8th Grade Promotion:
8th Grade Promotion will be held on May 23rd at 6:00pm in the Garfield Gym. Tickets will be required. Check the school calendar for full details.
End of Year BBQ:
Thanks to the generous donation of the American Legion Post 100, Garfield STEM will have an end of year barbecue on May 19th. Check the school calendar for more details.
Garfield STEM will be administering the PARCC exam from April 17th-April 28th. Please avoid appointments and absences as much as possible during the testing. This is our opportunity to show the academic progress they have made.
Order Yearbooks Now!!:
Order your yearbook now. The cost is $15. Students can place an order before school near picnic tables, during lunch, or after school in the orchestra room. Parents can place an order in the main office.
Registration for 2017-2018:
Registration will take place in early August. However, we do not have exact dates yet. As soon as the district calendar is clear, we will post dates, times, and locations on this site.
After School Programs:
If you are interested in learning all about our after school programs, click the Athletics and After School programs tab above.
Athletics at Garfield STEM:
You may have heard that middle school athletics have been cut for the 2017-2018 school year. Garfield STEM is working on a plan to have intramural sports at Garfield STEM next year. More information coming soon.
Leadership Students Win Awards at Championship:
1st Place Overall Drill Team
1st Place Overall Color Guard Team
3rd Place Overall Archery Team
3rd Place Overall Sweepstakes
5th Place Overall Drill-Down
Congratulations!!!!! We are proud of you!!!!
Last Day of School:
The last day of school will be May 25th. It will be a half day. We will dismiss at 11:30am. Breakfast and Lunch will be served.
Art at Garfield through the Creative Roots Program!!!
Click on the link below to see a Power Point about the first year of the Youth Mural Project at Garfield!!!!!
The Garfield will launch a high altitude balloon on May 6th!!!
Why Choose Garfield STEM?
The world is changing at a pace that is unprecedented in human history. How we work, shop, play, and interact has been revolutionized by the technological innovations of the last few decades. We know the innovations of today will be obsolete in a few short years, and, in some cases, even months. We may not know how the world will change but we can be assured the rate of change will not slow down and will likely accelerate. Our students will need to be lifelong learners, prepared to take the jobs and careers of the future, many of which do not even exist yet.
To succeed in this new fast-paced world of the 21st century workplace, our students will need to cultivate a new set of skills. Problem solving, critical thinking, and innovation will be valued over simple task completion. Our students must be capable of imagining a range of possible solutions to any given problem and select the best course of action. Great outcomes are seldom accomplished alone. Students must be able to collaborate effectively with their peers and make effective contributions to a team.
Garfield STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) is committed to giving our students the tools they will need to make their college and career goals a reality. Our students begin their day with a caring advisor who helps them navigate the complexities of middle school, get organized, sharpen their interpersonal skills, and learn how to effectively collaborate through teambuilding games, competitions, and challenges. Weekly morning meetings with their whole grade level build a sense of community and identity.
The core classes of Humanities, Science, and Math meet in 82 minute sessions. These longer blocks allow our teachers the time needed to give our students challenging and interesting projects where students have the opportunity to explore complex problems and work with classmates to discover solutions . The engineering component of our program is delivered through each student’s Science class. Sixth graders work with robotics in our state of the art technology lab and 7th graders work with specialized software to develop new and original computer applications.Technology is integrated and woven throughout the curriculum. Every student develops a personal website and is able to complete and submit work electronically using the Google Classroom platform. We have four stationary computer labs and four mobile computer labs available for our students. We are able to deliver this specialized instruction in a small school community of less than 400 students.
Garfield STEM also has everything you would expect from a traditional middle school. We have a first rate athletics program with basketball, volleyball, track and field, flag football, and soccer. Our electives include art, band, orchestra, information technology, physical education, AVID, and Junior Army Guard (JAG). After school enrichment programs are also available.
To find out more about Garfield STEM School, click on the STEM tab above, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. I would like to thank you for choosing Garfield STEM School. I know that, together, we can give our students the tools to succeed in school and in life.
Welcome Mr. Hatch!!!
I would like to welcome Ryan Hatch to the Garfield team. Mr. Hatch will be starting a choir program at Garfield STEM beginning in January 2017. Mr. Hatch is completing his fourteenth year teaching. ...more
6th Grade Girls Robotics Team
Opportunity to Learn Survey