The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of November 8
PICTURE DAY - TOMORROW - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
Tuesday, November 9
Students should come dressed in their white uniform shirts. If they do not have their shirt, they will be provided a white button down to wear for the photo (pictures are head and shoulders only).
Photos taken on the 9th will also be used for student ID's, and published in the 2021-22 Yearbook.
Where to Find Your Student's Report Card
While we no longer print and distribute report cards for all students, we can provide paper copies upon request. Simply call Ms. Jones or Ms. Dixon in our office (610-447-3650) and ask for a printed report card. They will send a copy home with your student.
Home Access Center (HAC)
If you do not have your HAC set up yet, email Ms. Misha Memon (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will reply with your username, password and a link to the log in page.
This year, we are happy to offer both in-person and remote options for conferences. We hope to see you here at STEM, but understand that schedules are very busy. When you make your appointment for the conferences, you will indicate whether you intend to attend in-person or via Zoom.
Finally, if you forget to make an appointment, we would still love to see you. Walk-ins will be welcome at STEM on the 23rd, and pop-ins on Zoom will be welcome also.
November Family Events
YMWIC College & Career Expo
YMWIC is hosting their 16th annual College and Career Expo on Saturday, November 13 at Henderson High School in West Chester. This is a great opportunity for students and families to learn more about the college process and careers in S.T.E.M. fields. There will be a bus departing STEM at 8:30 AM (free of charge) for any students and families who wish to attend. RSVP with Mr. Bell!
YMWIC is also offering workshops here at STEM every other Thursday evening at 5:30.
Visit https://ymwicfoundation.org/ for more information about YMWIC!
Fall Family Summit
This event is for all families in the Chester Upland Community, so please spread the work to family, friends and neighbors!
GPA - Grade Point Average
After School Program
Our After-School Program provides great value for many of our students and families.
- First and foremost, it is the ideal place for students to get enhanced academic support. With 12 of our fantastic teachers on staff, students have the opportunity to get an hour of individual or small group help from a certified teacher each day
- Research shows that students who are involved in extra-curricular activities are much more likely to succeed in school. The After-School Program includes a variety of activities to meet the interests of students, including Robotics, Chess, Hi-Q, School Newspaper, Botany, and more!
Registration is open and we encourage all families to enroll their students! Check out the flyer and contact Ms. Merto (email@example.com) with any questions.
Early Warning System
This year, with the adjustment back to in-person learning, and with so many of our students new to the school, we are finding many students need extra support. We ask that families work with us to help students maintain the focus and effort necessary to stay on top of their academic work. Our teachers and counselors are your teammates working together to ensure students are successful!
Information for Senior Parents
Senior Pinning Ceremony: Senior families, please mark you calendar for the evening of Wednesday, November 17 at 6:00 for the Senior Pinning Ceremony. The event will be held at Chester High School.
Senior Dues: The first $100 installment of Senior Dues payments was due last Friday, November 5. Please contact Ms. Thomson to arrange payment if you have not already dones so.
Senior Meetings: Seniors have all been scheduled for their initial Senior Meeting with their Counselor, Ms. Hargadon. At these meetings, they discuss their plans for next year, and are provided a guide for their next steps. Questions about college and scholarships should be directed to Senior Counselor, Ms. Hargadon.
Senior Advisor: Ms. Rachael Thomson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Counselor: Ms. Casey Hargadon - email@example.com
Principal: Mr. Brendan Bell - firstname.lastname@example.org
PBIS at STEM
PBIS at STEM
Positive Behavior Emphasis: Be On Time
This week, I am asking families to help by making sure their students are on time for school. Students must be in their First Period class by 7:50 AM. We have students who are arriving later and later, which is beginning to seriously impact their classes.
Before we begin taking punitive action, let's work together to make sure our students arrive on time. Remember you can always check your student's grades and attendance every day by loggin into the Home Access Center (see the instructions toward the top of the newsletter if you don't have login information). Take a moment today to verify your student is arriving on time each day!