New Addition for Brooklyn STEM Academy

21 Jun, 2019

Jayne Burke

Morgan County, IN- The MSD of Martinsville is pleased to announce that the Board of School Trustees approved funding for a building addition to Brooklyn STEM Academy at last night’s monthly school board meeting. The project includes the addition of two large group learning labs, restrooms, maker space, and a small group lab housing a green screen.

“We are beyond thrilled for an expansion that will involve a state-of-the-art STEM lab and classrooms at Brooklyn STEM Academy,” said Jennifer Teare, principal, Brooklyn STEM Academy, MSD of Martinsville. “This will bring additional opportunities for our students to experience hands-on learning and allow for the space to continue to grow.”

“The space is really important for us, “ said Sharon Goodin, Project Lead the Way (PLTW) / 4th grade teacher, Brooklyn STEM Academy. “We create out of the box teaching. And technology in the space will include video conferencing. We can have the entire school participate if we’re conferencing with someone from another state like NASA or locally, TOA.”

Amber Rawlins, 3rd grade teacher, Brooklyn STEM Academy, added, “Our Special Services educators will have space to meet the needs of our SPED students, a more elaborate maker space, and create the ability for more collaborations for students.”

“I am just so excited for this! It gives us a better chance to include our inquiry-based learning and projects,” said Jennifer Holloway, 3rd grade teacher, Brooklyn STEM Academy. 

The addition will be financed through the sale of District bonds scheduled for July 9, 2019. The public hearing concerning the sale was held at the Central Education Center on May 16, 2019.

We will break ground this fall and be ready for students to enjoy at the start of the 2020 school year. 

 

Brooklyn STEM Academy is a prekindergarten through 4th grade school within the MSD of Martinsville. In 2016, the school received STEM accreditation from the Indiana Department of Education.

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Rendering of exterior of Brooklyn STEM Academy. MSD of Martinsville Indiana

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