New Seneca Valley school named a ‘Best Invention’ by TIME

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On November 10, TIME released its list of the best inventions of 2022, and Seneca Valley is excited to announce that Ehrman Crest Elementary/Middle School made the list!

As stated by TIME, “Ehrman Crest models the future of educational institutions.” According to their website, TIME editors highlighted the most impactful new products and ideas from around the world. They evaluated each contender on a number of key factors, including originality, efficacy, ambition and impact. In their review of the building, TIME noted Ehrman Crest’s harmonic walls that educate about sound, fractions, and energy; graphic walls with animals and numbers; and magnetic walls that let kids study local ecology. Ehrman Crest is the only educational institution chosen for any category and one of just six best inventions to be featured in the design category.

“I am incredibly proud of this designation. We approached the design of Ehrman Crest with the intent to create a space that, in and of itself, was an interactive teaching tool,” said Dr. Tracy Vitale, superintendent of schools. “There are learning opportunities everywhere you look; in our flooring choices, on our walls, in our windows panes, even the canopy covering the outside entrance. We believe this announcement reinforces our efforts and we are pleased that we can serve as a model facility for other K-12 schools across the country and even the world. It’s an exciting time to be a part of Seneca Valley.”

Click here to watch a video about the school.