Other Community Meetings & Events
Other Community Meetings & Events
All Community Celebration, Saturday, September 25th, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
On September 25th, 2010, an All Community Celebration will be held at Chief Sealth International High School. This will be an opportunity for the community to come tour the renovated main building and renovated gym. Entertainment will be provided by students and staff of Chief Sealth.
A special Welcome Families Event for all families of Chief Sealth will start at 9:30 a.m. This event is open to all families with students attending the school and is a chance for the families to tour the Chief Sealth Campus before the start of the main celebration.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Tuesday, September 7th, 2010
On September 7th, 2010, Chief Sealth International High School celebrated the grand opening of the school with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
The celebration started at 9:30 a.m. and included music by the Chief Sealth Marching Band, ribbon cutting, remarks and a tour of the newly renovated main building, gymnasium and newly constructed Galleria/Commons.
The event began with music by the Chief Sealth Marching band as visitors gathered for the start of the ceremony. In this photo, John Boyd greets visitors as the band plays to the crowd on the Chief Sealth main entry steps
Chief Sealth Marching Band performs at the Chief Sealth International High School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, September 7, 2010
Chief Sealth International School Seahawks cheerleaders lead the crowd in a rousing cheer for Chief Sealth school spirit
John Boyd, principal of Chief Sealth International High School and Jeff Clark, principal of Denny International High School, welcome the crowd to the grand opening of Chief Sealth. Superintendent Dr. Goodloe-Johnson, Seattle Public School Board members and Seattle Mayor Mike MCGinn are introduced
Chief Sealth International High School Associated Student Body (ASB) members welcome the crowd in four languages. Here, Abubaker Dhubow, Chief Sealth ASB vice-president addresses the gathering in Somalian
The ribbon is cut at Chief Sealth International High School, signifying the formal grand opening of the school, September 7th , 2010
After the ribbon cutting, visitors were invited into the new Galleria/Commons to see the new space and to hear remarks by dignitaries including Superintendent Goodloe-Johnson and Seattle Mayor McGinn
The Chief Sealth Marching Band entertains visitors inside the Galleria. In this photo, Superintendent Dr. Goodloe-Johnson, Seattle Mayor McGinn, Principal John Boyd and Principal Jeff Clark get treated to a special marching tribute
Dr. Goodloe-Johnson addresses the audience at the Chief Sealth ribbon cutting ceremony
Chief Sealth Students Hard Hat Tour – April 8th, 2010
On April 8th, 2010, a group of Chief Sealth Associated Student Body students received a tour of the Chief Sealth construction site. The tour was a chance for the students to see the extensive renovations taking place as well as to view the construction of the new Galleria/Commons facilities.
The West Seattle blog also toured the site and a post of their tour can be viewed at the following: http://westseattleblog.com/2010/04/chief-sealth-renovations-students-behind-the-scenes-tour
Chief Sealth students enter the Chief Sealth construction site to start their tour.
Chief Sealth students learn about the extensive Auditorium renovations which include new cushioned seats, ADA stage access, safer new catwalk, new carpet and modernized control room.
Robert Evans, the Chief Sealth construction project manager, explains the classroom technology upgrades which will be included in every classroom: wire and wireless microphone, DLP projector and projection screen, mounted speakers and networking capabilities options allowing connection within the classroom or to other parts of the school.
Many of the Chief Sealth classrooms will receive more natural light due to the installation of new skylights.
Chief Sealth Students view a new science lab classroom.
One of the most popular parts of the Chief Sealth tour was a stop to see the herd of goats, brought to the construction site to help trim back the invasive undergrowth of blackberries on the west side of the campus.
At the existing Chief Sealth gym, students learned about the new bleachers, new ceiling and scoreboard, new concession areas and new locker rooms. The wood gym floor, due to the high quality of wood used in its original construction, will be completely refinished (with a small portion of the floor that was water damaged to be replaced).
The new Galleria/Commons, viewed from the first floor. Here students learned about the new kitchen and dining facilities, sport science learning area, health center, student services and student activity spaces.
Presentation at Chief Sealth Prospective Students Open House - January 21st, 2010
On January 21st, 2010, Robert Evans, the construction project manager, gave a slideshow presentation to prospective students and their parents as part of the Chief Sealth Prospective Students Open House. The slideshow highlighted the many design, technology and sustainability features that will be a part of the modernization of Chief Sealth High School. Also included were construction and aerial photos showing the construction progress to date.
To view the slideshow in PDF format, please click on the slideshow thumbnail or the link below.
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Denny Topping Off Ceremony - December 23rd, 2009
Denny Topping Off Celebration - Steel construction workers hoist the final beam into place for the new Denny International Middle School, December 23rd, 2009.
On December 23rd, 2009, the construction team for the new Denny School celebrated the “topping off” of the new Denny School building. A Topping Off ceremony is a tradition within the construction industry that marks the moment when the highest structural point in a building’s construction is attained. To celebrate this event, a steel beam, decorated with the traditional topping off elements – an United States Flag and an evergreen tree - was signed and hoisted into place. The placement of a tree during the ceremony symbolizes that the building project has reached its peak successfully and that the occupants of the building will also experience success at completion. The new Denny International Middle School is scheduled to open in 2011.
Presentation to Denny International Middle School PTSA - May 12th, 2009
Robert Evans, the Project Manager for the Denny International Middle School & Chief Sealth High School construction project, gave a brief presentation to the Denny International Middle School PTSA on May 12th, 2009. As part of the presentation, Robert showed slides of the renderings of the new Denny school as well as a summary of the Denny SDT process and the final design for the redevelopment of the former Denny site. The meeting was held at the West Seattle Elementary School.
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Chief Sealth High School PTSA Presentation - April 9th, 2009
Robert Evans, the Project Manager for the Chief Sealth High School & Denny Middle School construction project presented at the Chief Sealth High School PTSA meeting on April 9th, 2009. Robert showed photo slides of the preconstruction work that has been completed at Chief Sealth (see the March Chief Sealth Construction Photo Gallery) and talked about the work that will be completed in the next phase of construction. Robert also gave the group an overview using slides of the design process and final design for the redevelopment of the former Denny Middle School site.
Chief Sealth Groundbreaking Celebration March 12th, 2009, Cancelled in Favor of 2010 Grand Opening
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The renewal of Chief Sealth and Denny is an exciting step to support excellence for every student.
After making the initial decision to postpone the groundbreaking of Chief Sealth for the permitted phase of construction work, we have decided to focus our energy and resources to hold a grand re-opening celebration for Chief Sealth in 2010 and the new Denny facility in 2011. This means that, rather than using our resources for several small events over the next two years, we will plan with students, staff, community and alumni for two outstanding community celebrations in 2010 and 2011.
High Point Community Council Meeting - December 11, 2008.
Robert Evans, the Project Manager for the Chief Sealth High School & Denny Middle School construction project will give a 5 minute presentation to the High Point Community Council as part of their December 11th meeting. Robert will also be available to answer any questions from the community about all phases of the construction project.
PLEASE NOTE - Community meetings dates and times may change. Please visit the High Point Community Council website for the latest updates on council meetings dates and times: www.highpointneighborhood.org or contact Anna Sweet at: firstname.lastname@example.org