Farmington Public Schools will host a Grand Opening/Open House at the Farmington STEAM Academy (FSA) on Thursday, Oct. 12.
Under the leadership of Principal Dr. Dyanne Sanders and Administrative Intern Kurtis Lovio, the school opened this year to students Kindergarten through seventh grade. In 2018, FSA will add eighth grade.
Farmington STEAM is a Project-Based Learning School with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. School staff value and teach Success Skills: Collaboration, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, and Self-Management.
The Grand Opening/Open House will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the school, 32800 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills.
The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off the evening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. A short program will follow at 6 p.m. which will include the presentation of the National PTA School of Excellence Award. Tours of the school will be offered before and after the program.
Representatives from the FSA partner companies will be in attendance including Hitachi, General Motors, Bosch, and American Welding. One of the highlights of the evening includes the display of the Chevy Volt, within the school, that will be utilized as part of the students’ future studies.
“I envision that our school will become a space where community members, students, and families from other FPS schools can come in and work on projects together,” Sanders said. “This has been an incredible journey making this dream into a reality for our students.”