Kendall schools will add civil engineering/architecture course

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 18 June 2015 at 12:00 am

KENDALL – During their final meeting of the 2014-2015 school year, members of the Kendall School Board of Education approved a new course offering for the upcoming school year: Civil Engineering and Architecture.

Kendall Jr./Sr. High School Principal Carol D’Agostino said offering the new course is part of the district’s goal to have “… more and diverse electives for students. We try to find where the students’ interests lie,” she said.

Faculty members had a say in the new course, D’Agostino said. The new course fits well with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) curriculum. She said the district already has staff available to teach the new course.

“Great job, that’s exciting,” said Board of Education President Nadine Hanlon.

Board members also approved two exchange students for 2015-16 through the International Student Exchange program. The students are from Thailand and Brazil.

Hanlon noted it has been at least two years since the district hosted exchange students. She said the program is very beneficial,

“Students make bonds they will never forget,” she said.