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                                The new Timberline Middle School opened its doors to students Sept. 3.

Madison Miller/staff photo The new Timberline Middle School opened its doors to students Sept. 3.

School year starts with opening of new Timberline Middle on Redmond Ridge

The new school can house up to 900 students.

Timberline Middle School opened its doors to students for the first time Sept. 3.

The new middle school on Redmond Ridge is one of the many projects in Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD) 2016 bond.

The Long-Term Facilities Task Force project recommendations included a new middle school in the Redmond Learning Community to help accommodate the district’s growing enrollment in that area.

The new school consists of 24 standard classrooms, instrumental and vocal music rooms, classrooms for special education, art, lab science and career technology education, a library, cafeteria/commons with a stage and a gymnasium.

At Timberline, students have a “Wolf’s Den,” to hang out in outside of class time. Equipped with chairs and other furniture, the space’s full purpose is unknown as it will develop over time.

As with many other schools in the district, the security measures at Timberline consists of one main entry point where all visitors must sign in at the front desk. External cameras also contribute to the school’s safety measures.

Timberline is built to house up to 900 students. According to the district, “future expansion is not allowed at this time.”

Lindsay Schilaty, the school’s associate principal, said she is excited to start the new school year in the new school.

“We’ve been very excited to work with staff as we’ve been preparing for the school’s opening,” she said. “Their flexibility and openness to things has been great.”

Leading up to the first day of school, students and families were invited to tour the new school and find their way to their new classes.

“It’s been great to see how excited the kids are,” Schilaty said.

For more information about the project, visit the district website.

One of the science classrooms in the new Timberline Middle School. Madison Miller/staff photo

One of the science classrooms in the new Timberline Middle School. Madison Miller/staff photo

The new gym in Timberline Middle School. Madison Miller/staff photo

The new gym in Timberline Middle School. Madison Miller/staff photo

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