STEM Program

EXCITING TIMES!!!  STEM PROGRAM IS COMING TO MJHS!



3 Cohorts at MJHS 
MJHS STEM Integration Plan

Get a printable copy and see qualifications here: STEM Integration at MJHS.pdf


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 About Us

Marshall ISD opened its STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Academy at South Marshall Elementary in the fall of 2014 and the program expanded to the middle school level in the 2015-2016 year.

The vision of the Marshall ISD Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)program is to be a leader in STEM education, preparing and inspiring generations of diverse learners to meet the challenges of the global society through innovation, collaboration and creative problem solving.


Why STEM?
For years, federal and state education leaders have been working on strengthening and improving our students' skills in science, technology, engineering and math. In order for U.S. students to compete in a 21st Century global workforce, they must be skilled in these areas.

STEM has become a focus area for our educational programs. The purpose of STEM is to increase student inquiry and curiosity through engagement, higher level questioning, self-reflection and openness to new ideas, and respect for evidence characterized through scientific inquiry. The goals of a STEM program are to increase proficiency of all students in STEM and increase the number of students capable of pursing a STEM career.

There are several reasons for implementing a STEM Academy program:

• STEM jobs pay higher wages compared with the same degree counterparts in other jobs
• Top 10 bachelor-degree majors with the highest median earning are all in STEM fields
• Average annual wage for all STEM occupations was $77,880 in May 2009, which was significantly above the U.S. average for non-STEM occupations
• STEM jobs grew three times faster than non-STEM occupations


Our Curriculum
The STEM curriculum is standards-driven and developed in collaboration with campus teachers, administrators, and the Ingenuity Center. The foundation of STEM curriculum is based on Project Based Learning with 21st Century skills embedded in daily lessons and schedules. Assessments are determined through the final product of the project. Grading is a standards-based system.

MISD STEM Mission Statement
The mission of the Marshall ISD STEM program is to provide leadership, support and opportunities for all STEM stakeholders through the following initiatives:
• Develop  STEM standards of practice, lessons and units that facilitate higher-level thinking.
• Implement professional development for STEM educators.
• Allocate funds for the implementation of STEM initiatives in Marshall ISD.
• Increase STEM participation from diverse populations.
• Collaborate and partner with other districts, businesses/industries, colleges, universities and technical institutions to promote and sustain STEM education.
• Develop skills utilizing electronic resources for STEM teaching and learning.
• Offer a quality education in an environment of democracy and equity.


How to Apply
The deadline for STEM applications for students entering grades K - 5 in 2017 - 2018 was February 28, 2017.  Applications for these grades are no longer being accepted. Thank you for your interest.  

For those who did apply between November 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017, testing will begin on March 1, 2017.  We will test students entering Kindergarten during the month of March, 2017 and students in grades 1 - 5 in April, 2017.  You will be contacted via email for a testing appointment. 

Marshall Junior High STEM
Please use the form to provide contact information for students interested in the STEM program and entering grades 6 - 7 in 2017 - 2018 at Marshall Junior High School.  A informational meeting will be held in Spring, 2017.

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Questions?
CONTACT: 
Cindy Wallace | STEM Coordinator      903-927-8700       E-Mail