Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls
"Small Enough to Care, Strong Enough to Count"
1055 N. Military Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Phone: 716.283-1455 Fax: 716.283-1355
This Week's Events
Registration for the 2017-2018 School Year is ongoing.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Catholic Charities "Thank You" Free Dress Down Day
Gr. 6 Class Trip
10:30 am Gr. 3 May Crowning at Our Lady of Peace
Chorus Gr. 4 & 5
Honor Hat Day
8:30 am Ascension Thursday Liturgy
NO School - Memorial Day
9:00-10:30 am Moving Up Day Gr. Pre-K - 5
New Kindergarten Open House
June 1, 2017
9:00 am Pre-K Donuts with Dad
11:00 am Dismissal Gr. K - 6
5 - 9
Grade 4 Science Test
Do the Right Thing Award
Field Trip Grade 5 & 6
Art Field Trip Grade K - 2
11:00 am Dismissal Pre-K - 6
Please continue to support our ongoing fundraisers: Student Council Bottle/Can Collection, Ink Cartridge/Toner Recycle, Box Tops for Education, Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House.
STREAM .... the flow of ideas over and across several subject areas.
To prepare our next generation for the types of jobs that are in their future, the big push in American education is an initiative program known as STEM which focuses on the subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The ultimate goal of STEM education is to encourage students to take an interest in these subjects at an early age which would be beneficial to them when they enter the job market, and in turn it should benefit the greater economy. Our American education system needs a significant improvement in these areas for the workforce of tomorrow to have a competitive edge in a globalized, high-tech marketplace.
In 2014, the Diocese of Buffalo Department of Catholic Education introduced an expansion of the principles of STEM education with STREAM and infused Religion across all the subjects and the Arts to provide the creative thinking skills thus, educating the whole child. Our school was chosen as one of 10 Catholic schools from a blind draw to implement the pilot STREAM program in the Fall of 2014.
STREAM .... provides a runway for our next generation of believers, innovators, scientists and leaders!
In addition to the integration of STREAM across our curriculum, we are also implementing after school STREAM Academies in all grade levels. These academies are held on Thursdays from 2:20 to 3:30 pm and will be run by CAONF teachers. There will be two semesters: Fall (October, November) and Spring (January, February, and March). Each academy will have a limited number of pre-registration spots and a weekly commitment is necessary (there is also a minimal fee). The academies that we will be offering as of now are:
Robotics (Fall 2014, Fall 2015): Offers students an exciting platform for teamwork, engineering and problem solving among student design teams. Integrated into the curriculum beginning with the 2016-2017 school year.
Science Scrimmage (Spring 2015, Next Generation Fall 2015): Engages and exposes the student to activities in the ever-changing world of science, technology, and engineering.
Arcade Academy (Fall 2014, Spring 2015): Invites students to design and build fun and engaging arcade games made from cardboard, recycled materials and imagination.
PEAP (Fall 2014, Spring 2015): Encourages students to begin problem solving, generate design proposals, collaborate, and make connections to their favorite fairy tale characters. Integrated into the curriculum beginning with the 2015-2016 school year.
R in STREAM (Spring 2015): Uses components of our Catholic faith as a launching point for projects combining artwork with science basics.
Invention Convention (Spring 2015): With creative thinking skill activities, students will use a problem solving model to invent a product utilizing every day items.
Coding Craze (Spring 2016), Creative Coding (Spring 2017): Students will learn the basic concepts of computer science with drop and drag programming using repeat loops, conditionals and basic algorithms and eventually writing their first computer program.
STREAM Sprouts (Fall 2015, Spring 2016): Cultivates positive attitudes in all things science with games and activities for our youngest learners.
Kitchen Chem (Fall 2015, Spring 2016), Kitchen Chem Back At It! (Fall 2016, Spring 2017): Students will learn the origins of food, healthy food choices, food preparation and the impact of accurate measurement on a recipe's outcome.
You're the Balm (Fall 2016): Students experience entrepreneurship during this engaging academy where they learn about what is means to launch a business for a good cause.
LEGO U Academy (Fall 2016): An engaging, playful learning experience for our youngest learners. Students work cooperatively to design, build, test engineering principles while having buckets of fun.
STREAM 2016-2017 is in Engineering and Science!!
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