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Wheeler Elementary Story

Aware of how important access to 21st Century resources can be to future employment and educational opportunities, the faculty and staff of Onondaga Central School District partnered with local businesses to renovate Wheeler School’s library and develop a new technology lab. Improvements included updated computers, new leisure reading areas and the installation of a multimedia presentation area.

The result was a welcoming, family-style learning area that now serves as a community resource for all ages. Children and parents can learn side-by-side in monthly Reading & Technology Nights that combine reading and craft activities with new computer-based proficiencies. In addition, software workshops designed for adults have led to an improved interaction between parents and faculty.

The surrounding community now utilizes Wheeler Library as a technology zone that can improve lives and careers while enhancing family interactions with literacy activities. The new library was made possible with a Community Foundation grant, making it Where the Smart Money Gives Back.