Tecumseh West STEAM Center
Our STEAM Centers are strongly focused on personalized and project-based learning with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM).
In addition to core subject study in English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies, learners are provided opportunities to work at their own pace on engaging projects that address real-world problems. Under the guidance of their mentors and learning facilitators, learners are encouraged to explore a variety of subject areas. Through these independent learning projects, learners are motivated to explore their passions while developing time management, collaboration, communication, and other 21st century skills necessary to become critical thinkers and problem solvers.
Tecumseh East STEAM Center is home to learners in grade 7 for the 2018-19 school year. These learners will remain in this learning center for two years, looping with the same group of learning facilitators. Learners at this level become a part of our 1:1 Technology Program where each learner receives a Chromebook for their educational use.
We hope you will take the opportunity to visit our STEAM Centers and stop in for our Learning Expos. We'd love to share our work with you!
Deidra Thelen, Principal
Tecumseh West STEAM Center
401 N. VanBuren St., Tecumseh, MI 49286
Tecumseh Public Schools was recently awarded a safety grant for next school year. School Resource Officer Chad Rodgers spearheaded the grant application along with Interim Grants Officer Meghan Way.
Beginning in April, TPS will be launching a pilot Learner Management System, D2L Brightspace, at only Tecumseh West STEAM Center and Tecumseh East STEAM Center.
On Monday, November 5 learners from Tecumseh High School, Tecumseh East, and Tecumseh West spent the day at the THS Media Center being introduced to the Sources of Strength program.
Winter in Michigan can mean anything from sunny and mild to icy and treacherous. Our Transportation Department, watches the forecast closely to watch for possible inclement weather and evaluates road conditions as weather conditions deteriorate.
Please take a moment to review the district's Winter Weather Plan used to determine closures and/or delays.
West STEAM Center learners, Redd Braun and Madeline McRoberts provide an overview of West STEAM Center's City Planning Unit in this student report. Look for more updates from these student reporters as the project progresses.
Six learners and three facilitators from Tecumseh West STEAM Center traveled to Ford Field in Detroit for the 2018 Fuel Up to Play 60 Rally for School Health Event. They learned new ideas for incorporating healthy new recipes into school meal programs and boosting physical activity during the school day.
There has been a lot of talk about Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at Tecumseh Public Schools this year, but what exactly does that mean? PBIS is a framework for schools to determine how they want to teach social skills, establish expectations in all areas, prevent problematic behavior and reinforce new skills.