When RVHS students Kendra Goblirsch and Henry Moe finished their Intro to Woods class, they both knew they wanted to take what they had learned and apply it.
So, during the 2012-13 school year, they signed up to take the carpentry class.
“I liked Intro to Woods and have thought about possibly being a carpenter,” said Moe, adding the carpentry class provided more of the hands-on kinds of classes he likes to take.
For Goblirsch just having the chance to build a project was appealing.
That project was completed this past spring, as the group of 16 students in the class planned and assembled two playhouses.
“This was the final project for the class,” said Lisa Sackreiter, RVHS educator who led the class last school year.
After learning about house construction, the students put what they had learned to good use, as they made what is essentially a small house complete with shingles, doors and windows.
Those playhouses were offered for sale this past spring.
One of those houses is still for sale and has a price tag of $450.
Goblirsch said if she was younger she would have wanted a playhouse like this.
The playhouse itself is four feet wide and eight feet long and is seven feet tall at its peak. Sackreiter said the building is easy to move, as it would fit on the back of a trailer and cal be loaded with a skid steer.
The students worked together putting the playhouses together, and each played a part in all aspects of the construction project. It took about a month to complete them.
Funds from the sale of the playhouse are put back into the program to allow other students to have the same educational experience students Moe and Gob-lirsch had.
Those who would like more information about the playhouse may contact Sackreiter at (507) 644-8055.