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OUR 111th YEAR • December 22, 2017
With campus relocation
underway, district looks
beyond to the future
By R.J. Marx
JEFF TER HAR/FOR SEASIDE SIGNAL
Home for the holidays
As Seaside School District looks ahead
to a new campus, members of the district’s
board of directors set their sights a little
further out Thursday, Dec. 14, with unani-
mous approval of a contract with consultant
Jerome Colonna to provide a strategic plan
for the district.
The cost is estimated at $15,000 and will
be paid by existing areas of the budget, in-
cluding the district’s professional training
budget, Superintendent Sheila Roley said.
Every year, Adam and Kristi Israel on Skyline Drive in Seaside show their holiday spirit with
a light show extravaganza. This year is no exception! Happy holidays!
See Plan, Page 6A
BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE pool opens
SCHOOL DISTRICT RELEASES SCHEMATICS FOR NEW CAMPUS
By R.J. Marx
replaced at rec center
PERMIT NO. 97
“A work in progress,” is how Seaside
School District Superintendent Sheila Roley
referred to campus design plans delivered by
BRIC Architecture Inc. this week. The proj-
ect’s first schematics and drawings include
interior renderings of the elementary, middle
and high school campuses and maps of playing
fields and outdoor spaces.
“Everything is still a work in progress,” Ro-
ley said. “We are in rapid fine-tuning.”
The building footprint is unlikely to change,
but “tweaks” are likely to be delivered period-
ically, Roley added. “We have a challenging
building site, so we are maximizing the areas
with the least slope. Most of the work now is
focused on refining the interior configuration
of the building to meet instructional needs.”
The high school features a main gym that
can be divided into two full size courts, an aux-
iliary gym room and a wrestling and exercise
room. The middle school has one main gym.
Additional middle school gym space will be
added as revenues allow, Roley said.
Shared program areas support both the mid-
dle school and the high school, and are locat-
ed in the building between the two schools.
Included in these are mechanical and heating
systems and the cooking facilities.
The school administration offices also have
some shared spaces such as reception, but
where the students would access the middle
school or high school offices during the day
will be through separate entrances from the
classroom wings, Roley said.
The classrooms that are shared are music
and band. The teachers in these programs cur-
By R.J. Marx
floors. The first floor will house a cafeteria,
gymnasium, library, wellness room and music
room, along with about 20 classrooms. The
second level offers 10 classrooms and two
Covered play areas and sports facilities are
designated, as are potential locations for future
gyms, a fishery building, practice and playing
fields. A future performing arts center is also
Sheltering in the case of a Cascadia Subduc-
tion Zone event has been described as a goal of
the project. While there is nothing visible on the
Everybody into the pool!
After a more than two-month closure,
swimmers returned to the Sunset Empire
Park and Recreation District pool Dec. 11 to
resume classes, meets and swims.
“It feels new to me,” the recreation dis-
trict’s executive director of the Sunset Em-
pire Park and Recreation District Skyler Ar-
chibald said Friday, Dec. 15.
The project, launched in October, was
originally intended for opening Dec. 4, but a
delay in delivery of the sand filtration system
pushed that back a week.
The largest portion of the project, resur-
facing, was performed by a contractor over
a six-week period at a cost of about $80,000,
Archibald said. The pool was repainted, LED
lighting installed in the pool and outside of it,
and improvements in the men’s locker room
added to the renovation. A new boiler system
was installed to reduce heating costs, and
push-button showers installed to conserve
water. In the lobby, a new floor was installed,
along with fresh coats of paint and lighting.
While temps started on the cold side —
between 60 and 70 degrees before of boiler
issues — by the end of the next day those
had been resolved.
At week’s end, swimmers enjoyed ac-
tivities in the learner pool while regulars
See Campus, Page 6A
See Pool, Page 6A
BRIC ARCHITECTURE INC.
Renderings of the new campus buildings.
rently travel between Seaside High School and
Broadway, but now each program will have
its own space. Middle school and high school
bands and choirs will still be independent. The
one area that will serve all students during the
day is the library.
Both east and west entry plazas include
concrete paving with accent scores and ame-
nities to include bike parking, benches and re-
ceptacles for trash and recycling.
The elementary school is adding 20 class-
rooms and reconfiguring some spaces in the
current Seaside Heights building.
Renderings depict a two-story elementa-
ry school building with classrooms on both
Feeling ‘Blue’ in Seaside
Artist opens studio on
North Holladay Drive
By Eve Marx
For Seaside Signal
Blue Bond, or Blue as he likes to be
called, was born in Louisville, Kentucky.
He says he was educated in Tacoma, Wash-
ington, but you may detect a bit of Southern
charm in his accent. He’s been a professional
full-time painter since 1967.
“I’ve been painting for four decades,”
Bond said. “I love painting and I love show-
ing my work, but what I really love is teach-
ing. I like passing on all the knowledge of
painting that was given to me.”
Blue Bond Studio and Gallery opened just
about a month ago in Seaside after a year in
“I specialize in private oil painting classes
for beginners to professionals,” Bond said. He
works in oil himself, but his classes are in oil
and acrylic. Students provide their own sup-
plies, including paints, brushes, thinner, pal-
ette paper and canvas, which must be had by
the second class. Students provide their own
subject matter in the form of two photographs.
Adult three-hour group classes are available;
family members who take a class together get
a discount. Two-hour private classes are also
available with all basic materials provided.
Art groups of up to six friends are encouraged.
“I teach the basics,” Blue said. He said
students are amazed how quickly their cre-
ations materialize. He’s taught hundreds of
people in Vancouver, Washington, who in
turn produced thousands of paintings, some
winning awards in art competitions.
EVE MARX/FOR SEASIDE SIGNAL
See Blue, Page 7A
Karen and Blue Bond at their new Seaside studio.