INSPIREational News

News to stay INSPIREd and Informed

January 2016 Edition

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STEM Celebration Night

We had a terrific turn out for our first K-12 STEM Celebration Night! The activities that NC State provided were engaging and interactive! Everyone had something great to say about the schools challenges and displays and most people spent the majority of their time with those! We had an amazing team of volunteers from UNCC, CCHS and our fabulous parents. It was exciting to experience a night where families, students and members of the community came together to celebrate our STEM Schools.

3rd Annual STEMbassy Airplane Competition

CCS STEM and Embassy Suites partnered for the third year for the annual Paper Airplane Challenge! Read more about the event here.
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Mrs. Caligan's 5th grade Social Studies class gives back!!!

Great job by Mrs. Caligan at PES and her 5th grade Social Studies class. They assembled, wrapped, and delivered care boxes for an assisted living community in Harrisburg this holiday season. What a great way to give back!
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2nd annual Charlotte WeatherFest event at UNC Charlotte

Please mark your calendars and tell students about the Charlotte WeatherFest. There will be weather media from our local TV Stations, as well as the national weather service, and several other great attendees. There will also be a weather balloon launch! This invitation is brought to CCS STEM by the UNC Charlotte Meteorology Club 2016!

2nd Annual Innovative Teaching Showcase

What an exciting time of year! Once again we will be showcasing our best PBL's in our Annual Innovative Teaching Showcase. The Innovative Teaching Showcase is a time to present the best of the best! Each grade level will present a PBL that they are proud of and want to show and explain to others.

Date: January 15th, 2016

Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Place: Discovery Place Education Studio

2016 STEM Awards Broadcast (Grades 6-12)

WTVI is hosting its third STEM Awards Broadcast, a live taping event that will highlight and honor the best and brightest Students and Teachers in grades 6-12 from our region who exhibit excellence in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Nominees can either nominate themselves or someone he/she feels has demonstrated outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting STEM education.

Submissions will be judged by a panel of CPCC STEM faculty and staff members on set criteria and categories in a STEM field, which should open after the first of the new year. At that time, they will provide the website link to submit entries.

Questions, please feel to reach out to or (704) 330-5930.

Monthly STEM Magazine

December Monthly STEM Magazine

"S.T.E.M. Magazine is not a curriculum, but rather a resource of awareness that exists to provide clarity on the subject of how we already incorporate S.T.E.M. into every class, how to encourage the creative process and cultivate curiosity in both the teacher and student. In addition, S.T.E.M. Magazine strives to encourage educators about the urgent need for this inclusion in light of their responsibility to equip students fully for their careers." -Wayne Carley, Publisher

Partnership Database

Are you looking for ways to bring more real world experience into the classroom? Look no further! We have created a STEM Partnership Database and we have numerous participants that are willing and searching for ways to partner with out schools. Please let your STEM Coach know what type of industry/field you need help with and they will research what we have available. Currently we have a pharmacist, economics professor, aviation drone company owner, etc...

Upcoming Events


  • 15th Innovative Teaching Showcase


  • 19th 2nd Annual Charlotte WeatherFest Event at UNC Charlotte on Saturday March 19th, 2016 from 1-5


  • 27 - July 1 NASA STEM Summer Camp


  • 11-15 STEMersion

Contact Information

Please contact Bridget Jones with any comments or questions.