Franklin Pierce Schools’ bond issue vote takes place on November 8th, and they are focused on the safety of their 8,000 students through modernizations of their schools. You can read more about the bond at www.fpschools.org/bond, but here are the basics: What will this bond accomplish? Improve Student Safety Prepare Students for the Future Replace five worst conditioned schools Maintain Current Tax Rates Improve Learning Environments Why now? Cheaper now than later: Our five worst condition schools – and Ford Middle...Read More
By Christina Henry of the Kitsap Sun Originally published Sept. 12, 2016 (View Original Article) SILVERDALE — Silver dolphins dance on the walls of the new entryway to Silverdale Elementary School. Green, blue and yellow circles suggest the sea through which the school mascots swim. Down the hall in the “Forest Pod,” giant tree rings on the floor guide the way to classrooms flooded with natural light and smelling of new carpet. “It’s amazing,” said second-grader Olivia Engman, as she colored...Read More
Building 200 is one of eight separate buildings that comprise the Morris Ford Middle School campus. The primary gathering space – a multi-use student commons – can be easily configured to support a variety of activities including food service, performing arts, and District/community workshops. The expanded footprint of the building also houses the music department, a full-service kitchen, custodial office, and bulk storage. Read More and View PhotosRead More
July 8, 2016 (Tacoma, WA) – Tacoma-based Erickson McGovern recently hired Tolena Thorburn as Marketing Director and Tonya Murphy as Office Manager. Thorburn has more than 12 years of experience in marketing and communications for both corporate and non-profit entities, and specializes in strategic multi-platform communication. She joins the firm following time with the Foundation for Tacoma Students and T-Mobile, Inc. Murphy joins Erickson McGovern after nine years in the dental field and brings a wealth of customer service experience...Read More
Erickson McGovern Architects (EMA) specializes in designing efficient and flexible K-12 facilities tailored to the educational vision and budget goals of schools and communities throughout Washington State. Founded in 1972, EMA is an established architectural firm of 11 professionals and has completed hundreds of educational projects.