WHEATLAND – STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) is a federal funded program by the 21st Century Community Learning Centers. This federal grant is a five-year grant awarded to Platte County School District No. 1, ending this year, 2019.
STEAM has approximately 60 enrolled students from kindergarten to eighth grade. STEAM educators consist of three teachers, one para, and five high school mentors.
STEAM is offered during the summer months that school is not in session. STEAM teaches a variety of subjects such as the, “Creative Cuisine Class” taught by Mrs. Jones. In the cuisine class, middle schoolers were discussing survey results of STEAM attendees who consumed breakfast before they came to class. They found, on average, 75 percent of kids ate breakfast at home before attending class.
During class on Tuesday, July 15, the class researched breakfast menus around the world. Their cooking lesson for the day was, “A Classic English Breakfast” which consisted of sausage links, bacon, baked beans, grilled tomato’s, eggs, toast, and “Fluffy Canadian Pancakes”. During recess, all of the kids enjoyed the breakfast foods that were prepared.
The STEAM program ended the summer camp Thursday, July 18.