Vernon Middle School Dedication Ceremony

The Ontario-Montclair School District and Vernon Middle School held a memorable ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Wellness, Arts & Technology Center. This is one of the first major projects completed as part of the District’s Measure K Bond Program, consisting of a new 18,217 sf single-story facility housing a makerspace room, multimedia lab, gymnasium/multi-purpose space with a stage and seating for 750 students. Elivia Rivas, Board of Trustees President stated, “We cannot wait for our students and community members to enjoy the academic, VAPA (visual and performing arts), and athletic possibilities that this magnificent building is going to bring to our kids here.” 

Those in attendance included District Board Members, Vernon Middle School staff, parents, students, City Officials, the Citizen Bond Oversite Committee Members and more. Following the many thanks given to those who played a role in such a monumental project, Vernon Middle School Students led interactive tours of the facility sharing the new features of the building and what they were most excited for. The Vernon Middle School Dance Team even put on the building’s first ever formal performance. Dr. James Hammond, Superintendent said, “This building truly belongs to our Montclair community and to our district. We are so proud to make this an everyday home for the kids at Vernon Middle School and to make this part of the Panther Pride and Culture.”


In collaboration with CannonDesign and the District, Tilden-Coil is excited to have been a part of this project that will continue to positively impact lives of the Montclair community. Vernon Middle School Principal, Kim Tovar, shared, “The entire team (Tilden-Coil) has been part of our family for the last year and a couple months for this project. It is going to be really sad to see you guys go because we feel like you are part of our staff. It has been an amazing experience. We have had great communication and this building is a true testament of teamwork.”