Oakdale continues to move towards completion, with opening set for January 2018. Windows, landscaping, playground equipment, parking areas, and drop-off/pickup areas are the next major exterior components. Drywall and interior finishes are moving along towards the December completion and student move-in over Christmas break. We are currently finalizing details about a community open house to showcase the new Oakdale; please watch for dates and times! CLICK HERE to check out new video from the air, thanks to Project Advocates.
Families who attend or live nearby Sunset Hills should expect concrete block delivery trucks accessing the site through the neighborhood to deliver heavy equipment as well as roofing materials. Final steel deliveries are taking place this month; neighbors and families at Sunset should expect flat-bed delivery trucks as steel is transported to the site and installed, as well as crane mobilization and operation. Neighbors should also expect construction dumpster delivery and haul away. Sewer work is now complete on the west side of the site near the pool. Concrete will be replaced in the west parking area. Most delivery and construction trucks will access the site on 94th Street from Pacific. Other traffic may use 96th Street because of the traffic light at Pacific. Vrana Construction crews have set a tentative completion date for Sunset Hills for August 2018. CLICK HERE to check out new video from the air, thanks to Project Advocates.
Swanson has had additional Design Advisory Committee meetings and is moving along through the Design Development stage. Interior finishes and architectural details are being developed. The Design Development will be shared with the Board of Education on October 10, and it will be presented for approval at the October 16 Board of Education meeting. We are currently planning a public ‘Goodbye To Swanson’ event for those hoping for one last tour of the school; we will keep you updated on details once they are finalized. Swanson students will move into the Swing School in January 2018 prior to the start of 2nd semester, and demolition of the current Swanson will take place in Spring of 2018.
WESTSIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL
Westside Middle School has a new library! WMS invited Angela Welch Prusia, well-known local author of six YA novels, to read from her latest book, Fearless, to celebrate the opening of WMS’ new library. Students enjoyed the reading, then stayed for treats and a slideshow of yearbook photos featuring the WMS library over the past six decades.Crews at Westside Middle School are now completing another phase of interior remodeling, which will be done by winter break. This will allow teachers and students to move from the portables into the building. Future major remodeling will resume over the 2018 summer break.