Attend Feb. 6th STEMscopes Event and Learn How We Teach Science

Attend Feb. 6th STEMscopes Event and Learn How We Teach Science

PHOTO: Elm Middle School students work on an experiment in Mr. Greg Richter's science class. To see a flyer about the Feb. 6 STEMscopes event, click here.

Come out to Elm Middle School from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, and learn all about District 401's K-8 science curriculum.

That's the subject of our STEMscopes Parent & Community Night. Learn why the STEMscopes curriculum was created, why our District adopted it, and follow the flow of each "scope" from beginning to end.

Mrs. Morgan Freeck, 6th-grade science teacher at Elmwood Elementary School, and other faculty members from Elmwood, John Mills Elementary, Elm Middle and the Early Childhood Center will demonstrate lessons, answer questions and share resources about how parents can help their child zoom into science standards.

Schedule for the Evening

► 5:30 to 6 p.m. — Snacks and refreshments

► 6 to 6:30 p.m. — Mrs. Freeck presents STEMscopes

► 6:30 to 7 p.m. — Breakout sessions

Breakout Sessions

Each breakout session is geared to specific grade levels. Attendees will have opportunities to interact with the presenters and ask questions.

Grades K-1
Session: "Energy from the Sun — Save the Chocolate!"
Presenters: Mrs. Bieterman & Mrs. Ciezkowska (ECC)

Grades 2-3
Session: "Building Blocks of Matter — Tower Building"
Presenters: Mrs. Mangiamele & Mrs. Windisch (Elmwood) 

Grades 4-5
Session: "Wavelength and Amplitude — Waves in Earth"
Presenters: Mrs. Johnson & Ms. Pfeifer (John Mills)

Grades 6-8
Session: "Changes in Motion, Force and Direction — Balloon Car"
Presenter: Mrs. Freeck (Elmwood)

RSVP and Parking Info

The event is free and open to the public. If you would like to attend, please submit this RSVP form by Jan. 20.

Elm Middle School is located at 7607 W. Cortland St., and parking is available from 76th Street. This is a Title I federally funded event.

Questions? Please contact Title I Coordinator Ms. Anne Hufnus at

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