July 15, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: exterior wall panels are being installed around the covered play structure and ceiling panels underneath to finish up the structure.
Photo 3: this aerial photo shows the progress of the hardscaping and landscaping at the front of the building.
Photos 4-6: inside the building, finishes are being completed throughout, including the gym and commons area, the learning street, and the restrooms.
June 29, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: concrete is being poured and smoothed for the walkways at the front of the school.
Photo 3: a crew member cleans up the playground area in preparation for installation of the play structure.
Photo 4: construction and finishes continues in the gym, including installation of the basketball hoops.
Photo 5: the framing for the cafeteria service counter is ready for installation in front of the kitchen area.
Photo 6: crew members take measurements in the elevator shaft.
Photo 7: the upper portion of the learning street is primed and ready for final painting and graphics.
Photo 8: the think tank continues to be constructed; glass panels will enclose the room.
June 21, 2021
Photo 1: masons apply brick to the remaining exposed portion of the gym, now that the windows are completely finished.
Photo 2: construction of hardscaping and walkways continues at the front entry of the school building.
Photo 3: conduit and wiring continue to be installed in the ceiling grid of the commercial kitchen area.
Photo 4: the large wall in the commons/cafeteria area is a blank slate ready for application of graphic art.
Photo 5: drywall mud has been smoothed and the ceiling painted in the gym.
Photo 6: in the learning street, sheetrocking and mud application and smoothing are complete.
Photo 7: a first-floor classroom is being prepared for installation of its whiteboard and other classroom technology.
Photo 8: on the second floor, the ceiling grid is installed and nearly ready for ceiling tile installation.
Photo 9: the "pony wall" in this second-floor learning area is one of four that will be finished with graphic art.
June 8, 2021
May 25, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: the parent/visitor parking lot is getting paved.
Photo 3: crew members install the roof panels above the gym.
Photo 4: a view of the construction work at the front entry.
Photo 5: doors are being installed at the front, main entry as well as the side entrances of the building.
Photo 6: installation of the security system continues.
Photo 7: tackboard has been installed in the first-floor classrooms.
Photo 8: one of the restroom areas has started to be tiled.
Photo 9: sheetrocking of the walls in the gym is nearly finished.
Photo 10: construction continues around the think tank area. Screens along stairwells and open common areas have been installed throughout the building.
May 17, 2021
Photo 1: a crew member applies drywall mud around the windows high above the learning street.
Photos 2 and 3: sheetrocking work continues in the learning street area as well as in the gym and commons. Classroom sheetrocking is done.
Photo 4: crew members install large HVAC ducts in a second-floor classroom as work on weatherstripping windows occurs outside.
Photo 5: one of the carpentry crew reaches for a wire high up in the ceiling as part of her work in a second-floor classroom.
Photo 6: the polished concrete floor in a second-floor classroom reflects the daylight coming in from the windows. The floor will be covered with protective, heavy-duty paperboard as casework and finishes are installed.
Photo 7: a balustrade is being delivered for installation on one of the stairways.
Photo 8: forms have been set for concrete walkways at the entry of the school as part of the continued work on the hardscapes. A bench already has been poured.
May 10, 2021
Photo 1: an aerial view of the south side of the school shows the exterior work in progress, including hardscaped areas and walkways.
Photo 2: concrete work for the plaza area adjacent to the media center is complete; irrigation lines are starting to be installed for the landscaped beds.
Photo 3: crew members pour and shape concrete into the forms for curbs in the parent/visitor parking lot.
Photo 4: concrete work is also taking place at the front entry and sides of the building.
Photo 5: inside the building, cabinetry is being lifted to the second floor to install in classrooms and learning areas.
Photo 6: the final sheet of drywall is installed in one of the second-floor classrooms.
Photo 7: a second-floor classroom has been completely sheetrocked and ready for cabinetry installation.
Photo 8: the learning street construction continues to progress.
May 3, 2021
Photo 1: sheetrock continues to be installed over the insulation on the learning street.
Photo 2: lighting fixtures and ceiling grids have started to be installed in first-floor classrooms.
