Young Women's STEAM Academy

May 22, 2017

Inspiring Innovation, Cultivating Excellence


We empower young girls to become confident trailblazers in S.T.E.A.M, equipped with college- and career-ready skills. Guided by our core values—Growth, Innovation, Responsibility, Leadership and Service—our young scholars are destined to become successful global citizens.

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Principal's Desk

Fabulous teachers and staff,

So we are winding down to the conclusion of our school year! Lots of amazing things have happened this year due to the amazing collaboration of our teams. We had a great Crossover Ceremony, a fantastic dance in collaboration with YMLA! Thank you to all who helped organize this event! As we look forward to successfully closing this year, let’s keep in mind SAFETY FIRST. In order for our school to be a safe environment, we must keep a vigilant eye on the common areas, particularly during arrival, dismissal and transition times. It is absolutely necessary that we all stay on duty at the required times. This strong supervision will make everyone’s work/learning environment the safest it can possibly be. As you know I have been providing you with a little more time by using the collaborative period for the end of the year requirements. We are providing you with a check out list for you to complete prior to leaving campus for the summer. Please be sure that you are still engaged in productive activities in the classrooms until the end of the year. Several of you are going to be involved in ACPs; I know your plans are emphasizing activities to promote successful ACP outcome for our scholars. Thank you for your continued support to ensure the Young Women’s STEAM Academy continues to be a leader in student success.

Young Women's STEAM Academy Key Actions

Key Action 1 - Culture

Improve campus climate and culture by establishing positive and rewarding relationship-building practices and maintaining a high level of responsiveness to students, staff, and community.

Key Action 2 - Quality of Instruction

Continuously improve the quality of instruction and teacher effectiveness through a culture of authentic feedback, individualized support, and collaboration.

Key Action 3 - Leadership

Expand leadership density by providing staff leadership opportunities and collaborating to establish leadership goals to maximize staff’s potential.

Teacher of the Month -

YWSA Core Values

DISD Calendar

This Week's Events

This Week: Announcements presented by Student Leaders from Class

Monday, May 22, 2017

9:30 AM 5th Grade Orientations - Dorsey and Anderson Elementary

12:30 PM 5th Grade Orientations - Moseley and Lagow Elementary

5:30 PM 5th Grade Open House

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

9:30 AM 5th Grade Orientation - Titche, Cuellar, and Pleasant Grove

12:30 PM 5th Grade Orientation - Runyan and Adams Elementary

3:45 PM Tutoring

6:00 PM Band End of Year Concert

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

7:45 AM BOC Meeting

3:45 PM Tutoring

5:00 PM Florence Co-Ed Staff vs. Students Basketball Game

Thursday, May 25, 2017

3:45 PM Last Day of Tutoring

6:00 PM Choir Concert

Friday, May 26, 2017


House Cup Celebrations

6:00 PM Athletic Banquet

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Campus/District Highlights and News

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The Young Women’s STEAM Academy at Balch Springs celebrated its transition to a single-gender campus at a naming ceremony last Wednesday.

YWSA Highlights

Young Women's STEAM Academy at Balch Springs