STEAM Middle School

Wolverine News Volume 14

November 12th-November 16th

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BISD 2018-2019 Calendar

STEAM Calendar

Add the STEAM calendar to stay up-to-date!

(Click the + in the bottom right hand corner to add the calendar)

KMS & HMS Calendars

We will include important dates to our STEAM calendar, but feel free to add Kerr or Hughes!

Upcoming Dates

November 13th: CTE Showcase for students zoned to CHS

November 15th: CTE Showcase for students zoned to BHS

November 15th: BCHS Parent Meeting (8th Graders) @ STEAM MS 6:00PM-7:00PM

November 19th-23rd: Thanksgiving Break

November 30th: Winter Dance @ STEAM 5:30PM-7:00PM

December 7th: STEAM Spelling Bee

December 7th: STEAM Artome Art Show @ STEAM 5:30PM-7:00PM

Grade Level Newsletters

Grade level newsletters will provide information for your student's classes as well as keep you up to date with events to come!

House Points Competition

As of Friday REVEUR won the house points competition.


Students in the REVEUR house have high school dress on Monday, November 12th.

REVEUR Students must wear their trust cards to show being in the REVEUR house.

*Within high school dress guidelines.

CTE Showcase (8th Grade)

Parents and Guardians,


Next week your students will be attending the Career and Technical Education Showcase at their routed high school. This showcase will allow your student to see all of the programs that are offered at our high schools, and what opportunities that they have. Your student will attend the showcase for the high school they are routed for. If you have any questions please feel free to email Mr. Daleiden at jacob.daleiden@bisdmail.net.


CHS Students (Kerr routed students)

The showcase for Centennial High in on Tuesday November 13th. There is a morning session and afternoon session, and the attached sheets shows which session your student will be attending. For students who are attending the morning session we will leave STEAM at 8:50 am and return to STEAM campus at 12:05 pm and return to a normal schedule. For students who are attending the afternoon session they will go through a normal morning schedule and eat lunch early at 11:10 am, and we will load busses at 11:40 am to head to the high school. The afternoon session students will return to STEAM at 2:40 pm and students will return to a normal schedule.



BHS Students (Hughes routed students)

The showcase for Burleson High is on November 15th. There is a morning session and afternoon session, and the attached sheets shows which session your student will be attending. For students who are attending the morning session we will leave STEAM at 8:50 am and return to STEAM campus at 12:05 pm and return to a normal schedule. For students who are attending the afternoon session they will go through a normal morning schedule and eat lunch early at 11:10 am, and we will load busses at 11:40 am to head to the high school. The afternoon session students will return to STEAM at 2:40 pm and students will return to a normal schedule.


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Winter Dance

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National Appreciation Days

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BoxTops

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STEAM Lunches

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House Family Time

On Wednesday, during STEAM remix time, students will participate in House Family Time with a smaller group of students, from their same house. This group will be consistent and allow for real connections between the members.

Activities will include:

-team building

-awareness of others around you

-social emotional awareness

-deep analysis of STEAM characteristics (self, family, friends, peers, school, community, country)

-outside games

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STEAM remix

STEAM remix is a great time during the day that is a "mix"ture of activities:


  • iLit/iXL Reading/Math programs specifically targeting content (M, T, TH)
  • Family Time (Wednesday's)
  • Skyward Check in with STEAM remix teacher, proactively teaching organizational skills with STEAM remix facilitator (Friday's)
  • Lunch with STEAM remix teacher (M, T, TH, F)
  • Wednesday Lunch with House Family teacher

Chromebook Repairs & Cases

Thank you for your patience. If you have concerns or specific questions, please reach out to Mrs. Cook via email. ccook@bisdmail.net


To help prevent chromebook injuries, please help your child keep their chromebook case on the chromebook at all times.

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How to Care for Your Chromebook

It is your responsibility to bring your device to school every day... CHARGED! So before you go to bed at night, be sure to put your Chromebook on a hard, flat surface and plug it in! And don't forget to bring it to school!


Click here to learn more about how to care for your device!

Athletics

Attending BHS Games

Students are welcome and encouraged to attend all events and support the ELKS and Lady ELKS!


Please see the expectations below as we seek to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for ALL fans during all of our extracurricular events.


