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BDJMS STEM Program Kicks Off

The BDJMS STEM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) is kicking off its third year with six total sections of hands-on, student-centered, enrichment-based learning.

The Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School STEM Program (science, technology, engineering, and math) is kicking off in the next couple weeks.  The program, now in its third year of implementation, provides over one hundred students a hands-on, enrichment based, learning environment that is student centered.  In other words - kids getting their hands dirty with STEM-based projects/activities and having fun while doing it.  The program also aims at exposing students to new things and getting them interested in the possibility of a STEM related career.

This year, the program will over six different sections concentrating on multiple areas of STEM topics.  They include: Physics, Human Body, Technology, STEM Book Club, Lego Robotics, and a Nursing Program.  The program also includes on-site learning through local organizations, and will expand to offer college trips this year as well.  Some of the new additions this year will include a section run by the school’s nurse offering CPR training, bio-medics, and first aide.  Another great addition to this year’s program is a STEM Book Club, where a group of students will read and discuss STEM related text. 

The program is grant funded and runs Monday through Thursday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and utilizes the schools dinner program and late bus transportation. Permission slips have begun being distributed and must be returned to participate in the program.   As the year continues, I will provide updates and pictures of activities students are completing.

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NewLondonSource December 04, 2012 at 02:11 AM
What a great program! Thank you to the Staff and Administration at BDJMS for recognizing and supporting the importance of providing stimulating mathematical/science activities for our children. Our country is rapidly becoming deficient of indigenous technical aptitude (relative to countries like China and India), but programs like this might help 'stem' the tide <pun intended>. In all seriousness, we must continue to encourage and culminate student interest in technical careers, as they are of the utmost importance to - quite literally - building a secure and independent future for this country.
Terry McDowell December 04, 2012 at 08:27 PM
It is a great program! My son had the opportunity to participate his last two years at BDJMS. He learned a ton while building, creating, thinking and having fun! Keep it up!

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