JSTEM News Bytes
May 2 - 6
STAAR Testing Next Week!!
- 6th Grade Math - Monday, May 9
- 6th & 7th Grade Reading - Tuesday, May 10
- 7th Grade Science - Wednesday, May 11
Helping your child prepare for test day.
- Do something fun, enjoyable, or relaxing with your child the night before and ensure that they get a good night's rest.
- Eat breakfast!
- Bring a hoodie or jacket in case the room is cold.
- Be on time! We will start at 8:00 a.m.
- All JSTEM students will test on the 3rd floor with their JSTEM teachers.
Teacher Appreciation Week
May the 4th Be WIth You
Students loved wearing their STAR WARS shirts with the teachers on May 4.
THANK YOU TEACHERS!
We are so blessed to have an awesome group of teachers here at the JSTEM Academy!
Writing Appreciation Notes to Their Teachers
Successful Tennis Season
Andres R. & Seth C. stepped up and played in the #3 doubles and ended up in 3rd place.
Trinity M. played #4 singles and end up taking the 3rd place medal.
Madison E. played #1 doubles team and placed 3rd as well.
Angelica R. played #3 doubles and placed in 3rd.
All students received medals for placing at STAC. Congrats to these students!
PTSO News - Save the Dates!!
- May 11 - 6:30 p.m. Regular May meeting
- May 22nd 2:00-6:00 p.m. End Of The Year Party for Students at Mr. Gatti's Pizza on Pat Booker. JSTEM PTSO will pay for the students & teachers and teacher's family as they arrive. Students will receive a buffet meal and a 10.00 playing card. We will also have door prize giveaways; however, students must be present to win.
- We will have a sign in table at the entrance and have the parents sign them out so we know who has picked up the student.
Students had a great time playing this almost life size game.
As the angle changed, so did the difficulty of the game.
Fun and Games is a Grade
Mr. Baskin played each game and asked the student's to explain their projects as he graded with a rubric.
Project Lead the Way - Green Architecture
Shipping containers were originally invented to carry cargo across oceans. Cargo shipping containers make great housing because they are strong, durable, waterproof, resistant to mold, fire, and termites, as well as being affordable, easy to assemble, stackable, and readily available. Shipping containers are in abundant supply and many are ready for recycling; eco-friendly housing is the ideal solution. JSTEM’s GTT2 students are tasked with designing a one-story home from four reclaimed shipping containers using their knowledge of factors like room sizes and relationships, kitchen working triangle, and plumbing configurations. GTT2 Students shared their shipping container home designs with Chelsea, a recent University of Texas Graduate with a degree in advertising with concentrations in marketing and design, to get feedback and extend their understanding of floor plan design