YOU’RE INVITED: Community Week at Louisa Boren STEM K-8

Some schools have open houses for current families. Some have them for prospective families. What’s happening next week at Louisa Boren STEM K-8 is something different – “Community Week” activities. Here’s the announcement we were asked to share:

Come back to school with Louisa Boren STEM K-8 students March 13-17 to calculate pi, race the world’s smallest solar car, explore your local environmental impact, and engage in more activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Louisa Boren STEM K-8 school in West Seattle is hosting STEM Community Week March 13-17, 2023 for school families and the broader community. Among the many favorite activities taking place: Girls Rock Math will calculate pi with wikki sticks on Pi Day March 14; attendees will explore blood and guts with the Pacific Science Center on March 15; and University of Washington’s Clean Energy Institute will run a solar-car derby on March 16.

School principal Ben Ostrom said, “Instilling a sense of curiosity and desire to learn more about the world around them through science, technology, engineering and math is sparking lifelong learning for our future builders and thinkers who will tackle big issues in the future.”

“When parents, caregivers and neighbors are involved in students’ education, students get better grades, have better attendance records, drop out less often, have higher aspirations, and more positive attitudes toward school and homework. STEM Community Week provides a perfect opportunity for friends, family and neighbors to invest in our students,” said 5th grade teacher Matthew McGavick.

The week’s activities include: a nature walk, math exploration, science experiments, an engineering workshop and culminates with a student art showcase, and a raffle of art, goods, and services from local businesses. Schedule and other details are available at

The school is at 5950 Delridge Way SW.

4 Replies to "YOU'RE INVITED: Community Week at Louisa Boren STEM K-8"

  • Curious Mom March 9, 2023 (6:03 pm)

    Are kids of preschool age able to participate as well?

    • Another One March 10, 2023 (2:14 pm)

      Yes! The whole family is invited. 

  • Del March 10, 2023 (2:47 am)

    Can someone who works at Louisa Boren STEM school please register their school with greatschools . Org? West Seattle needs to be aware of our test scores in comparison to other schools and it would do our community a service.  

    • Adam March 15, 2023 (11:07 am)

      Not affiliated with the school in any way, just here to say that test scores tell a very incomplete story of a school and its value for students.  It just means they teach to a standardized test while potentially dropping other very important aspects of a well-rounded education. 

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