Patrick Robinson
The way the new school intended for the Genesee Hill site is largely up to the community to help create. The design team is seeking public input on the project.

Help create the new school for the Genesee Hill site tonight

Design team is seeking public input

If you want to have a voice in how the school intended to be built on the Genesee Hill site you'll want to attend the meeting at Schmitz Park Elementary School from 6:30 to 8 tonight. The school is located at 5000 SW Spokane Street.
Here's the map if you need it.

The design team for the new school will be there and they want to hear from the community.

The district is planning a multistory building that will serve from 500 to 650 students and meet district guidelines for elementary schools, but the specifics of what it will look like, what it will contain, and where it will be located on the site are all up for discussion.

The Genesee Hill/Schmitz Park Advisory Council shared some links "to get your creative juices flowing," showing some schools that the design advisory team toured recently; please come to the meeting to share your feedback, or e-mail us at gsncouncil@gmail.com with your comments.

Helen Keller (Lake Washington School District):
http://www.lwsd.org/school/keller/About-Us/Pages/NewBuilding.aspx
(Scroll down to lower images. Aerial photo at top shows both the new and the old buildings, and the old one has since been demolished and a sand athletic field installed.)

Riverview (Snohomish School District):
http://riverview.sno.wednet.edu/
http://www.cefpi.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=4284
(Scroll down to see the video on the second link.)

Sherwood Forest (Bellevue School District):
http://www.bsd405.org/schools/elementary/sherwood-forest.aspx

and another that a member of the advisory team shared (but the team did not tour):

Robert Frost Elementary School (Lake Washington School District):
http://www.studioms.com/portfolio/k-12-education/robert-frost-elementary...

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