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BELLEVUE EAST HIGH SCHOOL

About Us

Established: 1962
Location: 1401 High School Drive
Grades Served: 9-12
History: Just after second semester was underway in 1962, sophomores, juniors and seniors at Bellevue Junior/Senior High School, located at what is now Mission Middle School, prepared to move to a new high school, which was then called Bellevue Senior High School. The three story building housed all students until the second and third phases and the gymnasium were completed with two outdoor courtyards in 1963. A decade later an auditorium and a swimming pool were added. The auditorium is the largest auditorium for the Bellevue/Offutt Community. The indoor swimming pool was Bellevue’s first. Many other major additions and remodeling continued for the next 42 years. In 1977, Bellevue Senior High School was divided to create the present Bellevue East and Bellevue West High Schools.
School Mascot: Bellevue East Chieftains
School Colors: Purple, White and Silver
School Purpose: Bellevue East High School will achieve excellence by establishing and maintaining high expectations.
Principal: Jeff Wagner

Project Summary

  • HVAC Renovation/Upgrades
  • Roof Replacement (North Gym)
  • Exterior Lighting Upgrades
  • Pool Plaster Refinishing

Project Timeline

  • Roof Replacement (North Gym)

  • Anticipated Start of HVAC Renovation/Upgrades, Exterior Lighting Upgrades, Pool Plaster Refinishing

  • Anticipated Completion Roof Replacement (North Gym)

  • Anticipated Completion of Pool Plaster Refinishing

  • Anticipated Completion of HVAC Renovation/Upgrades, Exterior Lighting Upgrades

Last Update: January 21, 2018

Project Notes

January 2, 2018 – Bellevue East

HVAC
Advanced Engineering Systems (AES) is continuing with preparation of plans for the planned HVAC renovations and upgrades at Bellevue East High School. It is anticipated that AES will present updated plans to the School/District staff in early January as they proceed with a timetable to have bidding documents available for bidding in March of 2018. The current plan is to replace the existing steam boiler heating and chiller cooling systems currently found within the building with a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system. The decision to proceed with this installation was made after reviewing a number of heating and cooling options where initial costs and long term operating/life cycle costs were weighed between the options. While the initial costs on the installation of this system is substantial, the system provides the most efficiency in terms of energy efficiency and operating/maintenance costs which should provide a substantial savings to the District over the life of the HVAC system and the remaining life of the building. The VRF installation will also provide better individual room temperature control and hopefully a better learning environment within the classrooms. It is anticipated that construction will start in late Spring of 2018 and construction could last for upwards over a two-year time window depending on how the work can be phased during school years. Additional information will be forthcoming as soon as plans are better developed.

ROOF PROJECT
The Bellevue School Board has awarded a Contract to 10 Men Roofing, Inc. to complete the replacement of the existing roof system over the North Gym area at Bellevue East. It is anticipated that work on the project will begin in late February or early March once weather conditions permit the start of the work involved with the project.

October 18 – Bellevue East

HVAC PROJECT
Advanced Engineering Systems (AES) presented preliminary plans and recommendations at the Bellevue School Board meeting on October 9th for the planned HVAC renovation and upgrade at Bellevue East. After analysis of the building, AES made a recommendation to install a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) system in the existing building to replace the existing steam boiler heating and central chiller unit cooling systems currently found within the building. Their recommendation was proposed after reviewing five different HVAC options for the building which took into consideration initial cost, annual maintenance costs, energy efficiency, constructability capabilities while trying to keep the existing school operational, as well as overall life cycle costing based on a 50 year operation. Based on these factors, the proposed VRF system scored the best overall which resulted in the recommendation. Anticipated construction costs for the project will likely exceed what has been initially budgeted for the project, but savings on other projects as well as a higher premium in proceeds from the sale of last round of bond purchases does provide additional dollars that can be applied for the project. The Board voted to direct AES to proceed with the continuation of the design and to move forward to prepare construction bid documents for the proposed work. It is anticipated that the project will be sent out to prospective bidders in late January or early February in hopes of starting construction in late Spring of 2018.

July 31st, 2017 – Bellevue East High School

The Bellevue School Board approved a recommendation to bring Advanced Engineering Systems (AES) to begin studies on the existing HVAC systems at Bellevue East and to prepare recommendations on HVAC upgrades in the building. AES has started the review of the existing systems and it is desired to

have most of their preliminary field observations completed prior to students coming back to school the 2nd week of August. It is anticipated that AES will present preliminary options and recommendations to the District Administration and the Bellevue School Board in early fall of this year.

July 31st, 2017 – Bellevue East High School

Field Replacement Project
Work was completed earlier this week on the replacement of the existing field at East High! The work was completed at East in early July so the surface is now ready for school use for the start of band and football camps!.

July 7th, 2017 – Bellevue East

A selection committee recently met to interview five mechanical/electrical engineering firms for the planned HVAC renovation work at Bellevue East. A recommendation will be placed on the July 10th Bellevue School Board meeting to approve the selection of Advanced Engineering Systems, Inc. (AES) to start preliminary design work for the HVAC renovation and upgrades for the building systems. Once AES has had a better opportunity to analyze the existing building systems, preliminary options will be presented to the District Administration and the Bellevue School Board on moving forward. Updated anticipated timelines will be prepared as this work moves forward on this project.

 

July 7th, 2017 – Bellevue East

Field Replacement Project
Work was completed earlier this week on the replacement of the existing field at East High! The work was completed approximately a week ahead of schedule so the surface is now ready for school use for the start of band and football camps!.