Barnwell PTA donates $23K to fund STEM lab

Annual school carnival raises funds

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JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Barnwell Elementary School PTA held their annual school carnival “Barnival” at 9925 Barnwell Road.

This year’s event, co-chaired by Barnwell parents Jenny Hacker and Lisa Romano, was a spectacular display of the family spirit and fun at Barnwell. More than 1,500 people were in attendance at the event that boasted games, food, rides and local business vendors.

Norman C. Sauce, principal at Barnwell Elementary, had made it his goal to open a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) center at Barnwell to ensure that his students are afforded the experiences and learning opportunities in these critical education areas.

The Barnwell PTA joined forces with Sauce in committing to lend their support to the STEM Center by pledging all Barnival funds to the cause.

Barnwell parents jumped on board to support the event, as $23,000 was raised and presented to the school in mid-May. With a soft opening of the center a few weeks before the end of school, it will be up and running and be a part of the curriculum of all grade levels in the upcoming 2014-15 school year.

JC 07-17-14