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Taylorville Junior High School to Show Off STEM Lab, Creative Learning Center at Open House Thursday

The public will have a chance to check out the newest additions to Taylorville Junior High School this Thursday, September 14th. The school will hold an open house for parents and community members to see the school’s new STEM lab and “Hot -Spot” Creative Learning Lab from 6 until 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening.


Kirk Kettelkamp is the Principal at Taylorville Junior High School. He says because of the one-to-one initiative giving all students access to Chromebooks at the school, computer labs were no longer needed and these classrooms became a reality.



Kettelkamp says the technology students have available to them in the STEM lab is top-notch even when compared to college-level STEM labs.



Kettelkamp thanks the Taylorville Public Schools Foundation, the Taylorville School Board, and Taylorville School District Superintendent Dr. Gregg Fuerstenau for their support and making this classrooms happen for the students. He invites everyone to come out Thursday to see these new additions to the junior high.