The Northwest School’s sign is carved out of a big plank of cedar. The sign is a gift from the Class of 1982 and hangs above the archway entrance to the main building, welcoming everyone into the school. The sign was created by sculptor and artist Richard Beyer, who also created Waiting for the Interurban statue in Fremont, and The Kingstones, installed outside KING TV. In the sign’s upper right hand corner sits a little green bird. Originally created to cover a flaw in the cedar, the bird used to nest in a depression in the wood on the left hand side. Later, to prevent water accumulation and damage, the depression was filled in and the little bird was moved to its current perch.