Union Elementary School
  • Application Link Information
    2018-2019 Application
  • Kids at Veterans Day Parade
    Union kids join the Veterans Day Parade
  • Group of teachers at parade
    Teachers love our Veterans
  • Results from 2017 lottery

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  • Mrs. Yates & her group at LBL
    Mrs. Yates & her group at LBL
  • Child riding in a moon buggy on Science Day
    This girl will be ready to ride a Moon Buggy on the moon in 2020
  • Principal sitting with first grade class holding eggs
    Chickens & Eggs, Chickens & Eggs
  • Child holding a hen
    Chicken Sweetness
  • group picture of kids by a creek
    Creek Stomping at LBL
  • Teachers in the fun run
    Teachers getting in on the Fun Run
  • Children running in the Fun Run
    Fun Run 2017
  • Mr. Collins in the pollinator garden
    Mr. Collins in the new Pollinator Garden at Triple Creek Park
  • Students and parents pulling weeds from the pollinator garden
    Serving our Community
  • Mrs. Wigger's 3rd grade class first day of school group picture
    Good Times at Union
  • Mrs. Hesson & her group of students
    Union Life
  • Mrs. Arnold Teacher of the year standing by the marquee
    Teacher Of The Year!
  • Mrs. Boone and her group of studenst
    Union Life
  • 4th grade students with hands in a heart shape
    Mrs. Zullo's Class Is Full Of Love
  • group of students being wild
    Ready For Another Crazy Year

 

What is STEM at Union?

 

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. We focus on these areas together not only because the skills and knowledge in each discipline are essential for student success, but also because these fields are deeply intertwined in the real world and in how students learn most effectively. STEM is an interdisciplinary and applied approach that is coupled with hands-on, problem-based learning.

Economic growth in the 21st century will be driven by our graduates' abilities to create ideas and translate them into innovative products and services.  At Union Elementary, the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is a critical component for preparing students for college, career and life.  Inquiry and research skills are sharpened by:

*Bi-weekly scheduled visits to the STEMComputer Lab where all K-5th grade students are taught the basics of a computer/keyboard so that they are comfortable & familiar with them come time for computer testing.

*Bi-weekly scheduled activities in the STEM Education Collaboratory (STEMLab) where all K-5th grade students engage in real world experiences through hands-on laboratory and coursework.

*Project-Based Learning throughout instruction with expanded focus on all areas of STEM.  Faculty and students learn the Engineering Design Process (EIE) through a year-long collaboration. 

*World of Engineering events such as 3rd grade Science Fair.  STEM Maker Stations, STEM Clubs, Engineering Open House for parents, STEM Career Day, Invention Convention competition, and the Kindergarten STEM stations.

*Farm to School Gardening which provides cross-curricular learning experiences through our school garden and greenhouse.

*STEM-Focus Friday is a weekly STEM related activity that happens within the classroom and is teacher led.  All of the supplies needed for the activity are put together by our Focus Friday Coordinator and delivered to the classrooms. 

These are just a few of the ways that STEM is incorporated into our daily lives at Union.  Many other activities happen within the classroom that may not be listed.