Hubbard Elementary School’s new STEM program grows with recent donations


While Christmas is still a few weeks away, two gifts were recently delivered to Hubbard Elementary School.

Thanks to the Hubbard Elementary School Parent Association (HESPA), students in grades K-4 now have access to Lego tables in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) class. HESPA purchased building materials for the tables, which were built by STEM teacher Mary Ann Smiley’s father. The Lego tables, which each have space for 12 students, will allow kids to test their engineering skills as they design and build projects.

At the beginning of this school year, Hubbard Elementary School launched a STEM program. The class is offered as a special to all students in grades K-4. Earlier this year, HESPA also donated Makey Makey invention kits for students to use in the STEM classes and also provided a set of Chromebooks to be used by students.

“Having STEM classes as a part of the daily curriculum at Hubbard Elementary School provides an opportunity for our students to be naturally engaged in lessons. It promotes a sense of curiosity and inquisitiveness, and ultimately our students leave school with a love for learning,” said Hubbard Elementary School Principal Shawn Marcello.