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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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Tatanka Holiday Food Drive

We are asking families to help prepare 200 holiday baskets for Buffalo residents. Donate Items Dec. 5-9: boxed jello, canned fruit, mini marshmallows, canned sweet potatoes and dessert mixes. Happy Holidays!

Are you dressed for weather?

29 degress and below = jacket, headwear, mittens, boots & snow pants / 30-40 degrees = jacket, headwear & mittens / 41-49 degrees = jacket only / 50 degrees + = no jacket

Order a Tatanka T-shirt today!

To place an order, please email TatankaPTO@gmail.com. Orders delivered to your child's teacher. $10/each
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2022-2023 Generic School Supplies List


2022-23 Meal Prices

Grades 1-5 Breakfast: $2.00 Kindergarten Breakfast: FREE Grades K-5 Lunch: $2.90 Extra Milk $0.50

The Tatanka Times!

Just click "Newsletters" under the TESS Menu for "The Tatanka Times" weekly newsletter updates!

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