BEX IV » Thornton Creek School » Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery

Thornton Creek — September 2016


Thornton Creek — August 2016


Thornton Creek — July 2016


Thornton Creek — June 2016


Thornton Creek — May 2016


Thornton Creek — April 2016


Thornton Creek — March 2016


Thornton Creek — February 2016


Thornton Creek — January 2016


Thornton Creek — December 2015


Thornton Creek — November 2015


Thornton Creek — October 2015


Thornton Creek — September 2015


Thornton Creek — August 2015


Thornton Creek — July 2015


Thornton Creek — June 2015


Thornton Creek — May 2015


Thornton Creek Building Town Hall - December 17, 2013


Test Bore - August 23, 2013

On Friday, August 23 the District drilled a 6” diameter test bore hole 350-feet deep in the Thornton Creek (Decatur) play fields near 40th Ave NE. This test is required for some of the sustainability goals for the new school project. It will allow tests on the thermal conductivity of the soils at the site for the potential to use ground source wells as a heating/cooling energy source, and is fairly routine for new construction projects. The hole was grouted around a 1” diameter pipe that is looped the full depth of the hole, and next week the crew will flush water through the loop to test the thermal properties of the ground. The filled hole will be covered when the test is done, and the grass will be restored. Seattle Schools recently installed similar systems at Nathan Hale High School and Madison Middle School, and has had success using these low-maintenance systems to use natural heat in the earth to avoid gas-fired boilers, saving energy costs and carbon emissions.


Return to Thornton Creek School