Presidential STEAM and Early American Life

Throughout the week students complete a variety of activities focused on the STEAM disciplines. From archeology to technology students discover history with their hands while they engineer games and craft items from our past. Engage with James Monroe history. Learn the tools and techniques that are implemented in archeology. Research items in the historical record. Make and take historic crafts. Emerge into Early-American Life. Buses depart daily from Charlottesville Catholic School to James Monroe Highland where the majority of the workshops will take place.

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Communication One Title
Great Start at STEAM Discovery Academy
Communication One Body
Dear Parent of {Student Name},\r\n\r\nToday was a great day! Thank you for sharing {Student Name} with us this week! \r\nThe students enrolled in Presidential STEAM and Early American Life this week had the opportunity to get to know their counselor, their classmates, and what they will be learning. After introductions, students explored the basics of American History and investigated President James Monroe's guest house and plantation. Our team was busy supporting the students, ensuring everyone was comfortable, and taking pictures that you can view on our Facebook page. If you haven't already, like our page and follow us to view pictures and announcements from the week.\r\nAs always, if you have any questions or feedback, I'm always available at\r\nWe look forward to seeing {Student Name} tomorrow!\r\nHave a great week!\r\n\r\nMike\r\n\r\nMichael Bruscia\r\nExecutive Director\r\nSTEAM Discovery Academy
Communication Two Title
Mid-Week Update at STEAM Discovery Academy
Communication Two Body
Dear Parent of {Student Name},\r\nTime flies when you are having fun and it’s hard to believe that we are already more than half way through {Student Name}’s week in Presidential STEAM and Early American Life at STEAM Discovery Academy. In the last few days, {Student Name} marbled paper, made candles and search the plantation for clues of historical habitation.\r\nLooking ahead, {Student Name} still has a lot more to explore. The next two days will be packed with fun, learning and capstone projects. Follow along in the fun by visiting our Facebook page!\r\nThank you for sharing your student with us! \r\nMike\r\nMichael Bruscia\r\nExecutive Director\r\nSTEAM Discovery Academy
Communication Three Title
What an Amazing Week at Steam Discovery Academy
Communication Three Body
Dear Parent of {Student Name},\r\nIt’s hard to believe that the week is already over. It was a stimulating week of learning that included a lot of teamwork and most importantly, fun!\r\nAs the week comes to a close, I wanted to first and foremost thank you and {Student Name} for being a part of the STEAM Discovery Academy. \r\nThank you again and we hope to see you and {Student Name} soon!\r\nWarm Regards,\r\nMike\r\nMichael Bruscia\r\nExecutive Director\r\nSTEAM Discovery Academy\r\n