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STEM Campus Project

The Pequot Lakes district mission is to “inspire a passion for learning to ensure success for every student”; so it comes as no surprise that with the inspiration of that passion, the district continues to grow in enrollment year after year. As enrollment grows, so does the need for space; there are now more teachers than there are classrooms in the High School building. As if by design, the opportunity presented itself to purchase the old Lake Country Echo Newspaper building located on West Lake Street at the South side of the High School campus. In true service of its students and staff, Pequot Lakes district leadership jumped at the chance to bring a new and exciting space to life and continue to inspire a passion for learning through the development of the Pequot Lakes STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Campus.

Plans for the new building are currently underway and will house the robust and innovative course offerings in robotics, construction, and other career and technical education. Moving these courses into their own building, which is also situated next to the construction class’s home site on the North side of West Lake Street, will allow for the most purposeful space and program expansions. Not only will the students taking courses in the new building get the opportunity to take their learning to the next level, the workspace transition to the STEM Campus frees up 3 classrooms for use at the main High School campus. With dreams of providing students and staff with design, manufacturing, and finishing workspaces, the STEM Campus stands to greatly minimize the amount of time students spend traveling from building to building during class time to complete their work. Instead, students and staff can focus their energy on creativity, collaboration, and community by exploring and engaging in various STEM and career and technical education related projects throughout the school year.

Check back for more updates as this project progresses!