The Weekly STEAM Blast
STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley High School
STEAM High Important Dates: Mark Your Calendars
STEAM High Uniforms Wednesday and Thursday, Friday - Class Colors for Assembly!
- No School Tuesday 1/21
- 1/22 & 1/23 - Uniforms Required
- 1/24: Dress Down Spirit Day (Winter Sports and Recognition Assembly - Freshmen wear white, Sophomores wear blue, Juniors wear purple)
- 2/5: STEAM High Composite Picture Day, Blazer Days begin - every Wednesday
- 2/25: District-Wide ACT
STEAM High Attendance Reporting - Simplified!
NEW FFSD Backpack Procedures: For ALL Secondary Schools, 2nd Semester
STEAM High 2020-2021 Course Selection Process - Begins Soon!
- Students and families have access to the STEAM High College and Career Planning Guide (CCPG) now! Follow the link below.
- Students will meet with Ms. Blackshear (by Grade Level) the week of January 27tth.
- Course Requests will be sent home for family review in February.
- Students are encouraged to become COMPLETERS in their Pathways (1 year-long elective each year for most pathways).
- Pathways now include: Biomedical Science, Business/Finance, Computer Science, and Engineering.
2020-2021 STEAM High Admissions Process has Begun
Current STEAM Middle students are automatically invited and do not need to apply.
Current FFSD Gifted students in grades 8/9/10 do not have to apply and are automatically invited to attend.
FFSD Students currently in grades 8/9/10 are invited to apply.
Non-public students who live in the FFSD boundaries are invited to enroll and then apply.
The application window is open now and will remain open through Feb. 14, 2020.
FFSD student site visit field trips will be held in late January for each FFSD Middle and High School.
Non-Public students and families are invited to tour our building on Fridays in Feb. - call for an appointment (314.506.9800).
Phase II of the application process will be conducted at the beginning of March.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance after March 20th, 2020.
STEAM High BLAZER DAYS: Starting on February 5th!
Do you have your STEAM High Blazer? Starting on Feb. 5, every Wednesday will be Blazer Day and Blazers will be a required element of Dress Code Checks every Wednesday.
On Wed. Feb. 5th we will have STEAM High Composite Photo Day. Students will be photographed in full uniform for a composite photograph of our entire student body. Composites and individual photos will be for sale through Interstate.
If you have not purchased your Blazer yet, please get up to Fischer's as soon as possible. There are 7 weeks before Blazer days begin. If you have not done so, order your blazer today!
Fischer's School Uniforms Store Hours - 1/6/20 - 6/30/20
Tuesday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Unique Partnership: 20 STEAM High Engineering Students Invited to join BOEING Explorer Post!
STEAM High Makerspaces are Open!
What is a makerspace?
A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools. These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines. A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace. If you have cardboard, legos and art supplies you’re in business. If you are interested in finding out more about laser cutters though, you could always take a look at someone like Boss Laser. They can provide different types of laser from home use to industrial ones. It might be worthwhile having a look at if you want to make your own makerspace at home as well. It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace. These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence. Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3d printing, 3D modeling, coding, robotics and even woodworking, Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship and are being utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups. There have already been some amazing success stories that have come out of makerspaces to date.
We are STEAM High & We Wear our Uniforms with PRIDE
STEAM High Responsibility Reminder Process:
- Students who are out of the dress code are issued a responsibility reminder for infractions #1-#4.
- Each student out of the dress code receives a Responsibility Reminder form to show their family.
- Each family also receives a phone call, made by our Office Professional Ms. Morice.
- After the 4th responsibility reminder, students receive referrals instead, are seen in the office, have consequences applied and a phone call home is made by the administrator who is seeing the student.
STEAM High Uniforms are a part of our STEAM Academy vision, are required daily, and dress code is enforced every day throughout the school day.
As the Weather Outside gets Cooler:
- Students may wear a coat to school, but must put it in the locker upon arrival each day.
- Every student has their own locker assigned to them - see Ms. Walbridge (Main Office) regarding locker assignments.
- STEAM High students must wear the Blue Blazer if they are chilly or want to wear a jacket.
- Other jackets (such as hoodies, windbreakers, denim jackets, etc.) do not meet the uniform code and must be put away during the day.
- Students may wear an extra layer under their dress code shirt, such as Under Armor or Cuddle Duds. Extra layers should be without a hood attached.
- Fischer's sells both long-sleeved polos and long-sleeved oxfords.
- Thermostat temperatures have been raised throughout the school in response to student requests for a warmer learning environment.
- Contact Dr. Crawford with questions or concerns related to cool weather uniform requirements.
HOW STEAM High Families can HELP:
- Please talk with your STEAM High Student about uniform expectations
- Reinforce the home-school connection by endorsing uniforms as an important part of the STEAM High school culture
- Help your student prepare their uniform each day - ensure it is washed and ready
- Familiarize yourself with all the aspects of uniform expectations as stated in the Student Expectations Code
- Follow up with your student at home if they receive a dress code responsibility reminder
- Contact school leadership to navigate any uniform difficulties your family might encounter
PBIS Rewards - Gearing up for second semester!
At STEAM High we are very excited to see our universals in action (Safe, Persevere, Responsible, Cooperative, and Kind) and to reward our STEAM High scholars for their focus and fidelity to these important traits.
STEAM High Messaging: What to Expect and When
Emails going to spam?
Download the district APP on your phone for immediate notification of district messaging.
100% Accountable: Teaching Students Responsibility
Jane Crawford, Principal
Keith Rhodes, Athletic Director
Rayna Blackshear, School Counselor
The STEAM Team - Teacher Email Addresses
- Sarah Winstead: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Elly Rock: email@example.com
- Cristina Gratton: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Juanita Gurski: email@example.com
- Matt Grogan: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Darby Dachroeden: email@example.com
- James Muth: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Amanda McDonald: email@example.com
- Yvonne Bonner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Missouri College Advising Coor. (MCAC)
- Nick Jones: email@example.com