To celebrate the opening of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (STEAM) lab, the school hosted a STEAM showcase for parents on February. The STEAM lab, which opened on January 15, complements the three existing science labs. Although it is located in the lower school building, students of all grade levels may use the STEAM lab. Parents also had the opportunity to visit the new mechatronics lab and renovated lower school and upper school computer labs which opened in August. During the showcase, students in grades 3-12 demonstrated a wide variety of STEAM skills such as working with electronic circuits, dissecting crawfish, and creating Google slides. Students also demonstrated microscope analysis, used computer assisted design for yearbook layouts, and exhibited VEX and LEGO robotics. In the various labs, parents were able to observe students conducting experiments regarding magnetism, buoyancy, mixture separation, and rockets.
Mrs. Ashley Lareau and Ms. Mary Ann Reames, art teachers, escorted a group of students to New York City for an art appreciation trip January 30 – February 2. To learn more about artists, art history and different styles of art, the group visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Art & Design. The trip provided the opportunity for the students to experience the culture of New York City as they visited Chinatown and Times Square, and they attended a performance of the Broadway show Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theater.