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  • Illahee Community Meeting, November 15

    Posted by Kylin Oliphant on 10/28/2022 3:10:00 PM

    As you may know, Illahee Middle School is among the eight FWPS schools approved to be rebuilt under the phase 2 school construction bond. The district Capital Projects team and Bassetti Architects have been hard at work considering the needs of the school community. They've held numerous engagement sessions, and are now excited about hosting a community meeting to share the proposed improvements!

    Illahee Community Meeting
    November 15, 2022
    6 p.m.
    Illahee Middle School (Library)
    36001 1st Ave S
    Federal Way, WA 98023

    The Illahee project includes the following priorities:

    • Honoring the schools' history while building for the future
    • Scholar safety
    • Preservation of site character

    Come to the event to learn more about the project and provide useful feedback. We look forward to seeing you there!

    View Flyer

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  • Memorial Field Subcontractor Outreach Event, Sept. 14

    Posted by Kylin Oliphant on 9/6/2022 12:00:00 PM

    Federal Way Public Schools is excited to improve the outdated Memorial Field and Stadium. BNBuilders will host a subcontractor outreach event to support this project on September 14, 2022, from 4-6 p.m. at the FWPS Support Services Center (1211 S 332nd St, Federal Way, WA 98003 - Room A).

    At BNBuilders, we view subcontractors and suppliers as valuable members of our project teams. We work hard to develop long-standing relationships with the businesses we utilize in our efforts to provide quality projects through a safe construction environment.

    Our outreach approach is intended to provide the maximum practical opportunity for the participation of all subcontractors on our projects, including small, minority, women-owned and disadvantaged businesses, for participation on all our projects.

    Potential scopes of work include:

    • Asphalt Paving
    • Acoustical Ceilings
    • Casework & Countertops
    • Concrete Reinforcing
    • Deep Foundations
    • Demolition & Abatement
    • Doors, Frames & Hardware
    • Drywall & Framing
    • Earthwork & Site Demo
    • Electrical
    • and, much more!

    View the flyer for more information: Memorial Field Subcontractor Outreach Flyer


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  • Check out the latest progress on the new Thomas Jefferson High School!

    Posted by Whitney Chiang on 6/18/2021

    This new building is getting close to being ready to welcome students this fall. Here are some highlights of the work happening now:

    • Greenery added to outdoor areas and school garden sign installed and common area landscaping is underway
    • Hallways being polished and cleaned in preparation for furniture move in
    • Finishes being added on stair ways, theatre, and outdoor common area walls
    • Furniture installation underway throughout classrooms  

    interior staircase of TJHS  exterior building with greenery  interior classroom 

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  • Construction Update: Mirror Lake and Olympic View

    Posted by Whitney Chiang on 6/11/2021

    Mirror Lake Elementary School

    The new Mirror Lake Elementary school is nearly complete! The inside of the new building is going through one final clean, and crews are working to complete all site work by August 2021. Here are a few highlights of what you’ll see happening at the site:

    • Irrigation systems are being installed
    • Walking path is being paved
    • Right of way work is underway
    • Landscaping is ongoing

    exterior construction mirror lake elementary  construction of outdoor learning area at mirror lake elementary

    pathway construction at mirror lake elementary


    Olympic View K-8

    Join us for a virtual community meeting on Friday, June 18 at 5 p.m. to review current design concepts and learn more about upcoming construction on the new Olympic View K-8! Email or call 253-945-2663 to register.

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  • Olympic View K-8

    Posted by Whitney Chiang on 6/4/2021

    We’ve hit the milestone of 100% Design Development on the new Olympic View, which is being rebuilt as a K-8 school. This is an exciting milestone that gives us a good look at what the new school might look like. In this stage, the site and building layouts are complete, and it’s the beginning of the final stage of the design process.

    Over the next few weeks, the design team will be meeting with all stakeholders – including maintenance and operations, school staff, scholars, and community members – to review the design and gather their input. We’re excited to be one step closer to a brand-new school, scheduled to serve scholars in fall 2023.

    exterior design rendering olympic view

    exterior design rendering garden area of olympic view

    design rendering of interior family resource center

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  • Check out the Latest Progress on the New Star Lake Elementary and Evergreen Middle School!

    Posted by Whitney Chiang on 5/28/2021

    These two schools are right on schedule! Here are a few highlights of the where we’re at with construction:

    • The drywall installation has been completed in the classroom wings of both schools
    • Light fixtures are being installed at Evergreen
    • Casework installation has begun at Evergreen
    • Bathroom tile has been installed at Evergreen and installation is in progress at Star Lake
    • The exterior covered play area at Star Lake has been built and roofing is being installed.

    construction outside totem middle school

    construction of covered play area for Star Lake

    cabinet installation beginning inside Totem

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  • The New Thomas Jefferson High School is preparing to welcome students in the fall!

    Posted by Whitney Chiang on 5/21/2021

    Construction crews are working on finishing touches of the new building, including:

    • Cleaning and preparing classroom buildings for the architect’s punch list review
    • Finishes and rails are being installed in the Commons
    • Electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems are being tested and adjusted
    • Sitework and landscaping is ongoing

    We’re excited for this new high school to be filled with students in the 2021-22 school year!

    staircase inside the new Thomas Jefferson High School

     inside classroom at new TJHS

    CTE Courtyard under construction at Thomas Jefferson High School


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  • Mirror Lake Elementary Almost Done!

    Posted by Whitney Chiang on 5/14/2021 5:30:00 PM

    Work on the new Mirror Lake Elementary school is nearing completion. Interior finishes are completed, mechanical and electrical systems are operational, and furniture is coming soon. 

    The parent pick-up and drop off area, as well as the bus loop are nearing completion, and staff and visitor parking are complete. The outdoor play and learning areas are also coming along – both big toys are installed, the covered play area is complete, the outdoor learning area is complete, and crews are preparing the playfield.

    Thanks to our voters and everyone who supported making this happen for our scholars!


    interior hallway of the new Mirror Lake Elementary

    bus loop at new Mirror Lake Elementary School

    covered play area at new Mirror Lake Elementary

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  • Memorial Stadium is Looking Good!

    Posted by Whitney Chiang on 5/7/2021 5:00:00 PM

     One of the future projects to be completed with School Construction Assistance Program (SCAP) funding received as a result of the phase 2 bond is improvements to Memorial Stadium, which is scheduled to begin the planning phase in 2024. While this project is still a few years out, our team got a jump on some early work in anticipation of Graduation 2021, which is being held at this venue. Brand-new fencing, fresh paint and other improvements will have Memorial Stadium looking great for our grads!


    exterior fencing memorial stadium  interior fencing memorial stadium

    concessions memorial stadium

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  • The new Star Lake Elementary and Totem Middle School are making great progress!

    Posted by Whitney Chiang on 4/30/2021 6:00:00 PM

    Right now you’ll see:

    • The covered play structure at Star Lake has been installed.
    • Roofing has been installed.
    • Drywall installation has been completed at Totem and is underway at Star Lake.
    • Interior painting is in progress at Totem.
    • Exterior siding has been installed at Totem and is underway at Star Lake.

    Next month, contractors are scheduled to begin installing cabinets at Totem, and the new roadway improvements in front of the school along 40th AVE are scheduled to begin.

    exterior image of classroom wing

    exterior image of entry area

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