Photo 3: in a second-floor classroom, the concrete floor is scrubbed and cleaned before cabinetry and casework are installed.
Photo 4: concrete has been poured and is being smoothed for the small plaza next to the media center.
Photo 5: aerial view of the concrete pour in the plaza area.
Photo 6: a walkway is framed for an upcoming concrete pour.
Photo 7: an aerial view of the recently-poured curbing for the parent dropoff and visitor parking lot.
April 19, 2021
Photo 1: an aerial view of the installed synthetic turf field.
Photo 2: "crumb rubber" is dispensed onto the turf field. The crumb rubber, typically made from pulverized car tires, prevents the artificial grass blades from matting, provides more bounce on the field, and cushions impacts during play.
Photo 3: a dispenser truck is filled with more crumb rubber.
Photo 4: crew members install fixed louvers on the windows at the back of the building.
Photo 5: a form is being built for concrete seating behind the media center.
Photos 6 and 7: casework and cabinetry are being installed in the first-floor classrooms.
April 12, 2021
Photo 1: crew members smooth out and line up a section of turf over another before sewing them together.
Photo 2: it takes a team to keep the edges of turf sections lined up as they are sewn together.
Photo 3: this aerial view shows all the exterior construction activity, from the turf area to the covered play area and to the roof and siding of the building.
Photo 4: the walk-in refrigeration units have been installed in the kitchen area.
Photos 5: another piece of HVAC duct is installed in the commons area.
Photos 6 and 7: priming of sheetrock has begun in the first-floor classrooms and hallways.
Photo 8: the concrete floor in one of the classrooms is being buffed.
April 5, 2021
Photo 1: a truss is being lifted to the top of the roof beams on the covered play area.
Photo 2: on one side, a crew member settles the truss into place (his counterpart does the same on the other side).
Photo 3: about a third of the trusses have been placed so far. Beyond the covered play area, masons are laying large concrete blocks above the trash enclosure.
Photo 4: another truss is being transported to be installed over the covered play area.
Photo 5: in the kitchen area, the walk-in refrigerator and freezer units are starting to be installed.
Photo 6: a crew member uses a laser level to take measurements on the drywall in one of the second-floor classrooms.
Photo 7: inside, looking out at a crew member applying weatherstripping to the second-floor windows.
March 30, 2021
Photo 1: an aerial view of the work applying the fine gravel layer for the turf field base.
Photo 2: a bulldozer and a compactor work together to even out gravel on the field.
Photo 3: brick masonry work and installation of window frames continues on the west side of the building .
Photo 4: at the back of the media center, brickwork is completed, and preparations begin to apply building siding.
Photo 5: the frame for the scoreboard is installed in the gym.
Photo 6: security cabling is installed in a hallway ceiling.
Photo 7: in a second-floor classroom, a polisher stands ready to smooth and polish the concrete floor.
Photo 8: installation of insulation batting and sheetrock continue in the second-floor classrooms.
March 22, 2021
Photo 1: pipe and conduit continue to be worked on in the kitchen area.
Photo 2: a crew member cuts framing for one of the second-floor learning areas.
Photo 3: insulation is stacked and ready to be installed inside the gym and commons area.
Photo 4: ductwork for HVAC continues to be added in a first-floor classroom.
Photo 5: asphalt has been paved in the covered play area.
Photo 6: exterior work continues at the main entry.
Photo 7: an aerial view of construction at the front of the school.
Photo 8: an aerial view of construction at the back of the school.
March 15, 2021
Photo 1: steel and masonry are going up for the covered play structure on the east side of the campus. Beyond it, siding and brickwork are starting to envelop the school building's exterior.
Photo 2: gravel continues to be laid for the base layer of the synthetic turf field in preparation for cement treatment.
Photo 3: an aerial view of the campus, showing construction activity in many areas.
Photo 4: a drainage pipe is being installed for the entry canopy.
Photo 5: at the back of the building, brick is starting to be laid on the wall outside the media center.
Photo 6: a first-floor classroom has been sheetrocked. HVAC ducts stand ready to be installed in the ceiling.
