School Choice STEM-ology Showcase Night at Chestnut Elementary School for Science and Engineering
Chestnut Elementary School for Science and Engineering is the original Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) school in Osceola County at the elementary level. Chestnut offers students a traditional curriculum with a unique emphasis on STEM education. Students are given opportunities for rigorous problem-based and project-based learning with investigations, virtual labs, simulations, and community expeditions. Students are also highly engaged in hands-on learning activities with exciting opportunities for enrichment electives which refine their special talents and interests. Parents/guardians who have students in Grades K-5 attending one of the following Osceola County elementary schools have the opportunity to choose Chestnut Elementary School for Science and Engineering instead of their home-zoned school for the 2016-2017 school year: Bellalago Academy, Deerwood Elementary, Koa Elementary, Pleasant Hill Elementary, Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts, Reedy Creek Elementary, Sunrise Elementary, and Westside K-8.
The school's annual STEM Showcase and Recruitment Night will be held on Thursday, March 10, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This event is open to all parents and students who currently attend Chestnut Elementary School for Science and Engineering and those who are interested in possibly applying as Choice. The event will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. with a presentation in the cafeteria. Parents and students will have an opportunity to tour the school, including the STEM labs, and participate in various activities and challenges that Chestnut students are involved in daily.
There will also be tours of the school and its STEM labs given on Tuesday, March 22, and on Thursday, March 24, from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. If you are interested in attending one of these dates or would like more information about the school, contact Julie McClintock at Chestnut Elementary at 407-870-4862.