More than 20 city and local dignitaries gathered for Baldwin Park Unified’s grand opening celebration of Olive Middle School’s renovated soccer field and track on May 20.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony included a welcome message from Olive Principal Martin Palacios and concluded with students from the school’s Think Together program running the track and playing with a soccer ball on the new field.
Emblazoned on the center of the field is Olive Middle School’s logo and mascot, the noble lancer on horseback, and the District’s logo in crisp detail.
Olive Middle School’s band performed at the start of the event and kicked off the festivities with the National Anthem.
The field renovation, which began in 2019, is one of the last Measure K-funded projects to be completed. Measure K was passed by voters in 2006.
“We are so grateful to the Baldwin Park community for approving this bond, which will ensure the District can provide improved school safety and security, and enhanced learning and athletic facilities that support excellence in the classroom and on the field,” Superintendent Dr. Froilan N. Mendoza said.
Olive_Ribbon-cutting: Baldwin Park Unified administrators, Olive Middle School educators and Think Together students gather for the ribbon-cutting of Olive Middle’s renovated soccer field.