Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School

STEM Open House Draws Parents and Students

Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School. (Darin Reed photo.)

January 27, 2017

Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School welcomed students and parents interested in its educational program for a closer look at the curriculum, facility and club offerings during an open house held earlier this week.

Principal Donna Moro used a PowerPoint presentation to highlight what’s available to students at the school. The evening include tours throughout the building and an opportunity to meet teachers and current students.

Students at the school are immersed in a science, technology, engineering and math focused curriculum. Interdisciplinary project-based learning is routinely utilized.

“Why STEM?” Ms. Moro asked rhetorically. “Our children are growing up in a highly technical world. A world in which there will be a clear distinction between the users of technology and those armed with the skills needed to be the innovators and creators of that technology. At STEM our goal is to create an innovative learning environment preparing students to think deeply and ignite their interest in becoming the next generation of innovators, researchers and leaders.”

Donna Moro
Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School Principal Donna Moro.

Current primary school fourth graders are being asked to choose between Jack Abrams STEEM Magnet School and Woodhull Intermediate School for fifth grade. Woodhull will hold an open house on Monday, January 30 to showcase its academic and co-curricular programs.

“Our overarching goal is to provide an innovative interdisciplinary STEM infused learning environment emphasizing practices that promote the use of inquiry, creative and critical thinking, learning by doing, problem solving and reflection,” Ms. Moro said.

The building’s facilities are first rate and include a large courtyard with an amphitheater, an auditorium and one of the biggest gymnasiums in the district, among other features.

“Inquiry and the development of 21st century skills, including critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity are the underlying fabric of our instruction,” Ms. Moro said.  

Extracurricular activities include student council, newspaper club, bridge club, chess club, computer programming club, garden club and Flame Challenge.

“Our unique facilities support our instruction with a fully equipped science lab to support experimentation and our makerspace where our student creativity comes to life,” Ms. Moro said.

A copy of Ms. Moro’s PowerPoint presentation is available for viewing on the Huntington School District’s website at www.joshuacarnes.info.

Contact Ms. Moro at 631-673-2060 or [email protected] for more information about Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School.


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