Pictured as part of the special ribbon cutting ceremony for the Little Huskies Learning Center new Playhouse built by HHHS construction trades students include (l-r): Melissa Martin (President, Hamilton Heights Educational Foundation), Taylor Myers (Art Teacher, Hamilton Heights High School), Erika Collins (Little Huskies Learning Center Before and After Care Manager), Julie Griffey, (Principal, Hamilton Heights Elementary School), Sara Cox, (Director, Little Huskies Learning Center), Eric Fisher (Construction Trades teacher, and Brendan Mosbaugh, Drew Monnin, and Gavin Poland (Hamilton Heights High School Construction Trades students) along with a few Little Huskies who will benefit from the new amenity. Photo provided.
Pictured as part of the special ribbon cutting ceremony for the Little Huskies Learning Center new Playhouse built by HHHS construction trades students include (l-r): Melissa Martin (President, Hamilton Heights Educational Foundation), Taylor Myers (Art Teacher, Hamilton Heights High School), Erika Collins (Little Huskies Learning Center Before and After Care Manager), Julie Griffey, (Principal, Hamilton Heights Elementary School), Sara Cox, (Director, Little Huskies Learning Center), Eric Fisher (Construction Trades teacher, and Brendan Mosbaugh, Drew Monnin, and Gavin Poland (Hamilton Heights High School Construction Trades students) along with a few Little Huskies who will benefit from the new amenity. Photo provided.
The Little Huskies Learning Center at Hamilton Heights School Corporation was the recipient of a custom-built playhouse thanks to a talented group of construction trades and advanced art students at Hamilton Heights High School.
The playhouse project was the brainchild of Eric Fisher, Hamilton Heights Construction Trades teacher, who is also credited with helping to start the first state-funded construction trades program (State Earn and Learn) at the high school, now in its second year. With a vision of a different kind of project last year, Fisher wanted students to participate in a construction project that could make a difference for Heights’ students and have staying power.
With a solid and creative idea, it didn’t take long for others to get on board and for the Hamilton Heights Educational Foundation to help provide grant money. A set of blueprints, enthusiasm, collaboration, and hands-on experience under the supervision of Fisher over the past year and the result was a custom-built playhouse, the first of many special builds that will be gifted back to the school for the benefit of students now and well into the future.
The class, part of a pathway for the SEAL program, provides students hands-on, real-time experience that helps them earn credits, credentials, cash, and potentially a job before they receive their high school diploma.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday to commemorate the occasion and officially open the playhouse for students.
Sara Cox, Director of the Little Husky Learning Center, extended a special note of thanks to Eric Fisher and his talented team of construction trades students; HHHS Art teacher Taylor Myers and her creative Advanced Art students; Melissa Martin and the Hamilton Heights Educational Foundation, and the Hamilton Heights School Corporation Administration team for helping to bring this project to reality.