Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

Hardhats and heavy equipment continue to dot school grounds

The excitement of a new school year has slipped into an established routine, but there’s plenty of activity outside the classroom walls.

Construction projects hold the promise of a better future for thousands of students. Here’s a look at where things stand right now.


The sights and sounds of construction have become a way of life for Enumclaw High School students during the past couple of years. And, while things are about to ease in the campus core, another major project is about to launch.

The most ambitious offshoot of a voter-passed bond issue was a two-story addition at the heart of the school. Building proceeded faster than was initially expected, meaning a move-in date of next month instead of January.

To celebrate, the community is invited to join with parents, students and staff for a dedication and open house on Oct. 8. The event is planned for 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Everyone will gather in the gymnasium, then move to the commons for a ribbon-cutting. Self-guided tours of the new classrooms will round on the evening.

Students and teachers will occupy their new space beginning Oct. 15.

With that phase of construction wrapped up, contractors will demolish the existing science wing and get ready for another round of construction. New space will include classrooms, a new music room and a wrestling room. That work carries an anticipated completion date of January 2020. Until then, music students will continue trekking across the road for classes held at Enumclaw Middle School.

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