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James Hart Celebrates SmartLab Ribbon Cutting

Written by Bill Laurienti

Congratulations to James Hart School of Homewood, IL!

They recently held their official SmartLab HQ ribbon cutting and more than 100 community members attended the event where students provided a program orientation and demonstrated their work.

We installed the James Hart SmartLab HQ this summer and it supports STEM programs for grades 6–8.

“This is where futures are created; where (students) find their passion,” said School Board President Shelly Marks.

Bill Laurienti

Bill Laurienti is a Content Marketing Specialist at Creative Learning Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (English) from Colorado Mesa University and a Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching from the University of California's Rossier School of Education. Bill came to CLS after 10 years in the secondary classroom. He believes SmartLabs are important tools for engaging unengaged students and helping them access careers they might not otherwise have imagined.

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