Where Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts & Mathematics Converge...

Welcome to our Cleveland Middle School's S.T.E.A.M. initiative and outreach to our school's community...our vision is to advance Tennessee as the leading state in S.T.E.A.M. education, by transforming the traditional teacher-centered classroom into a trans-disciplinary, problem-solving, discovery, exploratory learning environment and to foster a dynamic student-centered experience laying the foundation for our students' continual advancement in high school and the post-secondary world.  

OUR MISSION...
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Our mission here at Cleveland Middle School is to provide for our students a continuous pathway of educational  opportunities, across the curriculum that support, promote and create S.T.E.A.M.- literate challenges, in order to positively affect tomorrow's workforce.    

About Us...

We at Cleveland Middle School recognize the need for a S.T.E.A.M. educated society and have taken the initiative to incorporate experiential learning into our classrooms and encourage students to persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration and work through the creative process, nurturing daily, Raider scholars and champions.

VISION...

To advance Tennessee as the leading state in STEM education, developing a workforce able to compete and succeed in the current and emerging global economy.

SIXTH - Eighth GRADE S.T.E.A.M. RESOURCES
C.T.E. S.T.E.A.M. RESOURCES
CLUBS, ACTIVITIES, ENRICHMENT, S.P.E.D. & E.S.L. S.T.E.A.M. RESOURCES
CMS Business Communications 
Business communications 1 & 2; Computer Applications [Duel Credit with CHS and Cleveland State Community College]
CMS Engineering
STEM 1 & STEM 2

Career & Technical Education [C.T.E.]

CMS Medical Science
Medical Science 1, 2, & 3
cleveland middle school has three CTE Academies

Cleveland Middle School has three CTE Academies: Medical Science, Engineering Technology, and Business Communications.  These Academies offer different classes for each grade level at CMS. No matter the topic, CTE classes create opportunities for CMS students to engage in hands-on and real-life experiences. Students will build, design and launch rockets in STEM class, produce live morning news shows in RaiderTV Broadcasting class, and participate in lab dissections of pig hearts and sheep brains.    

the "why" of our proposal...

In the coming years students will need to blend and fuse with this ever-changing digital landscape, authoring in many cases their own learning.  It is a sad fact that American students consistently rank poorly against their global counterparts in S.T.E.A.M. subjects.  The United States ranks 25th in math and 17th in science out of 31 countries according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. And tragically, only about 18 percent of our high school seniors perform at or above proficiency in science subjects, as reported by the National Math and Science Initiative.  [Read more HERE].  These alarming numbers are forcing America to rethink and evaluate how we teach the ever-evolving S.T.E.A.M. world.  Just as the field of education has redefined knowledge as being more than simple memorized, disconnected facts; we need to foster in all we do in the classrooms, a culture of innovation, experimentation and discovery.  In the past 60 years, technology has dramatically changed the way we function as a society.   From the invention of the Internet in 1960 to GPS technologies in 1978 to DNA fingerprinting in 1984, to the advent of the iPod in 2001, the march of technology continues…just like we cannot return to the 1950s, we simply cannot rely on the same classroom strategies of past eras to train our students.  

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S.T.E.A.M. Team

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