STEAM Middle School

Wolverine News Volume 37

May 21st-May 25th

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Upcoming Dates

Monday, May 21st: Chromebook Pick-Up

Wednesday, May 23rd-Friday, May 25th: Final Exams (students must take Final Exams, any exam not taken will be given a "0" until completed.)

Friday, May 25th: Student Early Release @ 12:30 ... Last Day of School for 2018-2019!

Friday, June 1st: Final Report Cards posted to Skyward Family Access

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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 MZUSHI our house winner this week!


Students in the MZUSHI house may have free dress on Monday, May 21st.

MZUSHI 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.

Final Exams

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Chromebook Check-In

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High School Dress 5/23-5/25

STEAM Students may have high school dress on

Wednesday 5/23, Thursday 5/24, and Friday 5/25.


*Please adhere to BISD 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

8th Grade

2018-2019 School Supply List

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STEAM Makerspace

3D printing requests are closed for the rest of the year. All 3D print requests wi

ll be fulfilled before the last day of school. Please watch your email.


All library books should have been returned by Friday 5/11. Emails will be sent for overdue/lost books with information regarding fines. If you must pay a book fine, please remit payment to the front office.


The Makerspace will be closed for the rest of the year for library/supply inventory.

Thank you for a great year!



Click here to donate to the Makerspace!

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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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!

Physicals for Athletics

BHS Athletics and Conditioning Camps

Counseling Corner with Mrs. Harrison

There are many strategies that students may benefit from to ease nerves:

  1. Take care of yourself. Eat healthy foods and get plenty of sleep before a test. Moderate physical activity or exercise prior to taking the test can reduce body tension.
  2. Take practice tests. It is proven that those who practice are less likely to become nervous when doing something that is familiar.
  3. Come prepared. Arrive to school on time. Get your things ready the night before so that you are not searching around last minute
  4. Relax during the test. If you begin to feel tense or nervous during testing take a quick relaxation break. Here are a few ideas: 1. take several deep breaths {in through your nose and out through your mouth, slowly}, 2. squeeze your muscles and hold for 5 seconds, then relax {repeat this 3 times}, 3. think of a peaceful and quiet setting {try imagining yourself in a calm and relaxed setting}, and 4. speak positively; replace negative self-talk.


On the testing day, make it a point to:

  1. Listen closely to directions and time reminders.
  2. Read directions closely.
  3. Utilize strategies that teachers have given you.
  4. Use your time wisely.
  5. For multiple-choice questions, don't get sidetracked looking for patterns of answers. Do read each choice given carefully; some choices appear correct at first glance but turn out to be wrong once you take a further look.

Check out the STEAM Counseling Department website below,

or visit by clicking here!

A Note from Nurse Shields

IMPORTANT VACCINE INFORMATION


Parents of incoming 7th graders:


Please submit your child's updated vaccination records to Nurse Shields ASAP. If your child is not up to date on all vaccinations, they will be considered “non-compliant” and will be unable to start school until they have received them, and you have provided the required documentation verifying administration.


ALL 7th graders must have:

-Tdap booster within the last 5 years

-Meningococcal (MCV) on or after 11th birthday. If they received

Vaccine at 10 years of age, this will satisfy the requirement. Those

who received this vaccine BEFORE age 10 must receive the

vaccine again.


Parents of ALL students who are NEW to BISD (or who have been unenrolled from BISD for a year or more):

Please submit your child's current and comprehensive vaccination records to Nurse Shields ASAP. If your child is not up to date on all vaccinations, they will be considered “non-compliant” and will be unable to start school until they have received them, and you have provided the required documentation verifying administration.



Please submit your records using one of the following methods:

You may email Nurse Shields any records at Brittney.Shields@bisdmail.net You may submit them electronically here. You can also bring them to the front office at STEAM.


If you will submit your vaccinations over the summer, please note that our office will only be open Monday-Thursday from 8:00-12:00 during the Summer; however, you can submit them online or email them to Nurse Shields 24/7.


Thank you, see you in August!

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.

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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