Photo 7: a view from the second floor down the learning street shows framing is complete along the corridor and sheetrocking has begun.
Photo 8: insulation and sheetrock are being installed in second-floor classrooms.
March 9, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: crew members work carefully as a team to install panes of glass in the gym window frames.
Photo 3: concrete is poured and smoothed for the walkways and around the masonry base of the covered play structure.
Photo 4: the permeable membrane has been laid and gravel is being applied to the base of the synthetic turf field.
Photo 5: crew members are installing some vertical framing above the commons entry area.
Photo 6: water heaters have been installed in one of the utility rooms.
Photo 7: many of the first-floor classrooms have been sheetrocked, like this one.
Photo 8: a view of one of the first-floor learning areas and corridor shows insulation installed in the walls; sheetrocking is next.
March 1, 2021
Photo 1: the covering straw is being removed from the playing field to prepare for an upcoming cement treatment.
Photo 2: roof beams have been placed above the columns for the covered play structure. Beyond, siding has been installed on the east side of the building and brickwork continues at the front.
Photo 3: crew members install the vertical framing for the wall between the gym and the learning street.
Photos 4 and 5: insulation and sheetrock continue to be installed in "dried-in" areas.
Photo 6: a crew member screws in a plate to cover a wiring path. The standard framing is pre-cut with these paths, which are used to string wiring inside walls, but is not needed in windows.
Feb. 16, 2021
Feb. 8, 2021
Photo 1: steel has arrived for the covered play structure.
Photo 2: bricks have started to be laid for the ball wall of the covered play structure.
Photo 3: the concrete perimeter has been poured for the playground.
Photo 4: roofing work and framing continue.
Photo 5: crew members install sheetrock in the kitchen area.
Photo 6: more sheetrock is piled and ready to be installed in the kitchen.
Photo 7: a crew member assembles conduit in a corridor ceiling.
Feb. 2, 2021
Photo 1: this aerial view shows the exterior work and roofing so far on the building.
Photo 2: masons start the bricklaying on the east side of the building.
Photos 3 and 4: framing and fence posts begin to define the playground area.
Photo 5: sheetrock is starting to be installed in areas "dried in" by finished roofing.
Photo 6: a crew member works on the copper pipes around a large HVAC duct.
Jan. 25, 2021
Photo 1: crews coat finished sections of the rooftop with tar, while others install panels in another area to prepare for coating.
Photo 2: this aerial view of the construction site shows grading of the playground area (bottom left), completed concrete footings for the covered play area (center), and the roofing work being done on the building (right).
Photo 3: the wood frames used for the concrete footings for the covered play area are removed and cleaned.
Photo 4: plumbing and other tubing snake through the framing for the kitchen area.
Photo 5: a couple crew members install ceiling beams under the cover for the outdoor learning area, while another cuts more pieces to the right size.
Photo 6: a large HVAC duct is pieced together above an office and corridor area.
Jan. 19, 2021
Photos 1 and 2: installation of the roof is nearing completion.
Photo 3: sheathing continues to be installed around the exterior of the school.
Photo 4: crew members work on positioning conduit behind the stage.
Photo 5: a crew member affixes wall framing to the ceiling framing in the second-floor bathroom area.
Jan. 11, 2021
Photo 1: a crew member cuts framing for the interior walls; behind him are the administrative offices.
Photos 2 and 3: installing HVAC ductwork in the media center area.
Photo 4: inside the gym facing west.
Photo 5: the learning street facing east; the gym and commons area are to the left.
Photo 6: the learning street from the second floor, facing west; classrooms are on the left and gym on the right.
Jan. 5, 2021
Photo 1: sheathing continues to be installed on the building exterior.
Photo 2: welders work on a roof beam.
Photo 3: plumbing rough-ins in what will be a second-floor bathroom.
Photo 4: sparks fly from cutting of a roof panel.
Photo 5: in one classroom, a crew member trims framing pieces.
Photo 6: in another classroom, an overhead pipe is being worked on.
Dec. 28, 2020
Photo 1: an aerial view of the back of the school, looking to the north.
Photo 2: crew members cut framing to size before installing each piece to the side of the building.
