Gardner & HSMS hold "EAST Night Out"!

EAST Night Out is a national "open house" celebration of our EAST programs, where family, friends and the general public are invited to see how students are making a difference in their community and celebrate the work already underway. During EAST Night Out, EAST classrooms share with their school, community members, business leaders, media and families the power of student-driven, service-based, technology-infused education.

Gardner STEM EAST Night Out

Gardner STEM Magnet School hosted an EAST Night Out – the National EAST Open House Event – Tuesday, October 14 from 3:30-5:30.  This was an evening for students interested in EAST, those already in EAST, or people who just want to know more about the program and what the kids do in EAST and show support for their service to the school and community.  Our event this year was more casual, with a drop-in schedule.  .

New and returning students had a number of projects to share with their families or other guests.  The students organized the evening from working the sign-in table, discussing displayed products, brochures, or activities, to giving tours of the EAST @ Gardner Classroom.  They were eager to show their parents their graphic designs, website design, or even their portfolio if they were in EAST last year.

We want to say "Thank you!" to our guests for their time and most of all supporting the students here at Gardner and helping to make the school the HUGE success it is!

HSMS EAST Night Out 

Hot Springs Middle School hosted an EAST Night Out on October 14.  Special guests included Hot Springs Mayor Ruth Carney, EAST representative Tim Van Dusen and National Park Community College representative Becky Fugate.  HSMS students Kason Fuguate and Maddie Scott served as the Co-Master of Ceremonies for the event.  The program included two presentations by Scott;  the National Service Project (NSP) Disaster Preparedness - Ready, Set, Plan and her video produced in partnership with the Mayor's coalition of Human Trafficking in Garland County.

Parents and visitors were treated to project displays on varied topics as explained by HSMS EAST students, including ARCGIS, Photoshop, HTML Programing labs, Music composition using Finale, and 3D animation software.