Young people and their proud parents came together at the Carver Community Center for our 49th Annual Testimonial Dinner on Friday, June 7, 2019. Each year, the Carver Foundation of Norwalk awards Carver students, including current college students, with scholarships and recognition.
This past school year, Brookside and Tracey Elementary Schools were the first schools to adopt Carver’s newest initiative, an after school program to prepare 5th graders for transition to their respective middle schools. Brookside’s principal, Sandra Faoies, serves on Carver’s Board of Directors. Carver honored Tracey’s principal, Theresa Rangel, at the 2019 Child of America gala.
Carver after school students at Brien McMahon High School learn how to tie-dye t-shirts. The STEM to STEAM movement has been taking root across the country over the past several years and is surging forward as a positive mode of action to truly meet the needs of a 21st century economy. STEM alone misses several key components that many employers, educators, and parents have voiced as critical for our children to thrive in the present and rapidly approaching future.
Trevor Kline, Carver’s after school Program Coordinator at West Rocks Middle School, presented year-end awards to his students on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. See the photos here in our Facebook album. Following the awards ceremony, the students shared their individual skills with the audience in a talent show. The parents, teachers, volunteers and students present were delighted.
A donor sponsored a charter fishing boat on Friday afternoon to give Carver kids an opportunity to discover nature up-close and personally. Based out of Norwalk, Connecticut, Pelagic Beast Fishing Charters offer unforgettable fishing adventures, using tried and tested fishing techniques that worked for our students.
Carver students gathered in the Carver Community Center gym yesterday to exhibit their STEAM creations.
See all the photos of the showcase here in our Facebook album.
Character.org just designated Tracey Elementary School as a National School of Character. Tracey is the only school in the state of Connecticut to earn this national title, joining 87 schools and 3 districts in 24 states across the country. This follows the state character designation made earlier this year. Character.org will honor Tracey at the 2019 National Forum to be held Oct 24-27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Carver awarded the school’s principal, Theresa Rangel, with the Child of America award on May 3rd.
Many volunteers give of their time and energy to Carver kids each year. These tutors, mentors, homework helpers, career counselors, and other skill-specific project leaders offer their support, feedback and student praise. The Carver Community Center utilizes volunteers for community events such as Career Fairs, talent contests, student and family awards ceremonies, holiday celebrations, and food drives. Corporate teams produce daylong events for our youth and generously undertake extensive renovation and cleanup projects. Our student volunteers are especially helpful to our CASPER (K-5) kids at the Carver Community Center. Today there were four high school students: Nadia Torees, Emily Becerril and Sebastian Samperez, each 10th graders from Norwalk High School, and Samantha Cioffi, a 12th grader from Holy Child School in Rye, NY.
The Roton Middle School R.A.M.S. after school program runs Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 5:30. It is run by certified teachers and teaching aides from Roton Middle School. The program Coordinator is Roton teacher Dean Vaccaro.
See the video and images below of 6th graders doing the Enrichment “Human Hungry Hippos”! Other Enrichment programs include Easter Arts and Crafts, and see what the students at Roton are doing to prepare for their “International Night” celebration!
See all the photos from today’s visit here in our Facebook album. Here and below you will see Kendall students doing their homework and participating in enrichment programs that include animation, performing arts, Double Dutch (where the kids show how brave they are), the arts and music.