Robot Dreams

Six Robot Engineers competed on Lopez Island this weekend.  STEM Teams  took first place in the Skills Competition and Robot Design!

STEM K-8 Robotic Engineers have qualified 3 robots for the State competition in Ellensburg this coming Saturday.  Congrats to the following teams: Hailey and Kalea, Zaid and DJ,  Eva and Lizzie!

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2-21-16 Update

We are entering a month that will put many topics topics in air: next year’s school budget, an updated facility plan for the Louisa Boren Building, and program planning for the next year. Some of the items being addressed: 7th grade class offerings, room moves and modifications, continuing and expanding the 6th grade 1:1 iPad program, and more. I’m hoping that we will receive more clarity about bell times for next year soon. We also learned recently that STEM K-8 will integrate three new school programs for next year—a Developmental Preschool, a Seattle Preschool program, and a primary Access program.

The Developmental Preschool and Access are described on SPS’s Special Education Service Descriptions Homepage:

  • Developmental Preschool: Programs provide high quality early childhood environments where activities are designed by Special Education Teachers and Therapists to meet the individual developmental needs of students. Typically developing preschoolers from the community are included in many of the programs. . Instructional content varies, based on each student’s IEP. This service is open to all disability categories
  • Access: Services are intended to provide specially designed instruction to students with more intensive academic and functional special education needs. These services support students who are able to make progress on their IEP goals while spending most of their instructional time, including specially designed instruction, in general education settings with a range of supports. But, services may be provided in any setting, based on the individual IEP. Instructional content varies, based on each student’s IEP. This service is open to all disability categories.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the 3rd Annual STEM Auction–Out of This World–on March 26 from 5:30-11:00. Th things you love at STEM are possible because of PTA support. Get your tickets and more information at louisaborenstemk8.schoolauction.net/auction2016.