January 28, Vol. 1, No. 21

The Dearborn STEM Academy is a grades 6-12 Boston Public School supported by the Boston Plan for Excellence.

Looking forward to another great week at the Dearborn STEM Academy!

One week remaining in the second quarter! What are you doing for yourself?

Here are some things that will help you get on track or stay on track:

  1. Come to school every day and on time.
  2. Focus in every classroom on your own work.
  3. Complete in-class class and at home assignments.
  4. Use WIN time and after school time to make up missed work or get extra help.
  5. Be determined, self-confident and accepting.
  6. Ask for help if you need it.
  7. We will always help you.

Parents-Guardians-Students; After School activities at DSA:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Dance with Urbanity (Monday-high school, Tuesday-middle school)
  • Tuesday, Thursday, Wrestling with Boston Youth Wrestling
  • Wednesday, Friday, Theater for students in grades 8-12

School Visit a success!

On Friday we hosted grade 5 students, school staff, and some family members from the Mason School and the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School. The visit was overwhelmingly positive. Our middle school panelists did a great job! A big thanks to Family Engagement Coordinator Pam Bailey for organizing the event and to Middle School Principal Olsen for coordinating students and staff.
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Students participate in school-wide science fair...

Middle and high school students participated in a school-wide science fair this past week. The winners will be announced next week. Those students will move on to participate in the City-wide Science Fair.
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Look what is available for your student!



  • MASS COLLEGE OF ART SATURDAY STUDIOS (attend on Saturdays in the spring for Photography, painting, drawing and more), application in Mr. Likosky’s office, also can see details here…

Grades 9-11

  • Harvard Summer School (take college course on Harvard campus), link to apply

  • MIT Blueprint: Attend a weekend workshop on February 23-24 learning about Engineering, Robotics and Computer Science.. Must fill out this quick application

  • MIT PROGRAMS GRADE 11 ONLY: applications due February 1


  • PIC (PRIVATE INDUSTRY SUMMER INTERNSHIPS): Must have a C average or higher and excellent attendance to be considered for any PIC Position. See Mr. Likosky or Valdir Lima (second floor office) for details. There are various opportunities in business, banking, law, medical and tech/computer available. Must be 16 years old by June

  • Harvard Medical Project Success: Summer internship, medical research, see Mr. Likosky for application.. Grade 11 only, due February 8

  • Northeastern University Pre Calculus Program: Early morning in Summer for 5 weeks at NU, learn Pre Cal and prepare for Senior Year

  • UMass Boston Urban Scholars, grade 9: Summer and after school tutoring, academic enrichment, also get paid.

  • TAG (TALENTED AND GIFTED): Umass Boston summer for English language learners, English and Math, field trips and activities (soccer, art, drama, theater, music), see Mr. Likosky for application.. Program is End of June through early August

  • Northeastern University Design the Future : one week summer program for grades 9-12,

  • Acellus Credit Recovery: grades 9-12, make up credits online from previously failed courses, Mr. Likosky will oversee the courses

  • Dual Enrollment at Bunker Hill Community College or Wentworth Institute of Technology, Fall and Spring semesters, no charge for courses, earn college credits

Participating in programs out of school will look great on your resume and college applications and will also prepare you better for college courses

Families and students, please reach out with any questions to High School Guidance Counselor Tim Likosky with any questions, or 617-635-8412

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Dearborn STEM Academy inducts students in recent ceremony...

On Tuesday, January 22nd Headmaster Dana Brown and High School Guidance Counselor Tim Likosky welcomed new members to the Dearborn STEM Academy National Honor Society. The students all carry impressive Grade Point Averages. Some are members of our athletic teams, some have done service trips out of the country, many have performed community service within Greater Boston, work after school, have participated in summer internships, summer academic programs, and are great DSA ambassadors. Congratulations to the students and their families. A big thanks to the DSA staff who support them here everyday.
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Student Art Exhibit

Pictured below are high school student Rain Logan, DSA art teacher Jesse Cardoso and middle school student Famatta Dulleh. Rain's artwork was displayed in October at our very first student art show. Famatta's work was displayed this past week.
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Becoming a Man! BAM!

Kanye Baden, Emanuel Mercury, and Ephraim Omoruyi have been selected to participate in the 2019 MGH Youth Scholars Program, a four-year science, and healthcare program with a focus on college preparation. The will join 5 other scholars from BAM Boston in the MGH Youth Scholars Class of 2022.

Thank you to Dearborn's BAM Counselor Jamison Collier for helping to guide our young men .

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Parent-Guardian Teacher Conferences

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 5:30pm

DEARBORN STEM ACADEMY-36 Winthrop Street, Roxbury MA

Join us at 5:00 pm for art/music presentations before we begin the conferences with teachers at 5:30 pm.

February Acceleration Academy at the Dearborn STEM Academy, February 19-22

The Dearborn STEM Academy applied to be a site for a February Acceleration Academy and we were selected.

Acceleration Academies are designed to provide extra time to support struggling students in ELA, Math and Science.

If you believe your child could benefit from extra support please contact the school. David Moreno is the contact.

English Language Learners news...

Family ESL Class Survey

Dearborn STEM Academy will give a free English class in March of 2019. We are collecting information from families who are interested in taking the class. Please complete the google form below.

Nu sta ta ben oferesi klasi di Inglês di grasa pa pais e enkaregadus di edukasôn di alunus. Aula ta kumesa na Marsu di 2019. Si bu kre prendi inglês dipos di skola ku nos, pur favor, prenxi.

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Dearborn STEM Academy

Dana Brown, High School Principal

Shelley Olsen, Middle School Principal

36 Winthrop St.

Roxbury, MA 02119

(617) 635-8412 (Phone)

(617) 635-8419 (Fax)

Let's communicate!

We will communicate by newsletter with you each week. It will be distributed at the beginning of each school week. The purpose of the newsletter is to inform Dearborn STEM Academy students, staff, and families as well as the greater Dearborn community.

If you would like to add something please submit the contents to the appropriate principal; High School Principal Dana F. Brown, or Middle School Principal Shelley Olsen,

Stories, pictures, calendar reminders, club, activity, and classroom notes are all welcome.