Progress on the new Hockinson Middle School continues at a fast pace with crews doing finishing work inside the building, grading the grounds and preparing to install sidewalks.
This week brought demolition of eight classrooms—roughly 10,000 square feet of space—on the northeast side of Hockinson Middle School, opening up room for the installation of the parent drop-off area at the entrance to the new school.
“It’s a bit hard to say goodbye to our old building, but I am excited for Hockinson’s future middle schoolers,” says Hockinson School District superintendent Sandra Yager. “The new facility will enable us to implement current teaching practices and technology—all keys to preparing our students for a successful future.”
The old school’s auxiliary gym and covered play area were demolished earlier this spring, but the rest of the school remains in place.
The project remains on track for much of the school to be ready for our Hornets on the first day of school, Sept. 6.