The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of November 22
Gratitude for the STEM Community
This year, we are happy to offer both in-person and remote options for conferences. We hope to see you here at STEM, but understand that schedules are very busy. Walk-ins will be welcome at STEM on the 23rd, and pop-ins on Zoom will be welcome also.
Click below to access STEM Teacher Zoom Links:
Where to Find Your Student's Report Card
Report Cards were posted to the Home Access Center on the morning of Friday, November 12. If you do not yet have an HAC account, please follow the instructions below.
While we do not print paper copies for all students, we can do so upon request. Just call or email Ms. Jones or Ms. Dixon in the office to request a copy, and we'll send one home with your student. Also, we would be happy to print a paper copy for you when you arrive to Report Card Conferences on Tuesday!
Home Access Center (HAC)
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.
THANKSGIVING WEEK SCHEDULE
Week of November 22
Monday (11/22): Full Day - Regular Schedule
Tuesday (11/23): Early Dismissal (10:30 AM) for Students (3rd & 4th Period Only) - Report Card Conferences from 11:30-5:30
Wednesday (11/24): Early Dismissal (10:30 AM) for Students and Staff (1st & 2nd Period Only)
Thursday (11/25): Thanksgiving Day - Schools Closed
Friday (11/26): Schools Closed
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - OCTOBER
Each month, one outstanding student from each grade is selected by their teachers as Student of the Month. These students have demonstrated excellence in STEM Academy traits of Scholarship, Leadership, and Character. Please join me in congratulating the following students who represented the best STEM has to offer during the month of October!
7th Grade: Ciani Fournier
8th Grade: Stephen Swen
9th Grade: Dayanara Martinez
10th Grade: Tahjee Gant-Irons
11th Grade: Zanae Holland-Barksdale
12th Grade: Desean Hubert
Staff Members of the Month
Please join us in congratulating and thanking our awesome office staff, Ms. Jones and Ms. Dixon!!
Senior Pinning Ceremony
Information for Senior Parents
Senior Dues: The first $100 installment of Senior Dues payments was due Friday, November 5. Please contact Ms. Thomson to arrange payment if you have not already done so.
Senior Meetings: Seniors have all been scheduled for their initial Senior Meeting with their Counselor, Ms. Hargadon. At these meetings, they discuss their plans for next year, and are provided a guide for their next steps. Questions about college and scholarships should be directed to Senior Counselor, Ms. Hargadon.
Senior Advisor: Ms. Rachael Thomson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Counselor: Ms. Casey Hargadon - email@example.com
Principal: Mr. Brendan Bell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Sports Coaches
Girls Basketball: Marvin Dukes
Cheerleading: Karen Miah
Boys Indoor Track: James Wharton
Girls Indoor Track: Jamal Allen
GPA - Grade Point Average
After School Program
Our After-School Program provides great value for many of our students and families.
- First and foremost, it is the ideal place for students to get enhanced academic support. With 12 of our fantastic teachers on staff, students have the opportunity to get an hour of individual or small group help from a certified teacher each day
- Research shows that students who are involved in extra-curricular activities are much more likely to succeed in school. The After-School Program includes a variety of activities to meet the interests of students, including Robotics, Chess, Hi-Q, School Newspaper, Botany, and more!
Registration is open and we encourage all families to enroll their students! Check out the flyer and contact Ms. Merto (email@example.com) with any questions.
Early Warning System
This year, with the adjustment back to in-person learning, and with so many of our students new to the school, we are finding many students need extra support. We ask that families work with us to help students maintain the focus and effort necessary to stay on top of their academic work. Our teachers and counselors are your teammates working together to ensure students are successful!
PBIS at STEM
PBIS at STEM
Positive Behavior Emphasis: Be On Time
This week, I am asking families to help by making sure their students are on time for school. Students must be in their First Period class by 7:50 AM. We have students who are arriving later and later, which is beginning to seriously impact their classes.
Before we begin taking punitive action, let's work together to make sure our students arrive on time. Remember you can always check your student's grades and attendance every day by loggin into the Home Access Center (see the instructions toward the top of the newsletter if you don't have login information). Take a moment today to verify your student is arriving on time each day!