Wyandotte County, Unified Government Mayor Holland paid a visit to Saturday Science, Math and Technology Academy.
Saturdays during the school year provide students a day to sleep in or a schedule free day. Not Saturday Academy members. Over 190 middle and high school students start their Saturdays catching the bus at 7:30 a.m. to attend the full day Academy enrichment. Students arrive at 9:00 a.m. for a light breakfast and move through science modules, technology activities and original poetry workshops. With 40 staff, college interns and senior mentors, students are engaged in relational instruction by a 8-1 teacher –student ratio.
On December 6th, 2014 Mayor Holland was given a warm welcome by the students and staff as he shared his vision for Academy students in STEM education now and higher education and careers in the future. His caring personality came through in his conversation and observation of science modules. Students asked to have their pictures taken with Mayor Holland who agreed with a smile.
Dr. Ed Kremer, Dean of Science, Math and Technology/KCKCC, Mark Meyer, M.D., Dean of Students and OCED/KUMC, Scott Lemmon, Academy Native American Liaison, Marcia Pomeroy, OCED/KUMC, Director of Saturday Academy and many graduates of the Academy home from college and graduate school for the holidays shared their support of Saturday Academy with Mayor Holland. It was a great day at many levels. Academy Senior Mentors, Kayleen Perkins and Brian Cobbs provided Mayor Holland with a tour of the Academy classes and workshops.
Thank you to the Kauffman Foundation, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas Community College, District #500, KCKPS, Kansas Health Foundation, DST and 21st CCLC for their continued support of Saturday Academy.