WARSAW — The Indiana Department of Education has recognized three Kosciusko County schools for implementing “Promising Practices.” They include Washington STEM Academy, Lakeview Middle School and Milford Schools.
Washington STEM Academy, part of Warsaw Community Schools, was among 20 added to the list earlier this month. IDOE chose Washington for, “authentic learning through STEM.” This is just one of 200 practices the IDOE has recognized statewide as part of its celebration of Indiana’s Bicentennial celebration.
Warsaw Community Schools released a statement earlier today after learning about Washington being among the latest schools named.
“We are extremely proud of Washington STEM in the advancements in cutting-edge curriculum that has been implemented to focus on our local industry and natural resources,” Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert said. “It is an honor to have their hard work recognized on a large scale. Washington STEM has become a leader in the development of our other elementary schools in a shift to project-based learning and inclusion of STEM education.”
Lakeview Middle School was recognized earlier for, “meeting the needs of all learners and helping teachers specialize.” Milford School, part of Wawasee School Corporation, was named to the list for, “student community service projects.”
Schools were recognized in eight categories, including family and community engagement, counseling, research-based practices, student-centered programs, school safety, data-driven decision making, wrap-around services and climate and culture. Washington’s recognition falls under student-centered programs while Lakeview’s falls under climate and culture and Milford’s, under family and community engagement.
Nearby, Columbia Elementary School, part of Rochester Community School Corporation, joins Lakeview Middle School in the climate and culture category for, “managing behavior positively.”
To access a PDF outlining each of these schools’ efforts, click on the links below:
To learn more about IDOE’s “Promising Practices” program, click here.