the District’s rapid enrollment growth and continue to provide quality learning environments. The Board will use the recommendations to determine next steps, which could include sending a funding measure to voters in 2022.
You can see the final recommendations report and the FAC’s presentation to the Board here:
School openings looked a little different in 2020. Grand Opening celebrations with students have been postponed, but Lake Washington School District staff and students with special needs are enjoying their new spaces for teaching and learning. Enjoy these images from our new schools and construction projects.
Architect: McGranahan Architecture
Contractor: Lydig Construction
Location: 12033 NE 80th St, Kirkland, WA 98033
Spaces: 20 classrooms, including general, science, CTE and teacher planning spaces; auxiliary gymnasium and commons space
Current Portables: 10 classroom portables currently at LWHS will be relocated to Rose Hill Middle School, Kirkland Middle School and Inglewood Middle School after construction
Planned opening: New classrooms: Fall 2020; Auxiliary gymnasium and commons space: Fall 2021
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