Bethpage Debuts STEM Lab

Bethpage Debuts STEM Lab photo

Anticipated since the spring 2016, the first of three new STEM labs in the Bethpage School District debuted on June 19 with a formal public ribbon cutting ceremony. The event was held at the first lab to be completed, at Charles Campagne Elementary. The other two labs, at Central Boulevard and Kramer Lane, are scheduled to be finished in the near future.

Held as part of the district’s monthly Board meeting, Superintendent of Schools Terrence Clark delivered opening remarks that included thanking all those who helped in the development and construction of the labs.

The project was approved by the public in May 2016 with goal of completion before Clark’s retirement as superintendent. The district was able to get ready for the opening of each STEM lab by having a team of teachers attend workshops and conferences of their interest in addition to developing a curriculum.

Select fifth-graders from each elementary school were invited to the ceremony to help cut the ribbon in addition to demonstrating STEM experiments. The Bethpage High School robotics team, which claimed third place at the FIRST Robotics Competition in Detroit this past April, was also on hand to demonstrate how the advancement in STEM curriculum can benefit current and future students.