STAR to STEAM
Eagle Nest Elementary and River Oaks Middle Schools were the recipients of a $1.85 million dollar arts grant. This grant was awarded by the US Department of Education and is 100% funded by the federal government-no local funds are used. The STAR to STEAM grant stands for Science, Technology, Arts, and Reading in the early grades and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math in the intermediate and middle school grades. Because of this grant, our students have increased opportunities in the arts and with technology. We have steadily been increasing our iPad collection and also incorporating STEAM curriculum.
Bob Doster, a professional sculptor of metals, visited EES students in May of 2015. He and the students used a plasma torch to create a metal sculpture that will be unveiled in the fall of 2016. Below is Bob Doster sculpting with a second grader from EES.