Hamels donates to St. Jerome parish school

Heidi Hamels (left) and Cole Hamels (right) present a $10,000 check to Pas­tor Den­nis Boyle, prin­cip­al Susan Galla­gh­er (cen­ter) and Anne Car­o­lan, an ad­vance­ment board mem­ber at St. Jerome’s.

St. Jerome School in Holme Circle re­ceived a $10,000 Part­ners in Edu­ca­tion Grant from The Hamels Found­a­tion on May 30 to fur­nish and sup­ply a STEM Lab for St. Jerome’s.

STEM refers to sci­ence, tech­no­logy, en­gin­eer­ing and math­em­at­ics. The in­ter­dis­cip­lin­ary ap­proach to edu­ca­tion shows stu­dents how the sci­entif­ic meth­od can be ap­plied to every­day life. It helps stu­dents mas­ter today’s cur­riculum while fo­cus­ing on in­nov­a­tion, prob­lem solv­ing, crit­ic­al think­ing, team­work and lead­er­ship. The STEM Lab will open at St. Jerome’s next Septem­ber and be a cen­ter for col­lab­or­a­tion that houses re­sources for stu­dents and teach­ers, such as sci­ence equip­ment, math ma­nip­u­lat­ives, en­gin­eer­ing con­struc­tion sets and tech­no­logy devices. ull;•

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