Cypress Elementary Unveils New MakerSpace at Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Last year, a few Cypress Elementary School parents and teachers gathered together to pen a grant and fund a space where students and community members could come together to design and create.
Today, the MakerSpace is a reality, thanks to the Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation for their generous donation for $10,000 to create the new MakerSpace, a collaborative work space for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.
With three different themes, the MakerSpace is an ideal spot for students to fuel their creativity and inquisitiveness. The space features a media section where students can create movies and school projects with a “green screen” and iMovie software; a robotics area where students can code and program robots using basic programming skills; and a third area which is a create/innovate area where students can sketch, build and design. They also have access to LEGOs, marble run towers, circuitry, as well as art supplies to spark their creativity.
A big thank you to Cypress parents Chi Hoang, Caryn O’Neill, Danielle Barra and Gisella Zimmeran Stanley for your time and dedication to this project. Thank you to teachers Ms. Frank, Mrs. Hardison, and Mrs. Rogers for their ideas, dedication and support in the development. Parents also donated recycled goods to help students begin to build on their creativity, including LEGOs.
The space will evolve next year, as new resources will be added to further support the development of coding, film editing and 3D printing.
Thank you to the Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation for their generous support, as well as the parents, teachers and community who helped bring this vision to life!