STEAM Middle School
Wolverine News Volume 2
August 21st-August 25th
Monday, August 21st: First day of the 2017-2018 school year!
Friday, August 25th: HMS Back to School Band Bash
Monday, August 28th: HMS Athletic Booster meeting @ 6:30 pm
Tuesday, August 29th: STEAM Band Instrument rental night 4:30-8:00 pm
Tuesday, August 29th: HMS Choir Parent meeting
Thursday, August 31st: Girls Volleyball KMS @ Joshua / HMS @ Cleburne Smith
Monday, September 4th: Labor Day, Student Holiday!
Thursday, September 7th: STEAM Meet The Teacher from 5:30-7:00 pm
Monday, August 21st: First Day of School!
Get ready for an exciting first day of school!
We can't wait to see all of our returning and new STEAM students!
- Students will receive a hard copy of their most current schedule upon arrival. Students must have their new schedule in order to enter classes (stations will be set up in the cafeteria).
- Students will begin their day according to their 1st-period class (example: if you are in 7th grade Athletics you will begin at your zoned campus); students will end their day according to their last class (example: if you are in 8th grade Athletics you will end at your zoned campus).
Total Solar Eclipse!
We are so excited about the events of the Solar Eclipse that we will be taking time during classes to discuss and do activities as they relate to the event!
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!
STEAM House Winner
We will celebrate the REVEUR house at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year!
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!
Click here to access our STEAM School Supply List!
The items highlighted are ones that may be dropped off before school begins; if you are unable to do so, you are welcome to bring supplies on the first day of school!
STEAM PE Uniforms
We are placing an order for more uniforms!
We will notify students/parents once we have uniforms available.
*If students have not purchased a PE uniform, or awaiting the arrival, they should wear athletic clothing within school guidelines.
PE uniforms (set) are $25.00, cash or check.
Questions? Email Coach Dunson!
Our STEAM Instrument Rental Night will be Tuesday, August 29th from 4:30-8:00 pm.
Music companies will be in the STEAM Band/PE Center
This will be a perfect opportunity for our Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, and Trombone players to rent or purchase an instrument for band. It is also a perfect opportunity for everyone, to purchase any needed accessories like mouthpieces, drum sticks/mallets, reeds, stands and instrument care items.
Counseling Corner with Mrs. Harrison
Check out the STEAM Counseling Department website below, or visit by clicking here!
Need to change your schedule?
Please use this form. Do not request a change via email with out the Change Request Form.
Schedule change forms are available on the Counseling Department website:
Academic Planning > Middle School Planning > Schedule Change Requests Form
*Schedule changes will only be accepted during through the following dates:
Core classes- Monday, October 2nd; Elective classes- Monday, September 11th.
The next opportunity to change a class will be at the close of the first semester.
Please note that not all requests to change classes will be granted.
Please consider when viewing your schedule:
- Look at the times of classes, not the "period" listed.
- Check Semester 1 and 2 classes, as both will be listed.
- Traveling to zoned campuses can create conflicts with core and elective classes. We do our absolute best to provide students with their requested courses.
- Elective courses selected are requests, we cannot guarantee that all electives will be available; alternate electives may be used in their place.
Mrs. Morgan Harrison, Counselor
A Note From Nurse Shields
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN…
A NEW SCHOOL YEAR MEANS NEW VACCINES!
Listed Below are all of the immunization requirements based grade level for the 2017-2018 school year:
New 6th graders:
*DTap/DTP/DT/Td/TdaP- 5 doses of the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine; 1 dose must have been received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 3 doses meet the requirement if 1 dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.
*Polio- 4 doses of polio; 1 dose must be received on or after the 4th birthday. However, 3 doses meet the requirement if the 3rd dose was received on or after the 4th birthday.
*MMR- 2 doses are required, with the 1st dose received on or after the 1st birthday
*Hepatitis B- For students aged 11-15, 2 doses meet the requirement if Recombivax was received. If Recombivax was not received, 3 doses meets the requirement
*Varicella- 2 doses. The 1st dose must be received on or after the 1st birthday. If student has had Chickenpox (Varicella Virus) documentation from health care provider is required.
*Hepatitis A- 2 doses are required by 7th grade with the 1st dose being given on or after the 1st birthday.
Parents of Existing district students: please make sure all immunizations are current. Call the student’s current school nurse and ask if you are unsure.
*Compliance on all listed above… paying close attention to ensure the following are compliant:
TdaP booster- 1 dose within the last 5 years
Varicella- 2 doses unless student has had Chickenpox (documentation of diagnosis required)
Meningitis Vaccine (MCV)- 1 dose on or after 11th birthday
*Compliance on all listed above
Parents: If your child is a current STEAM student, you can call me if you are unsure of their vaccination status. If your child is currently at another school, please call their current school nurse or pediatrician to check their vaccination status. If child is not currently in BISD, please provide an updated shot record to me as soon as you can. Vaccination documentation is not required until the student registers, however turning these in early will save you time during schedule pick up in August! I encourage you to turn in shot records to me as soon as you acquire them. You may turn them into the front office at STEAM, fax them to 817-245-1515 Attention: Nurse Shields, or you may email them to me at Brittney.Shields@bisdmail.net
Parents with students who have immunization exempt waivers: Please ensure your waivers are up to date and will not expire before August 2017. An expired waiver/affidavit will be considered non-compliant.
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.
Doctor and Personal Appointments
Please make sure that when scheduling appointments for students, that they are before or after school. Attendance is crucial and we ask that if an appointment must be made during the school day, that they occur after 10:00 am.
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.
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.
What is S.T.E.A.M.?
Click here to view our STEAM Trust Card-Level Requirements.
Remember, at the end of each six weeks, we will review daily attendance, grades, discipline referral, and tardy data by-student to determine who qualifies for each of the three levels of trust cards. Then, according to the data, new trust cards will be issued each six weeks.
Level 1 Blue Trust Card contains 6 privileges. Level 2 Red Trust Card contains 12 privileges. Level 3 Platinum Trust Card contains 17 privileges. Again, these privileges can be redeemed from any STEAM staff member throughout a six weeks. Use them because you have earned them by your hard work in showing respect, taking responsibility, embodying excellence, having an amiable attitude, and making a difference! Also, ask your teachers how you can earn back privileges that you have already redeemed.
Students who receive a Positive Office Referral will automatically obtain a Platinum Trust Card for six weeks.
Click here to view descriptions for our Trust Card privileges.
Remember to wear your Trust Card, redeem your privileges, and celebrate your success! As you redeem your privileges, please find us, because we want to take your picture and celebrate with you!
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)
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.
A big thanks to our PTO for providing a "back to school" breakfast for our STEAM staff! We thank you for all that you do for our school, students, and staff!
Find us on Facebook: STEAM Middle School PTO - Burleson, Texas.
Have questions or comments for the PTO?
Contact us at BurlesonSTEAMPTO@gmail.com.