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On September 14, 2017, EUSD hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new two-story Science and Math Building at Mission Middle School. Approximately 100 parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community leaders attended the celebration and took tours of the state-of-the-art STEM facility:
- 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:
The Science and Math Building is home to four science labs with durable tables that are perfect for performing hands-on science experiments:
The building is also home to six math classrooms, some with seating optimized for project-based learning and collaboration between students:
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