July 30, 2021
Final touches were added following the substantial completion of major renovations, including:
- A new monument sign at the main parking lot entrance to the school
- And an updated entrance door for the counseling center.
Access security is also being added to the exterior theatre doors and the basement cafeteria area.
Nov. 10, 2020: Virtual Tour
Principal Claudia Ruf hosts a virtual tour of the latest renovations at Glencoe High School, marking the completion of bond projects at the school.
Oct. 16, 2020
Work on the Glencoe Road half-street improvements is complete. Traffic signals at the intersection of the north parking lot and Glencoe Road have been activated, improving the safety of pedestrians and vehicles at this important crossing. Note that there are now two lanes of exit from the parking lot.
Oct. 6, 2020
Photo 1: paving on the campus half of Glencoe Road is complete and sidewalks have been re-constructed.
Photo 2: crew members are installing new landscaping along the improved street.
Sept. 21, 2020
Photo 1: Glencoe Road half-street improvements include installation of a new storm drain line, which is nearly complete. Paving is expected to start next week, weather permitting.
Photo 2: the traffic lights at the intersection of the north parking lot and Glencoe Road will be activated once the road construction is done. Note that there are now two lanes exiting from the parking lot to allow better queueing of drivers turning left or right onto Glencoe Road.
Aug. 24, 2020
Photos 1-3: work in the north parking lot is nearly complete, with landscaping being installed. The tennis courts just got their nets and are ready to play on once facilities re-open.
Photo 4: exterior repainting will refresh outlying buildings, including the softball batting cage and dugouts.
Photos 5 and 6: furniture has been delivered to the media center and health science classrooms in the building addition. The building trades classroom as well as the new classrooms on the renovated second floor also received new furniture.
Photo 7: machinery is being placed in the building trades workshop.
Aug. 10-14, 2020
Aug. 7, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: these aerial views of the north parking lot area show asphalt paving is completed and the tennis courts are ready for their overlay. Traffic signals will be placed soon at the entrance from Glencoe Road, where road improvements continue.
Photos 3 and 4: crews scrub and prepare the tennis courts for upcoming overlay and striping as concrete is poured for the walkway between the courts and the back of the building.
Photo 5: the courtyard area adjacent to the cafeteria addition is now fenced in, with landscaping to add a finishing touch.
Photo 6: painters add the finishing coat of Glencoe crimson over the primer on the roof of the existing cafeteria.
Photo 7: power cabling has been added to the nearly-finished construction trades workshop.
Photos 8 and 9: fume hoods have been installed between the science prep room and classrooms/labs, and countertops added to the classroom casework.
July 20, 2020
Photo 1: crew members install LED lighting fixtures in the building entryway.
Photo 2: another team determines the best way to mount the stairway barriers.
Photo 3: HVAC ductwork and ceiling have been painted, and lighting installed in the renovated construction trades area.
Photo 4: on the second floor, concrete floors are being polished in remaining classrooms.
Photos 5-6: cabinetry and fume hoods are being installed in the new science classrooms.
Photo 7: sunlight shines through the finished skylights in a hallway on the renovated second-floor area.
Photo 8: the new tennis courts have been paved and fine grading of the base is underway in the north parking lot.
July 13, 2020
Photo 1: concrete has been poured for the curbs in the north parking lot, outlining the site.
Photo 2: a plaza area and sidewalks have been poured around the cafeteria addition.
Photos 3-4: in the renovated construction trades area, HVAC ductwork is complete and lockers have been added.
Photos 5-7: skylights have been added to a hallway in the second-floor renovations, and lighting installed in the ceiling grids of hallways and classrooms.
June 29, 2020
Photo 1: Glencoe branding has been added to the cafeteria expansion.
Photo 2: the restroom in the cafeteria expansion is getting some finishing touches.
Photo 3: in the old cafeteria, walls are being repaired and new sheetrock applied.
Photo 4: new HVAC ducts are connected on the second floor.
Photo 5: polishing of the concrete floors and painting have started in the renovated second-floor classrooms.
Photo 6: a crew member installs the ceiling grids that will cover up ductwork and conduits.
