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Students, parents embrace Project Lead the Way projects

Many students will drag their feet when it comes to doing homework, which makes it somewhat startling to learn that about 140 students at Glencoe-Silver Lake volunteered to take on unassigned work.
About 85 students at Helen Baker Elementary and approximately another 50 at Lakeside took on projects through the school’s Project Lead the Way program, part of its STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) effort.
And not only did students take on the extra work, they got their parents involved, too.
Project Lead the Way lead teacher Heather Peirce, who works with Helen Baker students, said there is a family component in Project Lead the Way, which encourages students to use problem-solving skills to find solutions to everyday issues.
The program at Helen Baker is a bit more simple, as the school is comprised of students in kindergarten through second grade

Read the full story in the Nov. 16 print edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.