On the Nov 6, Discovery Education hosted a student art show featuring art from 100 fort mill school students at the new Discovery Education headquarters in Charlotte. Watch this special Talk of the Town Carolinas video with interviews with Discovery Education Senior VP Rob Warren, Fort Mill School District Superintendent Dr. Chuck Epps, FMSD Director of STEM Victoria Brioc, Pleasant Knoll Middle School Art Teacher Carrie Vasquez, and Pleasant Knoll Middle School Art Student Mary Baldassarre.
The Fort Mill School District has placed a special emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education and each piece of artwork showcased at this first-ever event connects to that theme. Students across all grade levels contributed paintings, drawings, sculpture, and other types of art to this exposition, and each piece was selected by district art teachers for inclusion. Fort Mill School students, parents, school teachers and administrators where invited to attend this unique event. Discovery Education has partnered with the Fort Mill School District since 2016 to create dynamic, digital classrooms that prepare all students for success beyond graduation.
About the Fort Mill School District
The Fort Mill School District is the fastest growing school district in South Carolina, serving nearly 17,000 students in 17 schools, with two new elementary schools and a new middle school planned to open in the next two years. The performance of Fort Mill’s schools demonstrates the quality of a Fort Mill School District education. Fort Mill leads the state on ACT, SAT and AP exams and out performs all national averages. In 2018, 87.2 percent of Fort Mill School District graduates enrolled in a two-or-four year college or technical college. During the 2018-2019 school year, more than $29 million in total scholarships were awarded to the graduating class. Additionally, the school district is home to the 2019 Model UN Winthrop Cup Champions, the 2019 Best National Weekly High School Broadcast, and the 2018 JROTC National Medal of Valor and Legion of Valor Bronze Cross Recipients.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the U.K. and reach over 5 million educators and 51 million students in more than 90 countries. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.
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