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STEAM education part of extended curriculum at HUSD's Mountain View Elementary

Mountain View Elementary, Glassford Hill Middle and Liberty Traditional Science Olympiad Teams. (Courtesy)

Mountain View Elementary, Glassford Hill Middle and Liberty Traditional Science Olympiad Teams. (Courtesy)

STEAM education, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, is addressing real-world problems using all of the disciplines, integrated, to help students develop 21st century skills necessary for post-secondary as well as the skills for career readiness.

One day every week, students in first through sixth grades are able to take classes to enrich their lives physically, mentally and academically. There are two 10-week sessions offered yearly. Students have the opportunity to choose three classes in priority order each session. Classes include EIE (Engineering is Elementary) curriculum centering on wind and weather, water, rocks, environmental issues, magnetism and a student favorite - bubbleology. The curriculum combines all the components of STEAM solving real-life situations. In addition, Robotics is offered, as well as Science Olympiad Classes.

This year Mountain View competed across Arizona in Science Olympiad trials at the recent North-Central Regional Competition. Mountain View Elementary School's team of only sixth-graders brought home a sixth place in Bridges and a ninth place in Bottle Rockets. The team will compete at the State Final Tournament on April 11.

Students can also choose classes in the fine arts. Students will experience the mixing of colors, creating masks, learning about art in other cultures, and singing and dancing.

Mountain View Elementary School offers superiors K-6 educational programs in a traditional 5-day week along with STEAM and the following:

• Highly Qualified, Caring, Engaged Teachers

• ELD (English Language Development)Program

• Gifted Classes

• Title One Classes

• Continuum of Special Education Classes

• Specific Standardized School Apparel

• Outdoor Habitat Classes

• Lexia Lab

For more information about the programs offered at Mountain View Elementary School please contact the school at 759-4700. Please visit the Humboldt Unified School District website at www.humboldtunified.com for information about all of the programs offered at the schools in the district.