Groundbreaking at King's for new S.T.E.M. building brings out local dignitaries

Saturday, June 16, 2012

From left: Dan Eernissee, economic development manager for the City of Shoreline;
Mayor Keith McGlashan; Julie Underwood, Shoreline city manager;
Bob Lonac, president and CEO of CRISTA Ministries.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

On Monday, June 11th, King’s Schools broke ground on its new S.T.E.M. center at a public celebration with current King’s students, faculty, donors, project vendors, CRISTA Senior Living residents, CRISTA ministries staff and the public.

S.T.E.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The state-of-the-art 25,000 square foot building will be home to 27 new junior and high school courses focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (S.T.E.M.) and will open in September 2013.

Groundbreaking Celebration in Woolsey Stadium
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

American students are only ranked 22nd in science and 31st in math worldwide and by 2014, there are expected to be two million jobs in the United States created in the S.T.E.M. fields. The new courses offered at King’s Schools will engage students and give them a competitive advantage in achieving their educational goals.


Anonymous,  June 17, 2012 at 4:58 AM  

This project is part of the Crista Master Use Plan currently under appeal and is now part of LUPA suit against Crista and the City of Shoreline. The City of Shoreline denied the citizens any avenue of appeal and lost in the Court of Appeals yet issued the building permit. City Manager Julie Underwood's children attends Kings while she makes noises about supporting Shoreline School District.

The City of Shoreline makes local control sound like a good thing while they deny the citizens any say in the master use planning process - what they do to us in the future?

Anonymous,  June 17, 2012 at 2:13 PM  

STEM Programs are GREAT! Kings joins Shoreline's Cascade K-8 public school~ Way to go Kings. This really is the education for the kids of the future!

Many of our schools are "doing it". But, to focus a whole program, that's great!

Shoreline kids are LUCKY kids!
Sherry Edwards
Cascade K-8 Parent and STEM Supporter

Unknown June 22, 2012 at 5:53 PM  

The picture and event memorialize a risky and most likely disasterous course for Crista and the City. The underlying permits issued by the City of Shoreline are under attack in the courts; most recently the Washington Court of Appeals unanimously overturned the Crista\City of Shoreline attempt to avoid judicial scrutiny for Crista's expansion. Rushing ahead means Crista is apt to be halted and may have to abate its work.

Nancy Wickward CI, CT

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