The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of September 19
Welcome to this week's edition of the STEM Weekly Stream. Please read below for the most updated information about what's happening. Be prepared for School Pictures and learn about the Senior Class Special Election. Also in this edition are Academic Updates and a highlight about the PIAA Sportsmanship Award.
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT
Thanks for Coming Out!
During the presentation, we heard about some of the new programming for students this year, as well as emphasis on new guidelines.
Senior Class President Mariama Diallo also welcomed Families and talked about the importance of supporting students this year. And, finally students Joyce Scott, Tanyia Alexander, and A'Lasia Mosley spoke about their experience in the ID STEM summer program at Crozer Hospital.
PTSA - Get Involved!
STEM 2022-23 Calendar Link
YEAR OPENING EVENTS
Senior Class Vice-President: Special Election
Last Spring, student Naomy Anaya-Diaz was elected VP by her classmates. However, she relocated with her family to Puerto Rico over the summer, and could not fulfill her position. We are wishing her the best and we'll miss her!!
Congratulations to all three candidates:
The winning candidate will be announced on Tuesday morning's edition of the STEM TV News. That person will join our previously elected Class Officers:
President Mariama Diallo
Secretary Elizabeth Laseinde
Treasurer Kam'Ren Mills
Pictured below (left to right): Kam'Ren Mills, Malachi Jackson, Colin Ferrell, Emoni Satchell, Mariama Diallo, Elizabeth Laseinde
School Picture Day
All students will be called to the Auditorium by grade for their pictures. It is necessary for each student to have their photo taken, as these pictures will be used for School ID's and the Yearbook.
White button-down shirts with the STEM logo will be provided for students to wear over top of their uniform for the photo.
STEM TV News
While they have received guidance, the entire process: from scriptwriting, to filming, to editing; has been done by our students. We are very excited to see and hear the stories they will bring us this year!
UPDATES AND REMINDERS
Senior Parent Meeting - September 29
Dress Down Guidelines
Going forward, when Dress Down Days occur, there will be a $1 fundraising fee which will support Student Activities at STEM. Please note that there are written Dress Down Guidelines which students must follow on these days:
- Student outfits must conform with the Theme of the Dress Down Day
- Inappropriate messaging may not be worn
- Shorts/short skirts, sleeveless or midriff tops, and open-toed shoes may not be worn
- School personnel have discretion to determine whether a student's attire is acceptable
Asynchronous Day Monday September 26
The Clipper Connection
Assignments and Grades
Home Access Center
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.
We encourage All Students and Families to check HAC every day!
Our New Rules are Working
All of these positive trends can be linked to reduced cell phone use by our students. Without the distraction and disruption phones cause in the classroom, our students are more focused on their academics, and more successful. We will continue to make this a priority and anticipate more positive results.
Article - Cell Phones in Schools
The school leaders at schools across Delaware County and Philadelphia that have restricted cell phone use are reporting similar positive results so far. Student engagement is up, and conflicts are down.
We truly appreciate the support of our Families with our new cell phone rules. While we will continue to monitor cell phone use closely, we have strong data showing it's working. Let's keep up the great work!
PIAA Sportsmanship Award
Congratulations to all our Student-Athletes, as well as their Coaches and Supporters on this award.
A'Lasia Mosley (Track); Quamirah Yates (Cheerleading); Colin Ferrell (Football); Terrence Cobb (Basketball); Jabree Davis (Football); and Noble Thompson (Football).
- Cross Country
If you would like more information regarding athletic opportunities, please contact CUSD Director of Athletics and Activities, LaDontay Bell (firstname.lastname@example.org). We believe that playing sports enhances student life and research proves that participation in athletics and activities leads to greater academic outcomes for students!