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LWSD middle school band program

Lake Washington School District has a strong and active middle school band program, with classes for everyone from beginners to students with years of experience.

LWHS Dance Team

Dance teams from Eastlake High School (EHS), Lake Washington High School (LWHS) and Redmond High School (RHS) scored high marks at a December dance competition.

LWHS topping out

The last steel beam for Lake Washington High School’s classroom addition was placed during a topping out ceremony on December 4. The last beam is traditionally accompanied by an American flag and an evergreen branch. 

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    Peter Kirk Elementary School

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    Project Updates

    Building on Success: A Year in Review 2019

    The year 2019 was one to remember: We celebrated the grand openings of Timberline Middle School and the newly rebuilt Peter Kirk and Margaret Mead elementary schools. Progress continued on the remaining 2016 bond projects: Juanita High School and Old Redmond Schoolhouse. Construction also began on the addition at Lake Washington High School, funded by the Capital Projects Levy passed by voters in April 2019.

    Thank you to the communities of Lake Washington School District. With your ongoing support, we are providing students with great places to learn!

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    students singing on stage

    “Thank you!” exclaimed students at Peter Kirk Elementary School during their Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting on October 24. Principal Monica Garcia told the students, “All the people in the room here came together for you. People you will never meet came together for you. Because you matter.” Watch the video.

    Video: Kirk Elementary student tour

    Students at the rebuilt and enlarged school share what they like about the new school, including more space to read, play and eat.

    Aerial Photos

    Photo credit: Tim Rice Photography

    Drawings and Site Plans

    Project Information

    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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