Washington Elementary STEM Magnet Hosts Ceremony to Dedicate New Classrooms and Auditorium

Washington Elementary STEM Magnet Hosts Ceremony to Dedicate

New Classrooms and Auditorium

Pasadena, CA – Students, staff, and families of Washington Elementary STEM Magnet  will celebrate the addition of a new classroom building, a new auditorium, and new playfields at a dedication ceremony on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 8 a.m.  They will be joined by Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Brian McDonald, Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek, Board of Education member Michelle Richardson Bailey, and other officials.

“The new classrooms and auditorium at Washington STEM provide first-class learning facilities that accelerate and inspire great teaching and learning,” said Superintendent Brian McDonald. “Together with the new gymnasium next door at Washington STEAM Magnet, the new campus additions benefit students and the broader community.”

The new campus additions consist of two new buildings: a 10,000 square foot multipurpose auditorium/cafeteria and kitchen; and a 19,000 square-foot two-story classroom building that houses 13 classrooms, including math and science labs. New outdoor learning areas, play areas, and basketball courts were also added.

Washington Elementary STEM Magnet is a TK-5th grade elementary school that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math learning in all areas of the curriculum. Students partner with top scientists in the region and use the most current technologies.  The school offers coding, 3D printing, hands-on life science learning in the school’s garden, and after-school enrichment in reverse engineering and more.

The $20 million project was funded by Measure TT, the $350 million school bond initiative approved by area voters in 2008.

More information on Measure TT can be found at www.measurett.org.

The project was designed by LPA Architects with G2K as the general contractor.

Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for Washington STEM Magnet

Friday, October 19, 2018

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Washington STEM Magnet

1520 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103