Center for Innovation's (CFI) Gargoyle Garden Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Vance County Schools held a ribbon cutting today for Gargoyle Garden, a musical garden located at the Center for Innovation (CFI), located at 219 Charles Street. The garden is filled with musical instruments that provide experiences for students to learn about beats, music, echo, reverberation and much more! The garden is named after the gargoyles positioned across the facade as part of the 1930's construction of the building.
The ribbon cutting featured Henderson-Vance Chamber of Commerce President Michele Burgess, Mayor Eddie Ellington, VCS Superintendent Dr. Cindy Bennett, Director of Fine Arts and Physical Education Andrew Markoch and the Center for Innovation Director, Dr. Destiney Ross-Putney.
The district began the planning of Gargoyle Garden during the summer of 2021. The first students were able to experience the excitement of the instruments in mid-March when the installation was complete. We are excited to host this additional opportunity for our students to learn beyond the classroom.
The Center for Innovation campus is home to over 50 z-Space computers in three labs, providing virtual and augmented reality experiences. Additionally, a 600-seat auditorium, video lab, MindSphere MakerSpace lab, Simulated Lab for Interactive Career Exploration (SLICE), as well as other learning spaces are available for students to participate in facilitated, inter-district field trips. The campus is also home to three of our innovative schools, Vance Virtual Village Academy (K-12), Advance Academy (6-12) and STEM Early High School (6-8).
In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Vance County Schools administers all state operated educational programs, employment activities and admission without discrimination because of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, color, age, military service, disability or gender, except where exemption is appropriate and allowed by law. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to: Vance County Schools, Student Services, 1724 Graham Ave, Henderson, NC 27536, Telephone: 252-492-2127, Fax: 252-438-6119