The wait is finally over as San Jacinto High School opens its new aquatics center. District and community members dreamed of a new pool for over twenty years but faced numerous funding challenges. After a gracious contribution from the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians, they were finally able to make it a reality. The new pool is a place for students to learn perseverance, goal-setting, and resilience.
Two years ago, Barstow Unified School District (BUSD) broke ground for Barstow Fine Arts Academy, the second magnet school in their district. It followed shortly after Barstow STEM Academy, which opened in 2014 and established the district’s goal to open magnet schools that enrich the community. A fine arts academy was the clear next step to inspire creativity and artistic expression in the community.
City officials, school board members, district staff, and other members of the educational community gathered at Innovative Horizons Charter School (IHCS) on June 18th to break ground on a modernization/reconstruction project. "It's been three years since Perris Elementary School District (PESD) has opened our last elementary school,” remarked Francine Story, Chief Business Official of PESD. "At last, the time has finally come for Perris Elementary School District to break ground here at Innovative Horizons!"
After a full year of hard work from students and mentors alike, May 9th marked the 6th annual graduation for ACE Mentor Inland Empire. Students from Eisenhower, Etiwanda, Montclair, and Santiago High School programs gathered at the beautiful CVWD Frontier Project and presented their design projects before peers, family, and our vested industry partners.
Thursday, May 16th, Coachella Valley Unified School District celebrated the start of construction at Palm View Elementary School with a groundbreaking ceremony. Over 100 members of the educational community gathered in celebration as they watched student performances and listened to the mayor and district staff speak about the exciting changes to come.
Saturday, May 11th, our firm participated in the third annual Doors Open event organized by The City of Riverside. During this event, historic buildings throughout Riverside opened their doors to the public and provided free tours of their captivating sites. Our team had a blast giving tours and telling the community about the history and design of our Downtown Riverside Office. In case you missed it, here's what people were the most excited to learn about our space:
Ina Arbuckle Elementary School is nestled in a small neighborhood in Jurupa Valley, California. The school has undergone many modernizations and upgrades since it opened in 1956—the most recent of which completed in March 2019. Getting there was no small feat as the community had to rally together to pass Measure EE Bond to fund the most recent modernization.
Laguna Beach High School celebrated the opening of their new stadium building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. The 2,322 square foot facility includes restrooms, lockers, coaches office and storage for their athletic programs.
Each year, Hemet Unified School District hosts a Family STEAM Night at Cawston Elementary School for their fifth graders to learn about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. This year, seven of our team members attended and walked students through the fun and exciting activity of building their own house.
The 2018 cycle of XPLORE saw nine entries in the final round, each with a unique proposal highly worthy of the final prize.
This year at the CSBA Trade Show, we asked participants to help us discover shared values for quality education in California by taking part in the creation of a data map. Through this visual language, they shared what they valued in delivering quality education to students.
Adobe MAX is the annual gathering of over 14,000 creative professionals that come together to learn about industry trends, get exposure to new products and technology, and kick-start their creativity. As one of the most inspiring creative conferences out there, our team was eager to attend for the fourth consecutive year. Here’s what they learned…