HAWTHORNE, NJ - Sunday, St. Anthony School on Diamond Bridge Avenue hosted its "Sneak a Peek" open house as a part of Catholic Schools Week. The pastor, Reverend Monsignor Raymond Kupke, spoke with Judy Kopitar for TAPinto Hawthorne, and said that St. Anthony's School is the oldest Catholic School in Passaic County. St. Anthony's was established over a century ago, serving to educate since its founding in 1912.
St. Anthony's School also prides itself on STEM--science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. According to its website, the schools have made it a priority. "We, the Catholic school educators of the Diocese of Paterson, will lead and model the teaching and integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through innovative and research-based student engagement. STEM education, grounded in Catholic values, will prepare and empower our students to be creative, collaborative and morally responsible contributors to the advancement of the global community."
Among the displays for the "Sneak a Peek" open house were a poster about a trip to the Buehler Challenger & Science Center in Paramus made by students of grades 5, 6, and 7.
Another popular display featured a 3-D printer that the teachers and students work with to produce physical objects that are designed with 3-D printing software.
Technology and internet use within the community was the subject of another display made by the students.
The school says it has STEM partnerships with the National Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (NCASE)/US Department of Defense National Defense Education Program at Picatinny Arsenal, Northwestern University Materials World Modules Program, Stevens Institute of Technology/Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE), and University of Notre Dame - ACE (Alliance for Catholic Education).
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