STEAM Middle School
Wolverine News Volume 10
October 16th-October 20th
Wednesday, October 18th: PSAT 8/9 testing for all 8th-grade students (information below)
Wednesday, October 18th: StuCo Meeting (before or after school-- details below)
Friday, October 20th: Students take the Gallup Poll Survey during Math classes
Friday, October 20th: 2nd Six Weeks Progress Report
Monday, October 23rd-October 27th: Red Ribbon Week (details below)
Friday, November 3rd: End of the 2nd Six Weeks
Friday, October 27th: Fall Yearbook Make-Up Pictures
Friday, November 10th: 2nd Six Weeks Report Cards available through Skyward Family Access
Add the STEAM calendar to stay up-to-date!
(Click the + in the bottom right hand corner to add the calendar)
KMS & HMS Calendars
We will include important dates to our STEAM calendar, but feel free to add Kerr or Hughes!
STEAM House Winner
Congratulations to MZUSHI our house winner this week!
Students in the MZUSHI house may have free dress on Monday, October 16th.
MZUSHI Students must pick up high school dress sticker in the cafeteria upon arrival.
Students without stickers will have to change into standardized dress.
*Within high school dress guidelines.
Grade Level Newsletters
Grade level newsletters will provide information for your student's classes as well as keep you up to date with events to come!
On Wednesday, October 18th, all 8th-grade students will take the PSAT 8/9.
The PSAT 8/9 assessment will begin promptly at 8:30am.
All 8th grade STEAM students will begin their day at the STEAM Hillside campus.
Therefore, students that normally participate in 1st and/or 2nd period classes at either Hughes, Kerr, BHS, or CHS will instead begin their school day at STEAM on Wednesday, October 18.
For additional information about the PSAT 8/9 assessment, please click here.
Students, please review the PSAT 8/9 Student Guide and take special note of the list of approved calculators on page 12.
RRW Week: October 23rd-October 27th
"Team Up Against Drugs"
Wear a Jersey and jeans or uniform bottoms!
"Pair Up Against Drugs"
"Throw Drugs Back To Another Decade"
Dress in any decade 50's-00's!
"Be a Genius, Don't Do Drugs!"
"Say 'Kapow' To Drugs!"
*Keep RRW daily themes school appropriate.
*If you choose not to participate, standardized dress is required.
*Students violating dress code will be asked to dress in standardized dress.
StuCo Meeting before and after school (only attend one) 8-8:30 or 4-4:30.
We will hold StuCo Elections that day.
StuCo and Junior Optimist Club are pairing together to collect for the Harvest House. We will be collecting canned goods for Harvest House from October 10th to November 2nd. House points will be awarded to the house with the most donations.
Last Chance STEAM 2016-2017 Yearbooks
We still have a few 2016-2017 yearbooks available! If you would like to purchase our STEAM 16-17 yearbook for $20, please come to the office!
Want a #STEAMLEARNS shirt?
Pick one up before we sell out!
Shirts available for $12 (Adult- Small, Medium, and Large)
STEAM Tutoring Schedules
Use this link for the most up-to-date tutoring schedules!
What are the benefits of tutoring?
- Tutoring offers individual and structured learning
- Develops a rapport between teacher and student, allowing for a more meaningful connection to material
- Enhances student's performance and growth
- Creates a positive attitude toward the subject
- Encourages self-directed learning
- Allows for practice in the related subject area without the risk associated in a classroom setting
- Improves self-esteem
Students are encouraged to attend a tutoring time that best meets their schedule.
This means that if a teacher does not offer tutoring at a time that works for the student, they may attend an alternate teacher's tutoring session for that subject.
Please reach out to your student's teacher if there are special circumstances.
Counseling Corner with Mrs. Harrison
STEAM Red Ribbon Week 2017
"Your Future Is Key, So Stay Drug Free"
WHAT IS RED RIBBON WEEK?
Red Ribbon Week is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. STEAM Middle School staff and students will show our personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through various themed days throughout the week.
Mrs. Morgan Harrison, Counselor
A Note From Nurse Shields
HELPFUL TIPS FOR A HEALTHY FALL!
