For the past couple of years at Medora Elementary School, four words have been at the forefront for students and teachers: Science, technology, engineering and math.
From classroom assignments to a makerspace lab with special equipment to after-school program family nights to summer camps, all activities have revolved around STEM.
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All of the time and effort recently paid off as officials were notified by the Indiana Department of Education that Medora is now a STEM certified school.
The 12 schools recognized are now among 90 in the state with STEM certification.
“When we found out, there were tears of joy,” said Kara Hunt, dean of students and STEM coordinator for Medora Community Schools. “Everyone — administration, teachers and students — have…