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Prove It Expo Night a Success

By: Rachel Lang, Seventh Grade Science Teacher
On Tuesday, Nov. 16, seventh grade students held their annual PIE (Prove It Expo) Night — the capstone presentation of a monthlong scientific exploration into their chosen topics. It was a huge success! 

Students built on the knowledge they gained in sixth grade to support their learning through each step of the scientific inquiry process, from brainstorming to topic selection. Students then explored and collected data related to their scientific questions. This year was particularly special because PIE Night was back on campus after being held virtually last year. 

It was a truly magical experience to watch members of our St. Luke's community flock to campus to support our seventh graders. The students were proud and a little nervous about sharing their PIE project results, but I reassured them that I continue to be impressed by their creativity and passion. 

As I tell my students, collaboration is critical, and PIE Night is no exception. This project would not be possible without the continued help and support from my colleagues from other departments. Thank you to Middle School Librarian Jean Myles for helping the students with research and topic development; Academic Technology Coordinator Matt Bavone for helping students add digital elements to their projects through QR Codes; and Center for Leadership Director Kate Parker-Burgard for talking to the students about creating meaningful elevator pitches. This year we added a new collaboration with our fantastic MS School Art Department. Jessica Dowling and Samantha Mongardi, thank you for giving endless resources and time to make the PIE project boards look impressive. A huge thank you to all my colleagues who offered their support.

Check out photos from the 2021 PIE Night!

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