Individual grade levels will compare and contrast math systems and economic development on a global scale.
School-wide culminating events include student presentations depicting how math and economics work in our daily lives. Career Connections include mentoring, interview skills, and job shadowing in many different careers in economics and business. Students learn throughout the year how math and economics are used in different careers as well as in everyday life.
Throughout the year, students participate in knowledge-building of math and economic concepts through three interdisciplinary units, or strands. The three strands are:
During this unit, the students learn about earning, saving, and spending
money. They answer questions such as:
How does economics affect my life?
Where in my life will I encounter mathematics?
Intermediate grades even learn how to keep and balance a checkbook!
In this unit, each grade level explores a particular career area. They
consider questions like:
How do people use math in these careers?
What effects do economics have on these careers?
During Global Communities, students study the economies of other
countries, including money systems, jobs, and trading. They
use the information learned to answer:
How does economics impact the global community?
Would limited natural resources affect the global community?
Why is math considered to be the universal language?
Conestoga was given the 2007 Omaha Excellence in Diversity Education and Outreach award and in 2006 the Magnet Schools of America Merit Award! Wow! We are so proud of our staff and students, yet we know that there is much more to be done. We are currently searching for new ideas and best practices that allow us to reach our highest potential as students, as a school, and as a community.
We are located in the Pink Zone/Pathway, therefore students completing sixth grade at Conestoga Magnet School have opportunities to go on to Marrs Middle School and eventually follow the pathway on to South High School maintaining their focus in Math and Economics.
We are very fortunate to have supportive Community Partners like Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Nebraska, The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City/Omaha branch, and a group of volunteer readers from Kiwanis Club of Omaha, Inc. The Golden K Kiwanis is a group of outstanding volunteers who have been reading and sharing time with students at Conestoga for more than a decade. Relationships and partnerships like these keep the Pioneer wagon on track and our students moving forward in true Pioneer fashion. Plus Weitz Funds and the US Bank.
Come on board as new Pioneers explore for themselves the meaning of our mission statement:
LEARNING TO LEAD OURSELVES,
AND OUR WORLD
TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE.
Forge ahead with us as we pave our way into the future at Conestoga Magnet School.
Vanita Jarmon, Principal