WHAT: The El Monte Union High School District will host a groundbreaking tour in celebration of the newest upgrades to Mountain View High School’s Zoo Crew Classroom and Cafetorium. The project will entail the addition of retractable auditorium seating, proscenium wall for performances, computer labs, 3-D modeling and workshop areas to construct projects related to animal habitats.

WHEN: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20

WHERE: Mountain View High School
2900 Parkway Dr., El Monte, CA 91732

DETAILS: In October 2021 the El Monte Union Board of Trustees approved a new round of funding from the Measure HS Bond to support a sweeping modernization program, which ensures every EMUHSD campus will receive a number of facilities improvements.

The Zoo Crew engineering pathway aims to inspire and challenge students to master rigorous career technical education coursework by designing and engineering products, habitats and structures that benefit wildlife. The renovations to the classroom will help continue to create a curriculum and environment that is fun and relevant.

The Cafetorium will be used as a versatile and flexible space with ample seating and an open stage for performances, rallies, ceremonies and more.

Local dignitaries, school officials, students and community members will celebrate the groundbreaking with marching band and color guard performances, honorary speeches, tours and refreshments.