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District STEAM Fair celebrates student talent & creativity

on May 9, 2016

To celebrate the talents, skills, creativity and ingenuity of Warwick students in grades K-12, the district hosted its first annual combined STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Fair, Rock-n-Roll Art Show & Chair Auction at Warwick Valley High School on Friday, May 6, 2016.

View a photo album of the STEAM Fair on the District’s public Facebook page.
You can view this photo album even if you don’t have a Facebook account.

 

Female student with STEAM displayFor the past several years, the district has held the annual Art Show & Chair Auction one evening, and a STEAM Fair on a separate night. This year these events were combined, and included all grade levels, in one big exhibition of our students’ creativity. The talent-filled evening included delicious food for sale from local vendors, great music and a festive attitude that made the evening fun!

 

STEAM Fair winners 2016

WVMS Science teacher, Tracey Waters; MS Art teacher, Nicole Heller; STEAM Fair 2016 winners, 8th grade students Felicia Conneely-Nolan and Jamie Smyth; and MS Technology teacher, Paul Garofano. Felicia and Jamie are shown holding the iPad Minis they won, courtesy of the MS PTA.

The WVCSD STEAM Fair 
The STEAM Fair featured projects and experiments by students in grades 5-12 in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. There were also exhibits and special presentations by local organizations and professionals, such as local artist Daniel Mack & Milkweed Studios, Sustainable Warwick and Little Bear Observatory. WVHS students judged the exhibits, and Jamie Smith and Felicia Conneely-Nolan won first prize for their project demonstrating how magnets can be used to clean up oil spills.

 

 

Art display at WVCSD STEAM Fair 2016The first K-12 “Rock-n-Roll Art Show” 
Sponsored by the WVCSD Art Department and the Warwick Art Club Boosters. Student art work was on display throughout the Main Lobby, Old Gym, North Cafeteria and adjoining hallways. For the first time, the district-wide art show consisted of works from kindergarten through 12th grade. Fashion design students paraded around the event wearing outfits constructed from newspaper, a project that focused on recycling and reusing materials. The all-girl student rock band, Conspiracy, provided music in the lobby area.

 

Painted chairs for chair auctionThe popular “Chair Auction”
The Chair Auction benefits the scholarship fund for WVHS seniors who plan to pursue art in college. For this event, students have taken ordinary chairs, and over the course of several months, transformed them into works of art.
The chairs are painted in the style of an art movement, technique or particular artist.The 25+ chairs ranged wildly in style! The junior & senior art portfolio class and other juniors and seniors, as well as art department faculty members, participated in the event. The chairs were on display before the auction in the high school lobby. Finally, the chairs were auctioned off to the public, with over $5,600 in proceeds going to graduating seniors in the form of scholarships.

View a photo album of the STEAM Fair on the District’s public Facebook page.
You can view this photo album even if you don’t have a Facebook account.

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