Prestwick STEM Academy

Prestwick Profile - Vol. 23

Don't Miss It- Hands on Fun for the Family

All are invited to attend a fun evening full of science and engineering!

Tuesday, Jan. 19th in Prestwick Cafe and Gymnasium

5:30 pm PTA Meeting & Engineering Fair to follow immediately after

Bring the whole family

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LEISD is currently accepting nominations for kindergarten students into our Gifted and Talented Program.

Nominated students will be screened for further GT testing based on their 2015 Cognitive Achievement Test (CogAT) scores which all kindergarten students were given in November. Nominated students must have scored 117+ on the CogAT test in order to qualify for further testing for the Gifted and Talented Program.

If you would like to nominate your kindergarten student for GT, you may download the two forms (GT Referral Form and Parent Permission to Test Form) or contact your school’s office for a copy of the forms.

Please return completed forms by January 27, 2016 to your campus office. Kindergarten nominations will not be accepted beyond this due date.

Link to Downloadable Forms:

National Junior Honor Society Applications

Calling all 6th and 7th graders!

We want YOU to join NJHS! The National Junior Honor Society is the leader among organizations and societies that promote appropriate recognition for students who reflect outstanding accomplishments in the areas of scholarship (90 average), character, leadership, citizenship, and service. All application materials are to be submitted to Mrs. Miniscalco's mailbox located in Prestwick's main office.

Applications and associated materials must be fully complete to be considered. Applications are due by 3:20 pm Friday, January 22, 2016. If selected to the Prestwick chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, you will be notified by mail. Selections will be announced on or before 3:20pm Friday, February 20, 2016. Students who are selected to the NJHS will be inducted in a ceremony held in March.

Thank you for your dedication to the ideals of scholarship, character, leadership, citizenship, and service. Please contact us if we may answer any questions concerning the application or related processes. We look forward to your interest in NJHS!

Mrs. Miniscalco and Mrs. Mitchell

Our Lobo Athletes are doing great things!

7th and 8th grade athletes represent a spirit of excellence. We look to them to demonstrate leadership both on and off the court. Keep up the hard work LOBOS!

LMS Lobo Basketball

January 21 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.

8C/8B/8A at Myers MS

7C/7B/7A at Myers MS

LMS Lady Lobo Basketball

January 21 5:30/6:30/7:30 p.m.

8C/8B/8A vs. Myers MS

7C/7B/7A vs. Myers MS

3rd Grade Spotlight

Third graders at Prestwick STEM academy are taking STEM to the stratosphere. As part of an educational program by Trimtab Labs, an engineering design firm based in Wichita Falls, TX, students are developing experiments to be launched on a high altitude weather balloon to an altitude of approximately 100,000 ft.. The student experiments, which will be integrated into a 3D printed cube satellite provided by Trimtab Labs, will experience space like conditions of extremely cold temperatures, near vacuum, high levels of UV radiation and strong velocity winds. “We’re blow away by the STEM environment at Prestwick and how positively the kids responded to the program. Hands on learning is the future of education and it’s great to see it first hand in the community.”, said Michael Olaya, mechanical engineer at Trimtab Labs. Upon completion of the flight, students will gather experimental results from their payloads and enjoy video footage from the edge of space.”

Counselor's Corner- Update from Mrs. Burrell

Counselor's Corner

Mrs Burrell has been meeting with the students in Grade K through 5 at PSA on a monthly basis to teach the 8 Habits of Happy Kids leadership skills for our Guidance classes:

September-Be Proactive- Take Charge of yourself

October-Begin with the End in Mind-Set Goals and Have a Plan

November-Put First Things First and prioritize your life (Work before Play)

December-Think Win--Win, Everyone Can Win!

January-Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood (LIsten with your heart and your eyes, not just your ears. (Empathy)

Mrs. Burrell and the students have discussions about the habits, read books, do activities, and learn about the habits that they can apply to their every-day activities to become better leaders at Prestwick STEM and beyond!

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Little Elm ISD will host its annual Chart Your Course Secondary Showcase event on Wednesday; January 27 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Little Elm High School. This is an annual opportunity specifically for all fifth through eleventh grade students and parents! Attendees will have the opportunity to view all of the curriculum opportunities offered within LEISD, and begin the planning process for future coursework and success! This year’s theme will be STAR WARS!

Administrators, counselors, staff, students, and translators will be on site to assist you, as needed. Please mark your calendars now and make plans to attend this tremendously informative event designed to help all LEISD secondary students Chart Your Course for success! Make plans now to attend. Please visit the district website or click HERE for more information and the event flyer.