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On Monday, September 17, our students celebrated Constitution Day. Classes across the district were provided lessons about the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on this exact day 231 years ago.
At Birney K-8 School, the students learned a Constitution Rap, watched videos to determine how the document ties into daily living and resources. MacArthur K-8 University Academy students also held a parade around the school.
See more Constitution Day photos below. Click on each image to enlarge.
Girls in future technologies
Lawrence Technological University, in partnership with the Women of AT&T, hosted the second annual Girls in Future Technologies (GIFT) Day. More than 30 girls, from area middle and high schools, engaged in programs aimed at sparking their interest in a STEM career.
The attendees dove into various science and technology-themed activities, including a computer coding workshop, which challenged each girl to test their skills in the C programming language. A mother-daughter law enforcement team also led a candid talk with the girls about cybersecurity and safety. The dialogue was followed by more hands-on activities such as “Cards to the Sky," a group engineering exercise which involved building the most effective structure out of playing cards and tape and an interactive robotics demonstration.
The day ended with a fireside chat led by female professionals in STEM who shared their journeys, struggles, career advice, and encouragement with the eager youngsters.