STEM Wing to offer state of the art facilities

Chehalis School District received a 5.5 million dollar grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to build a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) wing at W.F. West High School. This new wing will accommodate the STEM classes in state of the art classrooms and labs. The new wing is projected to be ready for use in January 2018 and will house 6 labs including designated spaces for the cell culture lab and the Scanning Electron Microscope and 2 new classrooms.

W.F. West graduate James Hill of KMB architects is working to design the space to be as adaptable as possible for future uses.  Five years ago, we didn’t know we’d need a cell culture lab or a room dedicated to an Electron Microscope. We don’t know what we’ll need years from now, so we are designing the labs usable for multiple purposes.