• Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

    PLTW       STEM robot                         

    Lourdes Academy is committed to providing a strong foundation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to students in elementary, middle and high school. To accomplish this goal, Lourdes is partnering with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), the nation's leading provider of STEM programs to integrate STEM principles and learning throughout its PreK-12 system.

  •   Gateway    Launch


    What is STEM learning?

    STEM programs take an interdisciplinary approach to learning, which parallels real world learning and provides students with essential skills for the 21st Century.


    Why do we need STEM?

    By 2018, the US will have more than 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs because there will not be enough qualified workers to fill them.

    -U.S. Department of Commerce


    STEM occupations are expected to grow by 17% from 2008-2018, and STEM workers are expected to earn 26% more than their non-STEM counterparts.

    -U.S. Department of Commerce Economics & Statistics Administration 2011 Report


    In the STEM fields, there are 2.2 jobs for every one unemployed person. In non-STEM fields, there are 3.7 unemployed people for every job.

    -Vital Signs Wisconsin (September 2012)


    A national survey of more than 4,000 scientists and graduate students in the fields of chemistry and physics showed that 70% became interested in science before high school.

    -National Research Council (2009)


    Wisconsin's top 20 high growth occupations from 2004-2014 ALL fell into STEM fields (medical, computer technology and engineering).

    -Wisconsin STEM Navigators to the Future

  • STEM Team 

    District Administrator

    Jon Fleming - Director of Educational Services

    920 426-3626, ext. 550 | jfleming@lourdes.today


    Staff Partnership Team Members

    John Dinegan - President

    Maria Biebel - Elementary Lead Teacher (STEM Team Co-Chair)

    Karen Boehm - Advancement Director

    Marci Escamilla - Middle School Lead Teacher

    Amy Geffers -  Elementary Principal

    Josh Klopf - Information Technology Director

    Rob Mullen - Elementary Lead Teacher


    Committee Members

    Barb Barner - System Parent

    David Belter - Mercury Marine

    Scott Binder - Muza Metal Products

    Marie Dudenas - Oshkosh Corporation

    Bill Ratzburg - John Deere

    Joe Kaufmann - Alumnus

    Todd Kaull - Alliance Laundry Systems

    Catey Frost - Fox Valley Technical College

    Chad Konop - Magnum Power Products

    Christopher Masini - Oshkosh Corporation (STEM Team Co-Chair)

    Keith Neuens - Bemis Company Inc.

    Jeff Slusarski - Dynamic Drinkware

    Matt Stromske - Singlewire Software

  • PLTW/STEM Donors

    John Deere

    Alliance Laundry Systems

    Anonymous Donor of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

    David & Jacqueline Belter

    Bemis Company Foundation

    Bill ('82), Sharon, Liam ('16) & Madison Boehme Family

    Georgianna Corbett Memorial from Linda Benhardus ('71), Dr. Colleen Corbett ('72), and Mark Corbett ('74)

    Fox Valley Hearing Center

    Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology, SC

    Patrick ('72) & Linda Foy

    Alfred & Elizabeth Ganther

    Helaine Rudoy Lasky Fund

    Industrial Engraving Corporation

    Jay Manufacturing

    Joe ('75) & Judy Kaufmann

    Oshkosh Coil Spring

    Oshkosh Marine Supply

    Oshkosh Rotary Southwest

    Oshkosh Trophy

    Edward & Belle Rudoy Fund of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

    Sawyer Creek Orthodontics

    Schiek Sports

    Schoen Family Charitable Trust

    Thrivent Financial

    West Pointe Bank

    Winneconne Family Dentistry