STEAM Middle School
Wolverine News Volume 9
October 8th, 2018: BISD Student/Staff Holiday
NEW!! October 9-26th, 2018: Can Food Drive by House Families
NEW! October 10th, 2018: 8th grade PSAT (all 8th graders start @ STEAM, pm shuttle as normal) 6th & 7th grade schedule as normal
NEW! October 15th, 2018: Extended Deadline for Washington D.C. Registration
October 26th, 2018: STEAM Picture Makeup date
November 2nd, 2018: End of 2nd 6 weeks
November 8th, 2018: BISD Space Night @ CHS 6:00PM-8:00PM
November 30th, 2018: Winter Dance @ STEAM 5:30PM-7:00PM
December 7th, 2018: STEAM Spelling Bee
December 7th, 2018: STEAM Artome Art Show @ STEAM 5:30PM-7:00PM
Can Food Drive
Students should turn food in to their House Family Teacher.
Winning House Family get a pizza party.
There is a point value for foods.
1 canned good (vegetable, fruit, canned milk) = 1 point
dry goods ( pastas, macaroni& cheese, rice, flour, sugar, etc) = 2 points
meat items ( tuna, spaghetti sauce w meat, chili, etc.) - 3 points
Ramen products - 10 packs = 1 point
8th Grade PSAT
All 8th graders will need to start their day at STEAM.
No shuttling for 1st/2nd period.
Shuttling in the afternoon will be as normal.
Chromebook Repairs & Cases
Thank you for your patience. If you have concerns or specific questions, please reach out to Mrs. Cook via email. firstname.lastname@example.org
To help prevent chromebook injuries, please help your child keep their chromebook case on the chromebook at all times.
Celebrating BHS & CHS Homecoming
All STEAM students will be allowed to wear high school dress:
-Friday, September 21st
-Friday, October 12th
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.
-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.
Grade Level Newsletters
House Points Competition
As of Friday BIRUDA won the house points competition.
Students in the BIRUDA house may have free dress on Tuesday, October 9th.
BIRUDA Students must wear their trust cards to show being in the BIRUDA house.
*Within high school dress guidelines.
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
House Family Time
Activities will include:
-awareness of others around you
-social emotional awareness
-deep analysis of STEAM characteristics (self, family, friends, peers, school, community, country)
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
If you have any questions about the schedule, please email your child's STEAM remix teacher or Mrs. Cook. email@example.com
BISD 2018-2019 Calendar
Box Tops Donations
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.
A Note from Nurse Shields
Please remember, A Parent/Physician Request for Administration of Medication by School Personnel Form must be completed by the parent/guardian for any medication to be administered at school. This form is available online or from your campus nurse. This includes over-the-counter medications and prescription medications (asthma or severe allergy medications need to have a “asthma” or “allergy action plan” instead of this form).
A request is valid for the current school year and must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.
A new physician’s order must be completed for any changes to an original medication order.
All medication orders for prescription or over-the-counter medications must include written clarification with the dosage, frequency and indications for administration. Orders that state “use as directed” or “use as needed” will not be accepted and the medication will not be administered without further completion of the order.
Due to policy, I am unable to administer ANY medications to your child without a Medication Form filled out and signed by a Physician. This includes Tylenol or Motrin for headaches, etc. A verbal consent by a parent over the phone will not be accepted. If your child needs medication, and there is not a medication form on file for your child, you will have to bring the necessary medication to the school and administer it yourself. This is BISD policy and is for the safety and wellbeing of our students.
If you need a copy of this form, you can access it here.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Flu, feel free to call my clinic at 817-245-1510 or email me at Brittney.Shields@bisdmail.net
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!
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!
Counseling Corner with Mrs. Harrison
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 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.?
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.
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)