DEARBORN STEM ACADEMY
PRINCIPAL NEWS AND NOTES, Vol. 1, No. 7
Week of October 15, 2018
SCHOOL WIDE ATTENDANCE RATE
GET TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY!! Let's increase this.
Progress Reports: Student progress reports were posted to Aspen, our Student Information System, this past week. At our Open House we will have a hard copy of each progress report available to parents and guardians.
As the school year starts to develop its own rhythm our school staff keeps coming back to our focus of developing a safe and supportive school climate and culture for all students and staff. We are doing things everyday in school to make sure we are keeping our "eyes on the prize."
Here are some things we are doing every day/every week with students:
- Advisory/WIN Time. WIN (What I need) Time happens on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each week and involves every student participating in either a support period or an enrichment period. Every student in the school is guaranteed at least one enrichment period per week. Some get more.
- Restorative Chats; there have been some conflicts between students and students and sometimes even between students and staff; Restorative Chats bring the parties together to discuss compromises, solutions, pain, loss, forgiveness etc.
- Building relationships with students; every day we are checking in with students to make sure we are supporting them in any way we can.
We are doing more but this is just a small sample.
Every week is big at the Dearborn and this week will be no different! On Thursday the 18th many of our grade 11-12 students, some grade 10 students, and several staff will have the opportunity to attend the world renowned "Hamilton." What a great opportunity for our students! If that wasn't big enough we were informed that our own Kenny Jn Lyes, Grade 10, wrote a great poem as part of a class assignment with Ms. DeJesus and his piece was chosen by the Hamilton crew to be performed in front of everyone next Thursday! Congratulations Kenny and thank you for supporting him Ms. DeJesus.
On Thursday evening, from 5:30-7:30 pm we will open our doors to friends, parents, and guardians within the Dearborn Community! Ms. Olsen, Mr. Brown and the rest of the Dearborn staff hope to see you all here Thursday!
Looking ahead: Massachusetts Governor Baker is visiting the Dearborn on October 22nd!
Parent-Guardian Open House
Thursday, Oct. 18th, 5:30-7:30pm
Dearborn STEM Academy
Grade 6 visits Thompson Island on an overnight trip.
Last week, 6th grade students spent two days on Thompson Island. Students explored the island, participating in Science explorations while team-building and setting personal goals. Students supported and lifted up their peers during difficult situations, while being challenged to push their thinking and limits. Students showed perseverance, participating in all activities despite many mosquitos and a temporary lack of running water on the island!
A big thank you to teachers Ms. Langer, Ms. Hughes, and Ms. Joseph for leading the trip!
UNIFORM PROBLEMS AT THE DEARBORN
WE ARE STRUGGLING! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
PLEASE SUPPORT US BY HAVING YOUR STUDENT WEAR A DSA t-shirt, polo shirt or sweatshirt EVERYDAY. It must say DSA. Please!!!
PLEASE ALSO HELP US; WE DON'T ALLOW "DU RAGS" OR HOODS. PLEASE HELP US!
Dearborn at Mass Ideas Workshop
Attending the workshop held at the Babson College Executive Center were Dearborn HS Principal Dana Brown, Grade 9 teachers Mike Dixon, Caitlin Cordaro, and Danielle Spencer, HS Dean David Moreno, Director of Strategic Initiatives Chelsea Voake, Restorative Practices Coordinator Betsy Bowman, Director of Early College Pathways Kristin Almquist and grade 9 student Bethsaida Cajuste.
Here they are below working on a problem of practice.
Bethsaida explaining her thinking to Ms. Cordaro and Ms. Bowman at the Mass Ideas Conference.
From family Coordinator Pam Bailey
OCTOBER/ NOVEMBER 2018
FAMILY ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Thursday, October 18th ** 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. **
JOIN the Dearborn STEM Academy FAMILY FACEBOOK Page to keep track of all the Family Engagement events, meetings and activities for the school year.
Thursday, November 1st ** 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. **
Parent to Parent Connections ~ Come Meet our Elected Parents
Principals sharing information on:
1. Promotion Policy 2. Attendance Policy 3. Summer School Opportunities
PRINCIPAL/PARENT COFFEE HOUR
Friday, November 2nd ** 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. **
Please RSVP, Ms. Bailey 617-275-0720 or @ email@example.com
OUTUBRO / NOVEMBRO DE 2018
OPORTUNIDADES DE ENVOLVIMENTO FAMILIAR
Quinta-feira, 18 de outubro ** 17h30 às 19h30 **
JUNTE-SE À Página da FAMILY FACEBOOK da Dearborn STEM Academy para acompanhar todos os eventos, reuniões e atividades do Envolvimento Familiar no ano letivo.
REUNIÃO DE PAIS E FAMÍLIA
Quinta-feira, 1 de novembro ** 17h30 às 18h30 **
Parent to Parent Connections ~ Venha conhecer nossos pais eleitos
Diretores que compartilham informações sobre:
1. Política de Promoção 2. Política de Presenças 3. Oportunidades Escolares de Verão
CAFÉ PRINCIPAL / PAI HORA
Sexta-feira, 2 de novembro, das 7h30 às 8h30
Por favor, RSVP, Ms. Bailey 617-275-0720 ou @ firstname.lastname@example.org
OCTUBRE / NOVIEMBRE 2018
OPORTUNIDADES DE PARTICIPACIÓN FAMILIAR
Jueves, 18 de octubre ** 5:30 p.m. a las 7:30 p.m. **
ÚNETE a la página de FAMILY FACEBOOK de Dearborn STEM Academy para realizar un seguimiento de todos los eventos, reuniones y actividades de Family Engagement para el año escolar.
REUNIÓN DE PADRES / FAMILIA
Jueves, 1 de noviembre ** 5:30 p.m. a las 6:30 p.m. **
Conexiones de padres a padres ~ Venga a conocer a nuestros padres elegidos
Directores compartiendo información sobre:
1. Política de promoción 2. Política de asistencia 3. Oportunidades de la escuela
PRINCIPAL / PADRE HORA DE CAFÉ
Viernes, 2 de noviembre ** 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. **
Por favor confirme su asistencia, Sra. Bailey 617-275-0720 o @ email@example.com
Dearborn students learning about job opportunities at lunchtime.
Dearborn Served as a host of a HubWeek Session
Some of our students had an opportunity to display some of their work.
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.