Thank You for Coming to our Winter Showcases! We are thrilled that you made it to the Winter Showcases this month. We hope that you had a fantastic time browsing through all the amazing content that our students and staff put together just for you. During each showcase at every one of our Operation Homework sites, the students presented various STEM/STEAM-related activities, experiments, demonstrations, and exercises that we hope entertained, informed, and inspired you!
Here are some highlights from our sites.
The staff and students at our Oak Springs location (Stokesdale) put up an excellent display of their work in the arts, reading, and math curriculum during the Stokesdale Winter Showcase. Each station was led by a student who demonstrated what they had been working on since the start of the school year, including their Lego station. The staff and students were delighted to share their achievements with Jocelyn Becoats, the new board chairman of Operation Xcel, who attended the event.
Representatives from Covenant Church, which owns the Northwoods Center where our High Point location meets, attended the High Point Winter Showcase. The event featured a Library that was donated by Thomas Built Buses, which the children showed off to the attendees. Additionally, those who attended were treated to a beautiful flute performance by one of the talented young children.
The Jacksonville Middle School Operation Homework program partners with Communities in Schools who attended the Jacksonville Middle School Winter Showcase. Communities in Schools is a non-profit United Way Agency that connects public, private, and volunteer sectors. The showcase featured student presentations in Arts, Dance, Music, Design, and Cosmetology. The arts presentation showcased dance, drumlines, screen printing on tee shirts, hair braiding, hair extensions, and nail painting.
During the Jamestown Middle School Winter Showcase, the students and staff exhibited their Science Club experiments and activities in interactive stations, showcasing various experiments to families and community members. The school collaborates with The Mial Foundation, a non-profit organization, and the Aggie Student Entrepreneurship Club from NCA&TSU to educate students on financial literacy, college culture and experiences, and entrepreneurship, and they provide mentorship. The event was well attended and included a couple of our Board members, Becky and Steven Palcsak, alongside two community members, Tracy Stevens and Taj Mail, the CEO of The Mial Foundation and President of the Aggie Student Entrepreneurship Club. Also, Dr. Vernon, the principal of Jamestown Middle School, attended the showcase.
The Swann Middle School Winter Showcase was a delightful event where the students and their families played several exciting holiday games. Each Operation Xcel student received a unique gift from the school staff. Lisa McMillan, the Chair of Guilford County’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC), was also present at the showcase. The feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly positive, with most saying that the showcase was awesome!
Your presence and engagement at these events were greatly appreciated, and we hope that you found them informative and inspiring. We value your ongoing support and partnership and look forward to continuing to work together towards our shared goals.
Thank you again for taking time out of your schedule to spend it with us during our Winter Showcase presentations!