What is our Makerspace?

Our Makerspace is a place where people come together to learn with each other, explore materials and ideas, tinker around, invent, and support each other through a growth mindset.

Provided by: District 196 STEM Initiative in coordination with Cathy Kindem and successful grant writing by our very own Michelle Carruthers.

Moodle Page



  • Sign up in advance
  • Use Tools Properly
  • Learn/Explore/Record
  • Take pictures of your creations
  • Appropriate Behavior at All Times
  • 2nd warning = you are done for the trimester

Clean Up

  • All materials need to go back to their bins
  • Any “mess” into the garbage can
  • Wipe tables off with wipes

After School on Thursdays

2:45pm - 4:30pm

MUST pre-register to attend!

Request to checkout the Makerspace from Mrs. Carruthers or Mrs. Aase.

... and more!

Valley Middle School of STEM, 900 Garden View Drive, Apple Valley, MN 55124, Phone: 952-431-8300

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