Pasadena Unified's Washington Elementary STEM Magnet to Showcase Transformed Campus

Published : Monday, March 24, 2014 | 11:32 PM

Washington Elementary STEM Magnet in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) will host an evening of fun and interactive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities at its STEM night on Wednesday, March 26. One of four PUSD schools benefiting from a three-year federal magnet grant, Washington Elementary STEM Magnet is undergoing a transformation into a STEM themed magnet school.

At Washington’s STEM night, kids and adults will work together to design, create, build and solve challenges highlighting the STEM themed curriculum to win prizes. There will be engineering design challenges arranged by Washington partner Trash for Teaching, demonstrations by Caltech scientists, a life science presentation by the school’s scientist in residence and technology activities presented by Washington Elementary STEM Magnet staff.

Families interested in the unique magnet at Washington, the district’s other new thematic magnets and any other PUSD campus in 2014-2015 can still apply through the district’s late open enrollment process. Beginning Tuesday, April 8, PUSD will accept applications for spots that have not yet been filled or to add a child’s name to a school’s wait list. Parents and guardians can complete the late application by visiting the PUSD Education Center at 351 South Hudson Avenue in Pasadena between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. until April 21, 2014. Late Application placements are determined based on first submitted, first placed. More information and the lottery results from the first round of open enrollment can be found at www.openenrollment.info.

For more information about the new magnet program at Washington Elementary STEM Magnet visit washington.pasadenausd.org or call (626) 396-5840.

Event: Washington Elementary STEM Night

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Washington Elementary STEM Magnet, 1520 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, 91103

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