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Tatanka Elementary STEM School

Engineering Our Future!

Tatanka Elementary STEM School - Engineering Our Future!

Tatanka Elementary STEM School (TESS) is a magnet school with a specialized curriculum that helps students become thinkers and problem solvers.  Here, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics concepts are integrated into classroom lessons. Through these experiences, students Collaborate, Communicate, Think Critically, and use Creativity to develop a deeper understanding of all the STEM components.  We build upon children's natural curiosity to help them research questions, investigate problems, and develop answers using STEM concepts.  This active, "minds on" approach prepares students with the skills they need to be successful in the 21st century.  Tatanka serves approximately 530 students in grades K-5. TESS is a neighborhood school and a school of choice, as part of the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD).

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2019 BHM School District Operating Levy Election

2019-20 BHM Calendar Cover--Three Good Things

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What's Happening


Tatanka Celebrates Homecoming!

Dress up days! Monday, 9/16: Pajamas Day * Tuesday, 9/17: Team or College Jersey Day * Wednesday, 9/18: Hat Day * Thursday, 9/19: Class Color Day - KG = Red, 1st = Orange, 2nd = Yellow, 3rd = Green, 4th = Blue, 5th = Purple * Friday, 9/20: Bison Gear Day

Culver's Fundraising Night! September 24th

Please join us on Tuesday, September 24th at the Culver's in Buffalo for dinner, a snack, ice cream of just to visit with friends. 10% of all sales from 4pm-7pm will be donated to Tatanka Elementary!

Picture Retakes Day

Retakes: October 15, 2019 / Please click on the link below to order online!

2019-2020 School Supplies

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