STEAM Middle School

Wolverine News Volume 11

October 23rd-October 27th

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Upcoming Dates

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

Thursday, November 9th: BCHS Assembly with 8th Graders @ 1:10 pm.

Friday, November 10th: 2nd Six Weeks Report Cards available through Skyward Family Access

Tuesday, November 14th & Thursday, November 16th: 8th Graders to attend CTE Elective Showcase based on zoned school (information below).

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!

STEAM House Winner

Congratulations to KAWANI our house winner this week!


Students in the KAWANI house may have free dress on Monday, October 30th.

KAWANI 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!

6th Grade

7th Grade

RRW Week: October 23rd-October 27th

STEAM Red Ribbon Week 2017

October 23rd-27th

"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.

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Monday:

"Team Up Against Drugs"

Wear a Jersey and jeans or uniform bottoms!


Tuesday:

"Pair Up Against Drugs"

Twin Day!


Wednesday:

"Throw Drugs Back To Another Decade"

Dress in any decade 50's-00's!


Thursday:

"Be a Genius, Don't Do Drugs!"

Nerd Day!


Friday:

"Say 'Kapow' To Drugs!"

Superhero Day!


*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.

STEAM StuCo

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.

BISD CTE Elective Showcase (8th grade only)

STEAM Parents and Guardians,


The 2017-2018 Burleson ISD Elective Showcase events are scheduled to take place on November 14th and 16th. Each showcase will include information and presentations from high school Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Fine Arts programs.


Students will attend sessions at their zoned campus, please note that this is based on feeder paths. Even if you are requesting a transfer to a different high school, students must attend based on their zoned campus. For the purposes of the CTE Showcase, students will see the same elective offerings at each campus. This event is for students only. Information is available to parents through our district website which may be accessed below. Over the course of this year, Mrs. Harrison will release specific High School Planning information to parents and students.


CHS November 14th & BHS November 16th


This will be a great experience for our 8th graders to gain a better understanding of their options during high school, which will further aid them in developing their four-year plans. There will not be a make-up session should your student miss.

For endorsements and course offerings, please click here.


If you have any questions contact Mrs. Harrison at mharrison@bisdmail.net

Check out CHS's CTE Showcase Promo!

https://youtu.be/2eDJ71H92us

STEAM Makerspace

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STEAM Lost and Found

STEAM Parents, Guardians, Staff, and Students,


Lost and found items will be donated to Harvest House on Friday, October 27th. Please check before then for any items you may have lost. We have many items including lunchboxes, water bottles, jackets, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact the STEAM office at 817.245.1500.

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!

#STEAMLEARNS Shirts

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.

STEAM Lunches

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eBook Login

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Counseling Corner with Mrs. Harrison

Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month?

Check out stopbullying.gov to learn more!



On social media, use the hashtag #BullyingPreventionMonth!

Create your own message, or retweet and share this: #DYK It’s National #Bullying Prevention Awareness Month! Help raise awareness about #BullyingPreventionMonth — spread the word!

Check out the STEAM Counseling Department website below,

or visit by clicking here!

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

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Flu Season

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.?

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TRUST Cards

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!

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.

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.

"BISD 1:You"

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

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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