Lafayette Meadows opening new classrooms with new learning experiences

ROANOKE, Ind. (WFFT) - The start of a new school year can be an exciting time for students. New clothes, new friends, and for Lafayette Meadows students, new parts of the school.

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 8:38 AM
Updated: Aug 9, 2019 8:38 AM

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students in southwest allen county schools are back to class on tuesday.kids who attend lafayette meadows elementary school will notice some major changes this school year. fox 55's caleb saylor got a look at the upgrades to the building and has more. the start of a new school year can be an exciting time for students. new clothes, new friends, and for lafayette meadows students, new parts of the school "i think they're going to be really excited when they see the new addition."student population has been growing in southwest allen county schools for the past several years. superintendent phil downs says that's what's prompted the expansion at lafayette meadows. "we've been growing as a district for the last, large number of years and our buildings are getting to a capacity to where we needed to have some more space and this was the logical place to add on."so the school added two new kindergarten classes, to help meet the need for more space. principal jenny fedele says a collaborative effort was needed. "we had a good opportunity to bring in some spaces and some mock classrooms where not only the adults could be a part of it, but so could the kids."and that opened up a new type of classroom to 4th and 5th grade students, one focused on collaboration and engagement. "when we, as a team, started looking at what do these kids need for the future and what spaces will they be entered into in the future, it's really going to be spaces where they have to both work alone and work with others" and having those experiences at a young age is a benefit to students in the long run. "we are starting to teach them those skills and they get the opportunity to have hands on on what that's going to look like in their future." in roanoke, caleb saylor, fox 55 news
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