The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of February 14
BE ON TIME
First Period Lateness
Please help us in our efforts to reverse this trend! You can check your student's attendance daily on Home Access Center. Also, beginning next week, we will be holding a school-wide contest to reward the grade with the fewest amount of latenesses.
SECOND QUARTER HONOR ROLL
Distinguished Honor Roll
De Shawn Thompson
Naomy Anaya Diaz
WHAT'S HAPPENING AT STEM
Although we got off to a slow start, our team began catching up at the end. We'll be practicing hard in the offseason and will be back and better than ever next season. Great job this year!
Chester STEM Hi-Q Team 2021-22
(left to right on picture below)
Coach: Mr. Larry Schoppet
Assistant Coach: Mr. Andrew Blasenek
Nyree Alleyne (not pictured)
Chester Sustainability Project
The ultimate goal of the CSP is to become a source of fresh and healthy food for residents of Chester. In the meantime our students are learning valuable skills that will serve them well in college, their career and life.
With the help of Jill Buck and Raven Maier Bell from the Go Green Initiative, as well as STEM teacher, Mr. Andrew Piasecki (who took over for retired teacher Pete Cosfol), students are now working with hanging gardens in addition to the greenhouse. The indoor gardens will allow the team to grow even more plants, and work year round!
CSP members are pictured below from left to right:
Mr. Piasecki, Kam'Ren Mills, Rachelle Bobo, Shakyre Willis, Mariama Kabbah, DeSean Hubert, De Shawn Thompson (not pictured)
January Students of the Month
7th Grade: Kiannah Casimir
8th Grade: Jonah Rivas
9th Grade: Destini Ramsey
10th Grade: Larry Floyd
11th Grade: Elizabeth Lasiende
12th Grade: Ibrahim Shabazz
Be sure to check Home Access Center on Wednesday, where you will see a Pass or Fail grade, plus comments for each of your student's classes.
Home Access Center (HAC) Sign-Up
If you do not have your HAC set up yet, email Ms. Misha Memon (email@example.com). She will reply with your username, password and a link to the log in page.
Aviation Career Fair
We will be hosting an Aviation Career Fair on February 23 & 24 right here at STEM. All 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students will have the opportunity to interact with professional air traffic controllers, learn about career opportunities, and build connections with possible future employers.
Air traffic controllers receive outstanding pay and benefits, are in high demand, and have opportunities for advancement. We are extremely excited for this event and the potential benefit for our students!
ID STEM - Increasing Diversity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
During the week of June 27, students have the opportunity to get up close experience with medical professions by attending the program at Crozer. Families, please contact Mr. Bell for more information. There are limited spots, so please reserve soon!
STEM Showcase and Awards Ceremony
More information will be coming soon about tickets to attend in person, and ways to watch the Showcase if you can't join us in the building.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The vaccination numbers have been climbing here in Chester. Thank you to all who participated in the vaccination clinic events that were held in CUSD in January and February. Vaccines continue to be available and free at many locations in the city. Check out the Vaccination Calendar for more information!
Health and Safety Protocols
Please make sure your student comes to school with a mask - N95/KN95 if possible. We will continue to supply masks to those who forget them, however we want to ensure we continue to have plenty of extra on hand.
If your student is feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of Covid, they must be kept home. You can contact our office by phone or email (firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com) to inform us of the absence.
Admissions Season is Coming...
New student applicants will be evaluated based primarily on their report card grades from this year (2021-22). Other considerations include transcript history (for applicants already in high school), attendance, teacher recommendations, essay, and discipline. Make sure to remind prospective students to ensure their application is top-notch.
In the coming weeks, we will be visiting elementary schools to speak with students about the benefits of attending STEM Academy. If you have students at CCCS Aston, Widener Partnership, or Toby Farms, we will be coming to visit soon. We also hope to hold an in-person Prospective Student Night this Spring.
Finally, please be aware that current STEM 8th Graders must re-apply for admission into 9th Grade. Application requirements and criteria are the same as for students applying from other schools.
Boys Basketball & Cheerleading Senior Night