West Hills STEM Academy News

October 2020

An Update From Principal Melissa Rohr

Hello Griffins!


Mrs. Andrews, your Assistant Principal, and I are very excited to introduce our new Griffin! Over the summer we worked with a local company to create a mascot that we could use for printing and signs. When we got the Griffin back we knew we needed to reach out to our community for help naming it! You can either fill out this link or we will be also be sending out forms through your google classroom this Friday. We will collect all ideas and narrow them down to the top reoccurring suggestions. Ideas are due by October 8th. We will send out a final voting form the following Friday October 9th.

Thank you for taking time to help us! We miss all of you so very much and hope you are doing well, studying hard, and learning a lot! Stay healthy my friends!


Ms. Rohr

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October, November & December Calendar

October 7 - Student Supply Pick Up & 5th-6th Grade Chromebook Swap, 8:30-3:30

October 12 - Non-School

October 23 - Non-School Day

October 28 - Parent/Teacher Conferences


November 4 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 11 - Veteran's Day - No School

November 26-27 - Thanksgiving Break


December 21-January 1 - Winter Break

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Unity Day - October 21st - Wear Orange

Wear and share orange on October 21st to show that we are together against bullying, and united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.

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Student Supply Pick Up

Please stop by the school on October 7, 2020, from 8:30 am -3:30 pm, to pick up student supplies for the next few weeks.

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5th & 6th Grade - Chromebook Swap Out

All 5th and 6th grades students who do not have a touch screen computer, may come to school on October 7, 2020, from 8:30-3:30 to swap out your chromebook for a touch screen. All students need their chromebook and charging cords to exchange for the new devices.

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ASB Officers

Congratulations to our new ASB officers. They were elected last spring by their peers. We are excited to see their leadership in our virtual world.


President - Kairi Dean

Vice President - Yzanah Smith

Secretary - Keturah Savage

Treasurer - Liana Williams

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Student Led Conferences

Conferences are on October 28th and November 4th. These conferences are a time for the students to share what they have been learning along with the goals they will be setting for the school year. Signup sheets will be coming home from teachers beginning mid October. Staff are open and willing to accommodate families in any way they may need so that this conference can take place. We truly enjoy connecting with our families and sharing about our students' strengths and future goals.

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Student Clubs are Coming

Staff are working to get clubs up and running on Wednesdays. Once they have been established we will post them to our smart website for your student to join. Clubs are student led and a good outlet for social interaction.


https://sites.google.com/bremertonschools.org/westhillsstemacademy/home

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Assemblies

We will have our K-5 assemblies every month. They will post the last Wednesday. Grades 6-8 will be on a quarterly basis. Assemblies will focus on character traits and academic celebrations.

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Students Eat at No Charge-We need your help!

Our school is participating in a federal program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). This program allows all children in our school to eat at no charge. However, some education programs we provide are funded with state dollars.


We will no longer be collecting Free and Reduced-Price Applications every year, instead, we must collect the Family Income Survey. This form helps us collect household information for all students attending CEP schools. Without this information, your student’s school could lose important state funding for educational programs that our students are entitled to.


Please take a moment to complete the form and return it to your student’s school. They will also be collected during lunch drop off at bus stops and at the school lunch service. The Family Income Survey captures information and ensures the district/school receives state funding for education programs.


The form can be found here, https://www.bremertonschools.org/Page/219

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