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SES Students Help Launch New Gymnasium Construction

Snoqualmie Elementary School students partnered with School Board directors and Superintendent Joel Aune at a special Groundbreaking Ceremony, June 8 at 1 p.m., to celebrate the start of construction on the school’s new gymnasium.
The program for students, staff and PTSA guests, began with welcoming remarks and introductions from Superintendent Aune and School Board President Geoff Doy. The event culminated with student helpers teaming up with Board members to dig scoops of dirt with a special golden shovel – marking the official start of construction.
The golden shovel used in the ceremony has been a part of other significant groundbreaking ceremonies in the District including: Cascade View Elementary School, Twin Falls Middle School, Timber Ridge Elementary School, and now the SES Gymnasium. It was also present later that day at the Mount Si High School Groundbreaking.
The student helpers selected to be part of this historic event, were drawn from a tub of Cougar Grams awarded for good behaviors throughout the year. By grade level, the students included:
  • Kindergarten: Ellie Nancarrow and Courtney Olson
  • 1st grade: Sydney Clinton and Mia Lichtenberger 
  • 2nd grade: Hannah Bamer and Milo Bierman
  • 3rd grade: Ashley Harris and Ethan Irvine 
  • 4th grade: Sannia Imran and Riley Keobounthan
Construction of Snoqualmie Elementary’s new gymnasium will begin this summer. The gym will be completed and available for use by January 2017.
Updates for this and other capital projects will be posted via the Facility Planning and Construction button on the District website. 
The District is grateful to Snoqualmie Valley voters for making this project and others possible by passing the 2015 school bond. Thank you for investing in this community, its schools and all Snoqualmie Valley children.
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