Union Elementary School
  • Results from 2018 lottery

    Click on the slide above to view the results...

  • Group of kids in the Purple House
    It Was A Purple Party!!
  • Kids in the Purple House
    It Was A Purple Party!!
  • Kids in the Purple House
    It Was A Purple Party!!
  • Kids at Bomb Day
    Bomb Day Fun!
  • group of sad kids
    Bucket Full o'Money :(
  • Group of kids around their money bucket
    Kindergarten Guards Their Bucket
  • Mr. Collins & Children in the garden
    Gallatin Pollinator Club Comes To Visit
  • Kids playing tug-o-war
    Field Day 2018
  • Sack Races
    Sack Races on Field Day
  • Fifth Grade Teachers on Field Day
    Union's Great 5th Grade Team!
  • Kids playing tug-o-war
    Tugging Away
  • Mr. Collins Spring Class Picture
    45yrs of Class Pictures
  • Mrs. Creasy standing in front of Art wings
    Teacher Of The Year!
  • 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
  • UES Chicken Coop
    UES Chicken Coop
  • 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
2014 Reward School
Top 5% in the State for
Academic Achievement