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Building History

Louisa Boren Junior High School opened in September 1963. On that day, the school welcomed 800 students in grades 6 through 9, and had 40 teaching stations. The mid-century modern building was designed by famous Seattle architecture firm Naramore, Bain, Brady …

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Curriculum

Discover STEM K-8 Walk through STEM K-8 hallways and you may see spiders hanging from the ceiling, boats docked on counters, and technical drawings on walls. Look for interesting materials on shelves or in stacks, and the places student work …

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Newsletter Archive

Owl Post December 15th, 2014 December 8th, 2014 December 1st, 2014 November 17th, 2014 November 10th, 2014 November 3rd, 2014 October 27th, 2014 October 20th, 2014 October 13, 2014 October 6th, 2014 September 29th, 2014 September 22nd, 2014 September 15th, …

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Positive Discipline

K-5 STEM is becoming a Positive Discipline School. Positive Discipline works to develop mutually respectful relationships. Positive Discipline teaches adults to employ kindness and firmness at the same time, and is neither punitive nor permissive. The tools and concepts of …

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Project Based Learning

We follow Project Based Learning (PBL) principles using tools and resources from The Buck Institute for Education (BIE).  The Buck Institute for Education is dedicated to improving 21st Century teaching and learning throughout the world by creating and disseminating products, …

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School Vision

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Emerging Vision  Louisa Boren STEM K-8 Scholars: Grow 21st Century readiness in a community that values equity, sustainability, and the whole child. Develop rigorous STREAM skills to ask questions and support answers. Use Project Based Learning …

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Strategic Plan – 2013 through 2018

West Seattle STEM Elementary School Five-Year Strategic Plan April 23, 2013 West Seattle STEM Elementary School (originally K-5 STEM at Boren) was established in September of 2012 in response to community input regarding the need for STEM education at the Elementary level …

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Uniforms

STEM K-8 has a mandatory school uniform and dress code policy. We believe our uniform for learning will help students be proud members of this learning community. We also ask that, in accordance with SPS policy, all students “dress appropriately for school in …

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What is STEM?

STEM stands for four key areas of focus: Science Technology Engineering Mathematics The term was first coined by Judith Ramaley, the former director of the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Division. This approach to education is designed to revolutionize …

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