November 29, 2011 (Lemon Grove) -- The Lemon Grove School District will break ground on November 30 at 9:00 a.m. for the joint-use library/media center planned following passage of Proposition W.
The ceremony will take place at Lemon Grove Middle School, 7866 Lincoln Street, Lemon Grove. When the Proposition W bond passed in 2008, the Lemon Grove School District began to plan for the implimentation of the projects outlined in the bond:
Proposition W will improve classrooms and school facilities by:
- Constructing needed science technology labs
- Repairing and replacing old and deteriorating plumbing and sewer systems
- Upgrading substandard classrooms
- Renovating playgrounds and improving health and fitness facilities
- Converting a middle school into a magnet school specializing in programs such as science, technology, engineering and math
- Constructing a joint-use library/media center for the students and the community
After years of planning, the groundbreaking for the joint-use library/media center will take place at Lemon Grove Middle School. The Lemon Grove Middle School will be provided with an upgraded facility and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program.
The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This program was started by Judith A. Ramaley, the former director of the National Science Foundation’s education and human-resources division. This approach to education is designed to revolutionize the teaching of subject areas such as mathematics and science by incorporating technology and engineering into regular curriculum by creating a “meta-discipline.”STEM Education attempts to transform the typical teacher-centered classroom by encouraging a curriculum that is driven by problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning, and require students to actively engage a situation in order to find its solution. From: http://drpfconsults.com/understanding-the-basics-of-stem-education/
The renovated school will welcome students back in September 2012. Also on that site, the new Lemon Grove Library will be opening its doors to the community in early 2013.