Weaver Lake Elementary: A STEM School Named National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America
Weaver Lake Elementary: A STEM School has been named a National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.
Weaver Lake Elementary provides a dynamic, inquiry-based learning environment for students in grades K-5. Weaver Lake's program incorporates value-added, hands-on activities that focus on problem-solving and analytical thinking skills, and are based on real-life experiences. Our integrated project-based approach has increased academic growth in all areas. The young scientists, mathematicians, and technologists at Weaver Lake Elementary are a community of learners who continually Inquire, Discover, Explore, and Achieve. The big IDEA at Weaver Lake is to become lifelong learners.
Mr. Palm will be recognized and receive a National Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America's 37th National Conference hosted by Baltimore County Public Schools in Baltimore, Maryland April 10-13, 2019.
Magnet School of Excellence Awards are only given to a select group of magnet schools. Schools of Excellence are eligible to receive monetary awards and are eligible to be named the nation's top Elementary, Secondary, or New & Emerging Magnet School. One of the Schools of Excellence will also be selected to win $5,000 and the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, which is considered the most prestigious magnet school award in the nation.
To receive a national merit award, members of the Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school's magnet theme.
To learn more about the national merit awards program, please visit www.magnet.edu.