DEARBORN STEM ACADEMY NEWS & NOTES

March 11, Vol. 1, No. 26

The Dearborn STEM Academy is a grades 6-12 Boston Public School supported by the Boston Plan for Excellence.

Our developing pathways are in Computer Science, Engineering, and the Health and Life Sciences.

Here are the early-release (11:30 am) Wednesdays for the remainder of the year!


Wednesday, March 13

Wednesday, April 10

Wednesday, May 8

Wednesday, June 12

Welcome to the Dearborn!

Wow! What a game changer. Last week Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that all City of Boston students in grades 7 through 12 will receive free MBTA passes for next school year, the 2019-20 year! This is exciting and welcoming news for our students!


  • On Monday, March 11th our free ESL classes for adults start for Dearborn families. The classes will run on Mondays and Wednesday from 4-6 pm. We hope to see you Monday afternoon!
  • DSA Artists Club welcomes you all to a brief Artist's Reception for 8th grade student artist Justice Iovanna on Monday, March 11, from 4:00 to 4:40.
  • As advertised above our next 11:30 am dismissal is this coming Wednesday, March 13th.
  • On Friday, March 15th we will host our picture day at the Dearborn.
  • Also on Friday, March 15th our theater program is holding a meeting and audition for anyone who wants to be in our spring show. Friday, 3-5 pm in the dance studio...be there! The program needs help with set design, lighting, props etc.

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Picture Day at Dearborn, March 15th, 2019

Picture Day is Coming, Friday, March 15, 2019 Dearborn STEM Academy


1. VISIT: my.lifetouch.com


2. ENTER your Picture Day ID; OB018038Q0


3. ORDER your perfect package—and don’t worry about returning anything on Picture Day!

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MCAS SCHEDULE

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 27; GRADE 10 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS


TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30 AND MAY 1, GRADES 6, 7, 8 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS


TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 8; GRADE 8, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND ENGINEERING


TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 22; GRADE 6, 7, 8, 10, MATHEMATICS


TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 5, GRADE 9 SCIENCE

William, Manuel & Desmond intently collaborating to explore the efficiency of incandescent, CFL, and LED lamps. Connie’s excellence illuminated!

We are working with Stacks and Joules!


https://stacksandjoules.org/


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What we are measured by as a school!

Here are the accountability areas of focus for schools in Massachusetts. As a turnaround school we are acutely aware of our status and are determined to make progress in the areas below.


If you have any questions about how the Dearborn is addressing these issues please do not hesitate to contact us.


Achievement

  • MCAS scores in English language arts, math, and science


Student Growth

  • Student growth percentiles in English language arts and math


High School Completion

  • Four-year cohort graduation rate
  • Extended engagement rate (five-year cohort graduation rate plus the percentage of students from the cohort who are still enrolled)
  • Annual dropout rate


Progress Towards English Proficiency

  • Percentage of English learners meeting annual targets in order to be English proficient in six years


Chronic Absenteeism

  • Percentage of students missing 10 percent or more of the days they were enrolled at a given school during a school year

Advanced Coursework Completion
  • Percentage of 11th and 12th graders completing advanced coursework (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual enrollment courses, and other selected rigorous courses)
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English Language Learners news...

Family ESL Class Survey

Dearborn STEM Academy will give a free English class in March of 2019. We are collecting information from families who are interested in taking the class. Please complete the google form below.


Nu sta ta ben oferesi klasi di Inglês di grasa pa pais e enkaregadus di edukasôn di alunus. Aula ta kumesa na Marsu di 2019. Si bu kre prendi inglês dipos di skola ku nos, pur favor, prenxi.


https://goo.gl/forms/u8sVherVhpmTOSkn1

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Debate team with successful season!

Dearborn STEM Academy had 6 debaters in the citywide tournament on Saturday, March 9th at Suffolk University. Four debaters challenged themselves by entering the JV division. In the novice division debater Elijah Diaz, took home 12th place in the speaker award category. Congratulations to all who debated! Thank you Coach Jen Goodman for coaching and leading our team!

