June 2019 
Snoqualmie Valley Schools   Construction Update
Mount Si High School Construction Progress  

The district has a busy and exciting summer ahead to prepare the new Mount Si High School to open this fall. The project remains on time and on budget, to be ready to serve students by the first day of school September 4!  As construction is finalized on the new school, other summer preparations include:
  • Moving curriculum and other items out of the existing school and into the new campus or elsewhere in the district.
  • Online Surplus Sale -- This week, the online auction for governmental entities begins today, June 25-26. The Public Online Auction is June 26-28.  Click here for details.
  • Demolition of the existing MSHS buildings. (Demolition of the gym began last week.)
  • Transfer the District Data Center to the new building.
  • Begin baseball field construction. 
  • Stone column installation to prepare for Phase 2 construction. The new Performing Arts Center (PAC) will be built in the location of existing gym.
  • Make ready the existing auditorium for student access in September. Students will continue to use the existing auditorium until the new PAC is completed in December 2020, as planned.

(Edited by MSHS student River Dale) 

Mount Si High School Community Celebration & Open House  
Saturday, September 7, 2019

All are invited to join a celebration and tour of the new Mount Si High School. 
We are grateful to this community for investing in the future of Snoqualmie Valley children for generations to come!  Please join us and be a part of history.

MSHS logo

MSHS staff had an opportunity to tour the construction site and  check out their classrooms, on their last day of packing up before summer break.

On Instagram at  mount.si.high
you can have a similar "sneak peek" with walk-through videos led by Assistant Superintendent Ryan Stokes.

Enjoy snapshots photos below of the most recent developments. F or additional details and photos , see monthly progress reports for May 15 and June 15, 2019 from Project Manager Clint Marsh.  And, scroll to the bottom for an update on other district improvement projects taking place this summer.

New Designation: 
This site map shows how the buildings on campus will be referred to moving forward, based on numbers.

Sidewalk and ramps leading to the front entrance

Front entrance work

Front main office

Finished stairs in one of the Commons. Woodblock covers the area on the left designed for seating and gathering, while the area on the right has a cement surface for foot traffic. 

Lots of refrigerators and microwave ovens await installation

Kitchen area

More kitchen equipment

A food service kiosk located under one of the Commons stairways

In the Career and Technical Education (CTE) area, the Culinary Arts classroom

Partitions for welding in the CTE area

Also part of CTE, ventilating systems installed on the green houses located on the roof of the 2000 building

Each building is clearly marked to help students navigate the campus.
In additional to numbers, way-finding signage incorporates a variety of textures unique to each building.

Another design texture used to help differentiate locations on campus.

More example of wall coverings on the 2nd floor of the 5000 building.

Room labels display an outline of Mount Si with raised Braille dots in the plastic, to assist those who see through touch.

A creative Mount Si design element at the entrance to the gym

Passage between the buildings on the raised platform now features lighting, landscaping and seating.

More outside seating and gathering spaces between the buildings

Ticket booths installed at the new entrance to the stadium

Aerial view of newly paved lot with lighting adjacent to the 4000 building, on the east side of campus

Demolition of the gym began June 19.

Aerial view of demolition activity. After the gym is removed, work on embedding stone columns will begin to prepare for the new Performing Arts Center -- Phase 2 of the construction plan.

This overview shows the construction timeline. The majority of the new MSHS will be completed by September 2019. Subsequent areas to be completed include:  new baseball fields (February 2020), new Performing Arts Center (December 2020), and lastly, additional exterior parking and bus lanes (April 2021). 

Other District Improvement Projects this Summer
In addition to completing Mount Si High School this summer, other projects to improve SVSD facilities and systems will include:
  • Snoqualmie Middle School (SMS) Conversion:  exterior painting (blue trim), weatherproofing, lighting upgrades, computer lab conversion, new signage and reader board, curriculum, *library collection, band instruments, and extra-curricular equipment/uniforms 
  • Asphalt and drainage repairs to the SMS parking lot
  • ADA access improvements at SMS and Snoqualmie Elementary (SES)
  • Installing modular classrooms at Timber Ridge Elementary (TRES)
  • Fire alarm replacement at Twin Falls Middle School (TFMS)
  • Playground Equipment at SES (in partnership with the SES PTSA)
* Special thanks to the Snoqualmie Valley Schools Foundation which recently announced a $30,000 donation for Library Resources ($20K at SMS, and $10K to refresh the CKMS collection) as part of its 2019-20 district-wide initiative support.

For more information:   Visit the district website at: 
www.svsd410.org   and click on the  Facilities Planning and Construction icon for progress on bond projects. MSHS construction updates, videos, and monthly status reports have been archived online throughout the building process.

Thank you for supporting Snoqualmie Valley schools!