What is STREAM School?
STREAM School at Hamilton Middle School is an important collaboration between Hamilton Community Schools, the Outdoor Discovery Center in Holland and other partners in the greater Holland area.
In fact, the program hinges on support from many people including Superintendent Dave Tebo, school administration, Career and Experience Coordinator Ashley Meyer and the school’s transportation department.
The program is designed to provide meaningful access to valuable resources in West Michigan such as Lake Michigan, dunes, wetlands, and the Outdoor Discovery Center property. The experiences are not field trips, rather an extension of the classroom and hopefully unforgettable moments that keep students engaged in the area.
Who is involved in Hamilton Middle School?
We offer STREAM School for 1 semester to every 8th Grade student. Our Hamilton STREAM Team is comprised of the following staff members:
- Teachers Makenna Kane and Mitchell Niewoonder
- Career and Experience Coordinator, Ashley Meyer
- Instructional Coach, Christine Martin
The focus is purposeful experiences outside of the classroom and connecting students to the Career Pathway of Agriscience and Natural Resources while learning English standards and Science Standards.
All 7th and 8th grade students participate in an outdoor learning experience once a week through their advisory classes.
Each 6th grade student receives 3-4 purposeful outdoor learning experiences focused on Science standards.