The Ohio Academy of Science selected St. Rita School to receive the Governor’s Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education for our accomplishments during the 2013-2014 school year. Also receiving recognition from Governor John Kasich are: Mr. Matthew Richards (7-2), Jr. High Math; Mrs. Barb Wilson (8-2), Jr. High Science; Mrs. Lori Foster, Computer Technology; and Mr. Frank Tinus, St. Rita Parishioner; for their contributions to the success of St. Rita School’s STEM program.
The Ohio Academy of Science initiated this educational partnership program in cooperation with the Office of the Governor and the Technology Division of The Ohio Development Services Agency to recognize schools and teachers who stimulate student scientific and technological research and extend STEM education opportunities beyond traditional classroom activities.
STEM Education is both the mastery and integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics for all PK-12 students. It incorporates scientific inquiry and technological design through student-focused, project-based curricula to develop skills of communication, team work and collaboration, creativity and innovation, critical thinking and problem solving.
"Receiving a Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence sends a clear signal that these schools and teachers value student-originated, inquiry-based science and technology education," said Dr. Lynn E. Elfner, the Academy's CEO. "Whole new worlds of opportunities open up to students when they complete research or technological design projects and have them assessed by the professional STEM community."
Congratulations to all involved for making St. Rita School a school of Excellence in STEM Education!
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The Little Falcon Learning Center is the ONLY Catholic preschool in the area offering both FULL DAY and HALF DAY PROGRAMS for all 3-year, 4-year and Pre-K students. Parents love our scheduling options which include optional full-day Falcon FunDays each Friday as well as After School Childcare until 6pm. To learn more about our Early Childhood Education Program at St. Rita School, click HERE.
Heard about our "Flipped" Math Class?
"Nationally, math GPAs typically decline year to year after students have completed 5th grade, but at St. Rita School, we have seen an increase in GPAs since I flipped my classroom."
—Mr. Matthew Richards, Jr. High Math Teacher
As leaders in technology-enhanced learning, our students and teachers use iPads and Apple TV to keep classroom learning innovative and exciting! This technology has allowed us to pioneer new programs like the “Flipped Classroom” in our Jr. High School. Our program was even featured on AM1420’s The Answer with Jim McIntyre and on 95.5 The Fish!
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