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Waste Not Thy Hour - The reconstruction of Whatcom Middle School

Devastated by fire in 2009, the Bellingham community expected that 100 year old Whatcom Middle School would never reopen. The School District embraced a bold vision to rebuild.  It included goals that many thought were impossible; recreate the historic school exterior, replace the interior with the same historic look while updating the learning environment, and reopen the doors one year ahead of schedule.

The following Whatcom Middle School Fire Documentary was produced by Dykeman in partnership with Dawson Construction, Reid Middleton and Vid-smith Digital Video Production. It was created to capture the history of the Whatcom fire, and the phenomenal efforts of the many community partners that helped reopen the historic school as quickly as possible.

Whatcom Middle School - Waste Not Thy Hour Documentary

Whatcom Middle School - 2009 Fire Damage

Whatcom Middle School - 2009 Fire Damage

Whatcom Middle School - Grand Opening

Whatcom Middle School - Theater

Whatcom Middle School - Commons