Desert Meadows School celebrated the official opening of its Coding Café.

The school transformed part of the library into a technology-based hub that will further the goals of the school’s computer coding signature program. The remodel was made possible through a $20,000 grant by local manufacturer, Vulcan Materials.

The new space includes room for instruction, robotics activities, and computer console areas for the class’s Apple and gaming computers. The space also features high-tech lighting and areas for students to collaborate in teams.   Coding classes in Grades K-8 will take place in the new café as will the robotics and e-sports activities.

Families of technology students attended the celebration where students gave demonstrations of equipment such as drones, 3D printers, and robots.

Desert Meadows adopted Computer Coding as its signature program with all students being exposed to creative coding and computational thinking at varying levels.