Sunset Jr. High breaks ground on rebuild

It’s the dawn of a new era at Sunset Jr. High.

Undaunted by windy weather, the school’s principal, Tami Oliver, and SBO officers joined Davis School District leadership and school board members to break ground on the new building.

They were joined by representatives from GSBS Architects and Hogan & Associates Construction, who respectively designed the new building and will be overseeing construction over the next eighteen months.

“We could not be more excited for this new school,” exclaimed SBO President Lottie Squires as she spoke to the crowd assembled for the ceremony. “We’ve been fighting for it for years, so now that we’re finally here is a big deal.”

Other speakers included Principal Oliver, School Board Vice President Brigit Gerrard and Superintendent Dr. Dan Linford.

“As I think about this new school, I think about a place where academic excellence will continue to be achieved, where lasting friendships will be made and where lessons about life will be learned,” said Gerard. She shared her hopes that students, faculty and community members will have opportunities to continue to “make new, happy memories here at Sunset Jr. High.”

The Sunset Jr. High rebuild was one of the main projects billed in the 2022 Building Generations bond proposal and moves forward thanks to the support of Davis County voters. The new building is slated to open in Fall of 2024.

A rendering of the new building at Sunset Jr. High