The Foundation, and its many generous supporters, donated $50,000 towards this new renovation. “The Foundation selected the Media Center renovation project as the focus for our capital improvement budget to help the high school create a collaborative learning centered space for innovative teaching and learning”, said Elizabeth Gross, NHS Foundation Co-President In addition to parent Challengers (NHS families who take the challenge to support the Foundation with a donation of $1,000 or more), the City of Norcross, the City of Peachtree Corners, the Gwinnett County Public Schools Foundation, the Peachtree Corners Business Association, Glenfield Capital, and others have graciously contributed to the Foundation to help fund this much needed renovation at the high school. Mayor Mike Mason (Peachtree Corners), Gwinnett Co. School Board Member, Dr. MaryKay Murphy, and Gwinnett Commissioner, Lynnette Howard were all present at the ribbon cutting.
Some of the new additions in the renovated NHS Media Center include: moveable furniture & large collaborative works stations for various size learning groups; Sharewalls - writeable wall surfaces; Media –Scape learning centers that accommodate various types of electronic devices and various size study groups; paint & lighting; soft seating for individual and group work. Lauren Hagey, NHS Media Specialist sums up the renovation in this way: “Much like a studio where people create, tinker, share and reflect, we designed our Media Center to create a more fluid, flexible space for formal and informal learning.” NHS Media Specialist, Christine Pulliam adds, “this renovation will enable our NHS staff and students to connect as a community of learners.”