May 15, 2009
National City Middle School (NCMS) marked the start of a new beginning in a landmark groundbreaking ceremony. National City Mayor, Ron Morrison, presented the school with a proclamation declaring the day “Proposition O- National City Middle School Day.”
Civic and business leaders joined Sweetwater Union High School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus. M. Gandara, NCMS Principal Arturo Montaño, NCMS faculty, staff, students and parents for the celebration of a future state-of-the-art facility. A 17,734 square-foot, two-story building will soon house new state-of-the-art NCMS classrooms and a brand new cafeteria.
“Our team has designed high performance facilities that embrace the spirit of the community and set a new standard for sustainable designs of secondary educational facilities,” said Dr. Jesus M. Gandara, Superintendent of SUHSD.
Sweetwater Union High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC conducted the presentation of colors followed by the pledge of allegiance led by the NCMS Associated Student Body President, Nayeli Ace-ves. Dr. Jesus M. Gandara, Superintendent of Sweetwater Union High School District, opened the ceremony with remarks. Entertainment from the school’s band and mariachi followed at the reception.
National City Middle School is one of nine schools that will be renovated for the first phase of construction for the $644 million construction.