Wednesday, February 12, 2014

You are invited - Community Meeting on the Meany School BEX IV Project

Seattle Public Schools invites you to a Community Meeting on the Meany School Building BEX IV Construction Project

Date: Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Meany school building cafeteria, 301-21st Avenue East

Dear Meany area communities,

Seattle Public Schools invites you to attend a community meeting to learn more about the Meany school building construction project: this does not necessarily mean that your address is located in the future Meany Middle School boundary area.

Seattle voters approved the Seattle Public Schools Building Excellence IV (BEX IV) Capital Levy in February 2013, which includes the construction project to reconfigure the Meany building to become an attendance area Middle School and scheduled to open September 2017.

The meeting will be presented by representatives of Seattle Public Schools BEX IV Capital Projects Team and Miller Hayashi Architects, who will provide information about the project’s early construction design progress. You will be able to learn more about the construction project’s scope, schedule and design exploration. BiHoa Caldwell, the planning principal, will talk about features of a comprehensive middle school and potential academic programs at the school. You will be able to ask questions and give us input and feedback.

This meeting is not related to attendance area boundaries issues, but to the construction project to re-purpose the Meany building to become a Middle School.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

For more information, please visit

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Voice your thoughts on Meany Middle School - Meeting 1/23/14

While Middle School seems a long way off to many of us, it is high time to start gathering input and collaborating on the development of Meany Middle School. Meany, our neighborhood public middle school, is scheduled to reopen in 2017. The Meany School Design Advisory Committee (SDAT) has had four meetings and the project is in the pre-design phase. As parents, we'd like to start organizing members of the feeder schools to ensure that we gather community input regarding the programs, activities and any other opportunities you'd like to see offered to our neighborhood's 6-8th graders.

To join the first of these discussions, please come to a meeting in the Stevens Elementary School Library on Thursday, January 23rd at 7pm.

Don't miss this opportunity to make your voice heard!

Stevens Elementary
1242 18th Ave E
Seattle, WA 98112
Enter on 18th Avenue E and take the stairs (located either to the right or the left) or elevator (to the left of the office) to the second level. The library is on the south side of the building.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Next SDAT Meeting Tuesday 1/14 at JSCEE

Workshop #4 Meany MS SDAT Eco-Charette Jan. 14, 2014 3:30pm John Stanford Center 2445 3rd Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98134 (206) 252-0000

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Meany Boundaries

Seattle Schools’ newly approved boundary changes will impact Central District families
November 22, 2013, Central District News

Recommended Growth Boundaries for 2020 (PDF)
Elementary and Middle School Attendance Areas and Major Routes
November 6, 2013, Seattle Schools

Elementary Schools assigned to Meany Middle School (not final?)

  • John Muir
  • Leschi
  • Lowell
  • McGilvra
  • Montlake
  • TOPS K-8 (optional)
  • Madrona K-8 (optional)
  • Stevens 

Pre-BEX IV News Articles Mentioning Meany Re-opening

Seattle Schools BEX IV Capital and Operations Levy brochure (PDF)

In the news:

School Levy Election; Meany School Redevelopment
February 10, 2013, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

School levies pass easily, sets stage for changes at Nova, Meany, World School
February 13, 2013, Central District News

Meany Middle School to Modernize and Re-Purpose
February 16, 2013, Madison Valley

Meany SDAT Report to Miller Park Neighbors Group

Meany Middle School Design Advisory Team Meeting Report

(Here's a link to the official meeting report, with Debrah's submission at the end)

At this first meeting of the Meany Middle School Design Advisory Team, we met the other members of the team.  On the team besides Tami Broadhead, Anne Schwab,  and myself, there were two other neighbors members who are also parents; Anjali Grant and Anna Davidson.  They are now also aware of the Miller Park Neighbors group and the list serve and hope to attend future meeting.