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.

  1. Do something fun, enjoyable, or relaxing with your child the night before and ensure that they get a good night's rest.
  2. Eat breakfast!
  3. Bring a hoodie or jacket in case the room is cold.
  4. Be on time! We will start at 8:00 a.m.
  5. All JSTEM students will test on the 3rd floor with their JSTEM teachers.

Teacher Appreciation Week

We celebrated Teacher Appreciation this week. One of the activities that meant the most to teachers is when the students took the time to write a special message to their favorite teachers. The notes were delivered today.

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.

JSTEM Arcade

Based on the short movie, Caine's Arcade students investigated experimental probability by creating their own cardboard arcade game. Students also cost analysis looking at the prices of play and prizes to ensure that their game would be profitable. Students were able to play each other's games today. Caine is currently a 7th grader.
Caine's Arcade

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