is holding an open house today for the public to see the new changes the school has made since undergoing construction.
After last school year ended, the school embarked on an $11 million construction project—funded with proceeds from the sale of the Carl Sandburg site—to add a new two-story modular building and technology upgrades to the campus. A new wing and quad area were also built to modernize the school and accommodate the sixth graders expected to come to Parkside next year.
“We’ve really become a new technology center for all students,” said Principal Angela Addiego. “Our goal is to prepare them for 21st century learning and for college.”
The newly remodeled school has been a vision of the community for nearly six years when the idea was first proposed to move all sixth graders in the San Bruno Park School District to Parkside, making it a true middle school.
Addiego said the new look of the campus is the perfect melding of all of the community’s ideas.
“There are some glitches,” she said, “but nothing that can’t be settled and worked out over time.” A second phase of construction has been planned for Parkside as well, but the school district currently lacks funding.
A will take place at 5 p.m., and state Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, is expected to speak at the celebration.
The school’s annual open house for incoming seventh graders will follow.