Empire Elementary Gets $5,000 Grant for STEM
Empire Elementary School was awarded a $5,000 Rotary Grant, to hold four STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Parent Nights in the coming year. Nearly a dozen applications from teachers and teams of teachers were received for this competitive grant.
The school plans to host quarterly Family STEM Nights, with stations that focus on the specific content standards taught during regular classroom instruction to help reinforce and extend learning.
STEM Coach at Empire Andrea Wiggins said, "We know the importance of STEM education for all students, but we know it is even more important for our population. Of the 500 students here, 75 percent are minorities, with 225 that are English language learners."
The school will share the results of its work at a presentation to the Rotary Club in June of 2020.
Photo shows (left to right) Fernando Serrano, past president and Vocational Chair; Rotarian and Carson City School Superintendent Richard Stokes; Empire Elementary School Principal “Mike” Paul; Adrienne Wiggins - STEM teacher at Empire, and current President Joe Lushina.
Western Nevada College Library Sponsorship - 2019
WNC students can get a little privacy or work in small groups in the Group Study Rooms sponsored with a $25,000 grant by the Rotary Club of Carson City.
The Four-Way Test is just one of several signs in the WNC Library that describes one of the most important values of the Carson City Rotary Club - integrity.
The renovation of WNC's Library will help its students in many ways, and the Carson City Rotary Club hopes to establish a Rotaract Club there someday for those in the 18-30 age group.