-Identification : Students must be able to identify themselves at all school-related activities.

-Students are expected to be in bleachers enjoying the game unless they are moving to and from concession stand and/or bathrooms.

-Appropriate language at all times

-Sitting in bleachers and not standing in aisle

-School appropriate behavior in all areas

-No throwing, running, or chasing


Not following these guidelines may result in a consequence that could include removal from attending extracurricular events. Middle school principals will also be notified if the expectations are not followed.

Shuttle Overview

Trust Card

Students are proudly wearing their trust cards on lanyards.


If trust card is misplaced, student will need to pay $5 for a replacement at the front office.


If your child needs a lanyard, please send them to the front office.

We have extras for those that do not already have one. Limited quantity.


Trust card privileges:

-access to collaborative areas

-quick recognition of outside people on campus

-future privileges based off grades and attendance

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STEAM Makerspace


Click here to donate to the Makerspace!

Box Tops Donations

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Bilingual/ESL Parent Academy

Taylor Elementary will host a Parent Academy for parents/family of Bilingual & ESL students on Tuesdays from 5:30-8pm for six weeks, each semester.

Dinner and childcare will be provided.


English Flyer Spanish Flyer

Teacher Contact

Communication is key in any working relationship. Stay up-to-date with your student's academics through the STEAM, individual teacher, and BISD websites as well as weekly grade level newsletters.


Who should you contact first in the event clarification is needed regarding your child?

Your child's teacher(s).

Our facilitators know your student and care about their success. If you have questions regarding assignments, behavior, or specific events, reach out to them.

Use this link to find individual teacher emails.

Attendance Policy

Attendance is of utmost importance. When students are absent, not only do they miss out on direct instruction but also they have assignments that begin to pile up. While sometimes being absent is unavoidable, especially if a student has a fever or doctor's orders to stay home, if at all possible make sure they attend every day.


In Texas, students are required to attend school no less than 90% of the time or to be absent no more than 17 days. When students pass 17 days of absences (EVEN excused with a doctor's note and partial absences) they are subject to loss of credit. Loss of credit means that they will not be given credit for courses.


We understand that sometimes absences are unavoidable but, if a student is in any way able to come to school it is important that they attend.

What is S.T.E.A.M.?

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Dress Code

We frequently perform dress code checks, please ensure that your student is always in compliance, click here for middle school dress guidelines.


On the occasion, we offer students high school dress days. In the event that we do, please follow such guidelines, click here.

Reminder About Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures

As we begin a new semester, please see below for reminders of the STEAM arrival and dismissal procedures.


Please click here to view the STEAM Middle School drop-off and pick-up procedures. Upon viewing the link, see below for further clarification.



Drop Off Procedures:

When dropping off your STEAM student in the morning, please use "Lane 1" to drop off students that need to go to the Band/Fitness Center.


Please use "Lane 2" to drop off students that do not need to go to the Band/Fitness Center prior to entering the main building.


In order to exit our student drop off/pick up location, as the red arrows indicate, take two left turns to return to the driveway and exit the school property on to Linda Drive.


Pick Up Procedures:

As students exit the main building, students will utilize Lane 1/Lane 2 by crossing at the designated areas.

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Directory Information

Parents,


Our STEAM social media accounts are updated frequently with the exciting things going on at STEAM. We would like to make sure your student is able to be a part of our STEAM videos and photos that we post on our STEAM social media accounts. Please update your student's directory information if you would like your STEAM student a part of our videos and photos. You may complete the attachment below and return this form to our front office.

STEAM PTO

Use the form below to join PTO!

Find us on Facebook: STEAM Middle School PTO - Burleson, Texas.

Have questions or comments for the PTO?

Contact us at BurlesonSTEAMPTO@gmail.com.

I Love Burleson ISD

Please join us in supporting Burleson ISD by signing up for a yard sign or decal through ILoveBurlesonISD.net! Once you request your free yard sign or decal, it will be available for pick-up here at STEAM.


You can also follow ILoveBurlesonISD on facebook and twitter.

Below are the links:


I Love Burleson ISD (Facebook)


I Love Burleson ISD (Twitter)

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"BISD 1:You"

Click here to read more about Chromebook's in BISD!