Career and Technical Education Students and Teachers Participate at the Middle Country Community Fair and Music Festival

Recently, Career and Technical Education students and teachers participated in the community festival organized by the Middle Country Chamber of Commerce. “Students, staff, and community members had an incredible time at the Middle Country Community Fair and Music Festival,” said Dr. Roberta Gerold, Superintendent of Schools. “In addition to providing our students an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge to the entire community, the day was a wonderful chance for family and friends to get together, enjoy the warm weather, and engage in some educational activities.”

The District’s Robotics team assembled field tiles and a perimeter for the actions of their robots. Fairgoers had the opportunity to learn about the programming and building of a competitive Vex robot. Robotics team members demonstrated their skills and then festival attendees were given the opportunity to operate the robots as they navigated different skill challenges. 

Newfield Cosmetology students were also at the festival, demonstrating various hair cutting techniques and stylings on mannequins. Attendees were treated to hair braiding and quick and trendy updos. 

Family and Consumer Science students from the Child Development program worked with younger attendees to create coloring activities, make friendship bracelets, and participate in interactive games. The high school students used their knowledge of the stages of child development to effectively work with each child that participated. In addition, poster boards of different student Capstone projects, STEM activities, and literacy initiatives were on display. Haggerty’s Crew advised by Ms. Haggerty, Selden Middle School’s Life Skills teacher provided a collage of various activities they’ve participated in, and the Life Skills students created a project board display of activities in the PAES Lab, Cougar Café, work-study, and garden activities.