STEAM Middle School

Wolverine News Volume 18

December 17th-December 21st

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BISD 2018-2019 Calendar

STEAM Calendar

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!

Upcoming Dates

December 19th-21st: Semester Exams (schedule below)

December 21: Early Release 12:20PM

December 24th-January 7th: Winter Break

January 8th: First day of Spring Semester!

January 14th: Math MAP

January 15th: Reading MAP

January 21st: Staff/Student Holiday

January 22nd: Science MAP

February 7th: BISD School of Choice Night @ CHS 6:00-8:00PM

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!

House Points Competition

As of Friday MZUSHI won the house points competition.


Students in the MZUSHI house have high school dress on Monday, December 17th.

MZUSHI Students must wear their trust cards to show being in the MZUSHI house.

*Within high school dress guidelines.

Attendance Incentive Current Standings

Below is the current house attendance percentage.

Help support your house with awesome attendance for the next two weeks.


This will be updated every newsletter. Keep posted for the winning results posted on December 22, 2018.


The house with the best attendance will receive High School Free Dress on January 11, 2019.
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Semester Exam Schedule

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National Appreciation Days

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BCHS Applications

For 8th grade students interested in Burleson Collegiate High School, click here to access the application!


Applications will be accepted through February, 27th.

Schedule Changes for the SPRING Semester

Schedule change request forms will be available in the front office and by clicking here.

Requests are made for the SPRING semester, beginning on January 8th.


All requests must be submitted by Friday, January 18th.


*There will be NO exceptions to schedule change requests made after this date.

*Requests will only be considered if they are submitted on the Course Change Request, on time.

8th Graders: 4 Year Plan for FALL CCR Students

8th grade students currently in CCR (Fall Semester):


Click here to access materials for 4 Year Planning.


8th graders in CCR for the Spring Semester, we will complete 4 Year Planning in January-February.


Check out the STEAM Counseling Department website below,

or visit by clicking here!

STEAM Lunches

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House Family Time

On Wednesday, during STEAM remix time, students will participate in House Family Time with a smaller group of students, from their same house. This group will be consistent and allow for real connections between the members.

Activities will include:

-team building

-awareness of others around you

-social emotional awareness

-deep analysis of STEAM characteristics (self, family, friends, peers, school, community, country)

-outside games

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STEAM remix

STEAM remix is a great time during the day that is a "mix"ture of activities:


  • iLit/iXL Reading/Math programs specifically targeting content (M, T, TH)
  • Family Time (Wednesday's)
  • Skyward Check in with STEAM remix teacher, proactively teaching organizational skills with STEAM remix facilitator (Friday's)
  • Lunch with STEAM remix teacher (M, T, TH, F)
  • Wednesday Lunch with House Family teacher

Chromebook Repairs & Cases

Thank you for your patience. If you have concerns or specific questions, please reach out to Mrs. Cook via email. ccook@bisdmail.net


To help prevent chromebook injuries, please help your child keep their chromebook case on the chromebook at all times.

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How to Care for Your Chromebook

It is your responsibility to bring your device to school every day... CHARGED! So before you go to bed at night, be sure to put your Chromebook on a hard, flat surface and plug it in! And don't forget to bring it to school!


Click here to learn more about how to care for your device!

Athletics

Attending BHS Games

Students are welcome and encouraged to attend all events and support the ELKS and Lady ELKS!


Please see the expectations below as we seek to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for ALL fans during all of our extracurricular events.


-Identification : Students must be able to identify themselves at all school-related activities.

-Students are expected to be in bleachers enjoying the game unless they are moving to and from concession stand and/or bathrooms.

-Appropriate language at all times

-Sitting in bleachers and not standing in aisle

-School appropriate behavior in all areas

-No throwing, running, or chasing


Not following these guidelines may result in a consequence that could include removal from attending extracurricular events. Middle school principals will also be notified if the expectations are not followed.

Shuttle Overview

Trust Card

Students are proudly wearing their trust cards on lanyards.


If trust card is misplaced, student will need to pay $5 for a replacement at the front office.


If your child needs a lanyard, please send them to the front office.

We have extras for those that do not already have one. Limited quantity.


Trust card privileges:

-access to collaborative areas

-quick recognition of outside people on campus

-future privileges based off grades and attendance

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STEAM Makerspace


Click here to donate to the Makerspace!

Box Tops Donations

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Bilingual/ESL Parent Academy

Taylor Elementary will host a Parent Academy for parents/family of Bilingual & ESL students on Tuesdays from 5:30-8pm for six weeks, each semester.

Dinner and childcare will be provided.


English Flyer Spanish Flyer

Teacher Contact

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 Policy

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.

What is S.T.E.A.M.?

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Dress Code

We frequently perform dress code checks, please ensure that your student is always in compliance, click here for middle school dress guidelines.


On the occasion, we offer students high school dress days. In the event that we do, please follow such guidelines, click here.

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.

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Directory Information

Parents,


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.

STEAM PTO

Use the form below to join PTO!

Find us on Facebook: STEAM Middle School PTO - Burleson, Texas.

Have questions or comments for the PTO?

Contact us at BurlesonSTEAMPTO@gmail.com.

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)

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"BISD 1:You"

Click here to read more about Chromebook's in BISD!