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Blessed Sacrament Math, Science Night Slated

Jan 26, 2016 03:45PM ● By Julie Slama

By Julie Slama | [email protected]

Sandy - An evening dedicated to interactive math and science exhibits for families will be held this month at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.

The school’s seventh Admissions Open House and Math and Science Night will begin at 5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in the school gym, 9757 South 1700 East in Sandy. The math and science activities will end at 6:30, but the open house and tours will last until 7:30 p.m.

About 20 interactive booths are anticipated to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and math, Brigitte Klement, director of advancement, said.

“Parents and children excitedly see math and science come to life through hands-on activities,” Klement said. “In the past, our math and science nights have been huge successes.”

Some of the booths will include discovering the major components of what is in blood and the function of cellular elements within it with a pediatric hematology nurse practitioner; learning basics of CPR hand compressions taught by the United Fire Authority; and learning how to count heart and respiratory rates and blood pressure and understanding what they mean and what impacts them.

Some past exhibits have included interactive robotics demonstrations, how to build electric motors, the importance of math in society, DNA testing as well as others, Klement said. 

The activities reinforce the math and science curriculum taught to the 245 students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Blessed Sacrament, she said.

“Math and science nights enhance the math and scientific education of students that participate. It provides role models in science and mathematics-related careers for our students. It stimulates parents’ interest in science and their children’s science education. It’s fun for the participants and is filled with exploration and discovery. The activities are educational, inquiry based and are rich in hands-on experience,” Klement said.

At the same time, the doors will be open for those interested in enrolling students at Blessed Sacrament with a chance to talk to faculty and staff to learn more about the school.

“Math and Science Night is an evening of discovery as well as outreach, through our admission open house, which is held at the same time. It provides a perfect opportunity for families who are considering enrolling their children in our school to come and meet and greet the exceptional teaching staff, take a campus tour, visit classrooms, gain knowledge about the curriculum, and become familiar with our unique and challenging academic program offered at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School,” she said.