Dec. 1, 2017

Paul I. Miller School 114 was recently named one of five state finalists and one of 255 finalists nationwide in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

School 114 was chosen based on its proposal to use STEAM skills to address school attendance and academic success. To tackle this project, students willfocus on sharing positive affirmations throughthe use of electronic signs or tickers that would relay positive affirmations throughout the day for students. Messages would include “You are great,” “Keep up the good work” and “We are proud of you.”

“If we can get our students excited about coming to school, that excitement can be translated into a better attendance rate as well as academic success,” said Parent Involvement Educator Juana Johnson. 

As a state finalist, School 114 will win a Samsung Chromebook® to use in its classrooms. The school will now have the opportunity to advance in the competition for additional classroom technology prizes, including up to a $150,000 Samsung technology package! An overall winner will be announced in early April.

Samsung received more than 3,000 impressive and innovative ideas for this year’s contest.