• All about STEM

    STEM1BAMSSTEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math, with the added A for "art," making STEAM. According to district educators, the terms are used interchangeably, but there is a fondness for including the A, as art is important to any good solution.

    While STEM incorporates all individual subjects, the philosophy behind it is that of blending those subjects together while taking on real world challenges. STEM teaches students how to be problem solvers by collaborating, creating, critically thinking and communicating -- all skills they will use post-high school, no matter what path they choose.

    Learn more in the Q&A as district educators such as STEM Instructional Coach Allison D'Ambrosia and Assistant Superintendent Kris Vancas answer frequently asked questions.

  • How does the district incorporate each of the STEM subjects into everyday learning and teaching?

  • Are there extracurricular activities for students to be a part of at school?

  • Why is STEM so highly encouraged in school?

  • How do these subjects benefit students?

  • The STEM instructional coach position is new. What does that job entail?

  • How many STEM educators does the district have?

  • How has STEM grown in the district over the years?

  • What are some STEM activities families can do at home with their children?

  • How does STEM tie into other nontraditional subject-related classes and lessons?

  • What does STEM look like with special education classes and students?

  • How can families incorporate STEM into summer learning?

  • What STEM resources are available for the community that can be helpful to them?