Fremont Unified School District’s Walters Middle School made it official with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, August 20th.
This is a huge milestone for FUSD, representing the first of the District’s five junior high schools to be converted to middle schools over the next several years. The transition to middle schools, which will have grades 6-8, is a signature undertaking of the $650 million Measure E Bond, passed in 2014.
The revitalized middle school campus features 22 new classrooms as well as modernization of existing structures including locker room reconfiguration, new lunch shelter, and infrastructure upgrades including sewer system replacement, new HVAC & lighting, technology and accessibility upgrades, and parking expansion. The project was designed to meet CHPS criteria and will provide better and healthier classroom environments for its student population.
“We are very excited to showcase Walters as the first of five state-of-the-art district middle schools, which also features a 21st Century Learning Environment,” said Dr. Kim Wallace, Superintendent. “This reconfiguration will support the District’s continual growth by freeing up space at the elementary schools, offer instructional and cultural benefits to students and the community, and align grade levels to state standards”.
Here’s a recap from the event: