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East Farms magnet school gets group of grants

At East Farms STEAM Magnet School, teachers and Principal Tammy Fuller are celebrating something other than the Christmas season this week. They’ve just learned the school will receive more than $90,000 in grants. Teachers and administrators have been busy applying for grants for the school’s STEAM programs, which highlight activities in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics during the school year.

East Farms students present projects to other classrooms

Like schools throughout the country, East Farms STEAM Magnet School in the East Valley School District has been busy wrapping up before summer vacation and thinking back on the work staff and students have been doing. On Friday, the school held its third cumulative day, during which students visit other classrooms and learn about projects they have been working on and how they have answered the schoolwide trimester theme, “How do we impact the Earth?”

East Farms has new look as it transitions to K-8 school

At East Farms STEAM Magnet School, students wrapped up their second trimester last week. They have been enjoying special programs revolving around science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM), over the school year and during the second trimester, talked about what makes something fit in. As the East Valley School District continues to transition to a K-8 school system, parents worry about discipline, and the potential for older students picking on the younger ones. But according to staff, that hasn’t been the case so far.

East Farms Diary: Mall Day part of focus on lessons about money

The last day of school before winter vacation is always full of parties and crafts, even staff members wearing their finest ugly Christmas sweaters. For fourth-graders at East Farms STEAM Magnet School, the day included putting a business plan into motion. In Leigh Harless’ and Dani Wicks’ fourth-grade classes, students have been learning about the value of money since the beginning of the school year. They get paychecks of fake money at the end of every week and keep a check register to record any withdrawals or payments.

Teacher opens her home to children left at fire station

The Spokane Valley Fire Department awarded Elisha Erickson an Outstanding Citizen Award for helping one of her students when it was needed the most. On Nov. 12, a man dropped off an 8-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy at Fire Station 8 and said someone had left them with him and he couldn’t care for them. The staff didn’t have much information, but the girl told them a few things that could help.

Students relish another STEAM day

The halls were crowded with students Monday morning at East Farms STEAM Magnet School before classes. “It’s STEAM day,” one student called out, before dancing down the hallway singing, “STEAM day, STEAM day.”

Volunteers provide STEAM extra power

It’s not just students and teachers who roam the halls of East Farms STEAM Magnet School every day. Parents, community members and retired educators come in regularly to volunteer. They help out in any way they can. Principal Tammy Fuller said there are two women who come in regularly to do the laminating. Some volunteers read with students. Members of the PTA often stop by to help with fundraising efforts. There is a Watch Dog program for dads to volunteer.

Picking up STEAM

Taking apart a gas engine and putting it back together in an hour isn’t something fifth- and sixth-graders normally do at school, but at East Farms STEAM Magnet school this week, many of them had the chance. “Can’t I screw something on now?” one of the students asked parent volunteer Robert Thomas.