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G.B. Miller Elementary School

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Special Programs

steam

S.T.E.A.M./ S.T.E.M. FOR ALL GB Miller provides STEAM/ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) for all students, preparing students for the future NOW. We are excited about continuing our hands-on learning experiences with robotics, coding, and various STEAM challenges in our newly transformed Innovation Lab. All students in K-6 use Mystery Science and grades 3-6 use Engineering is Elementary which provide a hands-on, inquiry-based engineering program that align with the Next Generation Science Standards. Through these programs, students are faced with real-world engineering challenges and have the opportunities to create and design solutions for the problems.  

 

Our goal is to provide innovative instruction to our scholars that will stimulate the passion, problem-solving skills, and creativity to prepare our students for college and careers.

 

 

 

mtss 

 

MTSS/ PBIS GB Miller fully implements the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for academics, behavior, and attendance. Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) system is in place to teach and reinforce positive behaviors. GB Miller was recognized with the Platinum Award for PBIS Implementation, the highest level of recognition through the CA PBIS Coalition. 

 

 

 

enrichment

 

music choir

Strings Music Program/ Enrichment Elective (Gr 4-6) The Strings Music Program is offered to all students in grades 4-6. Students who opt out of Strings participate in enrichment electives that include Visual and Performing Arts classes and more such as Dance, Art, Yarn Art, Music Appreciation, and more during the school day. 

 

art

Art Enrichment All students in K-6 receive Art enrichment classes during the school day through the Meet the Masters Art Program sponsored by PTA. 

 

code

CODING All students in K-6 participate in coding lessons throughout the school year through online programs, Robotics, and more.

 

 

science

Extended Enrichment Program Selected students in grades 4-6 will be invited to participate in the Extended Enrichment Program provide opportunities for selected students in grades 4-6 to participate in various STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) challenges to encourage collaboration, team spirit and enthusiasm for STEM. During each of the Enrichment sessions, students will be encouraged to explore new content and engage in problem solving strategies, employing science and engineering practices. Students will have opportunities to explore, design, test, collect data, revise, and refine their ideas and solutions to the challenges. Participation in the STEM challenges will prepare the students for the Orange County Elementary Science Olympiad scheduled for a Saturday in  May 2019. 

 

 

 

afteschool

GB MILLER'S AFTERSCHOOL ACADEMY will be offered to select students during the school year based on criteria set by the school. 

 

 

 

 
  
We are excited to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County to provide mentoring for selected students in grades 1-5. 
 
In this one-to-one peer mentoring program, selected high school students serve as mentors to an elementary school student. Meetings take place once a week at the child’s school.  The program is facilitated by a Big Brothers Big Sisters team member and has a curriculum designed specifically for peer-to-peer mentoring and homework support.