WHAT: 20 Laguna Creek High School (LCHS) students will put the final touches on their first-ever tiny house construction project that to be donated to a homeless veteran. Eager students from the Manufacturing Production Technology (MPTA) and Green Energy Technology (GETA) academies will add the final touches and trim before delivering their gift of a home. Students partnered with industry professionals for the past year to learn how to build a home by reading the blueprints. These student builders framed and insulated the building, hung and finished the drywall, shingled the roof, installed cabinetry, installed the solar-electric system and painted the tiny home inside and out.
The finished tiny home will be unveiled to the public at an open house event on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Laguna Creek High School. The students anticipate completing a second tiny home this fall. Both tiny houses will be delivered to a nearby organization, Kavanah Homes, that offers assistance to veterans.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. – Noon PDT
WHERE: Laguna Creek High School, 9050 Vicino Drive, Elk Grove, CA 95758 (behind Classroom L2, back parking lot off of Big Horn Blvd.).
WHO: Nine Class of 2017 graduates and 11 incoming seniors from LCHS’ MPTA and GETA academies and their mentors: Lennar Homes, Villara Building Systems, L&S Framing, and Kavanah Homes.
WHY: Not having a permanent address makes obtaining a job more difficult and therefore, veterans are unable to fully reap the benefits guaranteed to them for serving in the U.S. Military. By constructing these tiny homes, the LCHS students hope it will assist veterans with a permanent residence of their own to help him/her get back on stable ground.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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