Start-up kits and robot supplies support a new Robotics course offered in the Applied Technology Department. The Robotics Club also will use the kits. Kits include 10 TETRIX Education Base sets, 10 TETRIX Resource set controllers/sensors, and a storage cabinet for the supplies. The new course provides a unique STEM learning opportunity and allows more students to learn about this growing field.
Items to equip a “makerspace” room including 12 Island Tables, 25 Pedestal Chairs, six Digitizer scanners, six Makerbot 3D printers and one Makerbot replicator. Makerspaces are creative, DIY spaces where students can gather to create, invent and learn. Students in Applied Technology, Robotics, Material Science and Art classes will use the room. The space will provide students the ability to build prototypes, explore questions and work collaboratively using cutting edge technology. The new space supports the High School STEAM and STEM initiatives.
Ten Dell 24” high-resolution monitors provide a wide screen, HD display to enhance the experience for Journalism students and allow them to work more effectively and professionally while creating the online newspaper, the Forest Scout. The new monitors provide access to the Microsoft suite of products, which align well with online newspaper website management. Composition classes and writing tutorials will also have access to the monitors.
The Newberry Teacher Consortium in Chicago offers a series of intellectually stimulating, content-based seminars led by scholars from area universities and colleges. The one-day seminars give teachers tools to enrich academic content and curriculum delivery for students as well as opportunities to collaborate with peers from other districts in the Chicago area.
A 70” flat screen TV and cart along with two Canon 7D cameras to provide live streaming of the TEDx presentations throughout the school. Beyond TEDx, LFHS’s IDEA event, the flat screen television and cart will allow for enhanced curricular opportunities for students and teachers in the library year-round.
Enhancements to College & Career Resource Center
Four MacBook Air computers, an interactive projector, a LED TV, white board and modular furniture to improve the space configuration and facilitate new programmatic offerings for the College and Career Resource Center. The updated space will support a series of new programs that will be offered in the CCRC for all grade levels as well as specific workshops for students to ask questions, research and explore the college process. It also will enhance presentations by college admissions representatives and create a resource center where students can investigate college and careers.
Collaborative Study Spaces
Charging stations and technology-friendly furniture to create two new collaborative study spacesin the upper and lower Commons that allow for group study and discussion.This grant was proposed by the Foundation Student Advisory Board and funded in collaboration with the APT.
Link Crew Training
Three-day intensive training for Link Crew coordinators who run the freshmen orientation.Link Crew is designed to give freshmen a positive and supportive environment in which to begin their high school journey starting the first day of school. The program links successful upper classmen with incoming freshmen.
Hand Dryer Study
Purchase 4 Dyson Airblade V120 dryers for 2 bathrooms for the study of impact upon the school environment and reduction of waste. This grant was proposed by the Environmental Club and Student Advisory Committee
East Campus Fitness Equipment
Updated weight equipment in the East Campus Fitness Center for use in year-round wellness classes and by students, athletes, teachers and coaches. The new equipment will include seven new machines (chest, shoulder, row, squat, functional Life, dual cross cable and leg Press) as well as seven free-motion Genesis Weight training components. The grant was co-funded with LFHS Boosters.