This program is an extension to our math curriculum and is offered to students in 4th and 5th grades. The Accelerated Math program provides students the opportunity for enrichment and extending learning, as well as providing review of skills in which additional practice might be needed. Students are able to work individually, at their own pace, to progress through more advanced mathematical skills as they pass the assessments offered for each level.
Project Lead the Way is a nationally recognized curriculum in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education. We are very fortunate to be a PLTW school within the Union School District. Student have the unique opportunities to learn like engineers. The process is key. Students learn to question, plan, try things out, evaluate, and communicate about what worked and what didn’t. Students learn to become real world problem solvers.
Technology is an integral part of the learning process at Andersen. Interactive Smart Boards are in each classroom and used for instruction on a daily basis. All students, PK-5th grade, have access to our updated computer lab and there are updated computers in the classrooms as well. We have recently been able to purchase Ipads to use in conjunction with our PLTW curriculum.
Andersen offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students.
This is our 5th grade honor choir. Students involved in Andersen Sound practice after school and have opportunities to perform outside of school. Our music teacher is the sponsor for this choir.
Chess is a popular activity for many students. Under the sponsorship of our Gifted and Talented Education teacher and parent volunteers, the chess club provides an opportunity for students to learn, practice, and compete in the game of chess. Students that are interested have competed in Chess Tournaments at school and/or within the district.
Andersen’s morning broadcast is produced daily by our very own 5th grade students. This provides an in-depth learning experience and is designed to inform the student body and staff of upcoming school, local, and national news. Parents are a big part of making the studio experience run smoothly.
5th grade students are trained to assist our families at arrival and dismissal times.
Student representatives support service projects to make our school and community a better place.
Union students showcase their art work during YouthArts!
Students learn to work together to create a robot that performs tasks at competition.