The Pottstown parish grade school welcomed the public to its Open House Jan. 29 to celebrate Catholic education. The students showcased their achievements in “Project Lead the Way,” an innovative program that introduces STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) curriculum to students as early as preschool. During the Open House teachers showed how they incorporate STREAM projects into classrooms. Older students demonstrated their complex projects while younger students completed simple lessons to start their introduction to engineering, design principle and science learning. St. Aloysius School is located at 220 North Hanover Street in Pottstown, and enrolls 241 students. (Photos by Sarah Webb, except where noted.)
St. Aloysius School Principal Sarah Kerins broadcasts the Open House live on Facebook for people who could not come to the school.
Chris Mominey, archdiocesan secretary for Catholic Education, visits St. Aloyisius School in observance of Catholic Schools Week. (Courtesy photo)
Seventh grade science students design and build models of assistive devices for people with special needs.
Students explain what they are studying in class during the Facebook Live video.
Seventh grade science students design and build models of assistive devices for people with special needs. (Sarah Webb)
Sixth grade students design their own classrooms during math class.
Sixth grade math students make measurements to design their own classroom.
Kindergarden students learn about digestion by putting cotton balls into a tube leading to a balloon.
Kindergarten students build models of lungs with the help of a parent volunteer.
Kindergarten students show off the lung models they built, consisting of sealed plastic bags and straws.
Students speak to virtual guests of the Open House during their Facebook Live presentation.