W.S. K-8 Academy near finish

When school starts on Sept. 9, Warm Springs kindergarten through eighth-grade students will step into a brand new school.

The 82,000-square-foot, single-story Warm Springs K-8 Academy was substantially completed by general contractor Kirby Nagelhout Construction Co. on Aug. 1, and turned over to the district.

Located at 50 Chukar Road, off Tenino Road in Warm Springs, the school is built to house up to 650 students from kindergarten through eighth-grade. Darryl Smith, director of operations for 509-J, said there will be about 630 students when the school opens.