Message from the Superintendent
A Letter from the Superintendent to the Trojan Nation
Welcome to 2017!
Good news! Winter is 1/3 over!! That said, we still have quite a bit of winter to go. You should know that if the wind chill is between -15 to -20 degrees below zero (depending on visibility) school will be cancelled. In addition, a wind chill below zero will result in indoor recess for our elementary students.
While the temperature is cold outside, things are heating up inside for our “Techno Trojans” Robotics team at the high school. This Saturday, January 7, 2017 the Techno Trojans will have their kickoff for the 2017 competition season. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. in the high school auditorium with a sponsor reception followed by the game unveiling via webcast at 10:00 a.m. Then at noon pizza will be provided with brainstorming breakout sessions planned for the afternoon. It will be a fun day for anyone with an interest in STEM programming.
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and our Robotics Team is a perfect example of STEM programming. STEM programming can also be seen in our middle school and elementary schools through LEGO Robotics programs. In addition, look for STEM programming to be incorporated into the design of the new high school. We feel STEM is an important avenue helping many of our students go on to have successful careers after high school graduation.
We hope you will encourage your students to engage in STEM activities when they are available. STEM is not only educational but a great deal of fun as illustrated by the great enthusiasm of the Techno Trojans as they build their robot and prepare for competition. They would certainly appreciate your support and welcome donations that can be directed to high school engineering teacher, Kathy Steudle.
Have a great January!!
Bob Szymoniak, Superintendent