Attended by an estimated 500 community members, the Summit Public School District's fourth annual STEAM Carnival at Jefferson Elementary School, saw students in grades K - 5, parents and family members engaging an assortment of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) activities including a rocket launch, 'Battle Track Bot Jousting' and 3-D Modeling and 'STEAM Kits', where kids gathered all the elements to design and do projects at home -- including the ability to produce homemade slime.
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses the select areas as springboards to inquiry, discussion, and critical thinking.
Assistant Director of Education Michelle Cebula, and her team, organizing the event that is funded by the Summit Educational Foundation. About 500 students, parents, and siblings attended, as well as many Summit teachers and staff.
Funded by the Summit Educational Foundation, the event is led by the District's Assistant Director of Education Michelle Cebula and a team of Summit Public Schools staff members including Michelle Cebula, Jenn McCann, Christine Rizzo, Jackie Arturi, Lauren Banker, Matt Block, Jess Brezniak, Steve Brooks, Mia Bivaletz, Jackie Campagna, Trudy Cohen, Joe Cordero, Jennilee Curran, Lara Donohue, Anna Gomez, Staci Kaplan, Chris Lijoi, Joanne Mendl, Kathleen Murphy, Doug Orr, Angela Paster, Arthur Rodgers, Andrea Rivera, Kara Saley, Matt Santos, Matt Schachtel, Suzanne Shire, Pam Southard, Loreli Stochaj, Janice Tierney, Bonnie Weinstein, and Jess Zerella, along with Summit High School students Eray Sabuncu, Natalie Peralta, and Claire Guo, as well as custodial team members Bob Kersting, William Malhosky, Paul Henning and Manuel Salguero.
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