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St. Mary School Students Enjoy STEM Project

Mrs. Amanda Wysocki's Second graders at St. Mary Catholic Community School put their building skills to the test! Students were tasked with building a bridge out of assorted materials they brought to class.  Students brought in items like popsicle sticks, cotton balls, cardboard, index cards, egg cartons, pipe cleaners, string, ribbon, and paper cups.  After brainstorming with their teammates and planning out their bridge, the students got to work on construction.  To complete the challenge, the students needed to be able to drive a toy car up the bridge, have its weight supported at the top of the bridge, and then drive the car down the bridge.  The little minds were hard at work with this “hands on” STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) project!

Braelynn Faulstich, Victoria Mendoza, Emilia Anderson pose with their completed. bridge

Nora Riordan, Sophia DelReal and Melina Cardenas pose with their completed bridge. 

Beckett Gardiner, Tate Smith, and Alex Usher show off their draw bridge. 

Tatum Adams-Enquist and Mariella Ables explain their group's bridge

St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point offers grade levels Junior Pre-Kindergarten (for three-year-olds) through grade eight.  St. Mary’s faculty teaches a rich curriculum supported by cutting-edge technology.  To learn more about St. Mary School’s upcoming Open House events on January 24th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and January 28th from 10:00 AM to noon, visit


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