(Waukesha, WI) Whittier Elementary School located in Waukesha Wisconsin was awarded a GE Healthcare “Big Ideas” grant in the amount of $25,000. The announcement was made Friday April 12, 2019. A check presentation ceremony will be held on May 2, 2019 at 7:45am at the school.
Principal Tahereh DeLeon stated she was excited and overwhelmed to hear the good news. Funding will support the creation of a special “makers space” at the school. The proposed new makers space will include several distinct lab areas and collaboration spaces including: an online learning lab, arts space, outdoor gardens and technology lab. The center will be named the GE Healthcare Learning For Life Center at Whittier Elementary.
Work on the new center is scheduled to begin this summer. The project is expected to require several years to complete. Additional funding is currently being sought to aid in equipment purchases, construction and renovation costs.
Symphony congratulates Waukesha Whittier on this exciting new project.