Denkmann Elementary is furthering their school mission statement of using the 7 Habits to Learn, Lead and Succeed by implementing a new program called LEAD that all students will get to attend.
The LEAD program – Learn, Enrich And Discover – is aimed at developing creativity, promoting critical thinking, enhancing higher order thinking skills, preparing for college and career readiness and engaging students in hands-on-learning experiences.
Courses such as Engineering (provided by the Putnam Museum), Circuitry (provided by the Putnam Museum), Cooking (provided by HyVee Rock Island), and Art (provided by the FIGGE) are a few of the possibilities.
All 6th graders go on a college tour and visit Western Illinois University – Quad Cities, Black Hawk College, Augustana College and Scott Community College. Students are also exposed to career paths in the construction and building trades.
LEAD Time will take place once a quarter.