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News & Announcements:Photo gallery: New Science and Math Building at Mission Middle School

Numerous community leaders smile and applaud with EUSD board members and administrators while cutting a long blue ribbon with a large pair of scissors at a ceremony for Mission Middle School's new Science and Math Building.

On September 14, 2017, EUSD hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new two-story Science and Math Building at Mission Middle School:

An exterior photo of the new Science and Math Building at Mission Middle School with partly cloudy blue skies in the background

Approximately 100 parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community leaders attended the celebration and took tours of the state-of-the-art STEM facility:

Attendees at the Mission Middle School Science and Math Building ribbon cutting listen to introductory remarks by EUSD Assistant Superintendent of Business Services Michael Taylor

Attendees at the Mission Middle School Science and Math Building ribbon cutting laugh and applaud in response to comments made by a speaker.

Quick Facts

  • Cost: $7.5 million
  • Size: Two stories, 16,884 square feet
  • Occupancy date: Pending final inspection, students and teachers will begin to use the building in October 2017.
  • Energy efficiency: The building has six-inch walls, efficient air conditioning and lighting systems, and fins on exterior windows to block direct sunlight but allow ambient light.
  • Built for collaboration: The building reflects EUSD’s new open concept, project-based learning approach to classroom design. All science labs and math classrooms have roll-up garage doors that open onto two centrally-located project rooms for students. The building also has two collaboration rooms for teachers.
  • Construction: The building took seven months to complete via a high-quality modular construction process. Thirty-six modules were built off-site, transported to Mission, and then assembled on-site:

Science Classrooms

The Science and Math Building is home to four science labs with durable tables that are perfect for performing hands-on science experiments:

EUSD Director of Facilities Planning and Construction Russell Decker leads a tour of a science lab in the new Science and Math Building at Mission Middle School.

Math Classrooms

The building is also home to six math classrooms, some with seating optimized for project-based learning and collaboration between students:

A math classroom in the new Science and Math Building at Mission Middle School configured with desks facing each other in groups of four to encourage better student collaboration and project-based learning.

Thank you, Escondido!

During its 62 years, Mission has educated approximately 50,000 students. As a result of the passage of Proposition E in November 2014, major projects like the Science and Math Building are taking shape and ensuring that Mission will continue to be an educational powerhouse in Escondido for decades to come.

“This is a great day for Escondido’s children and families. We thank the voters of Escondido for approving Prop E and making possible the construction of this special place that will prepare the future scientists, engineers, and other STEM professionals of Escondido.”

Dr. Luis Ibarra
EUSD Superintendent

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