Summer Technology Enrichment Program returns to Schuylerville

Student weldingSchuylerville’s popular Summer Technology Enrichment Program (STEP) is returning to Schuylerville High School. The 2017 program, which introduces various technology-related modules using hands-on STEM based activities, will run four days a week for a total of 12 days, from July 10 through July 27. There will be only one three-week session offered and no session days will be held on a Friday. The workshop time is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Schuylerville technology teachers Fred Lefton and Mark Belden will run the program, which is open to Schuylerville students who are currently enrolled in grades 5-7.

“Through this program, students will be able to explore many different forms of technology,” said Belden. “From woodworking and welding to robotics and 3D printing, the students will get a feel for various software and techniques at the introductory level.”

3D PrinterOver the course of three weeks, students will explore solid modeling with Solid Works software, coding, robotics, laser engraving, woodworking technology, 3D printing and welding.

“It will be exciting for students to see their designs and projects come to life over the course of a couple days, versus two to three weeks in a regular classroom setting,” Lefton said. “We’re hoping this taste of technology will get students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.”

Registering for STEP

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested students are encouraged to sign up early, by clicking the registration form below. Current fifth, sixth and seventh grade students should return the completed forms with session payment of $150.00, plus the $25 lab fee to the middle school office. Please make checks payable to the Schuylerville Central School District.

Registration Form and Brochure



Please call or e-mail Fred Lefton or Mark Belden if you have any questions regarding the 2017 Summer Technology Enrichment Program. Contact information is listed below.

Fred Lefton
Phone: (518) 695-3255, ext. 2131

Mark Belden
Phone: (518) 695-3255, ext. 2133