Union Elementary School
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  • School entrance as a circus
    This is the Greatest School!!
  • 2nd grade teachers in front of picture backdrop
    2nd Grade Clowning Around
  • Mrs. Tessa in the office window
    Wild Animal
  • 3rd grade classroom
    3rd grade learns under the Big Top
  • Group picture of Mrs. Gibson's Class
    Box Top Winner!
  • Butterflies
    It's Here!
  • Group of kids sitting in the lobby
    Mrs. Miller's Crew
  • Group of kindergarten kids standing under a shade tree
    Fun Run 2018
  • 5th grade kids getting some shade after their run
    Fun Run 2018
  • group of people working in the butterfly garden
    Preparing the garden for Monarch In The Park!
  • Student putting a sticker on a butterfly
    Tagging butterflies for their trip to Mexico
  • We have bunnies!
    We have bunnies!
  • Mr. Collins in the butterfly garden
    In The Butterfly Garden with Mr. Collins
  • Releasing Butterflies
    Releasing Butterflies
  • 2nd grade teachers taking a picture
    2nd Grade Teachers Wear Blue For Dr. Brown
  • New Crew Debut
    New Crew Debut
  • 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