The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of May 16
STEM Senior Meeting - Tuesday, May 17
If you have a Senior, please be sure to ask for the information sheet on Tuesday. Ms. Thomson will also send it via email. Our goal is to keep you completely informed so can make preparations of your own for the big day!
Senior Exams and Final Grades
Seniors must finish their academic responsibilities so they are ready and able to move on. Final exams for Seniors will take place from Tuesday, May 31 through Thursday, June 2. The last day for Seniors to submit work will be Friday, June 3. Parent meetings will be scheduled within the next week for Seniors who are in danger of failing to qualify for Graduation.
Important Dates and Locations
Class Day: Chester Upland School District's annual Class Day will be held on Tuesday, June 7 in the Courtyard at STEM. Invitations to students who will be honored on that day will be coming later this Spring.
Baccalaureate: Baccalaureate will be held on Thursday, June 9 in the newly refurbished auditorium at Chester High. All members of the Class of '22 and their families are invited to attend.
Graduation: This year's CUSD Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Mirenda Center on the campus of Neumann University on Monday, June 13 at 11:00 AM. Details regarding Graduation will be sent home with Seniors on Tuesday, May 17.
Students of the Month - April
7th Grade: Kylah Grasty
8th Grade: Muhammad Khan
9th Grade: Nicole Blake
10th Grade: Christian Crespo-Meletiche
11th Grade: Naomy Anaya-Diaz
12th Grade: Ermias Tedla
Pacifico Scholarship Awardees
Congratulations to STEM Seniors Olayinka Itabiyi (pictured with his parents) and Zhaniyah Stockman, as well as Chester High Seniors Edward Baker and Naafiah Muhammed who received the scholarships!
Home Access Center (HAC) Sign-Up
If you do not have your HAC set up yet, email Ms. Misha Memon (email@example.com). She will reply with your username, password and a link to the log in page.
Chester Upland Spring Concert
When: May 24 @ 6:00 PM
Where: Chester High Auditorium
Tickets can be purchased through the office at STEM Academy (or any district school). Proceeds will support music education in CUSD!
We are encouraging families to check in with students about Course Selection. Your student can show you their choices, as well as our current Course Catalog. If you have questions about your student's courses for next year please contact our School Counselors, Ms. Turner-Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Hargadon (email@example.com).
Our intention is for students entering grades 10-12 to have their rosters for next year available prior to leaving for Summer Break.
If your student is testing, please ensure they arrive to school on time. These tests are mandatory, and students who arrive late will miss additional class time in order to make them up.
PSSA Math (7th/8th Grade): May 2-3
PSSA Science (8th Grade): May 4-5
Keystone Literature (Select 10th Grade): May 17-18
Keystone Algebra (9th Grade): May 19-20
Keystone Biology (Select 9th/10th Grade): May 23-24
SAT (11th Grade/Select 10th Grade): April 26
NOCTI (12th Grade CTE Students): April 26 (Performance); April 27/28 (Written)
AP (Select 10th/11th/12th Grade): May 2 (Chemistry); May 3 (Psychology); May 4 (Literature); May 5 (Geography); May 9 (Calculus)
Letters will be forthcoming to families of students who must take Credit Recovery courses. There will be a $50 fee per course for Credit Recovery classes.
Vision Screening at STEM
It's not too late to sign your student up for a vision screening here at STEM.
May 23, 2022- Salus University will be at STEM to perform visual screening for students. If a student fails, they will be able to pick glasses with the appropriate prescription the same day. All services are free.
In order to reserve a spot for your student, please email Nurse Dale (firstname.lastname@example.org).
2022 Application is HERE
8th Grade Must Re-Apply
Now Airing - XFinity Channel 8 & Fios Channel 28
You can find Clipper TV on Comcast XFinity (Channel 8) or Verizon Fios (Channel 28). Tune in!
SUMMER STEM OPPORTUNITY
ID STEM - Increasing Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
During the week of June 27, students have the opportunity to get up close experience with medical professions by attending the program at Crozer. Families, please contact Mr. Bell for more information. There are limited spots, so please reserve soon!