District celebrates unveiling of state-of-the-art campus
By Staff Report
After four and a half years, Main Street Middle School recently celebrated its ribbon cutting with the Soledad community, school board, school district and students.
“Today is a historic day in Soledad, as we cut the ribbon on an absolutely gorgeous new Main Street Middle School,” Superintendent Timothy Vanoli said at the June 29 event.
Four buildings represent the fifth school to be built on the school property.
According to Vanoli, the first school at the corner of Main Street and Market was built in 1875. Main Street Middle School’s last remodel took place in 1953 and was the school that students had learned in until the upcoming school year.
Main Street Middle School’s new construction includes 29 classrooms, six science classrooms, two STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) classrooms, music and drama classrooms, a library, learning center, a multi-purpose room consisting of a gymnasium, locker rooms, auditorium, stage and snack bar area — all making up 41 classrooms in total.
Representing the architects and construction management were Walter Estay from LPA Architects, John Dominguez and Erick Dilbeck from School Sites Solutions and Dilbeck and Sons. Serving as the DSA inspector was Brandon Leach, who ensured that the school passed inspection.