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STEM at BCS

What is STEM?
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education puts an emphasis on preparing future generations to have successful futures.
 
Why is STEM important?
STEM-based education teaches children more than science and mathematics concepts. The focus on hands-on learning with real-world applications helps develop a variety of skill sets, including creativity, media and technology literacy, productivity, social skills, communication, flexibility and initiative. Other skills attained through STEM education include problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, curiosity, decision making, leadership, entrepreneurship, acceptance of failure and more. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators.
 
STEM at BCS
Mrs. Good has been pursuing funding and developing an integrated STEM program for BCS.  With the financial gifting and grants she received, as well as some government funding, STEM programing was started at BCS in the 2020-2021 school year covering grades K-12 with Mrs. Good at the helm as the STEM Coordinator. The next project for Mrs. Good is moving more STEM into the Secondary School.  She is soliciting grants and funding to bring cutting edge STEM resources to BCS Secondary classes.
Currently at BCS, the kindergarten teachers cover STEM for their classrooms, Mrs. Good teaches STEM to students in grades 1-5, Mrs. Angelina Chan teaches 6th grade, Mr. Joel Guthrie covers grades 7 & 8, and Mr. Paul Suvar teaches a STEM focused Computer Science curriculum at the high school level.
With more STEM opportunities in the Secondary STEM will prepare Secondary students for the high-demand tech jobs.  STEM prepares students for future job needs.  Students exposed to STEM graduate with more ability to find and keep a job because they have the knowledge, experience, and realistic expectations to succeed.  In addition, STEM education encourages creativity and problem-solving.  Students are able to apply lessons from one subject to another which requires, develops, and enhances creative problem-solving abilities.  STEM also improves collaboration and communication skills, builds confidence, flexibility, and resilience.  Finally, students exposed to STEM are more prepared for college and more ready for their career.
STEM education is critical to help the United States remain a world leader.  US math and science scores fall short of many other nations, so this makes STEM education and opportunities all the more important.  This will benefit not only our nation, but have a positive impact on our world as a whole.  According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 24%, while other occupations are growing at 4%.  Innovation leads to new products and processes that sustain our economy.
Preparing Hearts and Minds to Serve Christ
Our mission is achieved in a learning environment characterized by these principles:
Academic Excellence – employing educational practices, methods, technology and tools that exceed state and national standards; empowering students to reach their full potential and prepare them for their educational and vocational future.
 
Biblical Foundation – utilizing curriculum and instruction that recognizes that all truth and knowledge is rooted in God’s divinely inspired Word and that imparts a Biblical worldview to students so they see themselves, others, and their world through Christ’s eyes.
 
Christ Centered Community – providing a relationally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and morally safe environment, led by administrators, staff, and teachers, who in partnership with parents, model Christ and serve as examples for students to develop Christ-centered lives.

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Opportunity to Honor Happy Walts!

Although Happy’s life has ended here on earth, the eternal impact to His kingdom continues. Recently a former student of Happy’s provided a matching gift to BCS of up to $100,000 to honor Happy’s legacy. Click here for more information:
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IT Director| Grades PK-12

With the semi- retirement of Joe Rich, we are pursuing a replacement to oversee the technology needs at Blackhawk. The full job description can be found at the employment link on the next page. This is a great opportunity to be part of a thriving ministry for Christ!

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