STEM Day at the Park

Employment trends continue to show job growth in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and technology (STEM). In fact, STEM occupations are projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations and, salaries in these occupations are generally higher than the median for all occupations. Through various educational opportunities, we hope to spark an interest in STEM and then foster that interest throughout our PK through 12 educational program. Very simply, we want our Wayne High School graduates to be prepared for STEM opportunities. To that end, STEM Day in the Park VIII will be held on Saturday, August 26, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Shullgate Park in Huber Heights. This fun, free, family day is full of hands-on, interesting, and thought provoking activities for students in grades PK through 12. It is also a great way to promote children’s interest in STEM opportunities.

The first STEM Day in the Park was held eight years ago, and is the creation of Mrs. Kathleen Bledsoe, a teacher at Wayne High School. Since then, the event has grown larger with the help of many volunteers and many, many hours of work. Additional information about STEM Day in the Park VIII can be found on our website, There is also a short registration form to download, complete, and bring to the event.

Over the coming decades, our Huber Heights’ students are the people who will be making new discoveries in the STEM area. They will be discovering new medications and cures for diseases and creating new materials to make construction lighter, stronger, and more affordable. They will be designing and launching probes to investigate the universe around us and exploring hundreds of other avenues to make our lives longer, healthier, and more meaningful in ways we cannot even imagine right now. We are fortunate that teachers like Mrs. Bledsoe and others are helping to prepare our children to lead the way in these STEM endeavors. I want to thank them for their hard work! We hope to see you on August 26, at STEM Day in the Park. As always, if you have questions about our schools, please contact me at the Administrative Offices (237-6300) or through e-mail at

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Susan Gunnell

Superintendent, Huber Heights City Schools

Reach Supt. Susan Gunnell at 237-6300 or through e-mail at