Demolition of the old Malabon school has begun. While crews are currently working to carefully remove asbestos from two buildings, the primary wing was asbestos-free and it didn’t take long to tear it down. The demolition crew will be able to recycle wood, concrete and metal from the rubble. Watch for the new Mustang weather vane atop the new school building.
Bethel’s oldest elementary school will be demolished soon. But before Fairfield is torn down former students and teachers were invited in for one final look around.
The memories were especially poignant for some old friends who were part of the very first Fairfield first grade class in 1953.
Bill Keithly, Kathy Hanson, Mary Smith and Ardelle Howell were among those reminiscing with old class photos and school yearbooks.
They also had a final opportunity to walk through the old building that was brand new when they started school.
The four will have another chance to walk down memory lane; it’s their 50 year class reunion at Willamette High School this summer.
It’s amazing how quickly an entire school can be emptied. That’s happening now as the old Malabon and Fairfield schools are prepared for demolition. The move out started Friday morning, continued Saturday, and is wrapping up in the next few days. Here are some images of the Great Bethel School Migration. Click Full Screen to get a good look.
Very exciting times in Bethel! Move-in starts Friday at the new Malabon and Fairfield Elementary Schools. Meanwhile, Willamette High School’s office addition is taking shape. Project Manager Pat Bradshaw brings you the latest.
It’s been 57 years since Malabon has seen a new school. Now the finishing touches are being put on the Bethel community’s beautiful new building. Here’s a look inside just weeks before teachers’ materials will be moved in.
Construction on Phase 2 of the Willamette High School Science/Office building is going strong now that a 63 ton staircase is in place. Project Manager Pat Bradshaw takes us through the staircase saga, and offers an update on the Malabon and Fairfield school construction projects.
The progress has been impressive, and Bethel’s three new school buildings will be move-in ready in a matter of months. Project Manager Pat Bradshaw has an update on the very latest developments at Willamette, Fairfield and Malabon.
Summer will be construction season in Bethel School District with a number of bond-related school improvement projects being scheduled.
New windows will be installed at Clear Lake, Irving and Shasta. They are well overdue.
Fresh asphalt will be laid at Danebo, Cascade and Willamette. The difference will be welcomed.
Improvements in the school kitchens will take place at Danebo, Clear Lake, Irving and Shasta. Good school food is important, too.
Old carpet will be torn out and replaced at Shasta and Clear Lake. Unlike the Portland airport, folks won’t be sorry to see this carpet fly away.
The gym bleachers at Shasta will also be replaced and the school’s restrooms will be updated, as will the restrooms at Danebo.
All the improvements are thanks to the Bethel Bond Measure, overwhelmingly passed by voters in November 2012.
It’s an exciting time for kids! For the first time Malabon students have been given a tour of their new school, which is still under construction. Tag along to see what they saw.
Willamette’s old science building is coming down quickly.
With everyone moved into the new science classrooms, the old building is being demolished to make-way for the school’s new front office.
Staton Companies is performing the deconstruction, sorting the wood, concrete, metal and other building materials with a goal of a 90% recycling rate.
The new front office – complete with a 90-seat horseshoe-shaped tiered lecture hall – is scheduled to be finished this summer, in time for fall registration.
The project is made possible by the passage of the 2012 Bethel bond measure with a 73% Yes vote.