Hands-on construction experience continues on the 1,300-square-foot, one-story, three-bedroom house. This first student-built home will be moved to 1941 Jackson Ave. when it is completed.Photo from ETHS

The Geometry in Construction team at Evanston Township High School will host a spring Community Build Day 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on May 10.

Students and volunteers have been working during the school year to build a one-story, three-bedroom house that will be moved to a site in Evanston.

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 www.wildkitconstruction.com.

Despite adverse winter weather conditions, the Geometry in Construction team has been able to make up time on the construction of the house over the past two months.

“The team is counting on a large turnout at the May Community Build Day to ensure that the house is completed by the end of the school year as scheduled,” said Career & Technical Education Department Chair Shelley Gates.

The Geometry in Construction class is a collaborative project among ETHS, the City of Evanston and Community Partners for Affordable Housing.

The interdisciplinary course provides students with a better understanding of both the geometry and construction content through the combination of academic and work-world contexts. 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 CTE department, and Maryjoy Heineman of the mathematics department.