New Science Wing Opens in Estrella’s Westar Elementary
Goodyear, Ariz (May, 2013) – Goodyear’s Westar Elementary School celebrated the grand opening of its new science wing last week with day-long science activities. The Arizona Science Center was onsite hosting experiments with the K-8th grade students and there was an evening parent and community open house. A STEM school, Westar is committed to integrating a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics into its curriculum.
The science wing is just one example of Westar’s ongoing dedication to providing top-notch education and giving students skills that will help them succeed not only academically, but also in the real world.
“The STEM programs focus on critical thinking, problem solving and advancements in science and technology, and the new wing will help us advance our curriculum in those areas,” said Westar STEM Coach, Matthew Flag. “The Westar motto is to go ‘Above and Beyond,’ and as educators we strive to arm our students with everything they need to excel.”
The new wing houses three fully furnished science labs and three classrooms. The structure showcases the work of SPS+ Architects and features cutting edge design with a beautiful glass exterior and vibrant colors. Students will begin working in the labs starting in the 2013-2014 school year.
About Estrella by Newland Communities
Estrella provides a lakeside oasis nestled in the Sierra Estrella Mountains, approximately 17 miles from downtown Phoenix on Estrella Parkway in Goodyear, in the Sonoran Desert Valley. Estrella currently offers more than 500 acres of parks and open space including 72 acres of lakes for boating and fishing, the Starpointe Residents Club, hiking trails, and basketball, volleyball, pickleball and tennis courts. Estrella is also home to a Nicklaus-design championship golf course, The Golf Club of Estrella. The land use plan for Estrella calls for approximately 50,000 homes, about 1,600 acres of commercial and a build-out of approximately 25 years (approximately 2032). For more information, please visit www.estrella.com.