Please contact Maggie Donnellan at email@example.com for more information. Thank you!
Community invited to student-led EHS Open House Monday
Are you wondering what our school-wide project-based learning transformation looks like? We have a great opportunity for you to visit the school and learn about what this looks like directly from the students.
Community members are invited to attend an Elizabethton High School Open House which will be led by students and will showcase several individual and class projects from this school year. The event is set for Monday, May 6at EHS from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m.
“We want our community to know what we’re doing on a day-to-day basis and what project-based learning looks like in our schools – particularly what those outcomes look like for students,” said Maggie Donnellan, event organizer and EHS Community Partners Coordinator.
The event will be led by students and features a student emcee, student presentations, and project displays. Attendees are invited to walk around at their own pace, inquiring about projects and classes directly with students.
In the 2018-2019 school year, the school was awarded $2.3 million from the XQ Institute to design the high school of the future. At EHS, this includes a PBL focus across the curriculum, the addition of two immersive PBL courses Community Improvement and Entrepreneurship, integrated academic coursework between related courses, new enrichment classes, and more.
The transformation is inspired by a class of students’ Bartleby School proposal submitted in the 2015 XQ Super School Project. Training and direction have been provided by XQ, Buck Institute, and EHS personnel and students.