What is STEM and STEAM?

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. When we integrate Art into this we get STEAM. STEM has become an important focus and integral part of learning in our school. By exposing our students to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, they will develop a passion for it and hopefully pursue a job in a STEM field. A curriculum that is STEM-based has real-life situations to help the student learn. Students at Pinevale will participate in STEM and STEAM related activities throughout the school year (TBA). Students in grades 3-5 will receive additional STEM instruction as an elective course. We also offer a Robotics Club. Towards the end of the year, VCS will host a STEM/STEAM Day (TBA) for the entire district.