Brown Local Schools, in collaboration with NEOMED are in year four of a five year, 21st Century Community Learning Centers Federal grant, providing academic extension and enrichment opportunities for Malvern students. The program, which operates before and after school provides exciting Science and Technology opportunities including 3-D printing, Robotics and Soap Box Derby’s Gravity Racing Challenge. This year Malvern 4th and 5th grade students participating in the program built two Soap Box Derby cars and raced in Cleveland on April 29th. The cars were driven by Tommy Poole and Ryan Schoeppner. Ryan raced to an impressive 3rd place finish and brought back Malvern’s first Soap Box Derby trophy. The next race is May 20th, in Akron.
Standing: Lead teacher Melanie Koch, Ryan Schoeppner
L to R: Isabella Evans, Tommy Poole, Madalyn Partain, Manny Walker, Derrick Richard, Eve Richard, Kathryn Poole
Not Pictured: Lead Teacher Josh Eshelman
The 21st Century program runs throughout the school year and three weeks in the Summer. This year’s summer program begins June 5th and ends June 23rd. Program hours for Summer are 9:00 am - 3:00 pm with some variance on field trip days. This year we have exciting field trips planned to science museums in Youngstown and Pittsburgh, and in conjunction with our Space Camp week, we will be going on a special low-gravity field trip. Summer session will also include activities in Chemistry and Nutrition. Registration packets will be available at the school or online at the Brown Local web page.