When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.
Timberline Middle School
New Middle School – Redmond Ridge
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:
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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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.
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.
Hundreds of students, staff, parents and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Timberline Middle School on October 11. See more photos.
Photo credit: Tim Rice Photography
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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