DEARBORN STEM ACADEMY NEWS & NOTES

May 27, 2019 Vol. 1, No. 36

The Dearborn STEM Academy is a grades 6-12 Boston Public School supported by the Boston Plan for Excellence.

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It's senior week at the Dearborn!


This week we celebrate our seniors. From spending their formative years on the fourth floor of an old school building to various changes in leadership this senior class has been challenged in many ways and has met those challenges head on. From internships to college acceptances to community service trips this class has created a path for others at DSA to follow. We look forward to a great week of events at DSA to celebrate our senior class of 2019!


MAY 28


  • SENIOR BREAKFAST and Field Day
  • Valedictorian Luncheon



MAY 29


  • SENIOR LUNCHEON AT MAGGIANO’S



MAY 30

  • DSA MUSIC END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE, 9:30 am (GUESTS WELCOME)

  • POETRY SLAM, 6:30-7:30 PM


MAY 31


  • PROM AT LOMBARDO’S

Madison Park-Cape Verde Friends and Family Scholarship Event

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At an award ceremony on Sunday two of our seniors Vacilene Carvalho and Lenylse Ferreira were awared $1000 scholarships. Congratulations girls! They were accompanied by our outstanding high school counselor Tim Likosky.

There are WINS everywhere!

Scholarships for our seniors...

Congratulations to seniors Augustinho Mendes and Desmond Barnett. They were surprised at school last week by staff from Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology; they were each awarded full scholarships to the school for next year! Way to go!
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Guidance Notes:


  • ESL TAG PROGRAM (ESL AND MATH PLUS ACTIVITIES, FIELD TRIPS) at UMASS Boston


  • UPWARD BOUND for grades 9-10 (live away for 6 weeks at Anna Maria College , take 5 classes, participate in games, activities, all food included, free of charge... gain college experience, academic enrichment, all through UMass Boston Upward Bound). See Mr. Likosky for information on both programs.


Dual Enrollment at Bunker Hill Community College for Fall 2019

  • Opportunity to take college course at Bunker Hill in Fall 2019, students must take Accuplacer Exam on June 11, 12 or 13 at Madison Park HS at 4 pm. Great opportunity to take college classes, earn credits, see Mr. Likosky for details.


SUMMER SCHOOL AT DEARBORN STEM ACADEMY

  • The guidance team will be notifying parents about summer school for students in early June.


Some recent highlights:

  • 4 grade 9 students have been accepted to the MIT Minds Matter Program starting in Fall 2019

  • 2 seniors have accepted full scholarships to Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

  • 2 other seniors have accepted full scholarships to attend Boston College in the fall

  • Senior class has been offer 1.6 million dollars in scholarships this year

TWO GREAT EVENTS THIS PAST WEEK!


A big Thank You to Jesse Cardoso and the many student artists for filling the Atrium with beautiful pieces of art at our culminating art show of the year; it was great to see the number of staff and parents there in support of our student artists. We look forward to continuing student art shows next year!


After the art show many of us traveled up to the gym for the Middle School Athletics Awards Ceremony. Certificates were distributed by teams to the many students who participated in one of the following this year:


  • Soccer, Boys and Girls
  • Track, Co-ed
  • Basketball, Boys and Girls
  • Wrestling
  • Double Dutch,
  • Co-ed Volleyball, Girls


A big shoutout to Ms. Sullivan for organizing the event and to staff members Ms. Harrington, Ms. Olsen, Mr. Keith, Mr. Barros, Ms. DeMatteo, Mr. DaSilva and Ms. Joseph for being there to support our students and to run the event alongside Ms. Sullivan. We also had a number of parents at the event. Thank you!

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Real world stories...

Students in ESL 3 classes are recording personal recount stories at the Clubhouse Network's recording studio in Dudley Square. They will showcase their personal stories on June 7th during period 2 during the Project Based Learning showcase...


Pictured below....

Namir, Carlos, Juliana and Zeca.

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CALENDAR-LOTS GOING ON!

