The Weekly STEAM Blast
STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley High School
Red Tail Cadets Admission Timeline for 2022
2/2/22 – APPLICATIONS ARE DUE
February 26th - Interviews
March 18th - Medical exams and test flights due
March 26th - Orientation weekend – Cadets’ hotel stay and flights. Parents’ meeting
April 1st - Start ground school via zoom. 1/2 days in person on Saturdays.
June 12th - Start summer program - 7 weeks, 4 days a week (Sunday evening – Thursday afternoon) (Off for 4th of July week)
July 28th - End of program (pending weather)
Wednesday Blazer Days begin on Jan. 26, 2022
Fischer's Uniform Guidelines - Shop Online or In-Store - Merchandise NOW AVAILABLE
Fischers is Fully Stocked. STEAM High Uniform Guidelines are in full effect for 2nd Semester.
BELOW ARE THE STEAM HIGH GENERAL UNIFORM GUIDELINES
Uniforms: A career readiness skill and a STEAM High Foundation
Starting on the first day of school, 8/23/21, Scholars who attend the STEAM High School are required to wear the following attire (the embroidered items and ties must be purchased at Fischers Uniforms):
Required Every Day Uniform
Embroidered Oxford shirt, or Polo Shirt (long or short sleeves)
Khaki pants or shorts (no cargo)
OR Khaki skirts or skorts
A solid brown or black belt must be worn for any items requiring a belt
Solid navy, white, black or red socks
Black or white shoes or sneakers (main colors are black or white)
School ID - (will be provided by the school)
Required Every Wednesday Uniform - Blazer Days start Wed. Jan. 26
Embroidered Navy blazer - every Wednesday coming soon
Optional STEAM High Uniform Pieces
Embroidered cardigan - (Optional)
Embroidered ¼ Zip Sweatshirt - (Optional)
Plaid or navy ready tie, cross tie, or bow tie (Optional)
*STEAM High Scholars may wear the STEAM Middle uniform pieces.
A few important Notes about our STEAM High Uniform:
At this time we recommend that all scholars and families WAIT before purchasing PE uniforms. Due to COVID Safety Mitigation, PE Uniforms will not be worn at the beginning of the school year.
Now that we have 3 approved outerwear options (¼ zip sweatshirts, cardigans, and blazers) these are the only approved uniform outerwear pieces. It is highly recommended that scholars and their families purchase a blazer and one other outerwear piece of your choice. (Non-uniform Coats, jackets, hoodies, etc… will be put away during the school day).
Hats, head coverings and hoods are not approved with the STEAM High uniform, but may be worn for religious practices followed by individual scholars and their families, on dress down/spirit wear days, or with special permission from the leadership team.
Scholars or families seeking uniform assistance may email email@example.com.
Special non-uniform days will be scheduled throughout the year and will be available as spirit days, and rewards for accomplishments.
Fischer’s is our uniform source, so please shop online or in the store NOW so you are ready for the second semster to begin!
*Families seeking uniform sponsorship, please reach out to Dr. Crawford, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Below is Fischer's contact information and website:
phone number: 314-921-9972
Join FYI - Ferguson Youth Initiative Today
Black History Month Slam
Ferguson Youth Initiative
FYI empowers teens from Ferguson and surrounding communities to become productive, positive & contributing members of the community
STEAM High Scholars: Complete your MO Connections, ICAP Course Planner
TutorMe Now Available for STEAM High Scholars!
Students are responsible for logging into TutorMe when they need assistance.
TutorMe is available 24/7 to support students in over 300 subjects in multiple languages.
Announcement is in Canvas for students with step-by-step directions and a short video to show students how to access TutorMe.
Students will want to favorite (click the heart) on the TutorMe icon in Clever so that it goes to the top of their Clever page.
Mr. Alston's Opportunities
Food for Thought
Ferguson-Florissant School District operates Food for Thought to offer nutritious meals and snacks for middle and high school students over their weekends and extended breaks, free of charge. Any child who is enrolled in Ferguson-Florissant School District and expresses a need is eligible to receive these weekly bags of food.
