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Due to our agreement with Alliant Energy, the Linn-Mar main campus will close today at 2:00 PM. This includes the Learning Resource Center (LRC), Linn-Mar High School, Excelsior Middle School, Indian Creek Elementary and the Aquatic Center. Offices will reopen Friday, July 21 at 8:00 AM.

STEAM Ahead and Read Camp Comes to a Close

Nearly 90 Bowman Woods students were back in school for the annual STEAM Ahead and Read Camp.

Teacher Librarian working with students

Teacher Librarian Carla Clanin works with students at STEAM Ahead and Read Camp at Bowman Woods

The camp had a central theme for each of its four days. Coding, Exploring, Creating and Celebrating.

Groups of students rotated through a series of activity centers each morning.

Students using ipads

Students discover new apps on Ipads at STEAM Camp.

Among the week’s activities, participants discovered the science of a rocket launch and the solid and liquid properties of homemade slime.

Students holding bags of homemade slime

Students mix the color into their homemade slime.

They were treated to visits by mystery readers and a guest from Theatre Cedar Rapids who taught the kids how do a read through for a play.

Theatre Cedar Rapids guest reads a play to students at STEAM Ahead and Read Camp

Students take turns doing a read through of a play.

District staff and volunteers along with Middle and High School students guided the kids through the sessions. 

Tina March and Students reading together in the Bowman Woods Library

Bowman Woods Principal Tina March was a guest Mystery Reader on the final day of STEAM Ahead and Read Camp

Thanks to everyone who made this year’s STEAM Ahead and Read Camp a huge success.