Building a Partnership for the Future

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In an effort to connect education with the real world, the Shoreham-Wading River School District hosted its first School-to-Community Program meeting on April 3 at the Shoreham-Wading River High School.

During the inaugural meeting, 26 businesses representatives, 19 educators and nine students met to brainstorm programs and events that would accomplish the district’s goal to increase authentic learning experiences.  

Ideas discussed included tours, shadowing, internships, classroom speakers and jobs for students of all learning levels.

The working meeting was the first of many in the continued development of community partnerships.

“We are already seeing invaluable benefits from this meeting for our special education and STEM Programs,” said Dr. Amy Meyer, director of STEM.  “We look forward to continuing these collaborations and the opportunities that they will provide for our students.”