A new Des Moines Elementary School is rising fast--
see our time-lapse video
. Did you know money from the federal defense budget is helping?
Thank you, U.S. Congressman Adam Smith and the Port of Seattle for rescuing more than $18 million in noise mitigation funding promised for Des Moines and Highline High School before the FAA shrunk its noise contours. U.S. Rep. Smith, a graduate of Tyee High School, helped write the funds into the federal defense budget with the support of the Port of Seattle.
Mount Rainer High School senior Nathalie Paradise took photos of the construction site for her journalism class at Highline College. She serves as a student representative on our
Capital Facilities Advisory Committee
to plan future bond projects.
What happens to the old Des Moines Elementary School building? We have no plans to sell it. Its first use will be to store extra items from Highline High School while the new HHS is being constructed.