STREAM... in the NEWS
Teachers attend STREAM Academy
August 27, 2015
Area Catholic school teachers learned how to bring STEM into their classrooms. The Diocese of Buffalo held its STREAM Academy for its elementary teachers. WBFO's Focus on Education Reporter Eileen Buckley says this allows teachers to incorporate religion and art in STEM Learning.
February 4, 2015
Students at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School (OLBS) in Depew became living examples of the concepts inherent in STREAM education when they created arcade games while participating in a program called Arcade Academy: Out of the Box, with the goal of raising money for a specific cause.
Funding from Annual Appeal Reaps Cutting Edge Science Equipment for Students at St. John's
February 4, 2015
The tremendous success of the inaugural Annual Campaign of St John the Baptist School in Kenmore enabled the school to purchase cutting edge science equipment for their students. The infusion of funds from the school's alumni, parishioners, parents, and friends has allowed the school to purchase Probeware and laptops for use in its middle school science lab, in conjunction with its Smartboard technologies. The funds also funded the structural improvements made to the science lab earlier this year.
Robotic competition transforms learning experience of Catholic school students
December 7, 2014, Michelle Kearns, The Buffalo News
Students are caught up in the excitement of the first XSTREAM Games and Expo science competition.
Photographed below: Area Catholic elementary schools took part in XSTREAM Games and Expo, a science and technology competition Sunday at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in the Town of Tonawanda. At left, children from the fifth-grade class of Catholic Academy in Niagara Falls launch a bottle rocket. At right, Nativity's seventh grade robotic team, from left, Patrick Notaro, Justin Anderson and Aidan Hart-Nova, all 12, test out their creation.
St. Andrews students compete in X-STREAM
Students at St. Andrew's Country Day School recently participated in the X-STREAM competition at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute.
The X-STREAM competition was an event developed from the STREAM initiative carried out by the Diocese of Buffalo
Moog Regional Rocketry Challenge Winners
November 6, 2014
Immaculate Conception School, a STREAM Pilot, wins first, second and third place at the challenge.
Students team up for rocket-making challenge
November 5, 2014
Immaculate Conception School, a STREAM Pilot, particpates in the Moog Regional Rocketry Challenge, a model rocket competition for students in grades seven through twelve.
Another Voice: Catholic Schools stress creative thinking by students
How are we going to best prepare our students for their future? If creativity in action is asking different questions, then innovation in action is creating unique answers.
Pilot Schools prepare to incorporate STREAM instruction
America is facing a shortage of scientists and engineers. The diocesan Catholic Education Division hopes to remedy that by introducing STREAM into 10 elementary schools this fall. These schools will focus on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math.
St. Joseph School chosen as Enhanced-STEM School by Diocese of Buffalo
St. Joseph School of Batavia has been chosen by the Diocese of Buffalo as one of 10 diocesan‑schools to pilot their enhanced STEM program. STEM within the educational community has come to refer to enriched programming emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Catholic Schools Department hires STREAM coordinator
The Department of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Buffalo has hired a part-time coordinator of the new initiative called STREAM.
From STEM to STREAM
From STEM to STREAM: How the Diocese of Buffalo plans to embrace the 21st century with its own twist.