This page focuses on highlighting the changes that occurred to Eagle Crest Elementary School in 2016, covering: The garage, new classrooms, new offices, and much more.
Just like the Innovation Center at Blue Mountain, The Garage supports students learning in technology. The Garage had spaces for Sphero robots, green screen filming and many other activies. Both spaces at each school have collapsable desks that can easily be rolled away and nested to open up the floor to activites.
The Garage emphasizes Design Thinking, the cycle one completes to help them develop a creative and innovative solution to a problem.
The Garage is aptly named, because it has a garage door leading from The Garage to the Library. This is a feature in both schools
Eagle Crest got 7 classrooms with a net gain of 6 and three more offices to accommodate for the amount of staff Eagle Crest has.
Additional small classroom/office
Eagle Crest gained 7 classrooms from the new wing they added, recieving a net gain of 6 classrooms. These new classrooms allow for Eagle Crest to accommodate the additional students they have been recieving. They also allow the school to move the students and teachers out of the portables and use them as storage for now.
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Both elementary schools had a classroom that only had one window which meant it didn't receive much natural light. Their solution to this was installing skylights that could be dimmed via a switch. These skylights look like normal panel lights that you would normally see in a classroom, with the benefit of natural light.
This is the same space as Blue Mountains collaboration/green screen space. Eagle Crest chooses to use it as another teaching space for students to learn.
Both schools were able to accommodate another conference room with the renovation of the school.
The office in both schools were renovated to accomidate for more office staff, allowing 2-3 people to fit comfortablly in the front office. The principle's office was also renovated along with the the health office.
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