Students at Lemons Mill Elementary School just kicked off spring passion projects. Over the next few weeks, the fourth graders will use math and engineering concepts to design an elementary school of their very own.
Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub was on hand to discuss the construction process and answer some important questions asked by students. Hub asked a few guiding questions of his own and was impressed with the responses from the attentive group.
When asked, “How fast are we growing?” Braylon Sutton replied, “We are the fastest growing city in Kentucky.” As a result of this growth, Scott County Schools will open two new schools in August 2019, Great Crossing High School and Creekside Elementary School. This project-based learning opportunity has real-world significance for students in Scott County.
Hub prompted the students to think about spaces that are required in a school, classrooms, restrooms, kitchen, and special areas, telling them interesting information like the fact that art rooms must have windows with northern exposure. Annarah Gore knew why, “It would give the best lighting for your artwork.”
The group discussed associated costs and safety considerations and students weighed-in on important topics like playground space. They asked the superintendent what he looks for when considering school plans. His response, “I want to get as much space as possible for the least amount of money and make sure we provide lots of opportunities for kids.”
Students will apply for jobs like project manager, architect, and cost consultants and work in small groups to create a bid proposal for classrooms, a library, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium for a 600-student school. The projects will also include 3-D models of the design plans that will be on showcase at Lemons Mill this spring.
Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub with fourth grade students at Lemons Mill Elementary.