STEAM Middle School

Wolverine News Volume 27

The Week of May 30th-June 1st

Upcoming Dates

May 30th: Memorial Day, No School!

May 31st: Final Exams {see the schedule below}

June 1st: Final Exams {see the schedule below}

June 1st: Student will be dismissed at 12:30 pm!

Final Exam Schedule

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Kerr Athletic Information

1. Online forms and physicals--The online forms are just as important as the physicals. No athlete can participate or practice until the online forms are completed. Physicals can be turned in to any coach, through summer camps or in class, or to the front office throughout the summer.

2. Individual sport camps--Online registration, print out confirmation just in case. Walk up registration is available.

3. Strength and conditioning camp--Online registration, print out confirmation just in case. Walk up registration is available. Forms can be turned in to any coach, great way to be seen by Centennial and Kerr coaches. Will keep our athletes in shape and ready to go for the upcoming school year.

4. Online Store--Do not have to purchase but offering at a cheaper price than a sports store. Every item can be worn in athletics and items will be shipped to Kerr. The website is kmsfb2016.itemorder.com , password: kmsfootball2016


Follow Kerr Athletics on twitter at @KerrMSAthletics and you can always check out the website.

STEM Camp

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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!

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Attendance

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

Students were notified on Thursday and Friday if they were exempt from exams by their classroom teachers.

A Note From Nurse Shields

IMMUNIZATIONS


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.?

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STEAM U and Academic Labs


STEAM U

  • 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


Academic Labs


  • 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.

STEAM PTO


Find us on Facebook: STEAM Middle School PTO - Burleson, Texas.

Have questions or comments for the PTO?

Contact us at BurlesonSTEAMPTO@gmail.com.

Lost & Found Items

Items that remain in the Lost & Found by Friday afternoon will be taken to the Harvest House. Students are encouraged to check for missing items, too many things are being left behind! The Lost & Found is located in the office.

Directory Information

Parents,


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.