Oak Grove Elementary School has always been a Maker type of school. Our vision is to provide all students with a positive learning environment which empowers them to become responsible and productive citizens of the world. We focus on the tenets of respect, responsibility, safety, and kindness. Our school and district goals include academic excellence, engagement in the arts, stewardship of the environment, the development of life skills, and celebration of diversity. This vision aligns with the Maker philosophy that making and hands-on learning teaches the 21st century skills of collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. We support this vision through the following programs: gardening and garden kitchen, performing and visual arts, Visual Thinking Strategies, and outdoor science education. Additionally, our students participate in school-wide Maker activities, including the cardboard challenge, the Five Minute Film Festival, and the Hour of Code. We are also continuing to build out our maker space in room 24.