More than 300 La Follette Elementary School students and parents turned out for Monday’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Night hosted by LES.  Each station for the event was a fairy tale station reflecting the theme of “Once Upon a STEM Night.”

TOP PHOTO:  Bria Willis (L) and Sadie Housley work together to build a structure out of cups.
Students made Shrek slime, Elsa and Anna ice cream and the Y built a house for the three little pigs. Elsewhere, students constructed a royals crown out of construction paper plus there was a 3D printer and photos were also snapped at the photo booth.

LES teacher Megan Russell helps two students build a structure with toothpicks.

Members of the Muse of Knoxville, a children’s museum dedicated to inspiring and empowering all children through trans formative learning experiences, were there with many STEM activities.  Muse members said that LES did a great job setting up its STEM night and spaced everything out perfectly.

Autumn Crabtree holds a bubble made from dry ice provided by the MUSE of Knoxville.

LES Principal Bob Walden and Assistant Principal Ashley Spade were very pleased with the turn out and expressed their appreciation to all the LES teachers for doing such an outstanding job.  They enjoyed having so many parents come out to support their children and participate in fun, educational activities.

L-R School board members Johnny Byrge (3rd district) and Josh James (2nd district) supported the LES STEM Night by visiting each station.

Walden called it a very successful night personally thanking Logan Hickman from Peoples Bank of the South and Rhonda Longmire from Community Trust Bank for their generous donations and to school board members Johnny Byrge and Josh James for supporting the successful event.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/01/2019-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF JESSICA HOUSLEY)