November 6, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:      

Mark Eliot
TUSD, Director of Communications
(714) 730-7339

TUSD Invites Public to Community Open House Night
at Foothill High School's New Science Center


The Tustin Unified School District is inviting the public to attend a Community Open House Night at Foothill High School’s new state-of-the-art Science Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30. The school is located at 19251 Dodge Ave.

“The new Science Center is a spectacular building that will enhance our science program and become a focal point on campus and throughout the Foothill school community,” Principal Al Marzilli said.

The District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Foothill Science Center on Nov 5. Teachers will move in starting Nov. 12 and the first day for students will be Nov. 30.

The two-story facility is approximately 48,000 sq. ft. and features 14 high-tech classrooms, including biology, chemistry and physics labs; and earth science and physical science classrooms. There is also a staff office, conference room, rest rooms, storage rooms, a curved glass-block stairway enclosure, elevator and landscaped courtyard with curved planters that double as seating areas.

The building was designed by NTD Architecture and constructed by Barnhart-Heery. It is located adjacent to the staff parking lot on campus near Newport Ave. and Foothill Blvd.

The total cost of the project is approximately $19 million, which is being funded through the Measure G campus modernization program. Measure G was passed in 2002 by the voters to repair and renovate the 20 oldest schools in the Tustin school district.

For more information, call the TUSD Communications Office at (714) 730-7339.