If you believe your child could benefit from this program, we encourage you to sign them up by completing the form below. This information is kept confidential. Once your child is signed up, they will receive a bag of food each week until they leave the school or until you no longer wish to participate. This registration is only good for the current school year.
Link is below, Any questions please reach out to Mr. Alston via email: email@example.com or 314-506-9842
How do I purchase a dress down day? When can I use my dress down day?
STEAM High Important Dates: Mark your Calendars
1/26 at 6 PM: FFSD Virtual Board Recognitions followed by School Safety Listening Tour
1/27 at 6 PM: STEAM High virtual NHS induction
2/1 Course Request Meetings begin at STEAM High (during Advisory)
2/4 Admissions window closes for 22-23 STEAM High Applicants
2/10 PTG Meeting at 6 PM
2/21 No School, Presidents Day
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DONATE TO THE FFSD FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION - You can earmark your donation for STEAM High Activities
The Ferguson Florissant Foundation for Education can receive donations electronically via the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation website. Please follow the directions listed below to donate using a credit card:
1.) Visit www.stlgives.org. At the main page, choose the Give Today tab at the top of the page.
2.) You will be directed to the Give Today screen, choose which method of payment: Credit Card, E-Pay/ACH, Check or Gift of Stock.
3.) For Credit Card Payments, choose the credit card button and then choose the Donate Now button.
4.) You will be directed to the Donate to a Fund page. Search for Ferguson-Florissant Foundation for Education and click the Donate Button.
5.) You can set up a one time donation or a recurring donation amount. Enter the amount of the donation. To specify a specific program to receive the donation add the program name in the box marked Any Special Instructions. Once this information has been entered click on the Add to the Cart button.
6.) You will be directed to a screen to Continue Giving or Check out. Choose the Checkout button.
7.) Enter the Required Checkout Information and Choose Review.
8.) This will direct you to a Review screen to verify your information. Choose the Pay with Credit Card tab.
9.) Enter your Credit Card information and click Pay.
10.) You will automatically receive a confirmation from the Foundation and PayPal will send a confirmation email to your email address.
11.) The transaction will appear on the donor’s credit card statement as “PayPal STLOUISCOMM”.
12.) Once the payment is processed, the St. Louis Community Foundation will send you a thank you letter with the proper tax information on it.
We thank you for your continued support of our program.
College & Career Corner
Great Scholarship Opportunity!
“MyMO” Scholarship Promise will assist Missouri students on their pathway to college starting 9th grade year. The yearly benchmarks will help students be more college ready by senior year.
Earn Scholarship Dollars for College: Students earn $2,500 each year by meeting college-going benchmarks, totaling $10,000 by senior year. These
funds will be disbursed directly to the school in the form of an outside scholarship to any eligible college in Missouri on behalf of the student.
Entry Period: Application opens October 1 of freshman year of high school
STEAM High School Wide Late Work Policy
Students are expected to meet deadlines in order to maintain high academic achievement at STEAM High. In the event a student does not meet a deadline and late work is submitted, the following will apply:
1. The student can receive up to 80% of credit for the assignment. This is the maximum amount of points possible because of the late submission.
2. Late assignment deadlines are the day before the end of quarter (i.e. once the quarter ends, late work for that quarter will not be accepted).
3. Any large summative assignments that are not turned in/completed upon the deadline/due date will need to be worked out with the instructor.
How to report a STEAM High Absence or a Student Technical Difficulty: NEW EMAIL, firstname.lastname@example.org
Send an email documenting the absence
- Send an email to this address: email@example.com
- Include your student's First and Last Name
- The date(s) of the absence
- The reason for your student's absence
Alternatively, Call Mrs. White
- 314.506.9800 with attendance and/or technical difficulty reports
Oh - Happy STEAM High Birthdays!!!
1/26: Selena Thomas
1/27: Kamron Stowers
1/28: Jonathan Grimes
STEAM High A/B Day Rotation
STEAM High Dual Credit and Advanced Credit Opportunities
STEAM High Bell Schedule 2021-2022
Donate Gently Used STEAM High and STEAM Middle Uniforms to Schools
Opportunities for You!
