Did you know that Euclid City Schools has the only Fab Lab for children 3-6 years old in the country?
This is the third year for the Fab Lab, now located at the Early Learning Village (ELV) on Elinore Avenue. The small-scale workshop with computer-controlled tools like 3D printers encourages students at a young age to start thinking about science careers.
“Euclid committed to this because we know it is important for our children at a young age to have ideas of other things they can do,” said Early Learning Village Principal Sanya Henley. “We wanted our children to know they could be engineers, that they could create, that they could grow in many different areas. We want children to get used to designing or planning an item and then implementing it and re-doing it.”
The goal is that by the time students reach elementary school, they already have a foundation of what it means to be a scientist or engineer. This encourages them to consider many in-demand careers they continue as through their schooling and approach graduation.
The Fab Lab is one of the ways that we engage our youngest learners at the ELV. Additionally, the ELV allows the Euclid City Schools to gather all preschool and kindergarten children in one building and best meet their needs. For example, our early learners spend time developing socially and emotionally, which is the prerequisite to academic achievement. This structure helps children reach first grade with a strong foundation for success in school.
Congratulations to the Euclid High School Panthers football team as they enter the first round of Ohio High School Athletic Association football state playoffs.The Panthers will play the Massillon Jackson Polar Bears at home tonight.
The Panthers finished the regular season with a record of eight wins and two losses. Head Coach Jeff Rotsky, in his fifth year of coaching at Euclid, said his players had to work hard this season after 19 of the team’s 22 starters graduated in 2019. “A lot of people doubted us,” said Coach Rotsky who complimented his team on winning several close games throughout the season.
He said that he pushes for success on and off the football field. He expects his seniors to attend college and said that 20 of his 29 seniors last year were offered scholarships. All 29 will be fully enrolled in college by this upcoming semester.
Join me in supporting the Panthers tonight.
Christopher Papouras, Interim Superintendent