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Thank you voters! Updates on bond projects throughout the district

The LSHS pool

The Lake Stevens School District Pool is being modernized as part of Phase Two construction at Lake Stevens High School. Here, the plaster lining is being removed so it can be re-tiled and replaced.

In 2016 our voters approved a $116 million bond that included modernization and expansion of Lake Stevens High School and the construction of the new Stevens Creek Elementary School and the Early Learning Center. Bond dollars are also used to improve safety and security throughout the district, and to make health, educational and infrastructure improvements.

Lake Stevens School District would like to say THANK YOU to our voters and our community. As important stakeholders, we want to ensure that you are aware of the important work that is happening throughout the district.

Safety and Security Improvements
Safety and security upgrades are being made, in phases, in all schools. This includes the installation and upgrade of door access controls, intrusion detection systems and video security in each school. When complete, each school will have a video surveillance system that syncs with a door access control system and an intrusion detection system.

Construction and Modernization Projects

Lake Stevens High School
The complete modernization and expansion of Lake Stevens High School is going strong!

Phase One construction includes a new three-story academic building for science and general education classrooms and the Learning Commons (library and student support center); a new athletic building, including a new gymnasium and swimming pool support spaces (reception, office and locker rooms); and renovation of the 400 building for special education and Career and Technical Education. These spaces will be connected by a student hub with easy access to administration, attendance, counseling, cafeteria, the business office and the COVE (the student store).

Phase One construction will be substantially complete in August. Students and staff members will begin using these new spaces in late fall 2019.

Phase Two construction to modernize the swimming pool began in April. This includes replacement of pool mechanical systems (water and air treatment and circulation) for improved air quality, guest comfort and operability of the facility; resurfacing and re-tiling the pool liner; cleaning and sealing the pool deck; expanded seating; and additional storage.

Design of Phase Three is underway and construction will begin in July 2020. This work includes renovating the existing main gymnasium to house a new facility for band and choir as well as a new weight room for athletics; upgrading security, communications, fire alarm and heating/ventilation controls throughout the campus; modernizing parts of the 100, 200, 300 and 500 buildings; and modernize existing bathrooms throughout the campus.

Cavelero Mid High School

  • Cavelero’s exterior was repainted in the summer of 2018.
  • A new transportation south satellite was built adjacent to Cavelero. The ability to park buses in the south portion of the district increases efficiencies in bus routes and staffing, which provides better service to our students and families.

Lake Stevens Middle School

  • New bleachers were installed in the gymnasium.
  • The track is being replaced in phases. The first phase was completed in the fall and included the installation of an asphalt surface. The second phase includes the installation of a rubber track surface, which will be complete by the end of June. The tracks will open to the community this fall.

North Lake Middle School

  • Portions of the roof were repaired
  • The track is being replaced in phases. The first phase was completed in the fall and included the installation of an asphalt surface. The second phase includes the installation of a rubber track surface, which will be complete by the end of June. The tracks will open to the community this fall.

Glenwood Elementary School

  • Portions of the roof were repaired
  • Glenwood was connected to the city sewer after being on an aging septic system

Hillcrest Elementary School

  • The former Early Learning Center, which is adjacent to Hillcrest, is being converted into Hillcrest West. This space will include classrooms, restrooms, an additional cafeteria and collaboration spaces for students. Hillcrest has the highest student enrollment, and this additional space is necessary to best-serve students.

Stevens Creek Elementary School

  • The new Stevens Creek was built off of Lake Drive. It is the district’s seventh elementary school, and opened its doors in September 2018.

Early Learning Center

  • The new Early Learning Center was built off of Lake Drive, adjacent to Stevens Creek. It opened its doors in January 2018.

New kindergarten classrooms
Lake Stevens School District was one of 21 districts in the state to receive a K-3 Class Size Reduction Grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The grant provides funds to assist districts with adding new K-3 classroom spaces. In Lake Stevens, a portion of this money was used to add two new kindergarten classrooms in each of our six elementary schools. Construction of these new spaces is complete, and the new classrooms are happily being used by kindergarteners and their teachers.

For more information about our construction projects, including photos, visit our Construction webpage.

Skyline ribbon cutting ceremony
Skyline Elementary School held a fun ribbon cutting earlier this year in celebration of its new kindergarten classrooms. Two new kindergarten classrooms were constructed at each elementary school in the district, thanks to a K-3 Class Size Reduction Grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.