Dearborn students at Northeastern University.

Some of our students recently had the opportunity to go to Northeastern University where they participated in hands-on stem activities.
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Middle School Summer Academic Enrichment Programs, Summer CAMPS & TEEN Summer Jobs



Grade 6: Academic Enrichment & College and Career Opportunities

  • Northeastern University Summer STEM Program (NUSSP)

  • Balfour Academy at Northeastern University

  • Trinity Education For Excellence Program at Trinity Church in Copley Square (TEEP)

  • UMass Talent Search/Project Reach

  • UMass Summer TAG

  • Achieve at Noble and Greenough School, WWW.THEACHIEVEPROGRAM.ORG

  • Sociedad Latina STEAM Program at Simmons College (English Language Learners)

  • BRYE Summer Program at Harvard University (English Language Learners)

  • Catholic Charities Teen Center at St. Peter’s (English Language Learners)


Grade 7: Academic Enrichment & College and Career Opportunities

  • Northeastern University Summer STEM Program (NUSSP)

  • UMass Boston Talent Search/Project Reach

  • UMass Summer TAG

  • Sociedad Latina STEAM Program at Simmons College (English Language Learners)

  • BRYE Summer Program at Harvard University (English Language Learners)

  • Catholic Charities Teen Center at St. Peter’s


Grade 8: Academic Enrichment & College and Career Opportunities

  • UMass Boston Talent Search/Project Reach

  • UMass Boston Urban Scholars Program

  • UMass Summer TAG

  • Northeastern University Summer STEM Program (NUSSP)

  • Sociedad Latina STEAM Program at Simmons College (English Language Learners)

  • BRYE Summer Program at Harvard University (English Language Learners)

  • The Artemis Project at Boston University

  • Artward Bound Summer Program at MASSART AND DESIGN

  • Catholic Charities Teen Center at St. Peter’s

CAMPS:

  • Camp Crossroads: CAMP Wing & CAMP MITTON, CROSSROADSMA.ORG (grade 6 only)

  • Camp Harbor View, http://campharborview.org/summer-applications-and-forms/

  • Thompson Island Outward Bound Expedition Camp, admissions@thompsonisland.org

  • Camp Manitou in Main, Email dminors@bostonpublicshools.org

  • Teen Summer Jobs & Paid Leadership Opportunities

  • Summer Science Academy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital,

  • Peer Leadership Institute at Boston Medical Center

  • Boston Area Health Education Center (BAHEC)

  • BOCH Center

  • Hyde Square Task Force

  • Castle Square Tenants Organizations

  • The Food Project

  • SuperTeens

  • Bikes no Bombs

  • West End House

  • ABCD Summer Works

  • ABCD Youth Engaged in Action (YEA)

MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS-FAMILIES, CONTACT MS. DEPINA FOR MORE INFO!

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UPCOMING ACADEMIC PROGRAMS DURING SCHOOL YEAR AND SUMMER



UPCOMING ACADEMIC PROGRAMS DURING YEAR AND SUMMER


  • UMass Boston Urban Scholars, grade 9: Summer and after school tutoring, academic enrichment, also get paid..

  • TAG (TALENTED AND GIFTED): UMass Boston summer for English language learners, English and Math, field trips and activities (soccer, art, drama, theater, music), see Mr. Likosky for application.. Program is End of June through early August

  • Northeastern University Design the Future : one week summer program for grades 9-12,

https://www.designthefuture.dcdesignltd.com/our-history/

  • Acellus Credit Recovery: grades 9-12, make up credits online from previously failed courses, Mr. Likosky will oversee the courses

  • Northeastern Young Scholars Program: Science/Engineering, application due March 1.. Grades 10-11.. https://stem.northeastern.edu/summer/ysp/

  • Northeastern University Pre-Calculus Program: Early morning in Summer for 5 weeks at NU, learn Pre-Calc and prepare for Senior Year

