STEM @ WES
In 2012, Weatherstone Elementary was designated a member of the WCPSS STEM Network. On June 1, 2017 WES was honored to be recognized by the North Carolina State Board of Education a NC STEM School of Distinction at the Model Level.
What is STEM?
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Those four components enhance the traditional curriculum offered at Weatherstone.
What STEM opportunities are offered at WES?
Students participate in a STEM special every week at our school entitled Design and Innovation. In this special class students are trained in using iPads, exploring different technology resources, and are exposed to the NC STATE Engineering Design Process.
What is the role of parents when my child attends a STEM School?
The WES PTA is an award winning program and partner with the school Currently, the WES PTA is recognized as a PTA School of Excellence from 2016-2018. In 2013 the PTO Magazine named the WES PTA Group of the Year for its Outstanding Focus on Academics and Enrichment through its STEM Friday and STEM Expo program.
In the News
In 2013, UNC-TV visited Weatherstone to produce the following video about the STEM Program and the partnership with the WES PTA. Watch the video
While participating in WakeEd's SummerSTEM program, Mrs. Sautro and Mrs. Rhyne from Weatherstone Elementary School were embedded in leading STEM companies and received coaching in the implementation of project-based learning. Read more
Design and Innovation Class Tweets