Letter to the Editor | New theater, STEAM building put PUSD at the top

Wow! A booming home run has been hit by PUSD with its unbelievable new STEAM Building and Theater. I had the opportunity to tour both buildings last Saturday and found myself wishing I was a student about to commence studies at Piedmont High School. Of course the reality is that it has been more than 35 years since my youngest two daughters graduated — and 40 for my son. And it was 1930 that my mother, Jean Brown Wolfe graduated from PHS.  I can’t even imagine what she would think. For sure we are in a new world here in Piedmont now.

It has been at least 40 years since I co-chaired the campaign to pass PUSD’s first Parcel Tax. Too many campaigns to count have followed. But none has made me happier than to see how spectacular these two new buildings are.  My heartfelt congratulations go out to all involved in this miracle that has taken place on Magnolia Ave. 

I can’t begin to list all of the people responsible for what has been accomplished.  For sure kudos go to Superintendent Randy Booker and to a wonderful series of School Board Trustees. Thanks go to the voters who said “YES, we want to take a major step in bringing Piedmont High to the top of the heap in public education anywhere in America”.

With these new buildings we have eliminated any reason why folks should look anywhere but to public education in Piedmont, California to send their children. We should be able to attract top teachers.

I urge everyone to seize any opportunity that arises to get a look at what we have built.  I am sure chances to visit the Theater will arise soon. Go for it as soon as you get a chance.

One thought on “Letter to the Editor | New theater, STEAM building put PUSD at the top

  1. Ditto for me too, as Cameron said it best!! Took the tour, heard comments like “it’s the MIT of high schools” and “trouble is kids won’t want to graduate and leave this!” -Jim Stehr, PHS Class of 1960.

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