  • Harvard Summer School (take college course on Harvard campus), link to apply

https://www.summer.harvard.edu/high-school-programs

Grades 10-11



UPCOMING ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS/SUMMER INTERNSHIPS


  • CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL SCOOP INTERNSHIP, GRADES 11-12, SUMMER INTERN AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, .. https://childrenshospital.submittable.com/submit

  • JUDICIAL YOUTH CORPS INTERNSHIP AT JOHN ADAMS COURTHOUSE, grades 10-11, see Mr. Likosky for application

  • ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY, SUMMER AND AFTER SCHOOL POSITIONS AVAILABLE, see Mr. Likosky for more details. http://afhboston.org/

  • Boston City Lights (dance, arts, performing), work on performances, 5 days a week in summer, PAID POSITION.. Application.. Ages 15-19 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSLP19

  • Boston Teens in Print Writing/Journalism: https://www.bostontip.com/january-2019/cover-story/what-the-future-of-our-school-system-means-for-us-now-7929

  • MASS GENERAL HOSPITAL SUMMER INTERNSHIP, grades 10-11, see Mr. Likosky for application

  • MASS LIFE SCIENCE CENTER, Biology research this summer, paid internship, see Mr. Likosky for application

  • PIC (Private Industry Council), several summer jobs available, see Mr. Lima or Mr. Likosky for details on second floor in Guidance Area

  • Success Link Boston.. Sign up online at , this will open you up to many opportunities

https://www.boston.gov/departments/youth-engagement-and-employment/successlink-summer-jobs



Participating in programs out of school will look great on your resume and college applications and will also prepare you better for college courses


Families and students, please reach out with any questions to High School Guidance Counselor Tim Likosky with any questions, tlikosky@bostonpublicschools.org or 617-635-8412


Updates for high school students...

The Success Link through cityofboston.gov is now available for youth to sign up for summer jobs, ages 15-19, the Citywide Job Fair will be Saturday March 30 at Reggie Lewis Center, students must bring several copies of their resume.


All grade 9 students will be visiting various colleges on March 26 including Merrimack, Bridgewater State University and Stonehill College.


All grade 11 students will be attending the NACAC College Fair in early April.

Dearborn STEM Academy students accepted into Summer Search!

The following sophomores have been accepted to Summer Search for the next two years:


Glaydson Pires

Carla Pires

Emilio Depina

Manuela Depina

Jocelina Mendes

Ivania Lopes

Kaylen Johnson

Summer Search believes young people should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, regardless of their circumstances. SINCE 1990, Summer Search has partnered with high schools, community-based organizations, families, and supporters to provide opportunities for high school students from low-income communities to overcome systemic inequities through mentoring and transformative experiences.
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Season well under way!



  • March 12, Dearborn Boys and Girls Basketball at the Dearborn, Girls at 3:30 pm, Boys at 4:30 pm


  • March 19, Dearborn Boys and Girls Basketball at the Dearborn, Girls at 3:30 pm, Boys at 4:30 pm


  • March 22, Dearborn Boys and Basketball at the Frederick, Girls at 4:00 pm, Boys at 5:00 pm


  • March 25, Dearborn Boys and Girls Basketball at the Dearborn, Girls at 3:30 pm, Boys at 4:00 pm


  • March 27, Dearborn Boys and Girls Basketball at Orchard Garden, Girls at 4:00 pm, Boys at 5:00 pm
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In partnership with the Boston Plan for Excellence the Dearborn STEM Academy will host a Summer Learning Academy!

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Let's communicate!

We will communicate by newsletter with you each week. It will be distributed at the beginning of each school week. The purpose of the newsletter is to inform Dearborn STEM Academy students, staff, and families as well as the greater Dearborn community.


If you would like to add something please submit the contents to the appropriate principal; High School Principal Dana F. Brown, dbrown8@bostonpublicschools.org or Middle School Principal Shelley Olsen, solsen@bostonpublicschools.org


Stories, pictures, calendar reminders, club, activity, and classroom notes are all welcome.