Photos 7-8: cement treatment is being added to reinforce the fill in the north parking lot; curbing will follow shortly. At the west edge of campus, work continues to improve Glencoe Road.
June 16, 2020
June 8, 2020
Photo 1: school signage has been added to the entry canopy.
Photo 2: fence posts surround the new site for the tennis courts, as grading for the south parking lot renovation continues.
Photos 3-5: concrete work along the west side of the school is complete, framing the team room, weight room and the building addition.
Photos 6 and 7: sheetrocking and new duct installation continue in the second floor renovations.
Photos 8 and 9: in the new media center, lights are installed and crews are finishing up ceiling features, including above the circulation desk and the acoustical "wings" in the main area.
Photo 10: staff and classroom belongings are being moved into the first floor of the addition.
May 26, 2020
May 18, 2020
May 11, 2020
Finishes are being added to the building and cafeteria additions. Framing is complete for the new classrooms and labs on the second floor (conversion from the old library). Exterior site work continues, including the start of roofing over the entry canopy, installation of concrete pads at the entrances to the team and weight rooms, and renovation of the north parking lot.
April 27, 2020
Work continues in the cafeteria and building additions to complete construction in May.The old library on the second floor of the main building is being converted into new science labs.
April 21, 2020
Photo1: acoustic "sails" have been installed on the ceiling of the cafeteria addition; along with the wall panels, these will help dampen noise levels.
Photos 2-3: crew members add finish to the drywall in the counseling office; carpet has been laid in this section (and covered for protection), as well as in offices and conference rooms.
Photo 4: cabinetry and other finishes continue to be installed in the health science classooms in the building addition.
Photos 5-7: construction continues in the media center to add design features, including glazing in the hallway into the main building, which also overlooks the entry area (5), installing the frames for glazing for the study rooms (6), and cabinetry for the librarian's desk area.
Photo 8: crews grade the entry area at the front of the building to prepare for paving.
Photo 9: on the second floor of the main building, plastic tubing provides ventilation into the abatement areas of the former library.
April 13, 2020
Photos 1 and 2: work continues on the cafeteria addition as crew members paint acoustic tiles for the walls (1) and another mounts posts for paneling next to the east-facing door (2).
Photo 3: the entry canopy has been installed between the addition and the existing building.
Photo 4: the counseling office on the first floor of the building addition is nearing completion.
Photo 5: cabinetry is being installed in a health science classroom on the first floor of the building addition.
Photo 6: work continues on second-floor media center to finish installation of HVAC and glazing, as well as sheetrocking and smoothing of the concrete floor.
Photo 7: in the existing building, the old library is being demolished to make room for new science labs, and the other labs are being renovated on the second floor.
April 6, 2020
Crew members assemble the entry canopy for the building addition in the parking lot at the front of the school. Later this week, the entire canopy will be craned up and attached to the building. In other work, the old media center is undergoing demolition, a new water pipe has been trenched in the construction trades classroom area, and construction of the interior of the building addition continues. Watch the video to view project work to date:
March 30, 2020
Glazing and brickwork has been installed in the cafeteria addition while, inside, the floor is being polished. The construction trades classroom renovation (former weight room) is nearing completion. Work continues in the building addition housing the media center, health science classrooms and offices. Watch the video to view project work to date:
March 23, 2020
Team and weight rooms have been completed, while work continues in the cafeteria and media center/classroom additions as well as in the construction trades classroom renovation. Watch the video to view project work to date:
March 10, 2020
Photo 1: the weight room has been finished and equipment moved in for use by students.
Photo 2: the team room is ready for furniture move-in.
Photo 3: work continues in the cafeteria addition to install HVAC and framing.
Photo 4: conduit and wiring is being installed in the freshly-painted office area of the new media center.
Photo 5: HVAC ductwork and framing continue to be installed on the second floor of the media center addition.
Photo 6: a view from the top of the stairs of the media center addition to the school's future entry vestibule below.
Feb. 17, 2020
Photos 1-3: Exterior work including outer walls and roof continue.
Photos 4-5: Crews being to install HVAC.
Photos 1-3: continued work on the cafeteria addition.
