Heritage Academy Gets Media Center Makeover

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Heritage Academy received a media center makeover on Wednesday, courtesy of a corps of volunteers from AbbVie, facilitated by The Heart of America Foundation.

When students return to Heritage Academy Elementary School on August 1, they will be learning under a new curriculum model with newly refurbished media center to go with it.

On Wednesday, more than 50 volunteers from the pharmaceutical company AbbVie and the AbbVie Foundation worked all day to makeover the school’s media center and bring it in line with its new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum. The project was facilitated by The Heart of America Foundation, which organizes volunteer makeover projects for schools in communities which have historically been economically challenged.

Volunteers painted the walls of the media center, including reading nook areas, created literacy-themed signage murals for the walls, installed a green screen for video projects, organized books and built a “makers space” complete with a three-dimensional printer and a Lego wall.

“Reading is a big part of our culture here, and so this plays right into that,” Heritage Academy principal Trennis Harvey said afterward. “This will be our first year as a STEAM school, and so this space fits everything we are trying to do with our students.”

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