FEBRUARY 3, 1997
The makings of a steel ribbed rotunda mark the entrance to the main office at Timbercrest Junior High. Construction is expected to finish in August and the school will open a month later.
Photo by Andrew Walgamott/Northwest News.
by Andrew Walgamott
Wolves. They're coming to the hills east of upper Bear Creek valley. Green, black, and silver ones. Timbercrest Junior High, Northshore School District's newest and easternmost campus, has selected its mascot and school colors even as workers continue to slog through the muddy hilltop construction site at 19115 215th Way NE.
Formerly called Junior High #6, the name "Timbercrest" was chosen last November. From over 200 suggestions, Doug Meckling's entry was selected for the new school's moniker. Incidentally, Meckling will be an instructor at Timbercrest.
Students from Leota and Northshore Junior Highs, and Bear Creek, East Ridge, and Cottage Lake Elementary Schools helped officials choose the mascot and the school colors.
With metal roofing in place and sod on the field, principal Larry Little has assembled a planning team to detail the school before opening. Furniture, supplies, and school uniforms are now being ordered for the September opening. Little said that the committee had also "drafted a belief statement about students, teaching, and learning" that the school will follow.
Timbercrest will draw students from East Ridge, Bear Creek, and most of Cottage Lake Elementary Schools. Students affected by school boundary changes have been mailed informational letters.
Northshore Communications Director Pamela Steele stresses that students wishing to attend a school other than Timbercrest need to turn their waiver forms in at the Ricketts Administration Building in Bothell by Feb. 12.