Garfield STEM Briefly Evacuated:
On Monday morning, Garfield STEM was briefly evacuated due to a failed motor in an evaporative cooler unit. When the motor failed, cooling fans blew smoke into the build prompting staff to evacuate the building and call the fire department. Students were in Garfield Park while the fire department inspected the building and contractors fixed the evaporative cooler. The evacuation caused a 40min disruption to the school day.
Garfield Cookie Dough Fundraiser:
Please support our major fundraiser for the year. Typically, Garfield spends around $6000 on student activities. Students have cookie dough order forms now. Orders will be collected on Tuesday, September 13, and Tuesday, September 20th.
You can also support Garfield with the purchase of a Garfield STEM lanyard for $5 in the front office. With each lanyard purchase, $2.60 goes to our student activity account.
After School Programs:
If you are interested in our after school programs check our Extended Learning Page at: https://garfield-aps-nm.schoolloop.com/afterschool
Mondays MESA, CODING, LEADERSHIP & SPORTS
Tuesdays CHESS, MINECRAFT, YOUTH MURAL PROJECT, LEADERSHIP & SPORTS
Wednesdays CODING, DANCE, LEADERSHIP & SPORTS
Thursdays POKEMON, LEADERSHIP
Fridays ORCHESTRA, LEADERSHIP & SPORTS
Important changes to the Garfield STEM dress code!
Students are required to wear a shirt with a collar and a sleeve (polo, button-up or the like) and solid color pants, shorts or skirts. Spirit shirts are also acceptable (GMS shirts, UNM, NMSU, other NM colleges). Shorts and skirts must be no more than 2 inches above the knee. If the student is wearing a hoodie or jacket over their shirt they will be required to have the required dress code shirt under. Hoodies or Jacket worn during the school day cannot have graphics.
To see the complete dress code click on "dress code" under important information.
Art at Garfield through the Creative Roots Program!!!
Click on the link below to see a Power Point about the first year of the Youth Mural Project at Garfield!!!!!
The Garfield will launch a high altitude balloon on May 6th!!!
Why Choose Garfield STEM?
The world is changing at a pace that is unprecedented in human history. How we work, shop, play, and interact has been revolutionized by the technological innovations of the last few decades. We know the innovations of today will be obsolete in a few short years, and, in some cases, even months. We may not know how the world will change but we can be assured the rate of change will not slow down and will likely accelerate. Our students will need to be lifelong learners, prepared to take the jobs and careers of the future, many of which do not even exist yet.
To succeed in this new fast-paced world of the 21st century workplace, our students will need to cultivate a new set of skills. Problem solving, critical thinking, and innovation will be valued over simple task completion. Our students must be capable of imagining a range of possible solutions to any given problem and select the best course of action. Great outcomes are seldom accomplished alone. Students must be able to collaborate effectively with their peers and make effective contributions to a team.
Garfield STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) is committed to giving our students the tools they will need to make their college and career goals a reality. Our students begin their day with a caring advisor who helps them navigate the complexities of middle school, get organized, sharpen their interpersonal skills, and learn how to effectively collaborate through teambuilding games, competitions, and challenges. Weekly morning meetings with their whole grade level build a sense of community and identity.
The core classes of Humanities, Science, and Math meet in 82 minute sessions. These longer blocks allow our teachers the time needed to give our students challenging and interesting projects where students have the opportunity to explore complex problems and work with classmates to discover solutions . The engineering component of our program is delivered through each student’s Science class. Sixth graders work with robotics in our state of the art technology lab and 7th graders work with specialized software to develop new and original computer applications.Technology is integrated and woven throughout the curriculum. Every student develops a personal website and is able to complete and submit work electronically using the Google Classroom platform. We have four stationary computer labs and four mobile computer labs available for our students. We are able to deliver this specialized instruction in a small school community of less than 400 students.
Garfield STEM also has everything you would expect from a traditional middle school. We have a first rate athletics program with basketball, volleyball, track and field, flag football, and soccer. Our electives include art, band, orchestra, information technology, physical education, AVID, and Junior Army Guard (JAG). After school enrichment programs are also available.
To find out more about Garfield STEM School, click on the STEM tab above, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. I would like to thank you for choosing Garfield STEM School. I know that, together, we can give our students the tools to succeed in school and in life.