Oct. 12-15: Beam Signing Ceremony
Martin Granum, School Board member, started the event with an acknowledgment recognizing the Atfalati indigenous peoples' land. School Board Chair Erika Lopez provided remarks about the significance of ES28 to the North Plains and district community, describing special features of ES28, which joins the existing North Plains Elementary in educating the city's students. City of North Plains Mayor Teri Lenahan highlighted some historic aspects of North Plains education, noted the partnership between the city and the district, and the importance of the new school to a modern education for our children.
Highlights from the community beam signing:
Oct. 13: Background of Potential Name
An update to the Board on the name finalist for ES28, "Atfalati Ridge," can be viewed on the Board's meeting video for the Oct. 13 work session.
David Harrelson, the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, speaks to the Board about the history and culture of the indigenous people of the area.
Daria Bingham, Title VII Native American Program Manager for the District, shares feedback from the Native American Parent Advisory Committe.
Casey Waletich, Chief Operations Officer, also provides information on the upcoming mascot selection process.
Oct. 6, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: decking has started to be installed between the first and second floors as welding continues on the structural steel beams.
Photo 3: the skeleton of the gym continues to be built out as more girders and seismic bracing are installed.
Photo 4: this aerial view shows construction progress so far. The area for the lighted, synethic turf field is to the left, the school building under construction in the middle, and the paved and striped staff parking lot is to the right.
Sept. 28, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: welders have started to secure the joint connections for the structural steel beams.
Photo 3: a crane stands ready to lift more steel girders for the building.
Sept. 21, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: steel trusses are being added to the top of the first-floor beams.
Photo 3: the concrete benches on the south side of the gym have been poured; the stage area is to the right.
Aug. 31, 2020
Photos 1-3: structural steel for the building is starting to be erected, with a crane raising up each beam to be assembled and affixed by crew members .
Photo 4: the concrete benches for the gym continue to be built up.
Photo 5: this aerial view show the site construction work so far.
Aug. 25, 2020
Photo 1: framing for a gym bench is nearly finished and ready for a concrete pour.
Photo 2: concrete for the stage area already has been poured.
Photo 3: utility connections stick up out of the building foundation.
Photo 4: structural steel (at bottom of photo) is ready to be installed for the building.
Aug. 17, 2020
Photo 1: framing for curbs continues around the play field.
Photo 2: forms are being constructed for a gym bench. To the left, concrete has been poured for the stage area.
Photo 3: this aerial view shows the foundation completely poured (middle), utility trenching (bottom left), and continued work on curbing the play field (right).
Aug. 12, 2020
Photo 1: fence posts have been installed around the play field.
Photo 2: crew members start building the frames for concrete curbs that will be poured around the fence posts.
Photo 3: the foundation is about 75% poured, with the remaining section ready for concrete.
Photo 4: this aerial view of the full site shows the progress to date.
Aug. 4, 2020
Photo 1: crew members install reinforcing bars (rebar) for the next concrete pour for the foundation.
Photo 2: this aerial view shows areas of concrete already poured for the foundation as other areas are prepared for future pours.
Photo 3: now that the staff parking lot is done (top left of site), grading work is starting on the turf and multi-purpose fields (right side).
July 20, 2020
Photo 1: utility conduits are being installed as part of foundation work.
Photo 2: curbing is complete in the staff parking lot.
Photo 3: site groundwork continues to build up the foundation and staff parking lot.
July 13, 2020
Photos 1-3: construction continues to build up the foundation footings, while curb has been poured for the staff parking lot and bus loading zone.
July 6, 2020
Photo 1: an aerial view shows work continuing to construct the building foundation as well as grading, at the upper left corner, of the area for the staff parking lot and bus loading zone.
Photo 2: trenching continues as foundation footings are being completed.
Photo 3: materials are being unloaded for the construction work.
June 30, 2020
Photo 1: utility pipes are being laid in the foundation trenches.
Photos 2-3: work continues to add to the foundation footings.
June 24, 2020
Photos 1-3: construction continues on the ES28 site with foundation work and utility trenching.
June 15, 2020
Cement is poured into the forms for footings in the next phase of foundation work, with crew members directing the pour and smoothing out the poured concrete.
June 8, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: aerial views of the current foundation work .
Photo 3: more forms are being constructed for concrete pours.
Photos 4-5: finished footings
June 3, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: aerial views of the foundation work and current footings that have been poured.
Photos 3-5: crew members at work on different areas of the foundation, prepping for next construction steps.
May 26, 2020
Foundation footings are more evident as the concrete forms continue to be framed and rebarred.
May 18, 2020
Framing of concrete forms, including placement of rebar, for the foundation are being built throughout the site as trenching for utility lines continues.
May 11, 2020
Trenches have been cut and frames are being built to prepare for concrete pours for the foundation.
May 4, 2020
The footprint of the building is becoming more evident as grading continues. Utility pipes await upcoming trenching and installation.
April 27, 2020
Grading continues as trucks bring in more gravel onto the ES28 building site.
April 22, 2020
Cement treatment has been applied and sand/gravel is being laid and graded on the area for the parent parking lot and the building.
April 13, 2020
Excavation has begun for the parent dropoff and parking lot, which will be followed by excavation for the building site and cement treatment.
April 6, 2020
The general contractor is starting preliminary site work, including surveying and preparing for erosion control, in the Sunset Ridge development location of the school. Mobilization of equipment, excavation, and grading will follow.
This aerial view is from the north facing south toward Hillsboro.
Dec. 4, 2018
View talking points and answers to frequently-asked questions regarding North Plains area enrollment growth and its impacts on the timing and construction of the new elementary school.
North Plains y la escuela primaria #28 - Informe actualizado sobre el proyecto de construcción del bono: puntos de discusión y preguntas frequentes.