Parents you probably have already been wrestling with the “screen-time” struggle with your kids. Remote learning has put children in front of a computer, tablet, and/or phone for more than we would like. However, now they are doing schoolwork and not just playing games. We can see the benefits for screen time, but are we teaching more dependence on these screens? Do we want our children to learn that you must have a screen to survive?

We are full "STEAM" ahead at Emmanuel Lutheran School in Asheville. Building on the concept of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), STEAM reintroduces a focus on the arts, fostering a spirit of creativity and collaboration in our education system. It is a vital instrument in our school’s tool belt, helping us better serve our students and families with the highest quality academic experience.

Emmanuel Lutheran School is Western North Carolina’s first and only Christian Parochial Christian STEAM school that empowers students using technology along with the arts to build confidence and inspire students to do great things past their middle school experiences. In this article, we want to emphasize how this curriculum, combined with our mission and vision helps empower girls in technology careers.

There are some books and novels that are popular for a season, and others that transcend generations and impact readers throughout history. The classics are those literary works that noteworthy works that are accepted as part of the Western canon. When a true classic is born, it remains in print for years beyond other books. It outlives its author, century, and even millennia. When students interact with literature classics, they step into another world and learn that characters are asking the same questions with which they are wrestling today. Some examples of the classics include:

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