GMS STEM News

Feb. 16th Vol. 24

STEM Parents Meeting

Hello! We hope you will be able to join us this week for our STEM Parents Meeting at 5:00 on Wednesday, February 18th, in the Lecture Hall at school. Please bring your feedback and questions as Tony Zahn, Director of Science and Instructional Technology will be available.

Reading Benchmark Testing

Students will be taking their STAAR Reading Benchmark on Thursday, Feb. 19th. Please make sure students arrive to school on time, well rested and fed. :-) This will be part of the ELA grade for the fifth sixth weeks.

Report Cards will be sent home on Thursday.

Engineering Week:

Next week (Feb. 23-28th) is going to be a very exciting week for our STEM students! They will be participating in several lessons, activities and events all centered around Engineering Week. Please try to ensure that students are in class each day so that they don't miss the excitement! Here is what's planned:

Monday- Field trip to UTA

Tuesday- Guest Speaker and Design Challenge

Wednesday- UTD Rube Goldberg Experience

Thursday- Design Time and Discovery

Friday- Guest Speaker and Sphero Robot Experience

UTA Field Trip

Please make sure to complete and return the field trip permission form to school this week. We will visit UTA on Monday, February 23rd. Students will need to wear their RED STEM T-shirt. Busses and lunch are provided free of charge!

SciGirls Saturday

Our next SciGirls Saturday will be held on Saturday, Feb. 28th from 9:00-11:30. We will be working to create ScribbleBots! It should be a great way to wrap up Engineering week for our girls. Please complete the registration form so I can prepare supplies:

SciGirls Registration (Parents, please drop off girls at the double doors near the STEM Science room)

Need a great option for Summer Camp:

Content Connections:

Science- Alternative Energy and Thermal Energy Transfer

Math- Rates, Ratios and Percents

Language Arts- Elements of a short story

Social Studies- World War 1