The district is buzzing about Northside Elementary’s plan to transition into a K-8 science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics school. The STEAM program, growing popular across the nation, entails a more interactive learning experience focused on teamwork and problem solving.
Northside’s transition will see a handful of changes, including technological advances— a touch-screen tablet for each student, with new modes of research, data entry and project presentation at their fingertips.
Also new to the school will be Principal Joan Fitzgibbon, transferring from Allen Elementary to Northside to help implement the STEAM curriculum and lead students toward success. The school plans to start out as K-6 in the upcoming year, add K-7 in the fall of 2015 and settle into a full K-8 program by the fall of 2016.
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