Dedication Ceremony and Open House for Islander Middle School on October 1st

September 26, 2016 | by Erin Sirianni

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Islander Middle School Design Rendering

The community is invited to the dedication and open house for the new commons, gymnasium, library, and classrooms at Islander Middle School from 9 to 11:30 am on Saturday, October 1st, at Islander Middle School, located at 8225 SE 72nd St.

“We are looking forward to showing our community the wonderful new facilities at the middle school,” said Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. “We are grateful for the support our community gave to this project with their passage of the 2014 bond proposition.”

Construction at Islander Middle School provided expanded learning space to replace the 10 portable classrooms previously on site. It also provided a new commons designed to accommodate a growing student population.
Integrus Architecture of Seattle designed the expansions to IMS. Kassel & Associates was the general contractor. Brandy Fox of CPM Seattle, Inc., managed the project for the district.

The new building is 93,000 square feet, and the site includes a new commons and kitchen, library, main and auxiliary gymnasiums and locker rooms, and a new entrance and administrative offices for the school. There are eight new general-purpose classrooms, two science classrooms, two special education classrooms, two shared learning areas, three music classrooms, and six practice rooms.

The project began construction in the spring of 2015 and opened on schedule for the first day of school August 31.
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