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Arts & Technology Academy Will Shine at Grand Opening

Come celebrate: Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

You’re invited! Arts & Technology Academy students have started the school year in their newly built light-filled, energy-efficient, state-of-the-art learning center. Now it’s time to showcase the new building and say thank you to the voters, families, community members and neighbors who made all this possible.

Please join us and come see the new neighborhood school building shine as the community celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting, open house and school tours.

Arts & Technology Academy
Grand Opening & Open House
Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
1650 W. 22nd Ave., Eugene, Oregon
(All are welcome—invite your friends!)

Stunning STEM school

Arts & Technology Academy, a neighborhood middle school with a STEM focus, has been reconstructed in place. Its previous school building—which originally housed Jefferson Junior High—was constructed in 1957 and was in poor condition. The reconstruction project replaced ATA’s existing building with primarily new construction around the renovated, expanded and converted gymnasiums of the original building.

The design and layout of the new building supports Arts & Technology Academy’s innovative instructional program that integrates science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. With a large project room and interactive classroom located at the core of the school, the building is designed to encourage group and project-based learning.

Rowell Brokaw Architects and Opsis Architecture designed the new building, in consultation with a design advisory committee and with input from students, parents, staff, neighbors and community members. Local company John Hyland Construction was the general contractor that brought the vision to reality.

Thanks to our community

We couldn’t have done it without you! Four years ago, our community came together and voted overwhelmingly to support our public schools. The successful 2013 bond measure provided funding for Eugene School District 4J to replace four aging and inefficient school buildings, improve some other facilities, and update education materials to improve teaching and learning.

Arts & Technology Academy is one of the four school buildings replaced thanks to our community’s support of the bond measure. The grand opening of the new River Road/El Camino de Río Elementary School will be celebrated the following week, on Thursday, Oct. 5 (learn more & invite your friends). The two other new school buildings funded by the 2013 bond measureRoosevelt Middle School and Howard Elementary School—opened last fall.

More about the bond measure

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