Canton school conducts academy expo
by From staff reports
November 15, 2012 11:05 PM | 1749 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Students Elias Marcos, Gael Ruiz and Gabriel Reyes work together to build a Canton Elementary School STEM Academy.
Students Elias Marcos, Gael Ruiz and Gabriel Reyes work together to build a Canton Elementary School STEM Academy.
CANTON — Canton Elementary School STEM Academy had the last of Cherokee County School District’s 2012 Fall Expos, featuring an evening of exploring science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts.

Expo events took place at each of the district’s new Cherokee Academies this fall to highlight student accomplishments and raise awareness of each school’s fine arts or STEM focus. The bi-annual events will be presented at each academy every fall and spring semester.

Conducted last Thursday, Canton Elementary’s event offered parents and students the opportunity to participate in multiple STEM-related activities and labs, including in the school’s new learning labs: the STEM lab, the CSI Center and the Global Classroom.

Dr. Brian Hightower, assistant superintendent for school operations, said teachers were energetic and engaging and students and parents all enjoyed seeing STEM in action.

“It was obvious that the school’s staff and other stakeholders had worked very hard to coordinate this event during the first semester of the academy’s implementation,” Hightower said.

In attendance at the expo were Superintendent of Schools Dr. Frank Petruzielo and several members of his senior staff, School Board Chairman Mike Chapman and Vice Chairwoman Janet Read as well as members Robert Wofford and Michael Geist.

“It was a great evening, as the CES students, parents and staff represented their new academy with pride,” Hightower said.
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