The Weston school board received a gift of $12,000 from the high school PTO.
The donation, which the school board accepted at its Jan. 22 meeting, will aid in the renovation of the Weston High School library where the instructional media center (IMC) will be transformed into a “learning commons” for teachers and students.
“The concept creates a space in the high school to promote 21st Century learning, which is a goal of our district,” said Nadine Kerns, the PTO Philanthropy chairman. “The learning commons will integrate technology, offer small meetings spaces, quiet study areas, large classroom meeting areas and flexible seating.”
The idea to expand the library was inspired by Weston High School Principal Lisa Wolak and the school librarian Storm Snaith. Both Ms. Wolak and Ms. Snaith made visits to several schools to get ideas for the remodeling project. They have also been working closely with Jennifer Orr, a parent in the high school and an interior designer.
Approximately $1,800 of the money for the donation was raised at a bake sale held by the PTO. The remainder of the money came from the PTO’s philanthropy account.