Silas Willard School
Technology Based Education
The new two-story elementary school accommodates up to 600 students, including 50 in special education, and features 27 full-sized classrooms, a dedicated art room, music room & stage, administration offices, media resource center (library), cafeteria, and a new gymnasium. It also houses the entire school district’s Information Technology department and fiber-optic system connecting all the buildings in the school district. 70” flat-panel touch screen monitors wirelessly tied to teacher and student devices, as well as a charging nook where student devices can be charged and uploaded with universal software simultaneously from a local or remote location in the district.
All occupied rooms in the new school are provided with generous natural daylight and premium screening systems for glare control that all work together in conjunction with the latest LED light fixture controls. In areas with rooms adjacent to non-educational uses, acoustically sealed doors and ceiling systems were installed, including specially engineered acoustical hangers to avoid noise and vibration. The Media Resource Center (library) is equipped to accept various media devices, a projection screen, and monitors.
Silas Willard Elementary School received a 2017 “Outstanding Project” award from Learning by Design and 2017 Leading by Learning “Award of Distinction”, by the IASB with its highest award.