The Daviess County High School Media Center hosted a “reveal party” to officially unveil its new reading patio last Friday. The reading patio is a collaborative project that involved the DC Media Center, art department, Family Consumer Science department and agriculture department. Interior design students were challenged to submit design plans for the concrete pad that was poured outside the media center last fall. Students were evaluated on their presentations, plans drawn to scale, furniture arrangement, demonstration of principles and elements of design, presentation of material samples and overall effectiveness, while staying within a budget of $1,500. Agriculture construction students built tables, benches and chairs for the patio, while art students painted Owensboro/Daviess County-themed designs on cushions for the furniture.
DCHS media specialist Carrie Wilkerson said school libraries have a powerful role in transforming learning. “No longer are school libraries quiet reading rooms,” she said. “The DC Media Center encourages students and staff to take advantage of the many resources and events we offer as they pursue their educational and personal interests. On any given day, one may find them using our computer lab, shooting video and pictures in our green screen area, participating in an escape-roomesque activity known as Breakout EDU, or utilizing supplies from our makerspace, in addition to checking out books. We hope the events we offer demonstrate that we are here to serve a diverse population with a variety of interests.”