Modernized campus to debut

MURAL AT Vista View Middle School (OVSD photo).

The Ocean View School District will host a ribbon- cutting ceremony at 4  on Thursday, for the $29 million modernization of Vista View Middle School at 16250 Hickory St., Fountain Valley. The event will feature local dignitaries, a ribbon cutting and tours of the new state-of-the-art facilities.

The modernization project, funded through Measure R, a general obligation bond, called for a totally re-envisioned school which required a complete overhaul of the campus. The exterior of the school and interior hallways are adorned with vibrant images that reflect the STEAM-focused (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) learning environment of the school.

The project scope included building new science classrooms, a culinary arts center with an outdoor garden, a technology rich media/library center, an esports technology classroom outfitted with advanced computers for competitive gaming, a custom lunch shelter, a new physical fitness course, and more.

“The classrooms at Vista View have been thoughtfully designed to provide opportunities for innovation, hands-on learning, and collaboration with peers,” stated Dr. Michael Conroy, OVSD superintendent.

The new facilities support Vista View’s comprehensive STEAM program and a variety of electives, including Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Google Tech, Project-Based Learning Elective, Esports, Culinary Arts, Leadership, Media Tech, Visual Art, Guitar, Beginning and Advanced Strings, and Beginning and Advanced Band.

“This magnificent new school delivers an exciting array of learning opportunities and activities for our students that will prepare them for success in high school and beyond,” commented Gina Clayton-Tarvin, President, OVSD Board of Trustees.

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