The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of April 25
Middle School English Classes
On average, our students have made a 3.4 level growth, which is nearly a full level higher than the typical student has made in the program this year.
Great job by Ms. Labrum and all our Middle School Students!
Mariama Kabbah: All-Delco Hi-Q
CUSD CTE Partnership with Chester Business Association
Ms. Merto's STEM Academy Communications Technology students and Ms. King's Chester High Marketing students will begin working with CBA leadership next week. Not only will this project be a great learning opportunity for CUSD students, but it has the potential to be a great benefit to the community.
World History Projects
The Dog and the Fox by Alexander Morales
The Snake and the Snail by Nyseem Dawson
The Grasshopper and the Spider by Camren Wilson
The Bear and the Lion Cub by Sanajah Hendley
The Mouse and the Goat by Kimora Cobb
HONOR ROLL - 3rd MARKING PERIOD
Distinguished Honor Roll
Benjamin Bell, Jr.
Terrence Bobb, Jr.
Charles Thompson, Jr.
Now Airing - XFinity Channel 8 & Fios Channel 28
You can find Clipper TV on Comcast XFinity (Channel 8) or Verizon Fios (Channel 28). Tune in!
We are encouraging families to check in with students about Course Selection this week. Your student can show you their options, as well as our current Course Catalog. If you have questions about your student's courses for next year please contact our School Counselors, Ms. Turner-Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Hargadon (email@example.com).
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.
Tomorrow - April 26 - Asynchronous Day for Non-Testing Students
The following groups of students will be testing. Be aware their attendance in-person is mandatory:
All students in Grade 7
All students in Grade 8
All students in Grade 11
10th Grade students who receive SAT invitations
12th Grade students who are enrolled in CTE Programs (Engineering or Communications Technology)
If you have questions about whether your student should report to school on April 26, please contact Ms. Memon (email@example.com), Ms. Turner-Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Hargadon (email@example.com). You can also call the office at 610-447-3650.
Regular morning and afternoon transportation will be provided for testing students. Seniors taking the NOCTI exam were provided permission slips to be dismissed at the conclusion of their tests. Regular parent pickup procedures will be in effect for all other students.
PSSA Math (7th/8th Grade): May 2-3
PSSA Science (8th Grade): May 4-5
Keystone Literature (Select 10th Grade): May 17-18
Keystone Algebra (9th Grade): May 19-20
Keystone Biology (Select 9th/10th Grade): May 23-24
SAT (11th Grade/Select 10th Grade): April 26
NOCTI (12th Grade CTE Students): April 26 (Performance); April 27/28 (Written)
AP (Select 10th/11th/12th Grade): May 2 (Chemistry); May 3 (Psychology); May 4 (Literature); May 5 (Geography); May 9 (Calculus)
SPRING CALENDAR UPDATES
Asynchronous Days: May 6 & June 13
Friday, May 6: All students will receive asynchronous assignments and work from home.
Monday, June 13: Graduation Day for Chester Upland School District. Students in Grades PK-11 will be asynchronous, completing any final assignments that are still outstanding on that day.
Chester Upland Spring Concert
When: May 24 @ 6:00 PM
Where: Chester High Auditorium
Tickets can be purchased through the office at STEM Academy (or any district school). Proceeds will support music education in CUSD!
Vision Screenings at STEM
May 9, 2022 -The Lion's Club will be at STEM to perform vision screening for students. It will determine whether a student has visual issues. Visual screening is free. All findings will be documented and given to students.
May 23, 2022- Salus University will be at STEM to perform visual screening for students. If a student fails, they will be able to pick glasses with the appropriate prescription the same day. All services are free.
Space at each screening is limited and permission slips are necessary. In order to reserve a spot for your student, please email Nurse Dale (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2022 Application is HERE
8th Grade Must Re-Apply
Important Dates and Locations
Class Day: Chester Upland School District's annual Class Day will be held on Tuesday, June 7 in the Courtyard at STEM. Invitations to students who will be honored on that day will be coming later this Spring.
Graduation: This year's CUSD Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Mirenda Center on the campus of Neumann University on Monday, June 13. The Graduation Committee is hard at work planning this year's event, and will be communicating further details to Senior families in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
SUMMER STEM OPPORTUNITY
ID STEM - Increasing Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
During the week of June 27, students have the opportunity to get up close experience with medical professions by attending the program at Crozer. Families, please contact Mr. Bell for more information. There are limited spots, so please reserve soon!