Dear Indian Creek Visitor,

Welcome to Indian Creek Elementary…Magnet School for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. We are anticipating an exciting year for students, teachers, parents, and our community as we work together to maximize the potential of our students. Indian Creek offers a dynamic learning environment where students are self-directed learners that process the interrelatedness of our STEM components. Our students have exchanged their pencils for a netbook or iPad2 to capture their ideas while they discover how they are connected to a larger environment, our world.

Our Readers’ and Writers’ Workshops are steeped in best practice and were developed by well-known educational researchers; our curriculum also adheres to the national and state standards. Our teachers have created value-added STEM components that teach technology, engineering and math through the science process and content standards. Through project work, our students learn to formulate hypotheses, record observations, collect data, draw conclusions and share their results. They work both independently and cooperatively on meaningful, authentic and engaging tasks. We guide our students and help them establish a true community of learners.

We believe in a team approach to education, and encourage our families to get involved in our school. Our families discover the synergy that comes when professional learning communities and parent participation support the rigorous learning on our campus. We have a commitment to high expectations, academic excellence, building character, and a school and community where everyone is valued. At Indian Creek…we are ENGINEERING THE FUTURE!

Kevin Kemper, Principal