The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of February 28
7th and 8th Grade are currently in the lead, but both 9th and 10th are very close behind!
Aviation Career Fair
If you have a student in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, make sure to ask them about the experience at the Aviation Career Fair.
At STEM, we believe this is the first step in connecting many of our students with careers in the Airlines. Aviation is a growing field that features many high paying careers, and we want to make sure our students are first in line to take advantage!
STEM Showcase and Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, March 2
The STEM Showcase and Awards Ceremony is an annual event at STEM to celebrate African American History Month. After being virtual last year, we are excited to bring the live event back this year. We will feature performances from talented STEM students, as well as recognize the achievements of our students.
Tickets will be required for this year's Showcase, however recordings will be available to those who cannot attend. All performers and awardees have been allotted two tickets to invite guests. Invitations were sent out on Friday. Others who are interested in attending should contact the STEM office about availability.
If you have not already, be sure to check Home Access Center, where you will see a Pass or Fail grade, plus comments for each of your student's classes. If students are struggling, they can turn it around, but they must act quickly.
Home Access Center (HAC) Sign-Up
If you do not have your HAC set up yet, email Ms. Misha Memon (email@example.com). She will reply with your username, password and a link to the log in page.
January Students of the Month
7th Grade: Kiannah Casimir
8th Grade: Jonah Rivas
9th Grade: Destini Ramsey
10th Grade: Larry Floyd
11th Grade: Elizabeth Laseinde
12th Grade: Ibrahim Shabazz
January Staff Member of the Month
Distinguished Honor Roll
De Shawn Thompson
Naomy Anaya Diaz
District Finals at Temple - Saturday, March 5
We will hold a pep rally Friday afternoon to support our team, and buses will be available to transport fans to the game on Saturday. The Clippers are looking to secure their second consecutive District title, and carry momentum into the State Tournament which begins Tuesday, March 8.
Advance tickets are on sale from 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Monday through Thursday this week at Chester High.
SUMMER STEM OPPORTUNITY
ID STEM - Increasing Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
During the week of June 27, students have the opportunity to get up close experience with medical professions by attending the program at Crozer. Families, please contact Mr. Bell for more information. There are limited spots, so please reserve soon!
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The vaccination numbers have been climbing here in Chester. Thank you to all who participated in the vaccination clinic events that were held in CUSD in January and February. Vaccines continue to be available and free at many locations in the city. Check out the Vaccination Calendar for more information!
Health and Safety Protocols
Please make sure your student comes to school with a mask - N95/KN95 if possible. We will continue to supply masks to those who forget them, however we want to ensure we continue to have plenty of extra on hand.
If your student is feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of Covid, they must be kept home. You can contact our office by phone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com) to inform us of the absence.
Admissions Season is Coming...
New student applicants will be evaluated based primarily on their report card grades from this year (2021-22). Other considerations include transcript history (for applicants already in high school), attendance, teacher recommendations, essay, and discipline. Make sure to remind prospective students to ensure their application is top-notch.
In the coming weeks, we will be visiting elementary schools to speak with students about the benefits of attending STEM Academy. If you have students at CCCS Aston, Widener Partnership, or Toby Farms, we will be coming to visit soon. We also hope to hold an in-person Prospective Student Night this Spring.
Finally, please be aware that current STEM 8th Graders must re-apply for admission into 9th Grade. Application requirements and criteria are the same as for students applying from other schools.