Northwest NEWS

December 28, 1998


Timbercrest Junior High holds open house on January 6 for new PC lab

Timbercrest Junior High, Northshore's sixth and newest junior high school, is now one of only four schools in the school district to have a PC lab. The majority of the computers used in the district are Macintoshes.

   The lab, consisting of 43 computers and monitors, was made possible by two generous Timbercrest parents who wish to remain anonymous. Both worked hard to secure hardware and software at greatly reduced prices. A number of people and companies helped complete this donation.

   Software donations were matched by Microsoft. Home Base in Woodinville donated most of the materials needed to build the lab. Doug Pumputis (TJH technology teacher) and Barb Gilbert (TJH Language Arts teacher) designed the lab using CAD equipment at the school. Don Azltine, parent of 7th-grader Travis, donated countless hours and built almost all the furniture by himself, after working his regular contracting job. The Postal Store, Inc., and Post Net recycled all of the styrofoam packing from the 43 computers and monitors, which saved roughly three dumpsters full of garbage that would never break down or decompose.

   The public is invited to attend the open house for the new lab. It will be held in Room 213, Wednesday, Jan. 6, from 3-4 p.m. at Timbercrest Junior High. The school is located at 19115 215th Way NE, Woodinville.