WJHS Making Spaces Creates Makers

$760 of $8,400 goal

Raised by 17 people in 3 months
Carrie Baker Beach
on behalf of Erin Wilhelm
 BENTONVILLE, AR
We are a school of innovators. Our students run to our school rather than away. They are drawn to a culture of Making, and our teachers cherish that students love learning. The students are exploring their interests and learning through hands on experiences with everything from cardboard and glue to emerging technologies. We are creating a school environment in which students hate snow days and are surprised when the bell rings.


We want students excited about school and learning in an environment where they feel free to explore what matters to them. We want to shape a group of innovators that will solve the world's problems and create the “NEXT BIG THING!” We want our students not only to study the world around them, but to change it for the better!

 We know students develop their educational identities by the 8th grade. For many students we are their last chance to realize their potential to be great scientists, inventors, historians, writers, or anything else they can imagine. Studies show that middle level experiences set the tone for the future of a student's education. If we instill a passion for learning and confidence in their capabilities, they have a greater chance of succeeding in the future.




We believe students thrive in a safe environment where taking chances and failing leads to learning. Our staff focuses on building relationships with students to learn about their interests out of school to improve their curriculum within the classroom. This knowledge enables teachers to create relevant and real world hands on learning.  We believe our teachers need to continue to grow and receive professional development to further our Making culture.

To do this we need a few things:

-Professional development on Making, Tinkering, Project Based Learning, and tool and equipment usage safety

-Tools and Equipment for Making, Tinkering, and Project Based Learning

-Organizational equipment to enable us to be better stewards of equipment and tools

 Budget Plan                                                               ~$8400

Large Equipment                                                    ~$2500
 - 3d Printers   
 - CNC Router
 - Table Saw

Tools - Power and Hand                                     ~$2000
 - Drills, saws, etc.
 - Glue guns, Staple Guns, Etc.
 - Safety Glasses, gloves, etc.
 - Hammers, mallets, etc.
 - Soldering, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.

Supplies                                                                       ~$1000
 - Glue, Tape, etc.
 - Exacto, Box Cutter, Shears, etc.
 - Sand Paper
 - Paint, Brushes, Markers, etc.

Training and Logistics                                          ~$2400

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Posted by Carrie Beach
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Mrs Geske's kids gave up their seminar time to finish projects for the Trash to Treasure project. It is part of their study of deforestation in Latin America. They had to make products to sell using at least 80% recycled materials and the money will be sent to the World Wildlife Fund to benefit endangered species . They did a great job making products and then selling them at school.

So far the sale has raised $313 and it will continue for two more days!

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Free time was used to finish projects
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$760 of $8,400 goal

Raised by 17 people in 3 months
Created December 13, 2016
Carrie Baker Beach  
on behalf of Erin Wilhelm
$10
Anonymous
1 day ago
$20
Anonymous
7 days ago(Offline Donation)
$50
Anonymous
8 days ago
JZ
$50
Julie Zeiler
14 days ago
JS
$50
Julie Squires
15 days ago

Keep going! You are inspiring.

ES
$25
Erik Smith
29 days ago
$200
Anonymous
1 month ago
JR
$50
Jarrod Ramsey
1 month ago

Hook 'em up!

RM
$50
Randy & Paula Miller7
1 month ago

Awesome program! Go Wildcats!

JB
$10
Jason Brunner
1 month ago

Go Wildcats! Continued thinking outside the box!

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