Dress for the weather:
Mornings at the bus stop are often cold while later it can be quite warm during PE/athletics. Dressing in layers will enable your child to be warm and comfortable with our ever changing Texas weather.
Protect yourself from ticks and mosquitoes:
Avoid outdoor activities between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
If you must be outside wear long sleeves and pants. Use bug repellent safely. Remove any free standing water in and or around your home. Check your body for ticks after being in brushy, wooded or grassy areas. Ticks will often find their way to less obvious places like between toes, along the hairline, armpits and groin area.
Monitor any bug bite sites for a bull’s eye like appearance or persistent flu like symptoms that are not improving. See your doctor with any questions or concerns
Cold and flu season will be here before you know it... The basics will help keep you healthy. Wash your hands frequently. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and or sneezing. Getting a good night sleep and eating healthy foods will provide your body with the stamina it needs to get through the day and fight off viruses. If your child becomes ill and feels he or she cannot participate in all of the school’s daily activities, keep them home.
Your child should be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine before returning to school.
Discuss with your physician whether it is appropriate to get a flu shot. As always seek out your physician if you are not feeling well and symptoms persist.
Communication is key in any working relationship. Stay up-to-date with your student's academics through the STEAM, individual teacher, and BISD websites as well as weekly grade level newsletters.
Who should you contact first in the event clarification is needed regarding your child?
Your child's teacher(s).
Our facilitators know your student and care about their success. If you have questions regarding assignments, behavior, or specific events, reach out to them.
Use this link to find individual teacher emails.
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.
We understand that sometimes absences are unavoidable but, if a student is in any way able to come to school it is important that they attend.
Doctor and Personal Appointments
Please make sure that when scheduling appointments for students, that they are before or after school. Attendance is crucial and we ask that if an appointment must be made during the school day, that they occur after 10:00 am.
Reminder About Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures
As we begin a new semester, please see below for reminders of the STEAM arrival and dismissal procedures.
Please click here to view the STEAM Middle School drop-off and pick-up procedures. Upon viewing the link, see below for further clarification.
Drop Off Procedures:
When dropping off your STEAM student in the morning, please use "Lane 1" to drop off students that need to go to the Band/Fitness Center.
Please use "Lane 2" to drop off students that do not need to go to the Band/Fitness Center prior to entering the main building.
In order to exit our student drop off/pick up location, as the red arrows indicate, take two left turns to return to the driveway and exit the school property on to Linda Drive.
Pick Up Procedures:
As students exit the main building, students will utilize Lane 1/Lane 2 by crossing at the designated areas.
What is S.T.E.A.M.?
Click here to view our STEAM Trust Card-Level Requirements.
Remember, at the end of each six weeks, we will review daily attendance, grades, discipline referral, and tardy data by-student to determine who qualifies for each of the three levels of trust cards. Then, according to the data, new trust cards will be issued each six weeks.
Level 1 Blue Trust Card contains 6 privileges. Level 2 Red Trust Card contains 12 privileges. Level 3 Platinum Trust Card contains 17 privileges. Again, these privileges can be redeemed from any STEAM staff member throughout a six weeks. Use them because you have earned them by your hard work in showing respect, taking responsibility, embodying excellence, having an amiable attitude, and making a difference! Also, ask your teachers how you can earn back privileges that you have already redeemed.
Students who receive a Positive Office Referral will automatically obtain a Platinum Trust Card for six weeks.
Click here to view descriptions for our Trust Card privileges.
Remember to wear your Trust Card, redeem your privileges, and celebrate your success! As you redeem your privileges, please find us, because we want to take your picture and celebrate with you!
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.
I Love Burleson ISD
Please join us in supporting Burleson ISD by signing up for a yard sign or decal through ILoveBurlesonISD.net! Once you request your free yard sign or decal, it will be available for pick-up here at STEAM.
You can also follow ILoveBurlesonISD on facebook and twitter.
Below are the links:
I Love Burleson ISD (Facebook)
I Love Burleson ISD (Twitter)