WHS & Laurel Oaks students: Engineering solutions


WHS & Laurel Oaks students Lead the Way

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In front from left are students Haden Mueller and Joseph Toledo, with teacher Andrew Lefevre.

In front from left are students Haden Mueller and Joseph Toledo, with teacher Andrew Lefevre.


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The students work to build the garden-bed greenhouses.


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WILMINGTON — Two Wilmington High School students were recently challenged to take on a project from designing and engineering through construction and completion — and a grateful teacher says they certainly met that challenge.

Andrew Lefevre, fourth-grade social studies teacher at Denver Place Elementary School and a Wilmington resident, reached out to the News Journal and said, “I’d like to share with the community about a recent experience I had with two Wilmington High School students.

“They made a greenhouse for my raised garden bed as part of the engineering challenge. Now I will be to enjoy fresh greens throughout the winter months.”

Lefevre said gave the students a picture of his garden bed and an idea of what he wanted “and they took it from there. I was very pleased with the results and want to recognize Haden Mueller and Joseph Toledo for their efforts. I certainly find our schools to serve the students and our community in a positive manner.

The students are part of the Project Lead the Way Engineering, a satellite program offered at WHS by partnering with Great Oaks Career Campuses.

Led by Christopher Pope, Project Lead the Way instructor, the program consists of four STEM engineering classes offered all through high school. This program allows students to combine science and math skills in a hands-on, project-based learning curriculum.

In the WHS Project Lead the Way Engineering IED class, students learn about the different steps of the design process all year including sketching and CAD modeling. Students partner with a staff or a community member for a design challenge at the beginning of Q4.

”The staff or community member acts as the client for the student group to create and deliver a unique product,” said Pope. “Students apply skills learned during the year and get experience communicating with adults in a professional manner.

If you would like to partner with the engineering program, please contact Christopher Pope at [email protected] .

In front from left are students Haden Mueller and Joseph Toledo, with teacher Andrew Lefevre.
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The students work to build the garden-bed greenhouses.
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WHS & Laurel Oaks students Lead the Way

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