The Weekly Jr. Oiler
October 13, 2017
Dwyer is very excited to have partnered with Cal Poly Pomona to bring a wonderful new program to our campus. Femineers was created and funded by Cal Poly Pomona's College of Engineering in 2013 to inspire additional females to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in their education and career. The program provides K-12 students with project-based learning, female engineering student mentors, and opportunities to visit Cal Poly Pomona, all while building a sustainable program and community for current and future STEM leaders.
Curriculum for this year's program will be Creative Robotics, in which participants learn basic electronics in a fun and engaging way. Young ladies will work in teams to design robots out of everyday materials. The program will commence with a trip to the Annual Femineer Summit in spring to present student designs and learn from other Femineer programs.
Students will be given applications from their Science or Math teachers in the next few weeks. More details will also be forthcoming. We do anticipate holding the classes after school one day per week, starting in early November. We will also be offering more STEM opportunities for both male and female students throughout the year, so stay tuned!
Dyslexia Awareness Month
Parent Teacher Conference Information
Parent teacher conferences will be held on October 24 through October 26. These conferences are meant for parents to discuss with teachers areas of need for their child. You do not need to meet with every teacher or any teacher at all if you do not have concerns. These are optional and as needed, with priority going to students with C grades or below.
This year we have decided to use an online calendar for sign-ups. Each teacher will have time slots available for you to sign up. Please visit the link below for more information. The instructions for how to sign up are there and all teacher links for signing up are now live. These links will be open through October 20. Any conferences requested after October 20 will be based upon open availability and will need to be scheduled by calling the office.
Parent Conference Sign-Up Site
Student of the Month
Congratulations to the following students for being recognized as Students of the Month for September: Antonio Quiroz, Bridget Dargavage, Celina Nguyen, Charlotte Railsback, Chase Purvis, Christina Brady, Conrad Qose, Courtney Tonnu, Elijah Anderson, Hailey Petteys, Hannah Mendenhall, Hayden Kenny, Hunter Barker, Jace Hunter, Jaidyn Johns, Julie Hatano, Kaden Cassity, Lauren Le, Lena Blankenbaker, Logan Tapia, Mario Hernandez, Melany Mariscal, Mia Ishijima, Phillip Montalvo, Priscilla Darr, Sadie Workman, Sean Costello, Slater Vaughan, Summer Glick, Tabitha Grant, Tristan Wilson, and Vaughn Tubbs.
Ms. Wood pepping the 6th/7th girls up before their win over Costa Mesa in overtime. The 8th Grade team won as well! Go Jr. Oiler Athletes!
YMCA Intramural Activities
Today we were so excited to welcome the YMCA for lunchtime activities . They will be here every Wednesday and Friday to help engage students with trying new games and sports.
Student of the Month
What's Happening in October?
October 16 - Make-up Picture Day
October 17 - PTSA Family Dinner Night @ Chipotle
October 19 - Boys volleyball, girls basketball
October 20 - PTSA Meeting
October 23-26 - Red Ribbon Week
October 24-26 - Parent Teacher Conferences
October 26 - Halloween Dance
October 30 - Boys volleyball