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Napa Junction Elementary Celebrates Groundbreaking on First Day of School
Posted 8/16/19

Like every school in the Napa Valley Unified School District, the first day of school at Napa Junction Elementary School in American Canyon was filled with excitement and optimism for a new academic year. But it didn’t stop there. At the end of the day, students, parents, teachers, NVUSD district officials and American Canyon special guests joined together to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Napa Junction campus where construction is set to begin this month. 

The new campus, funded through Measure H bond dollars, will open in the fall of 2021. New features include an outdoor learning space, playing fields, a family resource center, an onsite kitchen, STEM classroom space, teacher prep rooms and a state-of-the-art multi-purpose room. 

In a ceremony on the site where the school will be built, NVUSD Superintendent Dr. Rosanna Mucetti thanked the community of American Canyon and the voters across the entire district for making the new school possible. “NVUSD is excited to bring this incredible campus to American Canyon to serve our students, educators and our community for many years to come,” said Dr. Mucetti. 

The ceremony included a ceremonial tractor drive on the new site from Napa Junction Principal Donna Drago. Representatives from American Canyon included Mayor Leon Garcia, Vice Mayor Mariam Aboudamous, School Board Member Joe Schunk, City Manager Jason Holley and American Canyon Councilmembers Mark Joseph, Kenneth Leary and David Oro. Joining Dr. Mucetti and Mike Pearson, NVUSD Assistant Superintendent of Operational Services, was NVUSD School Board President Jose Hurato and board member David Gracia.

Donna Drago in tractor

Napa Junction Principal Donna Drago ceremoniously drives a tractor to launch construction of her new school

groundbreaking group pic

From left to right:

David Oro (American Canyon City Councilmember), Jason Holley (American Canyon City Manager), NVUSD Superintendent Rosanna Mucetti, Mariam Aboudamous (American Canyon Vice Mayor), Kenneth Leary (America Canyon City Councilmember), Mark Joseph (America Canyon City Councilmember), David Gracia (NVUSD school board), Leon Garcia (America Canyon Mayor), Joe Schunk (NVUSD school board), Donna Drago (Napa Junction principal), Jose Hurato (NVUSD school board president)