February 17, 2014

Parents We Need You!!!

Join us in encouraging our learners March 10 – 14. This year our current sophomores take the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT). Our learners have worked incredibly hard to prepare for this test; however, I know they will be nervous and experience some anxiety during that week. Here is how you can help. With the help of AASL, we have organized a way for you to encourage a learner each day of the test.

Each learner will take and complete five, 2.5 hour tests (reading, writing, math, social studies and science). We want you to adopt a learner and write a letter of encouragement for each day of the test. The cards will be available in the main office at the high school during the school day. Starting February, 24thif you wish to participate, enter the main office and let Coach Derrig know you are here for “Operation Encouragement”. She will provide you with five cards to write a special note to your learner. It won’t take long and the benefits of your words could be enormous.

As always, thank you for your support, and continued patience.

New APS website, LIVE visit - www.akronschools.com

APS goes live with a new innovative website that engages families in a fresh and exciting way. This resource site allows families to find and interact with district and school information quicker. We are working to streamline all of our content through this new website in the coming months. In the meantime, get familiar with the new APS. There are a couple things to keep in mind...

1. The old site will still be available at the following link http://old.akronschools.com. We have not removed ANYTHING from the old site.

2. Links on the old site will continue to work. They are set up to redirect automatically.

NIHF STEM Entrepreneurs SHINE with Leadership Akron


Save the Date

Turquoise Thursday (Early Release)

February 27, 2014

March 6, 2014

President's Day (Observance)

Tuesday, February 18th - No School

Dress for Success

February 19, 2014

February 26, 2014

Akron's Leader Invade STEM for Breakfast

February 19th from 7:30am - 9:00am, local leaders invade STEM for a tour, and presentation from STEM learners. Follow the event live on Twitter @NIHFHS #stemleaderbreakfast.

Goodyear: Innovation for the Future

February 26th from 9:00am - 2:00pm, Goodyear and STEM High School have collaborated to bring opportunities of innovation, networking and future employment to our learners. Follow the event live on Twitter #innovating4thefuture. There will be pictures, videos and interviews uploaded throughout the day.

STEM Lock In

The high school Lock In is planned for February 28th from 6:00pm - 10:30pm. We need volunteers during the event to chaperone the stations during the times listed below. Follow the link to volunteer by chaperoning or donating desserts for the evening.

Movie Time (Auditorium) 6:00pm - 10:00pm

I.) 6:00pm - 8:15pm (3)

II.) 8:15pm - 10:00pm (3)

Dinner (Eagle's Nest) 7:00pm - 9:30pm

I.) 7:00pm - 8:30pm (3)

II.) 8:30pm - 9:30pm (3)

Morgan Gym (Competitions) 7:30 - 10:00pm

I.) Dodge ball 7:30pm - 8:30pm (3)

II.) 3on3 8:45pm - 10:00pm (3)

Siegferth Gym (Open Gym) 6:00pm - 10:00pm

I.) 6:00pm - 8:15pm (3)

II.) 8:15pm - 10:30pm (3)

Collaboration Courtyard - Gaming 6:00pm - 10:00pm

I.) 6:00pm - 8:15pm (3)

II.) 8:15pm - 10:00pm (3)

Karaoke - Learning Commons 6:30pm - 9:30pm

I.) 6:30pm - 8:15pm (3)

II.) 8:15pm - 10:30pm (3)

Hall Monitor 6:00pm - 10:00pm

I.) 6:00pm - 8:00pm (2)

II.) 8:15pm - 10:00pm (2)

Please sign up for STEM High School Lock In Volunteers - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/bym5e7
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

This is an event you want to attend. Interested in hearing more about the University of Akron pathways and requirements for dual credit? This session is a MUST. Coach Howard will lead you through general information from 6:00pm - 8:00. If you are unable to attend these dates please email Coach Howard choward@akron.k12.oh.us

· March 4th

Upcoming Testing Schedule

Compass (College Readiness Measure) -February 24th - April 26th

MAP (Progress Monitoring) - March 3rd - 7th

OGT (Graduation Test for sophomores only) - March 10th - 14th. This testing schedule will be released to all learners next week.

A night for the adults...

AASL is excited to announce and invite you to our first annual STEM Parents Night Out. This annual scholarship fundraiser includes a raffle dinner and crazy fun. Funds raised will benefit graduating NIHF STEM learners. The event will be held on May 16, 2014 from 6p.m. - 9p.m. and is a perfect way to unwind, enjoy the company of wonderful friends and support our school and dedicated learners.

Pack the Park

Pack the Park is our annual event where the STEM High School welcomes our new incoming freshman class, during the home opener of the Akron Rubber Ducks. Join us on April 10, 2014 at 6:30pm and help us give the class of 2018 and their families a warm STEM welcome. I can't wait to see you there.

Engineering: GET INVOLVED

Take a look at Coach Griffith's website for more information regarding upcoming engineering events and competitions. Follow the link to Coach Griffiths webpage for more information.



The STEM High School will follow the Universtiy of Akron cancelations policies. To check Universtiy of Akron cancelations call 330-972-SNOW (7669).