In 2013, Darnaby Elementary School, 7625 E. 87th St., was selected as one of 44 schools in the United States to pilot the newest science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program called Project Lead the Wat.
The program was designed and developed by Project Lead The Way, the nation’s leading provider of STEM education curricular programs for middle and high school students. By offering this new elementary STEM program to its students, Darnaby expanded its high-quality educational offerings for students. Studies show that students decide as early as second and third grade whether they like, and think they are good at, math and science. PLTW’s elementary program is designed for students in kindergarten through fifth grades. Through a series of topic-based modules, students will engage in design problems that encourage collaboration, analysis, problem solving, and computational thinking.
The 44 schools invited to participate in the pilot program tested STEM modules and played an integral role in the development of the final version of the curriculum by providing feedback on their experiences to PLTW.
Character Counts! is a district-wide program from kindergarten through High School for students and staff. It gives us a common language and encourages outstanding character traits. A new character trait is introduced each month. The six traits that are emphasized are Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Trustworthiness, Fairness and Citizenship.
Extended Day Program
The Extended Day Program (EDP) provides safe, alternative educational child care, enhancing the child’s extended day. Recognizing the busy lifestyles of today’s family, the district attempts to work in partnership with home and parents by providing before and after school supervision at the school site.
Extracurricular Activities, Programs, Services