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    STEM Program
    Fireside Elementary School has implemented an innovative elementary school STEM program. Utilizing a STEM Specialist teacher, each child will have a pull out time during the school year with special emphasis in the STEM educational fields. In a forty-minute pull-out period, the STEM class is dedicated to integrated instruction in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.

    Fireside Elementary School is the elementary component of the PV Schools/Arizona STEM Education Pipeline, that transitions into Explorer Middle School, and CREST (Center for Research in Engineering,Science and Technology) at Paradise Valley High School. The Fireside Elementary School STEM program provides a foundation to perpetuate our students as future scientists,mathematicians, engineers, and technology-savvy thinkers.

    Simply stated, the goal for the Fireside Elementary School STEM program is to provide a hands-on, minds-on approach that helps students actively take ownership of the learning process and develop 21st-century skills such as creative thinking and problem solving through real-life, engaging experiences rooted in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.


    Thank you to Grants from:   

    Foundation for Public Education
    Fireside PTO
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Phoenix Suns
    Education Blueprints Association (Legos foundation)
    Arizona Cardinals Charities 

    Homework and Attendance Policy 

    Homework, if requested on the attendance line before 9:00 a.m. may be picked up in the school office after 3:15 p.m.  Students will be given time to make up work when they return from their absence.

    Under district policy attendance and excuse policy, it is the parent/guardian's responsibility to notify the school of an absence.  We urge you to call the school absence line prior to 9:00 a.m. on the actual day of the absence.  Fireside has a 24-hour voice mail absence line for reporting absences.  The number is 602-449-4701.  A student whose absences (excused/unexcused) totals more than 10% or 18 days of the school year and whose absences have affected academic progress may be retained due to the negative effect on the grade and may be cited and report to the courts (A.R.S. 15-802; A.R.S. 15-803).