SUPPORTING THEIR EMERGING MINDS
St. Mary Catholic Schools (SMCS) is committed to providing our students with a strong educational experience in all disciplines, including science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
CURRICULAR - Our rigorous STEM curriculum includes Advanced Placement (AP), Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) courses, and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) modules from preschool-grade 12. PLTW enhances our rich educational experience and progressive STEM curriculum through interactive, hands-on experiences that strive to immerse our students in the subject matter and guide them to embrace the tools for a lifetime of self-learning in the STEM fields.
CO-CURRICULAR - SMCS has been on the cutting edge and forefront of technological innovation in co-curricular offerings, clean energy/solar exploration, and competitive VEX Robotics in the state. We offer competitive VEX Robotics for students in grades 5-12 and our teams excel at state, national and world competitions. As community outreach, we host an annual STEM Saturday event as well as a summer Aeronautics Fly-In experience focused on drone flying and rocketry.
SMCS students have access to many specialty resources including:
HOW CAN YOU HELP? - By partnering with SMCS, you inspire a generation that is equipped to innovate and make a difference in the world. Partners directly support teaching and learning in many ways:
STEM PARTNER • $5,000 and ABOVE -All of the below plus naming of competition field at home VEX tournaments.
STEM PATHWAY • $3,000 - $4,999 - All of the below plus logo recognition on group banners at STEM events.
STEM GATEWAY • $1,500 - $2,999 -All of the below plus logo recognition on a competitive robot.
STEM LAUNCH • $500 - $1,499 - All of the below plus listing on event t-shirts, SMCS digital scrolls, and the SMCS website.
STEM EXPLORER • Up to $500 - Recognition in the annual report.
For more information about PLTW, please contact Jill Ahles, SMCMS Principal and PLTW Lead firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 727-0279
For mentor/volunteer opportunities, sponsorship questions and field trip ideas contact: Phil Kerwin or Christine Cedergren, STEM Club Advisors
You may also visit our website: STEM at SMCS