A huge congratulations goes to Brownsville Elementary School! The state designated it as a Washington STEM Lighthouse school to serve as a model of science, technology, engineering and math education.
A representative from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) joined the school Thursday to present a banner and award.
The school will also receive $20,000 from the state to further its STEM efforts. Principal Toby Tebo said they will use the funds to build new teachers' STEM skills. They'll also grow their library makerspace, in which students are encouraged to learn and create using a wide variety of materials from building blocks to a 3-D printer .
Brownsville was one of only six schools in the state to receive the honor. OSPI lauds STEM Lighthouse schools for creating small, personalized learning communities, project-based instruction with an interdisciplinary curriculum and for building partnerships with businesses and the community.
As part of their work, Brownsville will help other schools create STEM-focused learning environments.
Great work Brownsville staff! And thank you to our families and communities for their support in this process!