K-M schools receive national recognition for STEM, career learning
Kasson-Mantorville Elementary School and Kasson-Mantorville High School both announced recently that they have been recognized as 2021-22 Project Lead the Way Distinguished Schools.
The high school is receiving the honor for the second year in a row, according to a press release put out by the K-M school district.
K-M Elementary School is one of just 282 schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for provid- ing broad access to transformative learning opportunities for students through Project Lead the Way launch.
K-M is the only elementary school in the state of Minnesota to achieve this distinction for the past five years in a row.
Project Lead the Way is a non-profit organization that serves millions of preK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.
K-M Elementary School principal Ariana Wright said she is incredibly proud of her K-M team.
“Their leadership of Project Lead the Way Launch has been recognized for five yeas in a row, the longest of any Minnesota school,” Wright said. “Our students benefit from learning the design process and critical thinking skills at a young age. We are seeing an increase in science, technology, engineering and math career paths for Kasson-Mantorville graduates. A strong start in Project Lead the Way certainly plays a part in this success.”
K-M High School principal Trent Langemo said, “What students enjoy about Project Lead the Way courses is that they are truly integrating theory and practice. Students not only learn the content at a rigorous level, but they have that learning cemented by applying it in an engaging and hands-on manner. The curriculum is rich, and when facilitated by top-notch, highly trained teachers, the opportunities for students to take their learning to the deepest level are abundant.”
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