More West Seattle school news: Chief Sealth ribboncutting set

As work continues on Chief Sealth International High School renovations, and construction of the new Denny International Middle School next door, the date’s already set for two events celebrating the reopening of Sealth’s permanent campus (map): The day before classes start for next school year, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned, 9:30 am September 7th, at the main entrance. Then on Saturday, September 25th, an all-community celebration is planned, described in the announcement as “an opportunity for the community to come tour the renovated main building, gym and new Galleria/Commons.” The galleria’s where this photo was taken earlier this month (it, and the photo above, are courtesy of the project team):

If you missed it the first time, here’s our story from a hard-hat tour with Sealth students in April.

SIDE NOTE: Sealth’s graduation is one of four we covered in West Seattle this month – here are the story links:
South Seattle Community College (June 17th photos/video)
West Seattle High School (June 16th photos/video)
Chief Sealth International High School (June 15th photos/video – including the “flash mob”)
Seattle Lutheran High School (June 11th photos)

3 Replies to "More West Seattle school news: Chief Sealth ribboncutting set"

  • westello June 21, 2010 (8:54 pm)

    Just as a heads up, the principal at Sealth was allowed to make the decision to move the community back into the building before it is finished (i.e. the punchlist is completed). This was reported at the May BEX Oversight Committee meeting with several committee members questioning if this was a good idea. Their concern was that it is much harder for a construction crew to get the final work done with a population in the building. The head of the BEX projects said it was “the culture of the district to allow the principal this decision”.

    All I can tell you is it didn’t work for Garfield which still, 4 years later, has issues with its building with some of them coming from allowing the community back into the building before it was finished.

    Just be warned, there may be problems down the line.

    • WSB June 21, 2010 (9:09 pm)

      I asked the project management firm, DKA, about this, and was told outright today by liaison Pauline Sugarman, “I asked the Senior Project Manager and the Project Manager and they both say all work is on target and scheduled to be completed in time for the staff to do their move and get settled before school starts. Actually, the Galleria is ahead of schedule.” – Tracy

  • westello June 22, 2010 (2:43 pm)

    Interesting Tracy but that is NOT what was said at the BEX meeting. Makes you wonder if the right hand knows what the left is doing (or in this case, saying).

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