Monday, January 5, 2015

Agriculturally-based STEM school starting in St Johns

Exciting news in St Johns ... an Agricultural Science Technology Education Math elementary school! They call it Ag-STEM, because obviously it needs to be less of a mouthful.

St. Johns Public Schools and Central Michigan University have signed an agreement to create a university lab school with an agricultural focus.

Known as an Ag-STEM school, it will be the first of its kind in Michigan, and possibly in the United States, St. Johns Superintendent Dedrick Martin said.

Gateway Elementary School will be the Ag-STEM school in St. Johns – a school where science, technology, engineering and math concepts will be introduced with a decidedly agricultural focus.


I really love this project, because Clinton County is such an agriculturally-focused region.  The school board in St Johns is working hard to come up with new curriculum ideas, and I think this one will resonate with the community.    

The rest of the article is here:

Lab school with agricultural focus to be launched


In farm news, the guys were able to fix the wheel loader this afternoon!  Kris said it wasn't that bad this morning, despite the cold, but everyone was happy that they had a closed cab for tonight and for the rest of the upcoming cold, cold week.

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