WARSAW — Warsaw Community Schools announced that multiple schools within the district have been recognized by Project Lead the Way as Distinguished Schools for providing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through PLTW Launch.
Warsaw’s distinguished schools included Edgewood Middle School, as well as Eisenhower, Harrison, Lincoln and Madison elementary schools.
The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation elementary schools had to offer at least two PLTW Launch modules at each grade level and have more than 75 percent of the student body participating during the 2017-18 school year.
Studies show that students decide as early as elementary school whether they like, and think they are good at, math and science. Whether designing a car safety belt or building digital animations based on their own short stories, PLTW Launch students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and develop a passion for and confidence in STEM subjects.
“It is a great honor to recognize Warsaw’s elementary schools for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They are a model for what school should look like, and they should be very proud of ensuring students have the knowledge and skills to be career ready and successful on any career path they choose.”
Warsaw’s elementary schools are part of a community of pre-K through 12th-grade schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition.