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I love this school because we do lots of technology and engineering. We also have the best teachers and staff! This is a new school to me this year and I am really enjoying being here. I even have my own Chromebook for my lessons. My mom found this school and knew my brother and I would fit in well. We both love STEM learning! This is the best school ever!


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I was very nervous to start my new school at STEM @ Weiss this year. I have now been here for 5 months and LOVE it! I really think I am fitting in. I am very happy I decided to move to this school. I really like how much technology we have. Our 1:1 Chromebooks, and Ipads will help me when I grow up. When I grow up I want to be a Technology Engineer. This school is going to help me achieve my dream.


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Weiss 4th grade students observe and test their homemade solar oven

The 'E' in STEM is in full swing over at Downriver STEM @ Weiss. We have multiple grade levels working in our new E-Lab to collaborate, engineer, and create models that solve and are related to real world problems. So far, students have been engineering plant packages that can support the needs of plants as they are transported from one place to another over several days. In addition, we have a group of students who are building, testing, and redesigning solar ovens. It is exciting to see our Wildcat students work together and push their thinking and apply their knowledge to the real world.Display of plant packages made by Weiss 5th grade students

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Weiss drama club students perform a scene from Hansel and Gretel.Downriver STEM @ Weiss had their first Drama Club performance this winter. The students did a wonderful job with Hansel and Gretel and the play was enjoyed by all who attended. A huge shout out goes to the students and parent volunteers who spent many Fridays during the fall preparing for this special show. Additionally, a number of Carlson High School students helped by building the props: Olivia Hagen, Carley Engstrom, Adam Brown, Zach Polakowski, Jonathan Yap, Devin Gilliam, Trent Mills, and Athena Grias.

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May 25, 2017

The third grade classes at STEM@Weiss have been studying Honeybees, Michigan habitats, and ecosystems this school year. Through this study it was discovered that Honeybees are very important to our existence and to the food chain. The third grade students have written, directed, and produced "Save the Bees" newscasts/commercials using a green screen. Watch the video to learn how you can help Save the Bees