School Specialty and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation were recently in Pasadena, California, to reveal a state-of-the-art media center for Octavia E. Butler Middle School. This is the 44th collaboration with the CFP Foundation and their Extra Yard for Teachers Makeover Project aligning with School Specialty’s mission to “Transform More than Classrooms.”
Octavia E. Butler Magnet is a dual-language STEAM middle school in the Pasadena Unified School District. Their stated mission is to provide innovative signature programs that nurture a diverse cadre of students. They proudly offer a unique middle school experience where students are encouraged to problem-solve, work collaboratively, and engage in their own learning.
Students are pushed to develop a high level of thinking, listening, speaking, reading, writing proficiency, are encouraged to strive for academic excellence and develop positive attitudes and appreciation toward different cultures in our global society.Octavia E. Butler Magnet: A Different Middle School Experience
School Specialty’s purpose-driven brand is committed to supporting educators and students. Over the past year, School Specialty and our Projects by Design® team have worked with the school to design a space that better supports their goals and drives outcomes. Our goal was to support their unique style of teaching and learning. This new media center provides a contemporary, welcoming space with flexible seating options that inspire students to collaborate, learn, and grow.
Items provided by School Specialty include tables and seating from our Classroom Select® proprietary furniture line, as well as various items from Sax®. Here are some examples of items used in the design of this collaborative space.
School Specialty and the CFP Foundation hold a long-standing relationship and partnership, with each entity holding a shared mission to improve educator resources and access to better learning opportunities for children.
Congratulations to Octavia E. Butler Magnet on your new media center!