ETHS hosted its first Community Build Day in October 2013 as part of the efforts to build a Wildkit house in the Evanston community. The collaborative project with ETHS’s Geometry in Construction students will continue on Feb. 1.Submitted photo Credit: ETHS

This school year Evanston Township High School is offering Geometry in Construction, an interdisciplinary course that provides students with a better understanding of both the geometry and construction content through the combination of academic and work-world contexts. Last fall, the Geometry in Construction team hosted a Community Build Day, and they are planning a second one from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 1 in the parking lot behind the high school, 1600 Dodge Ave.

The Geometry in Construction class is a collaborative project among ETHS, the City of Evanston and Community Partners for Affordable Housing. Community members can sign up online for 1.5 hour time slots to volunteer for Community Build Day. The volunteer release form and details are available at

In addition to math preparation for subsequent Algebra courses, Geometry in Construction provides students with hands-on experience in construction areas such as plumbing, roofing and framing. The course is co-taught by Matthew Kaiser, an industrial technology teacher in the Career & Technical Education department, and Maryjoy Heineman of the Mathematics department.

Anyone wishing more information about the Geometry in Construction class or Community Build Day may contact Shelley Gates, CTE Department Chair, at