November 13, 2023
By Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
WALNUT, CA— Walnut Valley USD will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new two-story science building and gymnasium at Suzanne Middle School on December 13 at 3:00 p.m.
In addition, construction for the school’s new music building will break ground at the celebration event.
“This is going to be such a special day for Suzanne!” exclaimed Principal Dr. Amy Smith of the upcoming event.
“Our staff and students are excited to have a campus with updated, modern buildings, ready for our 21st century learners,” she added.
“We truly appreciate our community and WVUSD for making these state-of-the-art facilities a reality!”
Construction projects are funded by Bond Measure WV passed in November 2016.
The 10,000 square-foot science building features 10 STEAM-focused classrooms with collaboration work spaces.
The 12,000 square-foot gymnasium includes interior bleachers, full-size basketball court and two practice courts, volleyball court, wood gym floor, and attached Kinesiology workout room.
The Board of Trustees awarded the contract for the nearly $12.5 million projects designed by DC Architects to R.C. Construction Services. Construction commenced in November 2021.
The new 10,000 square-foot Music Building will feature large choir and orchestra classrooms with acoustical panels and drop-down curtains, four practice rooms designed with Quiet Rock, large ensemble room, band, orchestra, and music library storage rooms, Wenger instrument storage cabinets, and offices.
Construction is slated to begin in January 2024.
Instrumental music teachers Ami Garvin and Jeff Blackstone have been involved from the start in designing the rooms to provide the best experience for 400+ music students.
“We are excited to see construction begin and we can’t wait to fill the new building with music!” Garvin said.
Suzanne Middle School is located at 525 Suzanne Road in Walnut.
Please join us for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Suzanne Middle School on December 13 at 3 p.m.