Gonzales is a NM MESA School, which is a huge asset for all our students. The following STEM events will take place during the 2018-19 school year:
STEM / NM MESA Club on Tuesdays for 4th - 8th grade students - (STEM / MESA Club is one of many clubs offered to our students) - STEM Club members will participate in local and state STEM competitions
K-3rd grade students will participate as a class in the science fair and science nights for families
STEM Santa Fe's Expanding Your Horizons for 5th-8th grade female students at Gonzales - scheduled on October 13
SFPS Back to School Bash on Saturday, September 15 at 11am-1pm at Franklin Miles Park - this year’s theme is STEM projects
Gonzales Community School hosts an annual Science Fair each winter (dates vary each year) for grades 4-6. Students begin work on their projects in the fall and turn in a series of assignments leading up to the Science Fair in the winter. Each 4th - 8th grade classroom teacher will select the top 10 projects from their class to participate in the Science Fair.
The top ten science projects from each class are then presented and judged by the Santa Fe Alliance for Science. The Santa Fe Alliance for Science is a non-profit organization made-up of volunteers from the science community. First, second, and third place winners are selected, and the first and second place winners go on to compete in the Santa Fe Public Schools district STEM Expo (Science Fair). Winners of the STEM Expo (SFPS Science Fair) go on to compete at the state and national levels.
Each fall, GCS PTA hosts Science Nights to help students and parents prepare their science projects - let's face it, Science Projects are also a "parent project" that are primarily completed at home. Teachers are on-hand to answer questions for both students and parents. We also invite judges from the Santa Fe Alliance for Science to our Science Night so students may receive ideas and feedback for a successful project. Please contact GCS PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in helping with GCS Science Nights.
With funds raised throughout the year, GCS PTA also purchases the required science fair boards and gives them free of charge to students that attend Science Nights. Regulation science fair boards are also available through classroom teachers.
Grades K-3 prepare and present class science projects at the school Science Fair. Grade K-3 students may also prepare individual science fair projects, however, they are not judged or entered into the district and state science fairs.
In addition to the annual Science Fair, GCS and SFPS are proud partners with the LANL Foundation, which provides inquiry science kits and curriculum support to our classroom teachers and students. We also offers students STEM Club in the Fall and Spring, which are supported by STEM Santa Fe. Visit Student Clubs for more information. Ask your child what they're learning in science!
2018-19 Science Fair
Congratulations to this year’s Science Fair Winners. First and second place winners will continue on to to compete in the SFPS STEM EXPO on Friday, February 8. Good luck Gonzales scientists!
Get ready for the 2018-19 GCS Science Fair
Teachers will assign Science Fair Projects to students in 4th - 6th grades in late October/early November.
PTA purchases Science Fair Boards with monies raised throughout the school year. Science Fair boards will be given to students at the next Science Cafe on December 6, at 5:30pm-6:30pm.
Mr. Druva hosted the first Science Cafe on September 12, 2018 and the second science cafe is on December 6.
2017-18 Science Fair
Please share your feedback from the 2017-18 GCS Science Fair.