Photos 4-5: the team room is nearing completion.
Photos 6-7: workers add finishing touches to the weight room addition.
Photos 8-9: framing of offices and classrooms continues on the first floor of the media center/classroom wing, while sheetrocking is starting on the second floor.
Jan. 27, 2020
Roofing and ductwork continue in the cafeteria addition:
Jan. 14, 2020
Construction of the additions continues on schedule; watch the project video to see the current status.
Dec. 30, 2019
Dec. 16, 2019
Photo 1: roofing asphalt has been partially applied over the media center/addition roof. The remainder is expected to be added, weather permitting, over winter break, after which roofing panels can be installed. Once the building has been "dried in," work on fireproofing and interior walls can begin.
Photo 2: crew members work on applying and smoothing out concrete over the metal framing to provide an even surface for the exterior panels.
Photo 3: roof decking has been installed over the entry corridor.
Photo 4: brick is being laid around the exterior of the team room as sheetrock is being delivered and installed inside.
Photo 5: the cafeteria addition has roof decking installed, awaiting asphalt application.
Dec. 9, 2019
Photo 1: the exterior of the building has been sheathed.
Photos 2 and 3: framing of the first and second floor interiors continues.
Photo 4: crew members work on the framing of part of the entry corridor.
Photo 5: brick is starting to be laid around the team room.
Dec. 2, 2019
Photo 1: crew members hang wiring on the ceiling of the new weight room addition.
Photo 2: work continues in the team room installing ducts and conduit.
Photo 3: metal framing is cut to size and installed in the cafeteria addition.
Photos 4-6: rooftop HVAC units have been placed on top of the media center addition as framing and sheathing continue on the first and second floors.
Nov. 25, 2019
Photo 1: the cafeteria addition is taking on more definition with wall and roof framing. The arrow indicates the location of the steel beam signed by community members on Sept. 26.
Photo 2: a view of the addition toward the adjacent, existing cafeteria.
Photos 3, 4 and 5: sheathing is enclosing the exterior of the media center addition while, inside, work continues on the steel framing of the first and second floors.
Photos 6 and 7: HVAC ductwork is being installed in the team room as work continues on the exterior.
Photo 8: in the weight room, HVAC ductwork is also being installed.
Nov. 12, 2019
Photo 1: an aerial view of the cafeteria addition after installation of steel beams for the roof.
Photo 2: the steel beam, signed by community members, sits in the middle of the structure.
Photo 3: HVAC ductwork is being installed in the team room.
Photo 4: sheathing now encloses the walls of the weight room.
Photo 5: framing of the exterior border of the roof.
Nov. 4, 2019
Photos 1 and 2: the concrete masonry walls for the cafeteria addition have been erected.
Photos 3 and 4: walls are being framed in the team room addition.
Photos 5 and 6: weight room framing is being installed.
Photo 7: welding of steel beams in media center addition.
Photo 8: building of stairs to the second floor of the media center addition.
Photo 9: a view of the second floor of the media center addition.
Oct. 28, 2019
Photos 1 and 2: now that the roof deck panels are in place on the media center addition, the second floor base panels are being installed.
Photo 3: the cafeteria addition masonry work continues.
Oct. 22, 2019
Photos 1-4: the metal roof panels have been installed as crew members continue welding on the steel structure.
Photo 5: work on the team room continues after the roof beams have been fireproofed
Photo 6: the weight room is being prepared for fireproofing.
Photo 7-8: reinforced concrete masonry blocks are being installed on the perimeter and entry area of the cafeteria addition
Oct. 14, 2019
Photos 1 and 2: concrete masonry has been set to outline the walls for the cafeteria addition.
Photos 3-5: crew members check connections and weld the steel beams for the media center addition.
Photos 6-7: work continues on the roofing and sides of the weight room and team rooms.
Oct. 1-2, 2019
Photos 1-3: a crane lifts steel beams to frame the new media center addition.
Photos 4-5: construction continues on the weight and team rooms.
Photo 6: the cafeteria addition is taking shape with the foundation laid.
Sept. 25-26, 2019
Steel beams are being arranged around the media center site in preparation for the framing of the structure.
