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More than 4,100 distinguished students recognized nationwide

Redmond, Wash. – The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this week that one additional Lake Washington School District (LWSD) student will receive a National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship:

Kevin Zhang, Nikola Tesla STEM High School - National Merit Purdue University Scholarship 

A group of freshman from Nikola Tesla STEM High School is helping kids with Cerebral Palsy move around a little easier. As part of their end of year project, this team partnered with a program by the name of Go Baby Go

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Dozens of LWSD students earned their way to the 2021 International Career Development Conference (ICDC), which was held virtually in late April and early May. Of that group, about 30 students competed as finalists and two students placed as high as third.

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    Timberline Middle School

    New Middle School – Redmond Ridge

    We are here: Occupancy

     

    Timberline Middle School Grand Opening

    Project Updates

    Program Revenues and Program Expenditures

    We are so pleased that all our bond projects are now completed and ready for students. We want to thank the community for their continued support in building needed classroom space. While spending will still occur over the next year as we close out the projects, the charts below show planned 2016 bond program revenues and expenditures compared to current receipts and spending. Of the total planned revenues and expenditures of $434 million has been received to date. Of the total planned revenues and expenditures of $434 million that has been received to date, the district has spent $409 million.

    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.

    Progress Photos

     

    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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