Northside Elementary School’s Shared Decision-Making Committee planned and facilitated the school's first ever STEAM Night, which was attended by more than 170 students, each with a parent or guardian to share in the night's activities.
There were many highlights in this night of learning and community building. The STEAM stations featured Candy Dots and Toothpicks 3D Structures, Cup Stacking, Go Long, Rubber Bands and Sticks, Fruit Snack Estimation, Bubble Fun, Quiver Vision, Aluminum Foil Boats, and Lava Lamp Creation. The stations provided students and families with an engaging entry point into conversations about concepts connected to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM).
The night didn't just feature STEAM activities. The Civic Responsibility Club assembled the Northside STEAM Express train to collect unwrapped donated toys for families in need during the holiday season. Students in the club also created thank you cards for family donations and helped facilitate STEAM activities.
It was a wonderful opportunity for the Northside Elementary School families to enjoy learning through TEAM activities and demonstrate citizenship through the toy donation. Special thanks to all faculty and staff who gave their time as volunteers, to Mrs. Cummings for her support, and to our amazing Northside families for their donations and positive energy!