It is a big moment for student-athletes when they get to sign the National Letter of Intent to attend a college to play sports. Both Redmond High School (RHS) and Lake Washington High School (LWHS) hosted events to celebrate the occasion.
Peter Kirk Elementary School
The community was invited to attend an open house at the rebuilt and enlarged Peter Kirk Elementary on October 24. See photos from the event.
Students celebrated the opening of Peter Kirk Elementary during a Grand Opening Ceremony on Oct. 24. See more photos from the event.
Students at the rebuilt and enlarged school share what they like about the new school, including more space to read, play and eat.
Students and teachers are settling in at four new schools this fall. Celebrate with us and see the schools for yourself at these upcoming Open House events:
Construction workers welcomed students and families as they arrived for their first day of school on Tuesday.
Photo credit: Tim Rice Photography
This project will rebuild and enlarge Peter Kirk Elementary School. The Long-Term Facilities Task Force recommended this project.
Architect: Studio Meng Strazzara
Contractor: Lease Crutcher Lewis
Square Footage: 78,000
Capacity: 690 students
Spaces: 30 standard classrooms plus music, art/science rooms, ELL/SN/special education, library, cafeteria/commons, gymnasium, and outdoor covered play area
Estimated Project Cost: $44,987,000 (includes construction costs of $26.5 million in 2016 dollars, $12.7 million in non-construction costs, and $5.7 million in expected construction inflation)
Planned opening: September 2019
Remodel vs. Rebuild
A Remodel vs Rebuild Study concluded rebuilding a new school would be more cost effective than remodeling and enlarging the existing school. The current school consists of multiple small buildings made of cinder block. A new building would bring the entire school under one roof and limit access points into the building to enhance safety.
State construction assistance
Due to its age, the school became eligible for state funds for renovation or replacement in 2005. The district expects to receive $3 million in State Construction Funding Assistance for this project.
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