Project Lead The Way (PLTW)

Project Lead the Way implemented to better prepare students for future success!

We are excited to implement the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) program within our science and technology programs for grades K5-5th Grade.  Our Technology teacher,  Mrs. Julie Vanderhoef, and our 2nd Grade teacher, Ms. Massopust, have been trained to teach this program.
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education curricular programs used in schools. The hands-on, project-based program engages students on multiple levels, exposes them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provides them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success.
Recognizing that K-5 students already have the qualities of great makers and innovators, PLTW Launch taps into students’ exploratory nature, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering – now and for years to come. Through PLTW Launch, St. Mary Hales Corners Parish School’s students will become problem solvers. Whether designing a paint brush or building digital animations based on their own short stories, students engage in critical and creative thinking, build teamwork skills, and develop a passion for and confidence in STEM subjects. 
Please follow the links below to learn more about PLTW. 

For more information about how St. Mary Parish School is utilizing PLTW Launch, please contact:

Julie Vanderhoef, Technology/PLTW Teacher


Sarah Massopust, PLTW Teacher

Click here for STEM/STEAM Flyer describing grade-level activities