New two story, 21-classroom building debuts at La Entrada School in Menlo Park

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on August 30, 2018

A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday afternoon marked the opening of a new building at La Entrada School in Menlo Park, followed by a look around at what’s inside

Collaboration is the primary goal of the building. Explained InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most who was on scene: “The building was designed to be flexible so that various-sized rooms could be put together,  e.g., four classes could be combined for a joint exercise or for a meeting room.”

The new building includes a science lab.  There are TVs with touch screens and very tough screens.  “A teacher demonstrated by try to scratch it with a key,” said Robb.

Eric Holm, the Las Lomitas Elementary School District‘s director of bond projects, was on hand for the ceremony, noting that that design of the building had input from teachers and staff. It was paid for by a voter-approved bonds.

Included in the project was re-landscaping the adjacent lawn to that it would no longer get soaked.

Photos by Robb Most (c) 2018

Pictured in bottom photo left to right are Bill Steinmetz (board member), Diane Honda (board member), Betsy Wall (student body president), Lisa Cesario (LLESD Superintendent), Mark Jones (La Entrada Principal), John Earnhart (board president), Rich Ginn (board member), Christy Heaton (board member)

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Anna August 30, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Kind of ugly. Where has all the good design gone?

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Filippe Feinstein October 13, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Look quite fine to me 😉 anna

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