The frame has been installed for the weight room roof.
Decking has been installed on the team room roof.
Completed renovations in the student services office, main office, band storage/concessions, and the student store.
Sept. 16, 2019
Photo 1: the foundation has been poured for the new weight room, and workers start preparing for structural framing.
Photo 2: the foundation in the second section of the media center addition has been poured.
Sept. 9, 2019
The second section of the media center/classroom addition has been framed in preparation for the next concrete pour.
Sept. 4, 2019
An aerial view of the south side of campus at the start of the school year.
Aug. 26, 2019
Paving, striping and landscaping have been completed for the new parking lot on the south side of campus. Note the canopy at the side of the building over the sidewalk - this will help shelter students as they wait for the bus. Light poles are still pending installation.
Aug. 14, 2019
July 2, 2019
Video: Project update by Glencoe senior Andrew Goodwin
Photo 1: "Mount Glencoe" is filled with concrete excavated from various areas of the site. It will be ground up and repurposed to form part of the base in the south parking lot.
Photo 2: Crew members work on strapping the new ventilation ducts in the school office.
Photo 3: The main entryway is being excavated and graded to prepare for the new addition. The crane lifts gravel to the rooftop.
Photo 4: The student store is undergoing renovations to expand counters and casework, add sinks, and build a new opening. This is just one of many career-technical education spaces that will be worked on.
Photo 5: Work continues in the early childhood education classroom to replace underground pipe as well as overhead HVAC ducts.
June 21, 2019
Video: Project update by Glencoe senior Andrew Goodwin
Photo 1: Walls in the main office have been demolished.
Photo 2: canopies adjacent to the gym and theatre have been removed to prepare for construction of the new weight room.
June 17, 2019
The main office has been cleared out, the HVAC system and wiring exposed, and walls have been marked for demolition.
The old football shed has been demolished. The new, north parking lot will eventually extend into that area.
Nov. 2018 - Parking Lot Changes
During October and early November, the parking lots were redesigned based on an evaluation from our traffic engineers and other feedback. The latest design can be viewed in the site plans section.
Oct. 1, 2018 - Neighborhood Meeting
A neighborhood meeting was held at Glencoe to preview the proposed designs for additions and renovations to the campus, accommodating a growing enrollment of up to 400 more students. The goal is to start construction in May 2019 and conclude by the end of summer 2020. Seismic retrofits are included as part of the improvements. BLRB architects answered questions from the audience - consolidated into primary, common themes here:
- Land use process - plans will be submitted to the City of Hillsboro shortly; the City is likely to schedule public hearings and an opportunity for public comment in the next few months
- Relocation/staging of students and classrooms during construction - a plan will be in place; this may not always be "comfortable," but the priority will be on protecting students, yet allowing them to safely observe progress
- Improving safety - unsecured entry will be reduced with the new main entrance and vestibule design as well as by enclosing and connecting the cafeteria addition to the main building
- Glencoe Road traffic - staff knows this is an issue and has commissioned a traffic study to evaluate flows; potential solutions for improvement will likely require funding beyond the current bond budget
- Fire lane access (between gym and field) - concerns were raised about cars driving through and parking, as well as needed access for theatre loading; since this lane cannot be blocked, signage or other operational solutions will need to address these concerns
- Band trailer storage/parking and theatre storage - this is a known concern as storage will need to be relocated
- Traffic flow and congestion - concerns were raised about ingress/egress, numbers/idling of buses, neighborhood parking, crosswalk access in lots; expansion/redesign of the parking lots is expected to help alleviate these concerns (with minimal impact to existing mature trees) as well as the just-approved District policy ECG to minimize bus idling
- Digital/technology/electrical access - additions/renovations will be constructed to the latest, state-of-the-art standards, including wireless access points and Chromebook cart plug-ins (Chromebook carts were already delivered in early 2018 as part of the first bond-funded technology roll-out)
- Murals - graphic design instructor already has been in touch to potentially incorporate student-led designs
View the presentation here. Read Olivia Singer's article for Pamplin Media Group/Hillsboro Tribune.