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Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Board of Directors has selected Dr. Jon Holmen to be the next Lake Washington School District Superintendent. They announced their decision on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Redmond, Wash. – The Lake Washington School District has been following guidance from Public Health in an effort to stay open as long as possible. In light of the current information shared today by our elected officials, we believe it is time to plan for alternative ways to serve our community and families. 

In collaboration with our School Board of Directors and our Lake Washington Education Association, we have made the decision to close all schools from March 12 through March 27, and re-evaluate any further closures during that time. 

In light of today’s news about a King County resident’s death related to the Coronavirus (or COVID-19), and that additional cases are anticipated, we wanted to reach out to share what Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is doing to monitor and prepare for a potential increase in frequency of the Coronavirus in our schools.  

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    Timberline Middle School

    New Middle School – Redmond Ridge

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    Project Updates

    Building on Success progress report

    Households around the district received the Building On Success Progress Report in mailboxes this month. It included an overview and progress updates on construction projects funded by the 2016 bond and the 2019 capital projects levy. If you missed it in the mail, be sure to view it online to learn more about:

    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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    Video: Timberline Middle School Grand Opening

    When Principal Heidi Paul and a small group of teachers started planning to open a new middle school, they started with a mission to create a place where students wanted to come back to school every day.

    During a Grand Opening Ceremony on October 11, elected officials praised the building and the staff who have been working for more than a year to welcome students to their new school.

    Girl carrying egg with a spoon.

    TMS students welcomed district staff and School Board members Siri Bliesner and Cassandra Sage to judge costumes during their Timberline Games, which followed their Grand Opening Ceremony. The field was filled with team-building activities to help the school build a positive culture.

    Aerial Photos

    Photo credit: Tim Rice Photography

    Drawings and site plans

    Project Information

    The Long-Term Facilities Task Force project recommendations included a new middle school in the Redmond Learning Community to help accommodate the district’s growing enrollment in that area.

    Architect: McGranahan Architecture
    Contractor: Lydig Construction
    Location: Redmond Ridge Drive NE and NE 99th Place, Redmond Ridge
    Square Footage: 134,000
    Capacity: 900 students
    Spaces: 24 standard classrooms, instrumental and vocal music, special education, art, lab science, CTE, library, cafeteria/commons with stage, and gymnasium
    Estimated Project Cost: $77,592,000 (Includes construction costs of $47.6 million in 2016 dollars, $22.8 million in non-construction costs, and $7.2 million in expected construction inflation).
    Planned opening: September 2019
    Neighborhood boundaries: Boundaries will be developed in a process including public feedback during the 2017-18 school year.

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