OLL Goes Big On STEM
Our Lady of the Lake School is invested in STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Not only are these some of the most important fields youth can study to prepare for successful careers – they’re also really fun. So every year, OLL, with support from the Dominion Foundation, offers a full STEM program for every single grade, culminating with STEM week in May, where students can showcase and share their work.
This year’s theme is Celebrating Clean Transportation, and teachers and students have gone all out with creative projects. The 7th grade will travel to Niagara Falls, which is not only one of the wonders of the world but also a remarkable source of clean energy, providing electricity generated by the power of the falls. While there, they’ll get to check out another form of transportation when they ride on the Maid of the Mist. Grades 1-5 will participate in a bike rodeo – a classic form of energy-efficient transportation that communities everywhere are embracing. And the 5th Grade was inspired to look at the book Around the World in Eighty Days – and redesign those travels entirely with clean transportation.
If you’d like to hear about more fun projects and see first-hand what the kids are learning, please visit our STEM Showcase on Friday, May 12, from 9:00-10:00am and again from 1:00-2:00pm. The showcase is open to the public and we’re happy to welcome visitors. For more information, please call (216) 481-6824 or visit ourladyofthelakeschooleuclid.org.
Mrs. Millett teaches 7th grade at Our Lady of the Lake School, and loves helping to coordinate the STEM program each year.