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2013-14 School Newsletters

K-5 STEM Newsletter 03/03 K-5 STEM Newsletter 02/03 K-5 STEM Newsletter 01/21 K-5 STEM Newsletter 01/13 K-5 STEM Newsletter 12/16 K-5 STEM Newsletter 12/02 K-5 STEM Newsletter 11/18 K5 STEM Newsletter 11/04 K5 STEM Newsletter 10/21 K5 STEM Newsletter 10/07 …

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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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K-5 STEM’s Vision: To advance successful, curious, caring, creative learners. Project Based Learning (PBL):  In PBL, students go through an extended process of inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Projects, which can last from days to months, …

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Mrs. Bilanko's K/1 Class.

Our 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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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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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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Bilanko Students


Our school has a mandatory school uniform and dress code policy. From: K-5 STEM Uniform and Dress Code Policy. We believe our uniform for learning helps students be proud members of this learning community.  

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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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