Rosewood Avenue Elementary School presents its annual open house and Spring Festival on Thursday, May 17, from 2:40 to 5:30 p.m.
Rosewood’s staff will share academic highlights that have taken place this year and debut its inaugural schoolwide science fair. The school will also celebrate its new direction in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and will now be known as Rosewood STEM Magnet, School of Urban Planning and Urban Design.
In the past, science projects were independent tasks created at home. This year, every student from transitional kindergarten through fifth grade joined a classroom team to explore the scientific method from a new perspective. All Rosewood Huskies took part in an authentic, inquiry-based process that included developing a hypothesis, testing, observing and making conclusions about their findings. The projects correspond with the STEM Design Model that will become the central focus of the new magnet program.
The model for scientific problem-solving takes students through the cycle of planning how to solve a problem, creating a solution, testing the solution and asking if the solution works. Rosewood teachers and students worked long hours to produce meaningful projects that will be on display.
Participants at the open house can also visit classrooms and enjoy music, game booths, crafts, inflatables, food and fun. The school’s parent volunteers and Stoelt Productions are helping to produce the event.
Rosewood Avenue Elementary is located at 503 N. Croft Ave. For information, call (323)651-0166, or visit rosewoodelementary.org and friendsofrosewood.com/springcelebration.