The Sandwich STEM Academy will be holding a Spring Art Show on Wednesday, June 7 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Over 200 pieces of artwork from our 7th and 8th grade students will be exhibited in galleries on the A wing 1st floor. In addition to experiencing the artwork, guests may also enjoy student musical performances, art games, art activities, and a "DessART" Bar. Goals of art education at the STEM Academy include encouraging creative thinking while making a positive impact on our world. To demonstrate how art can make a difference in the world, the art club will be collecting donations for their annual "Art for Change" fundraiser.To help support student artists at home, we will have an art supply raffle giveaway. Please join us, bring your friends and family for an evening of inspiration and thought-provoking ideas.
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On June 7 from 5:30-7:30 the STEM Academy will be holding its annual Spring Art Show. This exciting event will display over 200 works of art by 7th and 8th graders. The exhibits will be on the first floor in the A wing. Once again there will also be activities, music, games, and giveaway prizes. As 8th grade art teacher Mrs. Diana Ganju has written, " Goals of art education at the STEM Academy include encouraging creative thinking while making a positive impact on our world." STEM Academy students have benefited from this strong art program throughout all their subject areas. Critical thinking and creativity skills are essential for every student to acquire and use for the future workforce in this country. Thanks to this program STEM students have strengthened their performance in classroom presentations, the development of technology-based projects, and the application to other successful programs such as engineering.
So please join us on June 7 to see the wonderful work of our students and be inspired, as we all have been, by their creativity and inspirational ideas and work.
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The second annual Exploration & Discovery Day will take place at the STEM Academy on May 11, 2017. The 7th and 8th grade students have each selected four workshops to attend that day from the categories of Art, Health/Humanities, Math/Business, and Science/Engineering. From photography to dance to oceanography to health care several community professionals are volunteering their time to share their experiences and knowledge with our students. All of the workshops are "hands-on" and will give the students an understanding of the numerous skills needed for success in the world's workplace. These multiple skills are important to teach because middle school kids are explorers and these are significant formative years as they develop their interests. This day also aligns closely with the STEM Academy's mission of providing authentic experiences for our students and to make them more aware of their community. My thanks to all those organizations and individuals who are making this a special and memorable day for our students.