Goodbye, science department that students and scientists from the 1970s would have been right at home in; hello, 21st century science learning palace.
Evergreen Park Community High School recently completed a $3.5 million state-of-the-art science department renovation. The new department was unveiled on Sept. 12, prior to the regularly scheduled back-to-school night for parents.
The D231 Board of Education had planned this complete science
department renovation over the past year and one half. The renovation
includes six completely new laboratories including three life science labs, two chemistry labs, one physics
lab, one STEM lab and an exhibition center in which the students are exposed to current global science topics on a big screen TV.
A team of teachers and administrators visited Chicago area science departments to assist in the design and selection of up-to-date equipment and technology. Each laboratory is equipped with a SMART Board, a document reader and teacher station as well as a unique design pertaining to the individual discipline.
Students are being prepared for science education in the 21st century which includes a contemporary look at STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) concepts.
The Evergreen Park Science Department will be hosting a Community Lecture series on a variety of science topics in a relaxed coffee house setting. In addition, EPCHS students will participate in a Science Olympiad, WYSE (worldwide youth in science and engineering) and an extracurricular science club. The EPCHS science, math and technology departments will host a competition for 7th grade students in the spring. The team challenge will include contests in science, technology, engineering and math.Please contact Supt. Hart at 708-398-1230 or Science chair Skizas as 708-398-1340 if you wish additional information or would like to take a tour.
Source: Evergreen Park Community High School