Welcome to Pine Grove STEM School.  We are excited to continue to be a STEM magnet school! We at Pine Grove STEM School serve students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade. Our students are learning about how science, technology, engineering, and math are involved in our everyday lives. Their eyes are being opened to a new world full of hands-on learning and exploration. Our teachers integrate STEM into our classrooms by means of supplementing the current curriculum with theme-based STEM units.

In addition to classroom-based STEM integration, our students have the opportunity to utilize our top-notch science lab we call the “STEM Den”.  Our students also participate in Project Lead the Way units, which is a project and problem-based curriculum where students solve real-life problems using STEM and other core curricular areas all while meeting state standards from each.


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John Hawley

Hello Pine Grove Bears and Families.   My name is John Hawley and I am the Principal here at Pine Grove STEM Elementary School.

I graduated from UC Riverside with a BS in Business Administration and received my teaching credential from Chapman University.  I later received my Masters of Arts in Educational Supervision and Administration.

This is my 17th  year here in the Amador County Unified School District.  For the last five years, I have been the Vice Principal at Jackson Junior High School and Ione Junior High School.  Previous to that I was an elementary teacher at Jackson Elementary and Sutter Creek Elementary schools.

I currently reside in El Dorado County with my wife, Kimberly, of 20 years and our two children.  My goal here at Pine Grove STEM Elementary School is to help support the students, staff, and families in an exciting and engaging learning environment through the use of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to understand all subject areas.  I look forward to the opportunity to meet and talk with all of you.

John Hawley
Pine Grove STEM Elementary School
E-mail: jhawley@acusd.org
(209) 296-2840

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