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Makerspace Night Helps Families Create DIY Gifts for the Holidays

For the second consecutive year, Career & Technical Education (CTE) students and staff hosted a Makerspace Night on Dec. 2 where more than 25 guests made DIY holiday crafts like ornaments, wreaths, wooden figurines and more.

Makerspace Night gives the community an opportunity to learn about the district’s CTE programs while working one-on-one with students. At the end of the night, guests of all ages got to take home a great product that they can keep or gift to a loved one.

New this year, guests got to take a ride on a virtual reality holiday roller coaster created by CTE computer science students.

For students, Makerspace Night is a learning experience that teaches them about “soft skills” in terms of communication and public interaction. These work-based learning experiences allow students to utilize their skills to teach others how to apply them to create a product.

“They take a lot of pride in being the ‘experts’ and they were really excited to be in that role,” said Lottie Wilson, CTE Administrator.

Click through the photo gallery above to see just how much fun was had on this special night.