Welcome to Lake Hills STEM Magnet Elementary School
Welcome to Lake Hills STEM Magnet Elementary School! We house approximately 470 K-6th grade students each year. Our students are served by an amazing, dedicated staff that challenges itself on a daily basis to make our student's experience the best that it can possibly be!
Our building has state-of-the-art technology. We are completely wireless throughout the building. We are 1:1 with Chromebooks, our K friends use tablets for ease of use. Every intermediate classroom is equipped with a 50-inch monitor, our primary classrooms have interactive Promethan Boards. All teachers have an Elmo presenter which allows them to share websites, student work or books on the screen. Additionally, the Elmo allows students to share presentations, projects or work samples on screen to their classmates.
Our STEM focus engages students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Instruction is always correlated to the Indiana Career and College Readiness standards in all disciplines. We are one of the few Indiana STEM Certified elementary schools. We also participate in the nationwide Project Lead the Way engineering design program and have a partnership with the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. We have school-wide themes each trimester - Life Science, Physical Science, Technology and Engineering/Earth and Space. Grade level teams plan standards-based instruction which integrates English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies to help our students understand the connections and interdependence of all disciplines.
Our students also learn through real-life experiences. We have partnered with over 100 community resources which include our local university and college, civil city departments, state, county, and city organizations, agencies and groups, and local businesses. Our partners work with the students at school, or allow us to visit their facility and learn. We strongly feel that these experiences allow our students to see the possibilities of future careers, and develop respect for the workers in various fields, as well as to understand how STEM concepts are used by all.
Families are an important aspect of our school too. They accompany our students on study trips and facilitate many of our after-school STEM clubs. Our parent group raises funds to support instructional resources and student learning experiences and hosts our three family STEM celebrations where students share their trimester projects, community agencies provide learning experiences and information, students perform STEM-related songs and our families enjoy fellowship and educational activities.
We are looking forward to the 2021-22 school year and lots of field trips and authentic learning opportunities planned!
Thank you for visiting our page, and Go Lions!
Dustin Nelson, Principal