The 2022-23 academic year is over, but summer programs are up and running for students in Whitehall-Coplay School District.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Robert Steckel reported at the July 24 Whitehall-Coplay School Board meeting that summer programs are underway “with great participation from students.” He continued to inform the board there are educational and athletic programs going on five days a week at the school complex.
Steckel specifically thanked Curriculum Supervisor of Educational Technology David Stauffer for coordinating and managing the STEM program. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. These four fields share an emphasis on innovation, problem solving and critical thinking.
STEM is a vital part of the curriculum, and students are required to have a designated amount each year. STEM education is hands-on, problem- based learning, it was mentioned.
School board members will meet Aug. 14 for committee meetings, starting 4 p.m. The next full school board business meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 28.