Our shop program is grateful for the $35,000 grant awarded to us by Harbor Freight Tools for Schools. Can you believe that almost $100,000 has gone into that shop over the last three years with 75% of that as donor/grant support. Our goal is to offer exposure to many of the trades and give students a chance to make informed decisions about the very viable and increasingly lucrative career pathways that the trades have to offer.
One high school class is currently helping to set up small engines curriculum, and another class is taking on service projects. If you'd like to propose a service project simply fill out a form found at www.hawkshop.jimdo.com/project-proposals. Students review the responses and we decide which projects are best for our learning objectives. This is a no-commitment pitch for all parties. Our response time is dependent on many factors and we aren't able to accommodate all requests but are grateful and receptive to meaningful opportunities.
Spanish students recently finished reading their first books. CD students have been measuring a small physical object, making a manual orthographic print of the object, modeling the object in CAD, and 3D printing their object.
I'm blessed to teach in this community with involved parents, passionate colleagues, and curious students. Grateful to be in a community that feeds the fire, rather than extinguishes it. Looking forward to great things to come.
About "Hawk Shop"
The Hawk Shop is the maker-space for Republic-Michigamme students and is available for use to 6th-12th grade students under the course title Industrial Arts. The shop operates using the original woodworking equipment to the building and is continuing progress to upgrade the shop to develop trade skill sets for today’s workforce.
The Hawk Shop exposes students to the diverse fields within skilled trade, and capitalizes on students strengths and interests to prepare students for entering a skilled trade position, and/or to utilize maker skills as a healthy creative outlet.