Centennial Place Elementary School’s PTA hosted a Technology & Engineering night with students, parents, and representatives from Stevens & Wilkinson, Atlanta Institute of Architects, Atlanta Streetcar, and Atlanta Beltline. The focus of this event is to celebrate students’ work, and provide an opportunity for students and families to be aware of projects in their local community.
The program began as participants of the Architecture club presented models of their buildings. Representatives from Stevens & Wilkinson, an award-winning architectural firm, committed the past several months in assisting students with their projects. They shared their love and joy of architecture as they created models of the students’ dream houses.
“It’s been a pleasure and really really fun,” says William Clark, Principal at Stevens & Wilkinson. “The energy level has been incredible during the last few months together as we discovered architecture.”
The “No Place for Hate” ambassadors presented an impressive 10-minute anti-bullying video that was created with the students. The Atlanta Beltline and Atlanta Streetcar representatives explained the benefits and significance of their organization and how it impacts the community. These informational presentations allowed the students and families to be more aware and supportive as community members.
Centennial’s PTA offers family nights with different themes to provide an opportunity for students to share their work with their families. It’s also a great opportunity for parents to be informed of what their child is learning and how they are involved with the community. A food truck also catered the event to promote the engineering and technology theme.
“Our wonderful PTA has embraced our work around common core, science and technology by allowing our students to be authentically engaged in architecture and engineering,” says Alison Shelton, Principal at Centennial Place Elementary. “This is a memorable experience for the students and opens a horizon of career opportunities as well.”