There’s a brand new starting to be present in Washington Park in Dunkirk. There are literally fairly a couple of beginnings, because of a collaborative challenge between the Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotary and WNY P-TECH in Dunkirk.
Not too long ago, the 2 teams and quite a few metropolis and county officers and representatives gathered to unveil a brand-new lending library. The yellow and blue library that sits within the middle of the park close to the Washington Avenue aspect was designed and constructed by P-TECH college students Rebecca DeYoung of Silver Creek; Lynn-Marie Contreras and Jared Sek of Dunkirk; and Nick Kauzala of Lake Shore.
This distinctive Little Lending Library is residence to Pulitzer Prize novels, New York Instances Bestsellers, phrase search puzzles for kids and adults, and even a present bundle of Frozen-themed books.
The challenge stemmed from a name by quick previous Rotary District Governor Frank Adamson, who challenged all Rotary Golf equipment in District 7090 to put in Little Lending Libraries of their communities all through Western New York and Southern Ontario. On the finish of the 2020-21 educational college yr, Dunkirk-Fredonia Rotarian Sheila Hahn and her committee positioned a Little Free Library on the Wheelock Early Childhood Middle in Fredonia.
Along with the Wheelock out of doors Library, Rotarian Michele Starwalt-Woods and several other different Rotarians teamed up with Principal William Smock and Welding Teacher Jeremy Bryant of the WNY P-TECH Faculty & Profession Academy in Dunkirk to carry this challenge to life. College students designed, created blueprints, constructed, and painted the three-tiered Little Lending Library.
“We’ve made a concerted effort this yr to pair our hands-on, project-based type of schooling with native organizations to satisfy a group service want,” Smock stated. “I’m happy with our academics and college students who’re serving to to carry some of these initiatives to life.”
This yr, P-TECH in Dunkirk has teamed with quite a lot of group teams, together with space church teams, to carry bunk beds to households in want; Chautauqua Lake Excessive Faculty to create DEC path kiosks for the native Overland and Rails to Trails; the Metropolis of Dunkirk Police Division to 3-D print organizational cupboards; and it’s even working to assist design and create a prosthetic arm for a neighborhood scholar.
P-TECH administration and Rotarians labored carefully with town of Dunkirk Deputy Director of Public Works, Michael A. Przybycien, who ensured secure drilling procedures and bolted the lending library right into a concrete pad on the interior circle of Washington Park.
The WNY P-TECH STEM Faculty & Profession Academy presents a project-based, differentiated studying tradition with specialised educators working in tandem with increased schooling, enterprise companions and element college districts. College students work to earn NYS Regents Diplomas and A.A.S. Levels in Mechatronics, Welding Expertise, or Mechanical Expertise with specialization in CADD or machine software from Jamestown Group Faculty. College students stay enrolled of their residence districts for the size of this system whereas finishing their Regents Diplomas and Affiliate of Utilized Science Levels.
Rotary Worldwide is among the largest service organizations on the planet with over 1.4 million members, whose motto is Service Above Self. Chautauqua County has 5 Rotary Golf equipment with over 200 mixed Rotarians. The Rotary Membership of Dunkirk-Fredonia holds in-person and Zoom conferences each Thursday at midday on the SUNY Fredonia Expertise Incubator on Central Avenue in Dunkirk. Notable visitor audio system focus on present subjects and share data at every session led by Rotary Membership President Diane Hannum.
WNY P-TECH is presently accepting incoming Ninth-grade college students for the 2022-23 college yr. To study extra and see if it’s the fitting alternative, eighth-grade college students or their mother and father ought to contact William Smock, WNY P-TECH principal, at 672-3144 or e-mail email@example.com.
To study extra about Rotary in Chautauqua County, Western New York, and Southern Ontario, contact Assistant Governor Starwalt at (716) 467-1769 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.