Elementary Schools and High School to See Makeover of Learning Environments
Construction crews and MTSD staff will be hard at work creating new, state-of-the-art and student-centered learning environments during the summer of 2017.
Collaborative learning environments are critical to achieving our goal and our commitment as an organization to maximize each student’s academic achievement and personal growth. To meet that goal, the following projects will be completed:
- Innovative and collaborative learning spaces are being created in the Donges Bay, Oriole Lane and Wilson elementary school Instructional Media Centers (IMCs).
- A cutting-edge Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Lab will be created at Homestead High School.
The new elementary school spaces, which will be called Inquiry and Collaboration Centers (ICCs) are designed with 21st century learning in mind. The ICCs will provide books, digital resources and ample space to allow small or large groups to gather in a central space and collaborate on projects. Current facilities do not offer this level of flexibility.
The Homestead STEM Lab will be used for science, technology, engineering and math projects. The innovative and well-equipped space will also provide flexibility in terms of how collaborative groups or individuals can access the tools within the learning environment.
The Mequon-Thiensville Board of Education unanimously voted to move forward with the projects on March 20, paying an approximate $1.8 million from the district’s fund balance to support all costs associated with the construction.
Construction will begin at the start of summer vacation, wrapping up mid-August.