Shawanoe Community Gathers for Night of STEM

Students and a family watch a Shawanoe STEM night demonstration
Shawnee Mission School District

An evening of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) proved to be one of the most popular events of the year at Shawanoe Elementary School.

Nearly 250 families attended the school’s STEM night, offered to bring the school community together, help build relationships, and support student success.

The night featured a variety of STEM-related stations, featuring visitors from the Kansas City Zoo, Shawnee Mission Northwest robotics, Prairiefire Museum, Mad Science, and the Shawnee Fire Department.

Each presentation was offered to provide an exciting, informative, and engaging night for families to enjoy and learn more about the world around them. Parents and family members expressed to Principal Dominic Flora that they were especially encouraged by how much their children learned from the fun activities.

“We know that this event, much like the work our staff does each day, connects our students to opportunities to think, learn, and be inspired to continue on their path to success in life,” Flora said.

There also were presentations from Lego Land, Science City, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment, and local meteorologist Brett Anthony.


Students and a family watch a Shawanoe STEM night demonstration
A student rides a hoverboard at Shawanoe STEM night.
A group works on a STEM project at Shawanoe.
A student looks at an animal visiting Shawanoe STEM night.
SM Northwest students demonstrate robotics.
A student talks to a visitor at Shawanoe STEM night.
A student stares at an egg at Shawanoe STEM night.
Shawanoe STEM night attendees work on a project.
A student tries virtual reality at Shawanoe STEM night.
Students talk to their principal at Shawanoe STEM night.