STEAM High: Stellar Scholars, Award Winning Staff! Ms. Walsh-Rock earns recognition as a PLTW Biomedical Teacher of the Year
Advanced Biomedical Science
Biomedical Scholars test their dissection skills.
PLTW Distinguished High School Recognition earned by STEAM High!
STEAM High is the only FFSD school to have earned this credential, and one of only 25 High Schools in the State of Missouri with this noteworthy designation. We are proud of our PLTW Staff and Scholars!
STEAM High Students Use our Makers Space with PLTW Coursework and More!
The STEAM High Makerspace represents a collaboration between STEAM High and the Challenger Learning Center.
PLTW Distinguished High School Recognition earned by STEAM High!
STEAM HIGH SELECTED AS A 20-21 PLTW DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL: COMMITTED TO UNLOCKING STUDENT POTENTIAL THROUGH PLTW PROGRAMS
PLTW empowers millions of students across the U.S. to unlock their potential by developing the in-demand, real-world knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in life beyond the classroom.
PLTW Distinguished Program Recognition celebrates districts and schools committed to helping students own their education by increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs.
While the 2020-21 school year included some unique and unexpected challenges, we remain committed to recognizing and celebrating your achievements despite the unusual circumstances.
- STEAM High offered, and had students enrolled, in at least three PLTW High School courses from any pathway during the 2019-20 school year.
- At least 25 percent of students in STEAM High participated in PLTW High School courses from any pathway during the 2019-20 school year OR at least 33 percent of those students who participated during the 2019-20 school year took at least two PLTW courses during their tenure at your school.
- STEAM High has strategies and/or procedures in place to support reasonably proportional representation with regard to race, ethnicity, poverty, gender, etc.
Watch this VIDEO discussing Safety and Mitigation Procedures at STEAM High!
Family Members: Watch the below 2 Min. Tutorial Video on How to Check Assignments in TylerSIS
STEAM High Seniors - A Special Senior STEAM Blast Segment with Updates and Announcements
Seniors, review your Class of 2022 Canvas Page for Complete Senior updates
Connect with Mrs. Julie Williams, your Senior Sponsor, with inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- COMING SOON - See below for details about our second STEAM High Graduation - Congratulations Class of 2022!
How to Complete a Work Permit
Underage students get a work permit by accessing the document from the state website: https://labor.mo.gov/DLS/YouthEmployment/work_cert_permit
They send the principal a copy of the work permit form (that they have partially completed) via email.
The Principal completes the bottom portion of form and sends the form back to them via email.
They present the completed form to the employer for processing.
STEAM High Messaging: What to Expect & When
Download the district APP on your phone for immediate notification of district messaging.
Dr. Jane Crawford, Principal
Mr. Jeffrey Tandler, Assistant Principal
Ms. Blackshear Lead Counselor
The STEAM Team - Teacher Email Addresses
- Liz Carron: email@example.com
- Tom Fontana: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Patricia Palliser: email@example.com
- Malinda Baker: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Rhonda Johnson: email@example.com
- Kelli Pinsky: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sarah Winstead: email@example.com
- Elly Rock: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hannah Jackson (Falconer): email@example.com
- Zachary Rhodes: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jeremy Resmann: email@example.com
- Marc Manning: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Julie Williams: email@example.com
- Anthony Ruffus: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jessie Louis email@example.com
- Yvonne Bonner: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Counseling & College and Career
- Rayna Blackshear: email@example.com
- Ebony Stiles: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kerrah Douthit: email@example.com
- Nazell Alston: firstname.lastname@example.org
Missouri College Advising Coor. (MCAC)
Instructional Support Leader
- Dr. Jeffrey Leonard: email@example.com
STEAM High Athletics
- Keith Rhodes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Special School District
- Chris Inman: email@example.com
- Katie HawkerSelf: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carl Imhoff: email@example.com
Derreck Beal Jr. & Adam Puder
Top 2 Graduates
Red Tail Cadet Ceremony - Program
STEAM High is so pleased and proud of our Red Tail Cadets, who earned their Student Pilot Credential and are flying planes! Soar to your futures, Derreck and Adam!
FFSD Red Tail Cadets