By Cynthia Germain
The Kewaunee schools recently completed a $16.2 million renovation project and will be hosting an open house on November 15th to show off the new facilities. One new space completed this summer was the Family and Consumer Sciences area that updated a classroom with a traditional kitchen to a space that looks like a commercial kitchen, giving the students a unique experience in various foods classes. The science area was renovated into a convertible learning space with non-traditional tables and desks for better collaboration and learning. The technical education area was also updated with a new fabrication lab including 3D and laser printers as well as other current machinery. In addition, an innovation lab was created with the help of a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Technology Initiative that boasts a telepresence unit, 30 Chromebooks and a portable smart board. Karen Treml, Superintendent of the Kewaunee School District, is particularly excited about the telepresence unit that will bring the world to the kids of Kewaunee.
Treml is also pleased that the theater has been renovated which includes new seating, a larger stage and backstage area as well as a new band cave off to one side. The updated theater will host its first show beginning November 9th with the musical Cinderella. A new online ticket purchasing option is now available for the performances.