Rosemere High launches Gofundme campaign
The RHS Parent Participation Organization (PPO) in its efforts to create a welcoming space for learning that is a true reflection of the bright, creative, innovative, curious, hard-working, future ready students of Rosemere High School decided to focus fundraising efforts for 2020 and 2021 on a special project to renovate the school library.
Their goal is to make it an attractive learning center, which promotes reading, facilitates collaboration, prioritizes well-being and integrates information and communication technologies. The library has not been updated for decades and no longer represents the tastes, interests and ways of learning of today’s students. The proposed update will meet the needs and appeal to all diverse learners in RHS. With flexible seating, it will provide a comfortable and inspiring space for independent study and research, group projects, or simply a quiet escape to enjoy a good book.
According to the gofundme description of the RHS Parent Participation Organization, the main themes that will guide the design of the premises will be the four pillars of education, namely: To Be, To Be Together, To Learn and To Know. Students’ works of art related to the chosen themes will be displayed on the pillars and thus increase a feeling of pride and belonging.
The PPO believes that the renovation of the library will invite the students to take full advantage of all the resources available to them demonstrating how much the PPO believes in them and wants to support their learning and growth, contributing to the development of key skills such as collaboration, communication and creativity. The students will be invited to give their opinion on the design and decoration of their learning center, and it will be designed to meet their needs. It has been shown that students learn best when they feel good about their environment. Teacher input will also be key for a layout and the technological equipment that would be most conducive to innovative educational projects.
The RHS administration and Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board are on board and will be assisting in this huge endeavour. SWLSB will be helping with painting costs, electrical updates and some construction work needed, but $55 000 still need to be raised.
The RHS PPO wants to raise funds to purchase furniture that is inviting, comfortable, attractive, and facilitates teamwork, but also provides places to be quiet and focus. In addition to the purchase of furniture, they want to buy high-performance computers, iPads and an audio video recording system. The RHS library will be a place that helps to prepare RHS students for the future.
The Gofundme project title is: Rosemere High School-Library Renovation Project