Photo 3: welders configure steel beams into a frame that will be placed on the side of the rooftop.
Photo 4: a view of continuing construction inside the learning street, looking to the east.
Photo 5: HVAC ductwork continues to be installed in the ceiling areas.
Dec. 22, 2020
Photo 1: roof panels are being installed above the classroom wing.
Photos 2 and 3: aerial views of the exterior show the progress of framing and sheathing installation.
Photo 4: a view of the learning street under construction, looking to the east; steps are starting to be installed on the main staircase.
Photo 5: viewing the first-floor classroom wing from the learning street.
Photo 6: the commons/cafeteria and kitchen areas under construction as viewed from the second floor.
Photo 7: the gym under construction; the stage and main offices lie beyond.
Dec. 14, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: steel beams for the staircases have been installed in the middle of the building.
Photo 3: in the first-floor classroom hallway, HVAC ductwork has been added to the plumbing conduit in the ceiling.
Photos 4 and 5: framing for walls and windows are completed on the south side of the building for the first- and second-floor classroom wings.
Photo 6: crew members attach framing pieces to the building exterior.
Photo 7: roof deck panels are affixed to the building's girders.
Dec. 7, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: concrete is being poured on the second-floor decking on the southwest side of the building.
Photos 3 and 4: roof panels are being added to the structure.
Photo 5: framing, plumbing and conduit installation continue on the first floor.
Photos 6 and 7: exterior sheathing continues to be installed. Photo 6 shows a view from the interior of second-floor classroom areas. Photo 7 shows a view of the northeast corner of the building
Nov. 30, 2020
Photos 1-3: sheathing is being applied to the exterior framing of the building; crew members cut pieces to fit around doors and windows.
Photo 4: window and wall frames are reflected in the wet second-floor concrete; this area comprises the classroom section.
Photo 5: a view of the learning street under construction, toward the east.
Photo 6: a view of the framing of the first-floor classrooms toward the southwest; conduit is being installed in the ceilings above.
Nov. 23, 2020
Photo 1: this aerial view shows the progress of structural construction so far.
Photo 2: external framing, starting in the northeast corner, includes spaces to install windows.
Photo 3: a view of the learning corridor to the west from the second floor; to the right is the gym and stage area and to the left are classroom spaces.
Photo 4: preparations continue toward another concrete pour of the second-floor decking
Photo 5: a view of the northwest corner of the building, where the main entry will be located.
Nov. 16, 2020
Photo 1: the final half of the second-floor decking is being installed; the concrete for the floor slab is expected to be poured after Thanksgiving.
Photo 2: a view from the second floor down the learning corridor to the east (the gym is on the left).
Photo 3: a crew member installs framing for the exterior wall of the building.
Photo 4: a crew member installs framing for the exterior wall of the building.
Photo 5: on the first floor, framing, plumbing and fire sprinkler pipe are being constructed.
Nov. 10, 2020 - Community Beam Installation
The beam signed by the community on Oct. 12, 13 and 15 is lifted, placed and welded to the entry area of the school building's structure. Although it will be eventually covered up as construction continues, the beam will lie overhead as visitors enter the building and will be an importance piece of the school's history.
Nov. 2, 2020
Photo 1: this aerial view shows the work done on the school building so far. Concrete has been poured on the second-floor decking on the southeast side of the building (bottom right).
Photo 2: a crew member secures a roof joist to the structural steel.
Photo 3: an aerial view of the site construction; the staff parking lot is at the top left and the play field is at the top right of the campus. Beyond are the homes in the Sunset Ridge development
Oct. 27, 2020
Photo 1: the sun was just starting to rise as work began for the day.
Photos 2-4: crew members smooth out fresh concrete on the second-floor decking as it continues to be poured in each section.
Photo 5: crew members installing a ceiling joist are silhouetted against the rising sun.
Oct. 23, 2020
Photo 1: the second-floor decking continues to be installed and prepared for next week's concrete pour.
Photo 2: roof trusses are also being installed between the structural steel.
Photo 3: this birds-eye view shows the construction of the school building so far.
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.