DEARBORN STEM ACADEMY
PRINCIPAL NEWS AND NOTES, Vol. 1, No. 6
Week of October 8, 2018
I hope everyone enjoyed the great fall weekend!
Please feel free to share this newsletter with anyone interested in the Dearborn STEM Academy. Please have them email us if they would like it sent directly to them.
There are many good things happening this week;
- Some of our 6th graders are going on an overnight to Thompson Island this Tuesday and Wednesday.
- On Wednesday October 10th our seniors will visit the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Our sophomores and juniors will be participating in the College Board PSAT, provided free to our students.
- REMINDER THAT THIS WEDNESDAY, October 10th IS THE FIRST WEDNESDAY WHERE STUDENTS WILL BE DISMISSED AT 11:30 AM...Exception...Grade 6 students attending the overnight trip to Thompson Island will return to the school at 2:00 pm.
Girls Volleyball is off to a great start!
Art is an elective at the Dearborn Stem Academy.
These are some of the portraits done by students.
Mr. Jesse Cardoso is our art teacher for middle and high school.
Parent-Guardian Open House
Thursday, Oct. 18th, 5:30-7:30pm
Dearborn STEM Academy
Please check out the great publicity. Thanks Mardi Fuller!
Check it out at minute 2:42 here:
You can also play a game developed by Dearborn students called "Abuela Siempre Tiene Razon", just below the clip on the website!!!!
Please share this widely -- it is such a great testament to Dearborn leadership and staff, our students and to JLo's work growing a computer science program over the last four years.
College Fair a Success!!
On October 4th representatives from the following non-profit and colleges and universities met students from Grades 9-12. Our students were engaged, asked good questions, and hopefully came away with a fuller understanding of what college and universities expect from a high school student. Here is a list of the institutions present:
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy
University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts at Lowell
Bridgewater State University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Bunker Hill Community College
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
University of Maine
I want to thank Guidance Counselor Tim Likosksy and his staff for organizing the fair.
Panel discussion from BoSTEM event...our own Jon Loporto is an expert panelist.
Friday was College Pride Day!, Here are some of our staff proudly representing their College/University...
Left to right...
Mike Dixon, MIT, Physics
Marna Eckels, Boston University, Engineering and Robotics
Matt Ruggiero, Wesleyan University, ESL
Natalina Mendes, Emmanuel College, ESL
High School Dean Dave Moreno bragging about his Oregon Ducks!
Director of Strategy Chelsea Voake is excited she went to Dartmouth!
Hubweek comes to the Dearborn and surrounding sites!
AT HUBWEEK, WE BELIEVE THE FUTURE IS INCLUSIVE AND COLLABORATIVE. IT IS YOURS, AND OURS TOGETHER, TO SHAPE.
Every year, innovators from all around the world and from every industry flock to the Boston area. At HUBweek, these worlds literally collide. A giant petri dish welcoming impact-oriented artists, academics, entrepreneurs, researchers, executives, makers, and up-and-comers, HUBweek brings together the curious, those who are building our future.
HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE UPDATES-contact high school counselor Tim Likosky for more info.
3 seniors have advanced to Semi-Final round of the POSSE SCHOLARSHIP.
- PSAT EXAM IN SCHOOL FOR GRADES 10-11, 7:30 a.m- 11:45 a.m, Wednesday October 10
- SAT EXAM for seniors November 3rd
UPCOMING COLLEGE TOURS
- Seniors visiting UMass Boston on October 10th
- Seniors visiting Year Up in Downtown Boston on October 25th
- Juniors visiting Merrimack College on November 13th
Urban Scholars Program at UMass Boston; features after school tutoring/enrichment, college prep activities.
- Once a week at UMass
- Once a week at Dearborn Stem Academy
- Monthly stipend for students
- Summer Program as well with college visits
- Open to Grade 9 students with a 3.0 (B Average or higher) from 8th grade report card
BIRD STREET COMMUNITY CENTER, offering after school tutoring for students in middle and high school
St Peter’s Teen Center on Bowdoin Street is now accepting applications for it’s after school tutoring program
ACE Architecture/Engineering/Construction at Wentworth on Tuesdays for grades 11-12, application due October 15
ARTISTS FOR HUMANITY, South Boston location. Paid job after school learning more about painting, drawing. Mandatory orientation on October 2 or October 16
PROGRAMS OFFERED AT MIT, application process involved, check out this link to view the various programs for Math, Science and Engineering; https://oeop.mit.edu/programs
Students in need of extra support, friendly reminder to check in with teachers to see their after school schedule, it's a great time to ask for homework help and ask questions about class see Mr. Likosky in Room 267.
According to Massachusetts rules and regulations we are required to hold drills periodically throughout the year. We will continue to update you after each drill.
Please continue to talk to your child about the importance of paying attention and listening when drills are run. Thank you.
If you need help...
A DSA t-shirt, polo shirt or sweatshirt. It must say DSA. We are not focused on the pants or the shoes; just look school appropriate.
L&M Bargain Store carries the DSA shirts and sweatshirts. They have two locations, one at 745 Dudley Street in Upham's Corner and one in the Plaza at 640 American Legion Highway in Roslindale.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or Middle School Principal Shelley Olsen, email@example.com
Stories, pictures, calendar reminders, club, activity, and classroom notes are all welcome.