Salk Middle SchoolPre-Engineering Magnet Program Grades 6-8 Julie Athman, Principal Elk River Area School District
Welcome to Salk Middle School Our Mission: Salk Middle School will provide a safe, supportive, and inclusive environment that prepares all learners to achieve their personal best, become responsible and productive citizens, and embrace lifelong learning.
STEM Magnet ProgramCurriculum GoalPromote 21st century communication and literacy skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.
Curriculum State standards determine the learning outcomes STEM theme drives the curriculum and lesson planning Each quarter is assigned a “STEM Theme” Teachers work together, across content areas, to develop units that reinforce the STEM theme and are hands on and inquiry based projects.
Quarterly ThemesQuarter 1: Quarter 2:Technology ScientificApplications Communication sQuarter 3: Quarter 4:Nature of S.T.E.M.Science and In SocietyEngineering
Project Lead the Way Inquiry-based engineering curriculum created by educators and engineers Utilized in Industrial Technology and Sixth Grade Science Courses Modules include Science of Technology, Design and Modeling, and Automation and Robotics Projects include Rube Goldberg Machines, Machine Disassembly Labs, CO2 Cars, Air Racers, Mag. Lev. Vehicles, and Robots
Field TripsFriendship Space Camp Ventures Washington, D.C.Science Rocks MN ZooProject Earth Biz TownMN History Math Mentors Museum University LibrariesScience Museum
Technology Tools 4 computer labs Classroom Sets of I-Pads 3 laptop carts Smart Response Systems Digital Cameras Garage Band, iTunes, iMovie, PowerPoint, Excel Vernier Probes ProScopes SmartBoards EasyBib TI-Nspire Calculators Online Databases Project Lead the Way Equipment
Guest speakersCulture STEM Motivational Speaker from Humane Society the Hmong Culture MN School of Business Jewish Faith Computer Engineers Muslim Faith Civil Engineers Buddhist Faith Bio-Engineers Native American University Media Specialists Mixed Blood Theater Science Express
Family OutreachMagnet Specific Salk M.S. Magnet Program Family STEM Night Information Nights Open Houses History Day Information Nights Parent Teacher Conferences Science Fair Information School and Teacher Nights Websites History Day Celebration Digital Newsletters Science Fair Celebration Parent Volunteers
S.T.R.I.D.E. Students are directly taught positive behaviors as they relate to Respect Responsibility Reliability Students are recognized for demonstrating positive behaviors throughout the school day
Celebrations 2009 Magnet School of Excellence (Magnet Schools of America) 2010 MN Magnet School of Merit(Minnesota Magnet School Association) 2010 Best School Award(Central MN Regional Science Fair) 2011 MN Magnet School of Merit (Minnesota Magnet School Association)
Volunteer Opportunities If not you, then who? Science Fair Judging History Day Evaluations Guest STEM Professionals Field Trip/Tour Opportunities Mentors
Contact Information: SALK MIDDLE SCHOOL 11970 Highland Rd. Elk River, MN 55330 763-241-3455 ext 2506 http://sms.elkriver.k12.mn.us/