IU East - Mon, Mar. 4, 2013

A pack of Red Wolves helped local students with their last-minute studying for their state exams.

Members of the Indiana University East basketball, tennis and golf programs visited the Kenneth A. Christmon STEMM Academy on March 1 to take part in a pre-ISTEP testing "pep session."

The Red Wolves gave test preparation tips in the form of a game. Student volunteers came to the front of the gym to answer test preparation questions. Students who answered correctly got to shoot baskets for a chance to win a prize. A sample question: "True or false: You should go to bed early the night before the tests so you get plenty of rest." (Correct answer: True).

Red Wolves pencils and tattoos were passed out to the students.

"The pep session went very well. The kids loved it. Thanks so much for helping KCS get ready for ISTEP!" wrote Julie Robeson, a teach er at the school.

The Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) program is a statewide measure of student achievement in the subject areas of English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. ISTEP tests are this week at the STEMM Academy.

Formerly known as Galileo Charter School, The KC STEMM Academy is a free, public school available to all K-8 students in the Richmond/Wayne County area. KC STEMM Academy opened in August of 2005 and is based on the cornerstones of STEMM instruction (Science, technology, engineering, math and media), character development, and college readiness.