March 25th, 2022
On Thursday March 24th, we hosted a very successful Student Voices event through Tom Stecher and Associates in the Stetson Gymnasium. This event featured roughly 50 Stetson students and 7 staff members who participated in a series of activities to help promote, empathy, kindness, and acceptance. The purpose of this event was to work with a small group of students who can take that message from the event and hopefully share it out amongst our Stetson student community. Students were exposed to a variety of new strategies and techniques to share with their classmates to help us create a positive school environment that is accepting of all students just the way they are. We will continue this work as the year progresses and provide updates as new events get scheduled.
There will be a parent evening on Wednesday, March 30th from 7:00- 8:00 pm. Please join Thom Stetcher and his Associates to learn about the 5 competencies of Social Emotional Learning and how these competencies are essential in the classroom and in the home. They will be sharing the work that has begun with our students at Stetson and our plans as we move forward. We will establish Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making as the foundation for social, emotional, behavioral, and academic growth. As supportive adults in children’s lives, how can we model and engage in conversations about these competencies? Please use this link to register for the event:
Have a great weekend,
Calendar --Look Ahead and Plan
March 28th--Day 1
March 29th--Day 2
March 30th--Day 3 *end of the marking period
March 31st--Day 4
April 1st--Day 5
Daily bell schedule
Falcon Period Schedule--Tuesday and Thursday
Technology concerns--If technical issues arise, please use the following resources:
Tech Support @ Home – WCASD website with important information:
- Schoology Support
- Laptop Support
- Additional Resources
- Schoology Parent & Student Support
If there is an issue with your 1:1 device please email SMS firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Council Info
Our student council has provided a new online school store for Stetson spirit wear. There is no deadline to purchase items. Please see this link if you are interested in ordering something for your child:
We want to thank our student council for organizing March Madness spirit days at school this month. Our students enjoyed the themes you picked each Friday. The winning homeroom in each grade will get a prize!
Science Olympiad News
Our Stetson team placed 8th at the Regionals level and earned a spot to compete at the State Competition on April 30th in Altoona! Congratulations to all team members--we are proud of you!
Here are a some competitive placements on the team:
Caitlyn McLaughlin and Eliot Behrens placed 6th in Anatomy
Aine Harner and Eliot Behrens placed 5th in Bio Process Lab
There were medals won in the following events:
Rylan Four and Raymond Qiao placed 4th in Ping Pong Parachute
Hannah Lefebvre and Layla Nsereko placed 4th in Storm the Castle
Layla Nsereko and Georgia Green placed 3rd in Write it Do it
Hannah Lefebvre and Caitlyn McLaughlin placed 3rd in Disease Detectives
Eliot Behrens and Rylan Four placed 2nd in Road Scholar
Hannah Lefebvre and Georgia Green placed 1st in Food Science
We are asking students to bring in a refillable water bottle to school with their daily supplies. We have several water stations located around the school for them to refill their bottle to get a drink at any time. The warm weather makes us thirsty, especially after PE class.
If you child has lost their water bottle, please ask them to check the lost and found items in the hallway. We have several unclaimed bottles on our cart outside the cafeteria.
It is Stetson’s mission to help all students maintain passing grades, however, if a student is failing two or more academic subjects, or one academic subject, and two unified arts classes, they will be placed on our ineligibility list. Students who are on the ineligibility list are unable to participate in any extracurricular sport/activity. A report is generated every Thursday to determine eligibility status for the following week.
Dress Code Reminder
Please help us in reminding our students to follow our dress code policy. These include crop tops (mid-drift showing), pajama pants, slippers, and wearing hoods inside the school building. As our warm weather approaches, let's make sure our students are dressed appropriately for the school setting. Students who continue to violate the dress code will receive a consequence of after-school detention.
Cell Phone Reminder
Our personal cell phones are not permitted to be used during school hours in the educational setting. Please review the policy below with your student.
Spring is almost here and Stetson PTO is looking forward to some FUN! We are selling Hershey Park tickets (good any day the park is open in 2022) as a fundraiser during the month of March. Tickets are only $43 each and will be delivered as soon as we get them sometime in mid-April. All the details are on the link below. Questions can be directed to email@example.com
Thank you for your consideration and support.
A small thing we can do for our teachers and staff is to provide some treats to show our gratitude. We have lots of open spaces on our teacher snack bowl signup. Please take a look and see if you can help. THANK YOU to all who have already signed up and participated in this act of teacher/staff gratitude and appreciation!
Thank you to everyone that came out to support Pizza Peddler Dine and Donate! Look for details on our next one in April.
Join greater West Chester area school, healthcare, government, faith, non-profit and parent partners in sharing the WCCTC March 2022 Youth Resilience Ad Campaign. Share this research-based ad with your families and help build a community of thriving youth. When this campaign is seen through a person's school, therapist or pediatrician's office, place of worship and in their township newsletter, we increase our impact and improve outcomes for youth.
By building resilience in our youth, we also combat mental health and substance abuse issues across our community in years to come. And all it takes is a "share". Join us!
Click here to access the free download of our March ads. Please choose the one that fits your audience best and use the language below to accompany your social media post or any print or e-news publication. It's that simple.
March 2022 Copy:
Any kid, any age. Tell them you see them work hard. Whether we're 5 or 15 or 50, knowing that people in our circles value hard work teaches us to love a challenge and feel good about ourselves. For kids, it also increases their commitment to school. #bonus Learn more and claim your Resilience Building Action Plan at wcctc.org/resilience-3 #wcyouthmatter
Many thanks for your consideration.
Loretta Cohen, MSW
West Chester Communities That Care
West Chester Communities that Care is a local non-profit and community wide coalition, designed to improve outcomes for youth, helping them to live substance-free, violence-free and emotionally healthy lives. The nationally recognized Communities That Care model is proven to reduce risk behaviors among teens. Contact us to learn more about the science behind our coalition and strategies.
Dear WCASD Community,
I want to take a moment to remind you to join the West Chester Area School District for the final night of our Community Conversations series! The event is at Bayard Rustin High School on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
During part three of this series, we will continue to engage in conversations that strengthen our community. Also joining in these important conversations are special guests from police departments throughout the West Chester area, including Lee Benson, Chief of Police, West Whiteland; Jim Morehead, Chief of Police, West Chester Borough; Michael Cotter, Lieutenant, West Goshen; and, Brenda Bernot, Chief of Police, Westtown-East Goshen.
Even if you were not able to join us for the first two parts of this series, you are more than welcome to attend part three and we hope you will consider adding your voice to these important conversations.
Due to the format of the event, registration is required to attend. We ask that you please register for the event by Tuesday, March 29.
If you had already completed the registration form to attend the event on the original date, you should have received an email from Nancy Kelly, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Equity & Assessment, confirming whether or not you are still able to attend. If you have not already responded, please do so at your earliest convenience.
We hope you can attend this final conversation in the series focused on strengthening the West Chester area community!