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STEAM Night is Fun, Engaging Event for Captain Families

Captain Elementary’s inaugural STEAM Night for students and their families on Wednesday, Jan. 16, was a huge hit! The purpose of this event was to promote science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) in a fun, engaging way. The night provided several hands-on activities through which students and their families could work together to build, play and learn.


STEAM Night was planned by a small committee of teachers, who developed the STEAM activities and hosted them in different areas within the building. The committee wanted the STEAM stations to be near each other in order for families to have easy access to explore. The event also was a big success because of the fourth- and fifth-grade students who helped at the STEAM stations and provided extra support for the attendees.


Prior to STEAM Night, the committee advertised the event through a variety of channels, building excitement among students and their families. Based on the success of this year’s event, the committee hopes to make STEAM Night an annual event at Captain.


A big thanks goes to Captain’s STEAM Team: Educational Technology Specialist Mark Lynn, Math Specialist Tyler Harger, Art Specialist Tiffany Marquart, Gifted Specialist Laura Winkler and Science Specialist Chris Hwande.