The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of January 31
Coming this Month...
ID STEM - Increasing Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Aviation Career Fair
We will be hosting an Aviation Career Fair on February 23 & 24 right here at STEM. All 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students will have the opportunity to interact with representatives from various sectors of the aviation industry, learn about career opportunities, and build connections with possible future employers.
Among the careers highlighted will be:
- Air Traffic Controllers
- Airline Mechanics
Each of these careers feature outstanding pay and benefits, are in high demand, and have opportunities for advancement. We are extremely excited for this event and the potential benefit for our students!
STEM Showcase and Awards Ceremony
Our second round of auditions are taking place today!
More information will be coming soon about tickets to attend in person, and ways to watch the Showcase if you can't join us in the building.
All students in Chester can enter (Grades K-12). Interested STEM students should visit Mr. Staples (email@example.com) and students at other schools should speak with their principal for more information.
School Closings and Delays
Information about School Closings or Delays will be posted to the CUSD Homepage and Facebook page. Please check often if snow begins to fall again.
Also included on the report card is the student's updated GPA and credit total (for high school students), and whether they made the Honor Roll this quarter. If your student is in high school, they should know their GPA. Ask them today!!!
Home Access Center (HAC) Sign-Up
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.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Vaccine Clinic at STEM
If you missed the clinic at STEM, don't worry. Vaccines will be available this week at Stetser Elementary and Toby Farms. Check out the schedule below!
In order to help increase vaccination rates, CUSD has arranged a series of free vaccination clinics for the community at our schools. Upcoming dates are listed below. The vaccinations are free for all, and you can receive first shots, second shots, and boosters. Sign up using this link: Vaccination Sign-Up
Thursday, February 3: Stetser Elementary 2:00-6:00 PM
Friday, February 4: Toby Farms 2:00-6:00 PM
Thursday, February 10: Chester High 2:00-6:00 PM
Friday, February 11: STEM 2:00-6:00 PM
You can also check out the CUSD Vaccination Calendar for more information on available vaccination. I hope to see you at a vaccination event soon!!
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.
The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is extremely contagious. 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 (email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
DECEMBER STUDENTS AND STAFF OF THE MONTH
Students of the Month
7th Grade: Vanel Melendez
8th Grade: Sanaa Davis
9th Grade: Taeqwann Naylor
10th Grade: Hamira Robinson
11th Grade: Gabriel Echevarria
12th Grade: Victoria Caratello
Staff Member of the Month
CELL PHONE USE IN CLASS
We are so happy to see everyone back at school! As we enter the third marking period, please check your child’s Home Access Center frequently. There, you will see their current graded assignments for all their classes. If you require your log-in information, please email Ms. Memon (email@example.com) or call the office at 610-447-3650.
In our efforts to get the new year off to a great start, remember that students all have laptops with internet connections in the classroom. There is no academic reason that students need their phones while in class, and phones are the most frequent obstacle to learning for our students. Many who have phones are on them when they shouldn’t be, causing them to miss lessons, instructions, and assignments.
Parents, by using these strategies, you can monitor your student's phone usage, and also help us teach your students: Check the amount of time your child has been on their cell phone each day using settings on iPhone and Android (click the links for easy to follow instructions). Mobile hotspots allow students to access websites that are blocked by CUSD. Disabling mobile hotspots can help keep your child safe and focused.