Red Top Middle student excited about the new Learning Hub

Wide eyes and even wider smiles; that was the reaction from Red Top Middle School students today when they saw their new Learning Hub for the first time. Many called it “futuristic” and gasped when they saw the media center transformed into a modern space with a focus on literacy, as well as Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

“The new Learning Hub at RTMS will be far more than just a freshly designed space,” said RTMS Principal Wes Dickey. “Our Learning Hub will foster education geared toward the future, incorporating STEM processes and ideals.”

In the RTMS Learning Hub, you will find new drones, 3D printers, computers, robots, a clear touch panel, and green screen in standards-based learning zones.

“We now have a Makerspace and specific areas for Robotics, television production, formal research, presentations, collaboration, remediation, and extension group work, just to name a few spaces,” said Principal Dickey. “Our updated Learning Hub will foster critical thinking, problem solving, design, engineering, and other employable skill sets. We are very excited to embrace the future of educational best practices!”

This is the second media center transformation this month. Before the start of the new 2023-2024 academic year, the Bartow County School System anticipates new Learning Hubs in all elementary and middle schools. White Elementary is slated to unveil its transformation next.

All projects are fully funded through federal coronavirus relief efforts.