The STEM Weekly Stream

STEM Academy Family Newsletter

Week of October 31

Hello STEM Families!


Welcome to this week's edition of the STEM Weekly Stream. This is the Final Week of the First Marking Period. Please encourage your students to finish strong. There is also information in this edition about Upcoming Events, such as Senior Pinning, Election Day, and the Fall Family Summit. Highlights from the STEM Team's performance at the FBLA State Leadership Conference is below as well. Finally, be sure to read about the upcoming Football Playoffs that begin this week.

STEM CALENDAR

ACADEMICS

Last Week of the First Marking Period

The First Marking Period ends this Friday, November 4. Make sure to remind your student to work hard and finish the quarter strong.

Home Access Center

The Home Access Center (HAC) allows families to view their students' grades and attendance in real time. By logging into the HAC, you can stay up to date on your student's progress and know immediately if they miss class or assignments.


If you do not have your HAC set up yet, email Ms. Misha Memon (mmemon@chesteruplandsd.org). She will reply with your username, password and a link to the log in page.


We encourage All Students and Families to check HAC every day!

Benchmark Exams

Tomorrow your student (except Middle School) will receive a score report during their Advisory Period detailing their performance on their Math and Reading diagnostic exams. The report will indicate their how they scored relative to grade level, as well as compared to their peers.


Please take a moment to review these scores with your students. We will be taking these exams periodically throughout the year, allowing us to continually chart progress in different areas. Click the link below for information about how you can support your student's academic growth at home.

Upcoming Asynchronous Day - Tuesday, November 8

Students will be off on Tuesday, November 8 for Election Day. See below if you still need to register to vote! The deadline to register is today.

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA

FBLA State Leadership Conference

This past weekend, the STEM FBLA Team participated with peers from across the state at the FBLA State Leadership Conference in Pocono Manor, PA.

2022-23 FBLA Team

Advisor: Ms. Caitlin Merto

Assistant Advisor: Mr. Richard Paquette


Team Members

Jada Abdullah

Jasiyah Muhammad

Jazlynn Jones

Nichole Scott

Zionna Stansbury

Yanielitza Santiago-Delgado

Jazira Boyer

Nee'Asjah Evans

Suleyska Nieves

Naj'Zhay Todd

AahShid Brown

Jalen Caple

Andre Fisher

Dasmen Williams

Zubair Haley

Sabree Lee

Eliel Padilla

After School Program

After School Program Accepting Registrations!

The After School Program at STEM is off and running. We encourage all families to sign their students up for the program.


Academic support and tutoring is available daily, and is extremely beneficial to students who need extra help, as well as those who just need a good setting for doing homework and studying.


Additionally, there are a number of popular extra-curricular opportunities, including Robotics, Drama and Gymnastics with Mr. Harris, which is getting great reviews from students. The link to sign up for After School is below.

After School Programs

The following programs are currently offered in the After School Program, and we hope to add more as the year progresses:

  • Reading Olympics
  • Gymnastics
  • Drama
  • Robotics Team
  • Physical Fitness
  • Choral Group
  • Hi-Q Team
  • School Newspaper
  • Art Workshop


Additionally, daily tutoring is available in Math, ELA and Science, as well as College & Career Planning.

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Click Below to Sign-Up!

CLASS OF '23 UPDATES

Upcoming Events

Please check below for upcoming Senior Events. Additionally, Senior Families please be on the lookout for emails from Ms. Thomson (Senior Class Advisor) for updates.

College Excursion

Eligible Seniors and Juniors received information over the past few weeks regarding the 2022 College Excursion, which will take place from November 14-18. We are in the process of finalizing our lists. Completed applications for the tour must be returned this week to reserve a spot. Please email Mr. Bell (bbell@chesteruplandsd.org) with questions about the College Excursion.
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ELECTION DAY - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8

CUSD Schools Closed

All Chester Upland School District schools will be closed to students on Election Day, which is Tuesday, November 8.

Vote!

We encourage all eligible members of the STEM Academy family to exercise their right to vote next week. The results of these elections may have a significant impact on the future of public education, and other critical issues. Please make sure your voice is heard!

Voting Public Service Announcement

Two STEM Seniors, Mariama Diallo and AahShid Brown, recently participated in a panel discussion about the importance of voting. The conversation was hosted by Steve Fischer and Ulyssess Slaughter of the Chester Housing Authority, and included Dr. Ebonnie Vazquez of West Chester University. Video is below.
CHA Building Community: Why we vote

PTSA

Parent Teacher Student Association - Get Involved!

Please consider joining the PTSA this year to help support our students, teachers and families at STEM! We are looking for all those who are willing to share their time, energy and talents to help make our school even better!


If you're interested in helping out, please be in contact with Ms. Anita Littleton (alittleton341@msn.com) and/or Ms. Karla Beaver (beaverkarla66@gmail.com).

UPCOMING EVENTS

Future Educators Conference at West Chester University

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Fall Family Summit

The CUSD Fall Family Summit will be here soon!


Date: Saturday, November 19

Time: 9:30-3:00 PM

Location: STEM Academy


More information about the event will be coming...

ATHLETICS & EVENTS

Del Val League Champions

With the win over Academy Park on Saturday, the Chester Clipper Football Team secured the Del Val League Championship. The next step is the playoffs!
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Football Playoffs

The Clippers will host Marple Newtown HS in the first round of the District 1 5A playoffs this Saturday at 1:00.


There will be no tickets sold at the gate - all tickets must be purchased through the link below.

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