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UPCOMING MONTH OF MAY EVENTS FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS



MAY 28

SENIOR BREAKFAST

Co-Principal Interviews


MAY 29

SENIOR LUNCHEON AT MAGGIANO’S

Co-Principal Interviews

Grade 11 field trip to State House and Suffolk University, leaving at 11:30 am.

GRADE 10 STEAM DAY


MAY 30

  • DSA MUSIC END OF YEAR PERFORMANCE, 9:30 am (GUESTS WELCOME)

  • Adv Game Design field trip to Ghost Story Games, 11:00 am

  • POETRY SLAM, 6:30-7:30 PM


MAY 31

9C robotics field trip, 9:30-12:30

PROM AT LOMBARDO’S

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END OF YEAR-JUNE!


JUNE 3

  • FIELD DAY MIDDLE SCHOOL

JUNE 4

  • GRADE 9 SCIENCE MCAS

  • Grade 7 Apprentice Learning Trip to BSA (15 students)

JUNE 5

  • GRADE 9 SCIENCE MCAS

  • Grade 6 and 8 (25 students) field trip to Harvard Medical School on June 5th, 8am - 1pm.

JUNE 6

  • GRADE 6 FIELD TRIP TO SPECTACLE ISLAND

JUNE 7

  • PBL SHOWCASE

  • G7 Apprentice Learning Trip to Tyton and State Street (20 students each)

JUNE 10

  • GRADE 9 OVERNIGHT TO NJ

  • GRADE 6 THOMPSON ISLAND ONE DAY

JUNE 11

  • GRADE 9 OVERNIGHT TO NEW JERSEY

  • GRADE 6 FIELD TRIP TO FRANKLIN PARK

JUNE 12

  • CLASS OF 2019 GRADUATION, 6PM

  • THOMPSON ISLAND OVERNIGHT, GRADE 8

  • EARLY RELEASE DAY, 11:30 AM, (SUPER WEDNESDAY)

JUNE 13

  • THOMPSON ISLAND OVERNIGHT, GRADE 8

JUNE 14

  • GRADE 7 THOMPSON ISLAND, DAY TRIP

JUNE 17

  • Grade 8 Moving On Ceremony, 9:30 am

JUNE 18

  • 11:30 DISMISSAL, ALL STUDENTS

JUNE 19

  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, 11:30 DISMISSAL, ALL STUDENTS

DEARBORN STEM ACADEMY GRADUATION

Wednesday, June 12th, 6pm

36 Winthrop Street

Boston, MA

Save the Date! Our seniors will graduate on Wednesday, June 12th at 6:00 pm. The ceremony will be held in the Atrium at the Dearborn STEM Academy.

What we are measured by as a school!

Here are the accountability areas of focus for schools in Massachusetts. As a turnaround school we are acutely aware of our status and are determined to make progress in the areas below.


If you have any questions about how the Dearborn is addressing these issues please do not hesitate to contact us.


Achievement

  • MCAS scores in English language arts, math, and science


Student Growth

  • Student growth percentiles in English language arts and math


High School Completion

  • Four-year cohort graduation rate
  • Extended engagement rate (five-year cohort graduation rate plus the percentage of students from the cohort who are still enrolled)
  • Annual dropout rate


Progress Towards English Proficiency

  • Percentage of English learners meeting annual targets in order to be English proficient in six years


Chronic Absenteeism

  • Percentage of students missing 10 percent or more of the days they were enrolled at a given school during a school year

Advanced Coursework Completion
  • Percentage of 11th and 12th graders completing advanced coursework (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, dual enrollment courses, and other selected rigorous courses)
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In partnership with the Boston Plan for Excellence the Dearborn STEM Academy will host a Summer Learning Academy!

Let's communicate!

We will communicate by newsletter with you each week. It will be distributed at the beginning of each school week. The purpose of the newsletter is to inform Dearborn STEM Academy students, staff, and families as well as the greater Dearborn community.


If you would like to add something please submit the contents to the appropriate principal; High School Principal Dana F. Brown, dbrown8@bostonpublicschools.org or Middle School Principal Shelley Olsen, solsen@bostonpublicschools.org


Stories, pictures, calendar reminders, club, activity, and classroom notes are all welcome.

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