Red Lion Area Senior High School’s building goals for the last 4 ½ years have been the elimination of failure and a focus on learning. Initially, a key component to support these goals has been to strengthen core instruction in all classes, particularly the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classes. Over the last few years we have explored different strategies to integrate the Arts into STEM to create STEAM. Susan Riley defines STEAM as an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue and critical thinking.
This hard work and focus are paying dividends. Red Lion students recently competed in their first Robotics competition and competed in the Pennsylvania Governor’s STEM Challenge, garnering 2nd place. Red Lion just held its 3rd annual Science Fair that fed into the York County Science and Engineering Fair at Penn State/York. There were 62 major awards presented at the County Fair with Red Lion winning 22 of them, including the Senior Division Grand Champion: Jessica Sun.
We have a lot to be proud of at Red Lion as we continue to incrementally improve and strengthen our academic programs.
Mark E. Shue