At the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year St. James created two Makerspaces in the school providing the students the opportunity to explore, design, and learn. Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent.
The first of the two Makerspaces opened in September and is located in the Library. In this space, the students have the opportunity to work to complete puzzles and create personalized items that they can take with them.
The second of the spaces opened in October and is located in a classroom in the middle school hallway. In this space, the students explore all of the areas of STREAM by participating in some themed activities that have been planned to meet a variety of standards in all of the grades. There is also student-driven time for the students to explore the areas working on projects of their choosing.
6A Cup Stacking Challenge
The students were split into 4 groups and challenged to use just 25 cups to make the tallest tower they could. The purple and green groups tied with towers that were over 6 feet tall.