STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) is one of the great curricular activities being offered both during the school day and after school at Oakdale.   During the summer of 2015, our Oakdale students had opportunities to participate in hands-on activities from coding (technology) to a continuation of the afterschool programs offered during the 2014-15 school year in earth science, physical science, math/measurement and art classes.    All of these programs incorporate all areas of STEM.  The technology focus can be the use of any tool that helps in problem solving and thinking outside the box.    Technology is more than just the use of computers.  We invite any parent and/or corporation that might be interested in volunteering their time and/or knowledge/expertise to this wonderful program to contact Paula Parrott at Oakdale.  We are always searching challenging opportunities to enrich our students and we are open to funding/grant opportunities as well.  We are open to ideas and additional resources to help implement these programs.

We will soon be starting the after school programs including, but not limited to a continuation of coding skills and astronomy.  Information will be coming home soon and check the website for more information. 

Susan Wray and Kasey Hare are the teachers that have initiated this program and have taken advantage of many training opportunities.  Jenny Jones, Carolyn Morrison and Amy Willhoite will also be included in the teaching of our STEM classes this year. 

We look forward to a great year and appreciate the support of our parents.  The students have benefited greatly from these activities and had a lot of fun in the process.

Job well done teachers and parents!

5 th Grade STEM