Mr. VandenBos' Website: 2018-2019

  • Welcome back to school!

    I look forward to seeing all WC Petty students this year in STEM class! All elementary students receive an hour of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) instruction each week. STEM is an interactive, hands on, and engaging subject area and I am excited to have fun with students and learn about important STEM concepts that will be help prepare students with valuable 21st century skills! If you're wondering what makes this subject so important, this article gives some good information.

    A little about STEM:

    In Antioch School District 34, we use a program called Project Lead the Way. PLTW's units (called modules) address computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, challenging students to become creative, collaborative problem solvers ready to take on any challenge. If you'd like to learn more about the units, this document gives a good description of the units by grade level. 

    A little about me:

    I am very excited to start another year teaching at Petty! The 2018-19 school year marks my sixth year in the district and my first year teaching STEM. Previously, I taught 3rd grade. In my free time, I enjoy playing guitar and outdoor activities.


    Mr. Jason VandenBos

    STEM Teacher

    WC Petty Elementary


    Phone: (847) 838-8128