Islander Middle School dedication and open house set for Saturday, October 1

September 8, 2016 – The community is invited to the dedication and open house for the new commons, gymnasium, library and classrooms at Islander Middle School from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 1 at the school, 8225 S.E. 72nd St.

“We are looking forward to showing our community the wonderful new facilities at the middle school,” said Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano. “We are grateful for the support our community gave to this project with their passage of the 2014 bond proposition.” 

Construction at Islander Middle School provides expanded learning space to replace the 10 portable classrooms previously on site. It will also provide a new commons designed to accommodate a growing student population.

Integrus Architecture of Seattle designed the expansions to IMS. Kassel & Associates is the general contractor. Brandy Fox of CPM Seattle, Inc. managed the project for the district.

The new building is 93,000 square feet and the site includes a new commons and kitchen, library, main and auxiliary gymnasiums and locker rooms, and a new entrance and administrative offices for the school. There are eight new general-purpose classrooms, two science classrooms, two special education classrooms, two shared learning areas, three music classrooms and six practice rooms.

The project began construction in the spring of 2015 and opened on schedule for the first day of school August 31.


Craig Degginger, 206-236-4514