Lakeridge Middle School Rebuild
October 12, 2019
Web Cam at Lakeridge Middle School
Lakeridge Middle School Replacement – Project Update October 2019
Bond Team for this project includes:
Tony Vandenberg, Executive Director of Project Management
Paul Eskeldson, Senior Project Manager
Debbie Hansen, Project Coordinator
Mahlum Architects – Design Team
Skanska – Construction Company
- The gymnasium walls have been erected, the trusses installed, and the acoustic metal deck laid out
- The concrete block walls are now complete in the kitchen and locker areas, and framed walls are going up fast
- In the Science Wing, the concrete floors have been poured and formwork is being erected for concrete shear walls
- The Music Wing concrete block walls are going up quickly. The wood-framed exterior walls have already been pre-panelized
- The floor slabs for classes in the north wing will be poured this month
- Footings in the administration area have been poured and under-slab utilities installed
- Concrete block shear walls are being constructed in the library and commons before the floor slab is poured
- The south half of the water main to Bryant Woods is now complete. The path will be repaved this month. The north half of the water main will not be completed until after the current Lakeridge Middle School building is demolished
- The conduits for electrical telecom utility undergrounding along Jean Road are on hold until PGE installs the new utility poles at either end
- Utility tie-ins for sewer, storm and water will begin on Jean Road this month. Traffic control measures will be in place to direct people onto campus during this work
LO Fire Department Photo Gallery used Bryant building for training exercises
Plants from Bryant relocated to Westridge Elementary School
Bringing students into the conversation of how capital improvements happen in their schools
Lois D. Cohen Associates Create School-based Community Outreach Program
Students are the primary beneficiaries of capital improvements to their schools, but they are often left out of discussions about how those improvements happen. As part of Lake Oswego School District’s on-going commitment to community engagement in the school bond process, the district team partnered with public involvement firm Lois D. Cohen Associates (LCA) to create a school-based community outreach program to increase Lake Oswego students’ understanding of, and participation in, the exciting improvements happening in their schools as part of the 2017 Lake Oswego School Bond Project.
What we did:
This program was kicked off in the fall of 2018 when LCA met with twelve 8thgrade Lakeridge Jr. High School students to discuss the school bond projects and what leaders in their school community hoped to achieve as a result of these projects. Students then presented what they had learned to a community open house in September. Now these junior high schoolers are ready to present what they’ve learned about the school bond measure to elementary schools across the district.
In addition to the 8thgrade focus groups, LCA visited Lakeridge Jr. High teacher Catherine Melton’s classroom to facilitate a civics lesson and role-play activity. During this visit, students performed a mock city council meeting and presented arguments that address the complexity of balancing different schools’ needs, community perspectives, and importantly, available resources.
As they continue to learn about school bond projects that will affect their classrooms and their schools, the hope is that these students will become school and project ambassadors, connecting with both current and future Lake Oswego students. By being involved, students have an opportunity to understand the political process through which voters approve capital improvement projects, as well as gain a better understanding of the projects themselves, perhaps ultimately helping to create a sense of ownership for the projects that directly affect their schools.