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STEM ZOOM with Captain Barrington Irving

Dear Ms. Wright and Mr. Irving,
Thank you, Ms. Wright and Mr. Irving for the opportunity to provide our students with an amazing chance to experience aviation through STEM. This hands-on engineering event was highly engaging, rigorous, and relevant for every child who participated.
A few weeks ago Mr. Irving reached out to me. I decided to invite our students to our school to experience STEM ZOOM, with support from teachers.  Our students' kindergarten through eighth grade participated in this amazing event yesterday along with four teachers,  our Intern Principal Nicole Neunie, and our Science Coach Tonya Wallace.
 Mr. Burgess, from 5000 Role Models, assisted with this awesome adventure. As our middle school students built drones with Flying Classroom virtual instructors, Mr. Burgess assisted in person. 
Our students assisted Mr. Burgess as he flew the drone.  
The students actually became the teachers! 
Many of our students who participated are considered academically fragile. They are free lunch, ESOL, ESE, lowest 25%, in foster care, and struggle emotionally as we navigate through this global pandemic.  However, with these opportunities, we close achievement gaps! Our students went from fragile to fearless!
Our students were engaged, excited, and most importantly,  empowered by this hands-on STEM experience. When our students see Barrington Irving, they believe they can break the same barriers and achieve through STEM.
Again, thank you for dispelling the Opportunity Myth!  Your commitment and dedication to our students through Title One and The Flying Classroom is changing lives forever! 
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