Student-built Skiff Boats Ready to Launch

Student-built Skiff Boats Ready to Launch
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Fifth grade students at Ed White E-STEM Magnet School in Clear Creek ISD have completed construction on three full-sized skiff boats they have been working on throughout the school year.

The E-STEM Skiff Program began last year with the former fifth grade students constructing two boats from scratch. This year, with the help of a few community mentors, the students were responsible for the entire process of constructing, painting and learning how to row the skiffs. Unfortunately, due to weather, the school had to postpone the official “launch” of the boats in Clear Lake for both grades to September 2016.

Once the students have a chance to set sail on open waters, the completed boats will be available to the public for purchase sometime at the beginning of next school year. All donations will go back into the Skiff Program to help purchase materials for students the following year.

If you are interested in being a volunteer mentor for the students next year, please contact the Ed White staff at (281) 284-4300 and fill out the CCISD volunteer application online. Mentors do not need to be experts in woodworking or instructional methods to participate.