The STEAM Update
Week of September 19, 2016
What's happening around STEAM
PTO Fundraiser begins
PLC in cafeteria (4:15pm-5:00pm) Curriculum Calibration led by Brandon
e2L Coaching Day (All day for teachers who were trained in June)
AVID Site Team Mtg @ 4:15pm in A115
Faculty Mtg (Baby Shower for Brandon & Dani) (4:15pm-5:00pm)
Brandon out in the afternoon (Texas ASCD Luncheon)
Tuesday, September 20th: HMS 7th grade football @ Granbury Acton & 8th-grade football vs Granbury Acton / KMS 7th grade football @ White Settlement & 8th grade vs White Settlement
Thursday, September 22nd: HMS Volleyball vs Weatherford / KMS Aledo
September 26th-30th: STEAM Bookfair
Wednesday, September 28th: D.C. Trip Parent/Student Recruitment Meeting 6-7:00 pm
Friday, September 30th: End of the first six weeks
Friday, September 30th: STEAM PTO fundraiser is due
Wednesday, October 19th: PSAT 8/9 Testing for 8th graders
STEAM Middle School is the campus newsletter for parents
Thank you for a successful 1st STEAM Dance
Reminder: Seek CRIT early and often for your e2L units
- Cluster 3-4 standards (at least 1 from a different content area) in one unit
- Seek CRIT (email Lyday, Johnson, Parker, and Chappotin the link to your unit for crit)
- Leave project requirements open ended for student voice and choice
Email admin when you are beginning a unit
Academic Lab Absences
STEAM U Friday Clubs
If you do not have students report to your club on Friday, please report to the cafeteria to help actively monitor students. Teachers, if you have not volunteered to sponsor/co-sponsor a club, please report to the cafeteria to actively monitor our students. Thank you for your continued support in making our Friday clubs a success.
Please email Tricia Lyday for any club changes (location, STEAM U period) by Wednesday, Sept. 14th.
Students have begun to receive their Level 1: Blue Trust Card after completing all digital citizenship modules and quizzes. Trust Cards will continue to be distributed during lunch this week. At the end of the six weeks, students will then have the opportunity to "level up" trust cards based upon their attendance, behavior, and academic performance.
House Points Competition
**NEW FORM for House Points**
**NEW Site to track House Points**
All 4th-period classes who do not have a subsequent class immediately after will extend until 12:30pm.
Campus Visits & Classroom Ambassadors
- Opening the door for classroom visitors and greeting them
- Ensure that visitors have a place to sit or stand
- Explaining the Learning Target and where they are in the learning
- Answer any questions that visitors have about the class
These students need to be identified on Monday 8/29.
Chromebooks & Charging
Weekly Parent Communication
Please be sure to connect with the parents of your students weekly. The newsletter is a great start, but be sure to send out at least one piece of correspondence per week in addition to the grade level newsletter. Examples include: Skyward messages, Remind messages, discipline calls, positive reinforcement calls, etc.
***Please be sure to add the tutorial schedule, homework, and any upcoming major assignments to your newsletters for parents***
Please email Mr. Chappotin with how you contact your parents.