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A message from Superintendent Charles Smialek, Ph.D.

 

April 8, 2019

 

Since the beginning of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) instruction in 2013, this approach has been a source of great interest and pride for the Parma City School District.

 


Currently, we offer STEM project-based learning curriculum for our students at Pleasant Valley Elementary (K-4) and Greenbriar Middle School (Grade 5).  STEM encompasses deep learning and engages students through critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.

 

Next school year, 2019-2020, our plan to expand STEM will include the addition of one (1) sixth grade STEM team at Greenbriar Middle School. In 2020-2021 we will add one (1) seventh grade STEM team at Greenbriar Middle School.

 


Current PCSD Grade 1 through Grade 5 students not currently in the STEM education program may apply for an open spot in the Grade 1 through Grade 5 STEM program at Pleasant Valley Elementary and Greenbriar Middle School for the 2019-2020 school year.  

 


Please submit a Special Transfer Adjustment Request Form to the Student Services Department. The Student Services Office, located in the PCSD Administration Building, 5311 Longwood Avenue in Parma, OH, 44134.

 

Parents/guardians must acquire a Special Transfer Adjustment Request Form from their home school or the Student Services office. When completing the form, please specify the request to transfer to the STEM Education at Pleasant Valley Elementary or Greenbriar Middle School on the form.  

 


Completed forms can be dropped off only at the Student Services Office in the PCSD Administration Building, 5311 Longwood Avenue in Parma, OH, 44134.

 


Forms will be accepted through August 1, 2019.

 

Available spots in Grade 1 through Grade 5 classrooms will be filled on a first come first serve basis. No Special Transfer Adjustment forms will be accepted at the individual school buildings.

 


If you have questions regarding the Special Transfer Adjustment Request process, please call the Department of Student Services at 440-885-8794.

 


We look forward to continuing to add to the opportunities that are available to our students and welcome your family to pursue this option!