Two of Marian’s science labs have been under construction for six months.
Rooms 112 and 114 are getting a complete makeover. Students will have access to new lab equipment as well as new projectors. “I’m most excited about being able to do new and educational lab activities in a space that is safe and modern,” Chemistry teacher Mrs. Tunink said.
Until the labs are finished, Mrs. Julia Pick and Mrs. Stacy Tunink’s classes are being held in Etherhaven, the first floor computer lab. Two classes sharing a relatively small room would seem challenging enough to anyone. “Honestly, being in Etherhaven has been okay, and I owe it all to my students. The girls are very flexible and understanding with labs and lectures in that shared space. We are all very much looking forward to our new home soon, but as of right now, we are making it work,” Biology and Chemistry teacher Mrs. Pick said.
Some students have had a more difficult time coming to terms with the makeshift classroom structure. “The freshmen make a lot of unnecessary noise,” junior Grace Apker said.
Students and teachers alike have had to make adjustments before the labs are ready for use. The rooms are scheduled to be finished by November.