We are excited to announce that starting the 2018-2019 school year, with a unanimous approval vote by the Anoka-Hennepin School Board at the May 14th Meeting, our Specialty School name will be: Hoover Elementary - Biomedical, Health Sciences and Engineering.
With our Specialty School Planning Committee and staff, we spent the 2017-2018 school year researching, planning, and developing a framework that will guide the integration of these focus areas at Hoover. We are in the work of writing program components and collaborating with community partners to create STEM-H units (district curriculum and standards-aligned) focused on the human body systems and its anatomy (What is it?), physiology (What does it do?), homeostasis (How does it stay healthy?) and diseases (What happens when it is not healthy?). Through a hands-on, inquiry-based approach, students and staff will be involved in exploring and learning about the human body systems and the biomedical and technological innovations that keep us healthy. Students and staff will participate in onsite and offsite field experiences, build relationships with community partners and engage in engineering challenges that connect back to our focus of Biomedical, Health Sciences and Engineering. As a Hoover Elementary staff, we are extremely excited to launch beginning implementation of this STEM-H specialty program this 2018-2019 school year.