About The STEM Magnet

  • The STEM Magnet Program at Stephen Foster offers a comprehensive hands-on curriculum that integrates Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in a real-world context.  Students apply the engineering design process to STEM challenges that are integrated into the mathematics and science curriculum emphasizing problem solving, data analysis, and higher order thinking. 

    Highlights/Expectations of the Program

    • STEM Lab with full-time STEM teacher
    • Instructional technology including interactive white board, document cameras, desktop computers for student use, etc.
    • Laptops for student use
    • Above-level placement in core academics as needed to meet individual needs
    • Cooperative and project-based learning opportunities with academically motivated students
    • Transporation provided by the district
    • Fieldtrips tied to the curriculum which may include Physics Day at Busch Gardens, Sea World, St. Augustine Beach, the Jacksonville Zoo, and others
    • 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades
  • Magnet Virtual Open House Schedule

    January 27, 2021

     

     

    6:00 - 6:10: Welcome to Stephen Foster Elementary 

    Introductions and Opening by Principal, Mrs. Wakeley

     

    6:10 - 6:25: Magnet program overview presentation by

    Mrs. McNickle-Magnet Coordinator

     

    6:25 - 6:45: District Magnet Presentation by Mrs. Neal

     

    6:45 - 6:55:  Frequently Asked Questions

      

    6:55 - 7:00: Closing Remarks from Mrs. Wakeley 

     

    ZOOM Link for Virtual Open House will be added to this page on 1/27/2021 by 3:00 p.m.  

     

2020/2021 STEM MAGNET Teachers

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    STEM Lab Teacher
    Julia Gatson

    Third Grade
    Sara Perilli

    Lily Hutchison

    Fourth Grade
    Beth Lucia

    Eve Carter

    Fifth Grade
    Summer Andes

    Raiza Perdomo

     

     

     

     

     

     

What is a STEM Challenge?

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