STEM

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I am excited to announce the continued implementation of our STEM program at Roopville Elementary School this 2017-2017 school year. Current research shows that when students are introduced to STEM related topics and career fields in elementary school, they will go on to play an integral role in our nation's global competitiveness and economic stability.

Students in all grades will participate in an increased number of STEM practices in their classrooms. Science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the buzzwords in education today; however, at Roopville Elementary School, we plan to put our own spin on STEM! Because of our rural location and accessible resources, we are focused on an agricultural path to lead us to a STEM certification. Students will have new opportunities to learn creatively and collaborate with others. They will communicate their findings and ideas, and they will have free range to think critically while solving real world problems.

Students in Kindergarten through 5th grade will rotate through the STEM Lab every three weeks as part of their exploratory class. Grade levels will focus on the design and building of projects that will benefit our school. Additionally, grade levels will adopt specific projects to work on throughout the school year.

In order to make this a successful endeavor, we need your support and assistance with a few things. We have a Teacher STEM Mart for our teachers to easily access supplies they need for classroom designing activities and lessons. Please save and send in the following items, but make sure you label it STEM MART:

Foil
straws
popsicle/craft sticks
empty paper towel rolls
Glue
pipe cleaners
drawing paper
cardboard
Magazines
egg cartons
yarn
bottle caps
Lincoln Logs
Legos
paint
small hand tools
Watering cans
cotton balls
qtips
ribbon
Thread
Ziploc bags of all sizes

Not only do we need recyclable items, we need YOU! Please take a minute to complete the I'M AN RES STEM SUPPORTER information. Human resources are as equally important as financial support to our program; therefore, we value your time and expertise.

Thank you for your support of our RES STEM! If I can answer any questions, please email me at jenniferM.carroll@carrollcountyschools.com.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Carroll
Gifted Facilitator & STEM Coordinator