S.T.E.M./ S.T.E.A.M Programs

S.T.E.M. Lab 

Thanks to the donations from our Silver Oak families, Silver Oak is able to hire STEM lab instructors who teach introductory STEAM concepts and activities to all of our Silver Oak students in a manner that is age and grade appropriate. See STEM Lab page tab for more details on our STEM lab.

 

A team of 35 Silver Oak Math Olympiad students meets weekly to learn different problem solving techniques and practice solving non-typical math problems. The Math Olympiad contest consists of 5 exams held once a month from November to March. Exams cover advanced math problems and have the same paper for 4th, 5th and 6th graders.

 

Math Kangaroo is a popular international math competition for students in 1st through 12th grade. It promotes math among students worldwide and encourages students to master mathematical knowledge.

 

Primary Programmers teaches children in 4, 5 and 6 grade about basic Python Programming Concepts.  

Beginning 2016, our annual Science Night evolved into a STEAM Maker Faire. This family fun evening is filled with a celebration of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. The evening is a perfect combination of part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new. Students and their families enjoy hands on activities from science to art to gardening to engineering to craft. 

 

 

Silver Oak Elementary School's STEAM Lab opened in March 2017. It was the first dedicated STEAM lab in Evergreen School District. "We want children to have 21st century skills in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Our STEAM Lab offers our kindergarten through 6th grade students fun, exciting, hands-on ways to explore these subjects. The projects they will work on will strengthen students' abilities to be creative and flexible problem-solvers," explains Silver Oak Principal Howie Greenfield.

Our lab offers students in all grades the ability to learn introductory STEAM concepts and activities that are age and grade appropriate.

With Silver Oak PTO donations and Measure M monies, the STEAM Lab is colorfully outfitted, wired for the latest technology, and equipped with materials and tools so students can take advantage of a space that promotes working on group projects. The lab has a laser cutter and 3D printer and cardboard and wood building tools including glue guns, cardboard cutters, and drills. Various software and hardware kits are used in teaching technology lessons aligned to Next Gen science standards.

 

Silver Oak's Math Olympiad Team

A team of over 30 Silver Oak Math Olympiad students meets weekly to learn different problem solving techniques and practice solving non-typical math problems. The Math Olympiad contest consists of 5 exams held once a month from November to March. Exams cover advanced math problems and have the same paper for 4th, 5th and 6th graders. The capacity of 35 students has been reached. Registration is now closed. For more details, please contact Silver Oak parent volunteers at silveroakmoems@gmail.com.

2022 - 2023 Math Olympiad

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Interested 4th, 5th and 6th grade Silver Oak students that enjoy mathematical challenges and want to hone their problem-solving skills are strongly encouraged to participate in this exciting and challenging math enrichment PTO program! Math Olympiad classes are organized and conducted by Silver Oak parent volunteers.

Class Meetings :             

  • Friday Mornings in-person, 7:00 - 7:50 a.m.
  • October 7th, 2022 - March 17th, 2023
    (No meetings when school is not in session)
  • Students MUST participate in all five contests during the school year.

Contest Dates:

November 18, 2022

December 16, 2022

January 20, 2023

February 10, 2023

March 10, 2023

For information about the Math Olympiad program

For questions regarding Math Olympiad email silveroakmoems@gmail.com

 

 

About Math Kangaroo
Math Kangaroo is a popular international math competition for students in 1st through 12th grade. It promotes math among students worldwide and encourages students to master mathematical knowledge.

The Math Kangaroo exam is usually held in March each year. Silver Oak School volunteers coordinate the logistics to have the MK exam conducted at the school. There is a nominal registration fee of $21 payable to MK directly to participate in this exam.

The format of this test is as follows:
 75 Minute multiple choice test
• 24 Questions for students in grades 1 to 4
• 30 Questions for students in grades 5 to 12
 
Benefits:
Students learn mathematics, improve their math scores, and develop enthusiasm for math and logic reasoning
• School receives T-shirts, toys, and postcards for ALL participants before the competition that are distributed on the day of the test after the exam has been written.
• School receives medals, ribbons, awards, and certificates for winners after the competition that are given out at the Silver Oak Year End Math Awards Ceremony. 
 
New to 2022-2023:
Three classes led by volunteer parents for helping kids get familiar with the MK format of questions was also started for grades 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6. Due to an overwhelming response, classes are currently full. 
 
For any questions, please email Radha at silveroakmathkangaroo@gmail.com

For more details, visit Math Kangaroo.