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Lincoln STEM prioritizes a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. There are still Math and Literacy blocks built into the Lincoln schedule, but these skills are increasingly applied to real world interests and skills that our students possess. Another focus of the school is the development of Habits of Mind that reinforce key attitudes and lessons for lifelong learning like persistence, flexible thinking, and leadership.

Lincoln STEM is part of an overall K-12 STEM strategy of building creativity and problem-solving skills in our students beginning at a very early age. Our approach allows students to create and test projects and develop critical skills in the areas of creativity, problem-solving, and communication. Lincoln Elementary is a place to share and grow the work of our students with parents, educators, community, and other stakeholders.

 

STEM education is active and focuses on a student-centered learning environment. Students engage in questioning, problem solving, collaboration, and hands-on activities while they address real life issues.

Lincoln STEM Art

Lincoln teachers guide students through the problem-solving process and plan projects that lead to mastery of content and STEM proficiency. Our anchor curriculum is Project Lead the Way – Launch, but we infuse several other tools and resources as well.

 

STEM proficient students are able to answer complex questions, investigate global issues, and develop creative solutions for challenges and real world problems while applying the rigor of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics content.

 

NOTE: Lincoln has multi-age classrooms of mixed grades of Kindergarten/1st Grade, 2nd Grade/3rd Grade, and 4th Grade/5th Grade.

Learning Experiences

Check out these links for more information about the goals and resources that support learning at Lincoln Elementary STEM.

PLTW Launch

Your K-5 students already have the qualities of great designers and innovators. Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Launch taps into their exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering – now and for years to come.

Project Based Learning

Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

Integrated Curriculum

In its simplest conception, Integrated Curriculum is about making connections. This approach has the potential to act as a bridge to increased student achievement and engaging, relevant curriculum.

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Parents / Students

See below for general information about Lincoln Elementary STEM and the Watertown Unified School District.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Office Hours: 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Student Hours:

8:00 am – 3:05 pm (M, T, TH, F)
8:00 am – 2:00 pm (W)

ENROLL AT WUSD TODAY

Welcome to the Watertown Unified School District where our vision is Excellence for All – It’s the Watertown Way! We are proud of the Watertown community and committed to providing excellent facilities and quality instruction to every child, every day.

SCHOOL PLACEMENT

Factors that impact placement of students in addition to parental preference:

  • Special Education or ESL Needs
  • Location of Siblings
  • Class Sizes/Facility Capacity
  • Address of Student

Thinking about STEM in the middle school? Check out:

Student Showcase

See the dedication and excitement for learning at Lincoln Elementary STEM.

Contact / Join Us

Use the form below to reach out with a question.

Lincoln Elementary
210 N Montgomery Street
Watertown, WI 53094
Phone: 920-262-1465