From drills to 3-D printers, the new Makerspace packs all the equipment you need to make your dream a reality.
If you have visited the middle school this year, you may have noticed a new addition. The middle-school Latin room has been moved to the former eighth-grade science classroom in room 16, with the new Makerspace taking its place.
The idea of the Makerspace began when lower-school librarian Tibby Wroten attended conferences on alternative education philosophies and participated in sessions on Makerspaces in libraries in 2012 and 2013.
A year later, Sandy Lyon, head of the middle school, began pushing for a Makerspace in the middle school. As a test run, Tibby and Joy Pangilinan Kronemeyer, director of after-school enrichment, started a Makerspace club that met once a week in the art room in 2014.
The following year the class moved into the storage room at the back of Room 16.
Then middle-school science teacher Cade Grunst created the Makerspace elective.
With the Latin room’s move to Room 16 and the