Boone Community School District was awarded two STEM Scale-Up Grants through the Governor’s STEM Council for the 2018-19 school year.


The first grant went to Science Teacher Shelly Vanyo at Boone High School (BHS).


Making STEM Connections Grant:


The grant will allow for training and materials for using a maker-mentality and hands-on materials to build students’ STEM knowledge and skills. Vanyo will be working with Caroline Sallen, BHS special education teacher, to create a peer STEM class at the high school level that pairs students with special needs with other high school peers to learn and expand in STEM.


The second grant went to Diana Byriel, elementary technology integration coach, at Franklin Elementary School.


STEM in Action Grant:


The grant will allow for training, lessons, and materials that encourage hands-on STEM learning in coordination with classroom science concepts. Byriel will work with representatives from the elementary science vertical team and grade level PLC groups to identify lessons and activities needing a hands-on, STEM boost in coordination with science standards.