Middleburg, Va. – The Middleburg Community Charter School (MCCS) Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will lead a new campaign to raise funds for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) Lab beginning February 1, 2016. 


The money raised will go towards purchasing lab equipment such as a 3D printer, a laser cutter, Legos, Magnatiles, snap circuits, lil bits circuitry, wind tunnels, and keva blocks. The goal is to have an operational S.T.E.A.M. lab at MCCS available for students starting in the 2016-17 academic year. Each classrooms from K-5th grade will have access to the new lab. MCCS will incorporate S.T.E.A.M. education learning into the current da Vinci curriculum, which focuses on project-based learning (PBL). 
STEAM education incorporates the “A” for the arts, recognizing that to be successful in technical fields, students must also learn how to be creative and use critical thinking skills, which are best developed through exposure to the arts. 

To make a tax-deductible contribution towards the MCCS S.T.E.A.M. lab fundraiser, please visit the MCCS PTO website at http://mccspto.my-pto.org/content.asp?PageID=6 and click on the “A donation” tab.