Last Friday at Clinton Junior High School was STEM day and administrators say it was a huge success.
On the WHOW Morning Show Monday, Principal Josh Maxwell told Regional Radio News there was 100-percent engagement from their students. He indicates it was designed to give a preview to the science, technology, engineering and math curriculum coming to the school next year.
Each grade level participated in a different activity and sixth-grade science teacher Haley Bevans outlined what the students of each grade did during the day.
For Maxwell, students need to be introduced to STEM curriculum early because the future in the field is vast and there is a lot of great opportunities there. He believes adding a STEM curriculum will bring Clinton Junior High School in line with other districts.
While STEM day was fun for the kids, Bevans says one thing they are trying to emphasize to their students is jobs in the world of science, technology, engineering and math and help them realize the opportunities available.