Bridges named AZ STEM School of Community Practice
Higley Unified School District’s newest elementary school has been named an AZ STEM School Community of Practice.

Bridges Elementary School joins 56 schools from across the state to collaborate with Maricopa Education Service Agency, Arizona  SciTech, Intel and the Arizona Science Center.

The initiative will bring together various stakeholders to “design innovative solutions.”

“This is an amazing opportunity for our school community to learn from other innovative schools within the state. Many collaborative opportunities are planned throughout this next school year that will certainly put us on the road to excellence in terms of STEM,” Bridges Principal Sherry Richards said.

According to a press release from Arizona SciTech: “School teams across Arizona, each with representation from community and industry, school leadership, educators, teachers and students, will help each other, share information, build relationships and learn from one another. Broader matters to address will be identified by the participants to collaborate and design innovative solutions to the problems and challenges of educating Arizona’s youths in the field of STEM; to prepare them to meet the high tech needs of the future.”

A kickoff was held Wednesday, May 4, for the schools and stakeholders.