Quarterly Conversation #2
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Millcreek Learning Center
150 S Water Street, Olathe, KS 66061
RSVP to this FREE Event!
Breakfast at the Olathe School District Millcreek Learning Center
The Olathe School District’s Millcreek Learning Center has been transformed to support alternative education options for both traditional and non-traditional students, as well as district wide support offices. The center’s main focus is the district’s high school and middle school S.O.A.R. program “S.O.A.R. (Students on an Alternative Route) assists students in achieving their highest potential through individual, flexible and structured educational experiences. One common goal all S.O.A.R. students share is to earn their High School diploma.” In addition to S.O.A.R., specialized classrooms for Credit Recovery for those seeking their G.E.D., as well as Extended Absence for students who miss large amounts of school due to medical requirements are provided. The transformation of Olathe’s original high school built in 1926, as well as two later additions built in the early fifties has created a dynamic learning environment where flexible classrooms and collaborative areas are combined to provide students with choice and ownership of their learning, even if their path is non-traditional. This unique facility also houses the offices for Olathe Community Development, The Olathe Public Schools Foundation, Parents As Teachers, and Assisted Transportation, bringing many resources under one roof.
Join us on Tuesday morning, May 1st at 7:30 am to experience the transformation of the Millcreek Learning Center. This is a wonderful opportunity to see how existing space can be reinvented to support 21st Century learning opportunities and provide flexibility for the future. After breakfast and networking, a brief presentation will be shared, along with a discussion about the opportunities and challenges of this project type. After the presentation and discussion, the facility will be available for tours.
John N Shaw Award
The MWGL John Shaw Award is a regional architectural design competition intended to showcase good design that results from collaboration with educators, students, and community representatives.
for more information and to register.
Deadline: Friday, April 27, 2018 by 5:00 pm