(PRWEB) August 22, 2018 Catapult Learning, a leading provider of instructional intervention and professional development solutions, today announced the successful completion of a pilot program of its new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) offering in public and private schools throughout the Houston area. Catapult Learning works with hundreds of district partners across the country and sees first-hand how school administrators can struggle with integrating STEM education into K-12 classrooms. Helping eliminate this pain point, the company launched a turnkey supplemental program that easily integrates into a district’s existing curriculum either during or after school, summer school or as [...]
The Kirksville R-III School District’s Summer Journey program was highlighted in a recent article in the Columbia Daily Tribune. The article highlights several of the course projects that summer school students have been working on during the four-week program, including claymation films, Lego architecture, and more. The district’s program director, teachers, and students share their thoughts on the program, which allows students to work on fun, engaging hands-on projects as they continue learning. Click here to read the complete article.
McDonald County School District’s Summer Journey program, which runs from May 30 through June 29, was featured on a recent newscast on KFJX Fox 14 News. The network highlighted the Catapult Learning program’s success in McDonald County, which has 56% of its students in attendance for the 2018 Summer Journey program. The feature also noted the overall academic gains for students in Missouri districts who have participated in the Summer Journey program. Watch the complete news feature here.
Springall Academy and Sierra Academy of San Diego, members of the Catapult Learning Schools Group, hosted a Career Fair for the schools' students on April 18th. The event was featured in an article in the May/June 2018 issue of the Mission Times Courier. Several businesses—including the YMCA, Starbucks, and Kona Ice Snow Cone—as well as individual professionals participated in the fair, which was attended by students from the two schools. Click here to read the full article in the Mission Times Courier’s.
Enfield, Connecticut Board of Education member Sarah Hernandez, who has Autism, visited High Road Academy in Wallingford last week. Hernandez spoke with students, answered their questions, and toured the school with Education Director Sue Gilleaudeau. Three local media outlets highlighted the visit in print and online features. Read the articles and watch the news videos in the links below: Students at Wallingford’s High Road Academy hear from Enfield woman with can-do attitude (New Haven Register) For Autism Awareness Month, Enfield School Board Member Encourages Wallingford Students To Be Bold (Hartford Courant) Enfield BOE Member Shares Her Story of Success With Autism (NBC)
An op-ed written by Sarah Strothkamp, Executive Director of Sierra School of Weld County, was featured in The Greeley Tribune, a print and online newspaper that serves Greeley and Weld Counties in Colorado. In the op-ed, It’s Time to Reflect on Inclusion, Strothkamp discusses the importance—and value—of inclusion both for students with special needs and the community in which the students live. Read the complete op-ed here.
An op-ed co-authored by Catapult Learning Regional Vice President Brooke Violante Kelly and Marwa Abdinoor, a senior at a Hartford-area high school, was recently published on CT Viewpoints. The sister site to The Connecticut Mirror, CT Viewpoints provides thoughtful commentary and robust discussion of public policy issues vital to the future of the state. In the op-ed piece, Kelly and Abdinoor wrote about the success of a recent community collaboration that brought an innovative mobile dental program to High Road School of Hartford. The op-ed, "The value of a young mind - a Hartford case in point," discusses the evolution of the [...]
Students from High Road School of Norwalk had the opportunity to tour the Norwalk Fire Department during the month of February. Visits, organized by grade level, allowed the students to walk through the firehouse and spend time talking with the firefighters. The Norwalk Daily Voice reported on the event, featuring an article and photos of the visits. Click here to read the full article and view pictures of the event.
Several students at High Road School of Wallingford got to wear their pajamas to school on Friday, December 15. The annual event, known as PJ Day, is a fundraiser for the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center. Students who give donations get to participate in PJ Day by wearing their pajamas to school. Now in its seventh year, the event was highlighted in an article in The Wallingford Patch. Click here to read the complete story.
On Tuesday, November 21, High Road school of Norwalk celebrated Thanksgiving with a holiday feast. Staff and students were joined by the family members as well as Norwalk City police and fire personnel and first responders. The Hour featured the event in a recent online feature