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S.T.E.M. and Arts Studies

S:   Science

T:    Technology

E:   Engineering

M:  Mathematics

and the Arts!


An infusion of STEM and Arts to bring exciting learning opportunities for our students! 

For example:

ARTBOTS:  Students will build a robot with clay, puddy, circuits, batteries, wires, switches, and LED lights.

Math Baskets: Students will make baskets using mathematical concepts such as area, perimeter, volume, water absorption, etc.

Barton Educational Programs

STEM and the Arts - STEM Expo

Dramatic Results and Boeing have partnered up to bring STEM and the Arts to every student here at Barton Elementary.  Every student participates in an 8 to 12 hour STEM and Arts course. Each grade has a different STEM study area and our students enjoy the creativity in the program.  This program infuses Art with the STEM field which bring Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math to life!  Grade 3-5 students participates in the program from October to December and our Grade K-2 students enjoy the program from March to May.

Barton students also participate in the Boston Science Museum program known as "Engineering is Elementary."  These program encourage students to use engineering knowledge to solve real-world problems with their team of engineers! 

We hope you are able to join us for the STEM Expo in late April, 2016 between 1:30-3:30.  We will have the following at the STEM Expo:

  • Invention Convention (Grades 3-5)
  • Every class will have a STEM project
  • Engineering is Elementary Projects on display
  • Long Beach Aquarium on Wheels
  • Sea Perch Engineering Club
  • Shared Science Robotics Club
  • CSULA: Solar Car Club
  • U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife
  • Dramatic Results: STEM and Arts Staff
  • STEM Labs Open!
  • Green Team
  • Ambassadors
  • Boeing
  • U.S. Navy Engineers
  • Food Trucks! Yummy!


Parent University is in full swing!  Come and see our exciting programs and learn about all the great things our students are doing to become college and career ready! 

Join the fun!  Empower yourself as a parent!  Learn about STEM!  The Arts!  Join us in the Parent Center!


Current Schedule:

  • Every Wednesday, STEM and Arts with Dramatic Results at 8:00-9:45am
  • Every Friday, STEM and Arts with Dramatic Results at 1:00-2:00pm

We look forward to seeing you here!


Common Core State Standards Implementation

The Common Core State Standards are here!  Barton staff will begin professional development on the Common Core State Standards. These standards will be the foundational work for all future programs, lesson designs, and school goals.  The standards are designed to facilitate "college readiness."  Please be aware that students will be required to do the following on future standardized assessments:

  • Type responses onto a computer that answer prompts related to reading passages.
  • Typed paragraphs will be the normal response to assessment questions
  • Students must be fluent with typing by Grade 3
  • Students must be able to play videos online to answer prompts
  • Students must be able to scroll up and down on a computer screen while online or reviewing documents
  • Students must be able to use tabs and interact between different computer windows while doing research online during a test
  • Students must be able type essays in response to literature
  • Students must be able to solve math problems in multiple ways. One way is no longer acceptable.
  • Students must be able to research, inquire, and use multiple online resources and articles on the computer screen to provide typed response

As you can see from some of the examples above, there are major shifts and educational reform.  Barton staff is looking forward to the challenge and ready to forge ahead to help all our students become college ready!

Barton Programs!

  • Dramatic Results S.T.E.M. and Arts
  • US NAVY / SEA PERCH LA Underwater Robotics - Grade 5 Competition Team - So Cal Navy Regionals
  • Engineering is Elementary - Boston Science Museum
  • Barton Ambassadors
  • Grade 1 Reading Recovery Team
  • Intervention Specialist - Academic and Technology (Ms. Ratliff)
  • Intervention Specialist - Bully Program (Mr. Ramos)3
  • Grade 4 Excel
  • Grade 5 Excel
  • CSULB Engineering Girls 
  • Student Recognition and Awards Monthly Program
  • Write From the Beginning (Grades K-5)
  • Barton Green Team!
  • Barton Positive Reinforcement Program
  • Barty's Bees and Barty's Prize Room
  • Abolish Chronic Truancy 
  • For the Child Counseling Support
  • Preschool:  Child Development Center
  • Kindergarten:  Early and Late Bird Program
  • Beach Area Reading for Kids (BARK) with Abby and Julie!
  • Shared Science: After School Robotics Engineering Club