Union Elementary School
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  • Mrs. Wood & Mr. Taylor on tricycles
    Penny War Challenge #3
  • tricycle race
    Hmmm...maybe a little cheatin' going on here!
  • Mrs. Creasy in DJ costume
    DJ Creeeeazy!
  • Union Choir performs at Triple Creek Park
    The Rockin' Raiders
  • Mrs. Creasy showing off student art
    Art on the Gallatin Square
  • Penny War amount raised
    We EXCEEDED Our Goal!
  • Student slapping whipped cream on Mr. Taylor
    A Little Whipped Cream, Please!
  • Students in a wall of foam
    Foam Fun!
  • Coach G. practicing CPR on a dummy
    AED Drill Time! We Saved Bob!
  • Mrs. Holleman arm wrestling winner
    And there was a winner...Mrs. Holleman
  • group of kids receiving instruction from Mr. Collins in the garden
    In the Garden with Mr. Collins
  • Group of students sitting around our UES emblem in the gym
    Students of the Month for August - KINDNESS
  • Raider Cafe workers standing in front of the Salad Bar
    These girls make the Raider Cafe a fun place to be!
  • Water Balloon Challenge between Mrs. Arnold and Mr. Taylor
    Penny War- Water Challenge
  • Mr. Taylor and Mrs. Holleman in Sumo suits racing down the soccer field
    There Was A Race...and almost a fall!
  • Teachers dressed in costumes hoola hooping
    There was hoola hooping...
  • Teachers dressed in costumes jump roping
    There was jump roping
  • Mr. Taylor and Mrs. Holleman in Sumo suits arm wrestling
    There was an arm wrestle challenge

 

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.

TN Department of Education Seal STEM Certified Eastman Volunteer Tennesse School Seal of Approval 2018 MSA cling Winner  2019 MSA cling Winner

2014 Reward School
Top 5% in the State for
Academic Achievement