STEAM Middle School
Wolverine News Volume 23
The Week of May 16th-20th
May 16th-19th: Presale for Carnival tickets
May 17th: PTO General Meeting at 6:30
May 17th: District Wide Book Fair at BHS
May 20th: Jeans day [high school dress] for $2
May 20th: First Annual STEAM Carnival! For more info, check out the PTO section of this newsletter!
May 27th: Box Tops are due!
Stay Up-To Date With the STEAM Carnival!
Our first Annual STEAM Carnival is Friday, May 20th!
What better way to close out our inaugural year than with a celebration like this?
Join us beginning at 6 pm for a silent auction, photo booth, book fair, and SO MUCH more!
Purchase May 16th-May 20th during lunch or at the door:
Wristband (games only) – all the games you can play $15
Individual tickets (games and concessions) 5 for $1
STEAM End of Year Awards
Jeans/High School Dress for $2
District Book Fair
STEAM Book Fair
Please join us for the last dance of this school year!
Students may begin to purchase tickets the week of May 23rd-27th for $5, or at the dance for $8. Please remember that dress must be school appropriate.
Counseling Corner with Mrs. Harrison
Summer can mean a lot of down-time. It is important for students to continue their growth post-school year through reading and engaging educational activities (like visiting the public library or going to a museum). In the spare time, keep their minds stimulated with one of these fun things to do!
Attendance is of utmost importance. When students are absent, not only do they miss out on direct instruction, but also they have assignments that begin to pile up. While sometimes being absent is unavoidable, especially if a student has a fever or doctor's orders to stay home, if at all possible make sure they attend every day.
In Texas, students are required to attend school no less than 90% of the time, or to be absent no more than 17 days. When students pass 17 days of absences (EVEN excused with a doctor's note and partial absences) they are subject to loss of credit. Loss of credit means that they will not be given credit for courses (a really big deal if they are enrolled in high school classes). We work hard to insure that all of our students have the tools to be successful; thus, we allow students who have 17 + absences the opportunity to make-up seat time in order to avoid credit loss.
If your child has reached the 17 day limit you will be contacted and provided with a plan of action to make sure that seat-time recovery is a viable option.
Sometimes being absent is unavoidable and necessary but, if students are not required to stay home we ask that they have 100% attendance. Please see the Burleson ISD Attendance Letter for more information.
Spring Exam Exemption Policy
Please see the attached document below for the STEAM Spring Semester Exam Exemption Policy. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Harrison.
**We will run exemptions for students and notify them of their eligibility**
A Note From Nurse Shields
PLEASE make sure all of your child’s immunizations are up to date for the 2016-2017 school year, and that all shot records are submitted to Nurse Shields in a timely manner. You may start turning in updated shot records NOW for the 2016-2017 school year, if you have them. You can submit them online here or you can email them to Brittney.Shields@bisdmail.net
If you are unsure what vaccines your child will need before starting school in August, you can access that information on the BISD Health Services website or you may call Nurse Shields’ office at 817-245-1510, or email her at the email address above.
Your child must be 100% compliant, and the school must have record of ALL state required vaccines before they will be allowed to start school. If your student is non-compliant, they will not receive a schedule when schedules are distributed.
**Please note: An “Immunization Waiver/Affidavit” is only valid for 24 months. They must also be current in order to be considered compliant**
What is S.T.E.A.M.?
STEAM U and Academic Labs
- During the school day.
- Students will complete assigned modules that will cover Math, Science, & ELA
- Modules are grade level specific.
- Modules are designed to be completed in 20 mins
- Modules for the entire week open on Monday
- Assigned to students who show a need for support in core subject areas.
- Target specific areas of weakness
- Provide an opportunity for tutoring during the school day
- Students demonstrate their mastery of knowledge in order to be reassigned to STEAM U.
STEAM U and Academic Labs serve as purposeful ways to reach all of our students where they are, while providing targeted opportunities for academic growth.
Please sign up for STEAM Middle School Carnival!
Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/Up8PWX
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!
Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.
Find us on Facebook: STEAM Middle School PTO - Burleson, Texas.
Have questions or comments for the PTO?
Contact us at BurlesonSTEAMPTO@gmail.com.
Our STEAM social media accounts are updated frequently with the exciting things going on at STEAM. We would like to make sure your student is able to be a part of our STEAM videos and photos that we post on our STEAM social media accounts. Please update your student's directory information if you would like your STEAM student a part of our videos and photos. You may complete the attachment below and return this form to our front office.