With the help of a New York State grant, Marcy Elementary School is offering an after-school STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camp to students in grades 3-5 for the first time.
The program kicked off Thursday, Feb. 28 in the school cafeteria. Each student in the program was given a “LEGO Chain Reactions” booklet that comes with LEGO pieces and instructions to build different creations. For the first day of STEM camp, students built a “Quintopple.” It was a fun way to get students’ minds and hands working, and also further develop their collaboration skills as they worked together while they built. Grade 4 teachers Mrs. Emerson and Mrs. Angerosa, grade 3 teacher Ms. Tucci, and Principal Newton were also on hand to help and have fun as well.
Due to funding from the state grant, the number of students in the program is limited to 36, but the school hopes to offer another program in the summer.
All four elementary schools within the Whitesboro Central School District now offer a STEM program for students.