Enumclaw High School

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The Enumclaw High School Modernization and Addition will occur in three phases spanning July 2016 through December 2019. Students will remain on campus while renovations and construction of the new spaces occur. Portables will be moved from Black Diamond to the High School campus to accommodate closures in parts of the building.

Features:

* Safe and secure addition of 122,000 square feet with classrooms, library, science labs, and flexible learning spaces on the south side of the Enumclaw High School campus

* Creating a more secure facility for students, guests and staff with a 1000 Wing replacement structure that will dovetail into the remodeled commons, offices, and art and automotive wing (remodeled in 2000)

 

Transcript of video "EHS Construction Update with Alumni: Enumclaw School District":

Mike Nelson, Enumclaw School District Superintendent & EHS Alumnus
[standing in front of new classroom wings under construction] We just had a most amazing tour of the new Enumclaw High School wings with some alumni from Enumclaw High School from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, early 2000s and as current as our ASB President this year at Enumclaw High School. It was a great event. They shared such amazing stories of what it was like to be in high school at Enumclaw High School during their era as well as their excitement for future Hornets to enter these doors for the future.

Walt McLean, EHS Alumnus
I'm Walt McLean. I graduated in 1969.

Marsha McLean, EHS Alumna
I'm Marsha Millerich McLean and I'm a graduate of Enumclaw High School class of '71.

Mike Nelson, Enumclaw School District Superintendent & EHS Alumnus
My name is Mike Nelson and I'm Superintendent of schools in the Enumclaw School District and a proud alum of Enumclaw High School class of 1981.

Russ Weeks, EHS Alumnus
I'm Russ Weeks and I graduated in 1985.

Rene Popke, EHS Alumna
My name is Rene Popke and I graduated 1991.

Kimberly Lauk, EHS Alumna
My name is Kimberly Lauk and I graduated Enumclaw High School in 2007.

Kenny Herbst, EHS Senior
My name in Kenny Herbst and I'm a senior this year. I'm graduating this spring.

Marsha McLean, EHS Alumna
We're in a Science Lab right now and we remember how our lab and our classroom were one and the same. This is huge and it's going to be awesome for the Science department and the kids taking these classes.

Kimberly Lauk, EHS Alumna
Well I'm really excited about the Science Labs. I have a little science buff in my house and half of my house is constantly in science mode so it will be really nice to get him into a great big structure.

Walt McLean, EHS Alumnus
This is a whole different ballgame folks. The Labs used to be in the same room as the Classroom. We dissected frogs in there and it looks like to me they are going to have an opportunity to do a lot more here. It's beautiful.

Kenny Herbst, EHS Senior
I'm currently standing in our new Library. And I think this school is going to be great. It's really open and I feel like there's going to be a lot of cool areas for students to gather and hang out. I feel like it's going to be a great environment for learning.

Matt Rumbaugh, NAC Architect
Probably my favorite part of the school right now is right behind me inside this classroom wing is you have a flexible space, Science Labs and, right above you, a whole bunch of Classrooms, and some really nice skylights and a great view out to the mountain. I think just being in that place is going to be very uplifting and really an enjoyable place for students and staff to be.

Russ Weeks, EHS Alumnus
It's grand and it's open and I love it. It's going to be exciting. I love the views.

Rene Popke, EHS Alumna
I love the new Commons space and the outdoor common space. I remember when I was at EHS part of the day that was my favorite was lunch time and how we all went outside of the Commons and play volleyball. We'd have games and we'd just hang. The space that's created for outdoor common spaces for lunch time and the other times throughout the day is incredible here.

Matt Rumbaugh, NAC Architect
I think the Design Committee wanted to make sure that they had both classrooms and flexible space that allowed them to teach in a variety of different ways so that students could learn and experience the world in a lot of different ways.

Mike Nelson, Enumclaw School District Superintendent & EHS Alumnus
I think what our Alumni was most impressed with is the design of this building for the future. Some examples of that would be our Career Center, setting our kids up for the next step after Enumclaw High School, is centrally located off the Commons. So our kids are going to naturally flow into this space in order to be constantly thinking about their future outside Enumclaw High School.

Kimberly Lauk, EHS Alumna
I think it's fantastic. I'm really excited to see the kids' faces, actually. I want to be here when the school opens. I want to see the students' faces, and I think it's going to be really exciting just to see their reactions if nothing else and to see where they can go with possibilities.


 

Construction Timeline

EHS Timeline 2016-2020
Click here to access the full size pdf of the Enumclaw High School Project Schedule.

History

The original three-story brick High School stood from 1921-1960 on Porter Street. It was demolished soon after closing. In 1960 the current Enumclaw High School building opened at the Semanski Street site. Several additions and remodels have occurred, bringing it to 195,595 square feet and housing nearly 1,400 students at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

Enumclaw and Black Diamond voters passed a bond by supermajority in April 2015. The bond funds were combined with state funds to remodel and connect parts of the existing structures plus construct a two-story addition to provide a safe and uniform learning environment.