Like any new skill, it takes practice to learn how to recycle and compost correctly. Three LWSD schools were recognized with a King County Earth Heroes at School award on May 3.
New Middle School - Redmond Ridge
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. The new school would be built to serve 900 students.
Architect: McGranahan Architecture
Contractor: Lydig Construction
Location: Redmond Ridge Drive NE and NE 99th Place, Redmond Ridge
Square Footage: 134,000
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: 2019
Neighborhood boundaries: Boundaries will be developed in a process including public feedback during the 2017-18 school year.
Updates in May 2018 include insulation and GreenGirts, exterior siding and windows, and concrete for a ball wall.
Electrical and plumbing installation has begun. Work is progressing on the gymnasium and the locker room.
Principal Heidi Paul has been selected to serve as planning principal for the new middle school at Redmond Ridge.
Some exterior and interior structural walls have started being built. Steel construction of framework is complete.
LWSD staff and construction crews celebrated the placement of the last steel beam for the new middle school.
An overview of the geothermal/ground-source heating system at the new middle school in Redmond Ridge.
Structural steel installation began at the new middle school in Redmond Ridge on Oct. 16, 2017.
Construction crews at the new middle school in Redmond Ridge spent the day crushing the rock so it can be used on site.
On June 7, 2017, Lake Washington School District celebrated milestones in two construction projects: consecutive groundbreakings for a new elementary school in Redmond Ridge East and a new middle school in Redmond Ridge.
On March 29, 2017, community members attended a “Good Neighbor” open house at Rosa Parks.
A community open-house style meeting gave parents and other community members a chance to view preliminary designs for the new elementary school and the new middle school to be built in Redmond Ridge.