Union Elementary School
  • Child with parents and a bike
    Rotary Bike Winner
  • Child with parents and a bike
    Rotary Bike Winner
  • Group of 5th grade students standing in a group
    5th Grade 4-H Speech Winners
  • Kids in Ugly Christmas Sweaters
    It's an Ugly Sweater kind of dance
  • Students dancing in the gym
    Dance, Dance, Dance
  • Our 2018-2019 Teacher Of The Year
    Our 2018-2019 Teacher Of The Year
  • marquee with teacher of the year announcement
    Congratulations!
  • Boxes and boxes of cans
    Boxes & Boxes of Cans donated to GHS
  • Group picture of students in the Red House
    Red House Party!
  • PTO moms standing in front of cafeteria doors
    Our PTO Rocks!
  • Hallway Sign
    Inspiring Our Students
  • YOU MATTER Sign on Cafeteria Wall
    YOU MATTER
  • Fifth Grade Teachers at LBL
    The Fantastic Four Fifth Grade Teachers
  • Canoeing at LBL
    Canoeing at LBL
  • mr. Collins & student sitting on bales of hay
    5th place Broiler Chicken Winners!
  • Aerial view of UES!!
    Aerial view of UES!!

 

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