December 3, Vol. 1, No. 14

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

Brilliant Career Lab Director on board...

We are pleased to announce that Jemuel Stephenson has been hired as our Brilliant Career Lab Director. Jemuel will also have some responsibilities within the technology world at the Dearborn. Jemuel is no stranger to the Dearborn as he has been here all year helping us get students and staff in the lab.

Week of December 3, 2018

Good day!

Happy Hanukkah to our Jewish colleagues, friends and families. Hanukkah begins the evening of Sunday, December 2, and ends in the evening of Monday, December 10.

There are many exciting events happening at the Dearborn this week.

On Tuesday, December 4th a number of our grade 10 and 11 students will be visiting IBM in Cambridge as part of a career exploration program.

On Tuesday, 12/4/2018, 3:30 pm, come watch our Middle School volleyball team play their last game of the season.

On Wednesday, December 5th from 4:30 to 6:30 we will host a School Preview Event. If you have students at one of our feeder schools (Mason, Ellis, DSNSC and the Winthrop), or know anyone there please encourage them to attend. The event will consist of a light dinner, activities, tours and information sharing.

On the following night, Thursday, December 6th, we will host a Local Stakeholders meeting; at this meeting Jesse Solomon, Executive Director for the Boston Plan for Excellence will present a draft of the Dearborn Stem Academy Turnaround Plan. All are welcome to come and listen and give feedback. The meeting begins at 5:30 pm.

We continue to offer exciting opportunities for students and their families.

Our first theater group had their inaugural meetings this week. Students in grades 8-12 are eligible and we are still looking for members interested in any of the following:

  • Acting

  • Singing

  • Dancing

  • Writing, editing

  • Set design

  • Sound production

  • Backstage crew

The new group meets at the school on Wednesdays from 2-:30 and on Fridays from 3:30-5 pm. Come join us!

Our youth wrestling program starts this week; the program is open to boys and girls and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 pm. The program runs from December 4th through March 10th.

We will also be starting up a Middle School Basketball Program soon.

Research is pretty clear and shows that students involved in school activities outside of the regular school day have better school attendance and improved academic performance.

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We are Boston!

The "We Are Boston" Gala was held at the Park Plaza in Boston and honored local civic and corporate leaders including two youth leaders. Our very own senior Lenylse Ferreira was awarded the The We Are Boston Youth Action Award; she wasrecognized for her invaluable contributions in promoting and embracing Boston's rich diversity, and for facilitating immigrants' full participation in the life of the City of Boston.”

Our great and supportive high school guidance counselor Tim Likosky nominated Lenylse and accompanied her to the ceremony.

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Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) hosted the event.


The Mayor's Office for Immigrant Advancement (MOIA) works to ensure the full participation of immigrants within the civic, economic, social and cultural life of Boston. Every year, MOIA assists over 2,000 residents by connecting them to English language classes, helping them obtain citizenship application assistance, facilitating access to city services, and providing accurate information about immigration laws -- all of which helps immigrants contribute socially and economically to the city.

For more information, please visit

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Congratulations to Middle School students-1st quarter academic honors

Middle School High Honors

  • Brianna McCray
  • Major McGill

Middle School Honors

  • Jared Costly Chong
  • Jajja Cunningham
  • Famatta Dulleh
  • Juan Geronimo Ortiz
  • Carlene Gomes De Andrade
  • Edilisa Goncalves Andrade
  • Joelma Goncalves Brinto
  • Julliette Lantigua
  • Jalyssa Leebocage
  • .Neide Miranda
  • .Nuh Abdirahman Mussa
  • Claudia Pina Alves
  • Aniye Shearrion
  • Aline Teixeira Depina
  • Malise Teixeira Monteiro
  • Aneshia Alexander
  • Maria Amado
  • Breanna Clarke
  • Ronisa Correia Da Veiga
  • Kedenia Garnier
  • Nadine Paiva
  • Arianny Ramos
  • Jesseila Teixieira Pereira
  • Geovanny Andrade
  • Nelison Barbosa
  • Rosane Cardoso Alves
  • Julianna Carvalho
  • Julinet Gonzalez
  • Muhammad Hussein
  • Shyheim Lawrence
  • Kyara Lee
  • Jomar Lopezcernuda
  • Ruman Mohamed
  • Ister Omar
  • Aniyah Rascoe
  • Nalani Reid
  • Annia Rodrigues
  • Daviana Velasquez
  • Mikal Welch
  • Tyrone Worrell

Middle Honorable Mentions
  • Eric Barbosa Semedo
  • Shakara Carnes
  • Oumar Dieng
  • Stefanie Fernandes
  • Edward Graustuck
  • Justice Iovanna
  • Angelimar Morrero
  • Jorge Murillo
  • Armando De Barros Tavares
  • Dailanny Dejesus
  • Edmilza Goncalves Andrade
  • Edwina Graustuck
  • Vismark Melo Larez
  • Devon Ramos
  • Logan Dos Santos
  • Jeremiah Gatling
  • Ashley Gutierrez
  • Anne Joseph
  • Javian Pizarro
  • Savant Register
  • Aliyah Sinclair

Congratulations to High School students-1st quarter academic honors

High Honors

Baptista Lopes Teixeira, Mauriza

Barbosa, Francilliana Marisa

Ferreira, Lenylse Silva

Gomes Miranda, Zaeda Jeanepher

Gomes Teixeira Ramos, Paulina

Lyes, Anaiza Abrya

Miranda Depina, Jason Filipe

Taylor, Nakhia Ann

Vernet, Jonathan


Arroyave, Elias David

Barbosa Miranda, Carlos Cesar

Barbosa, Breedjully John

Bent Monegro,

Liana Ishanti

Brito, Anais

Brown, Madisyn Rose

Calderon, Luciana

Cantu, Jeremy Christian

Cardoso, Brener Antonio

Cardoso, Madalena

Carrasco, Jorge Luis, Jr

Carvalho, Vacilene Lopes

Cintron, Christian Alexander

Correia Teixeira, Shakira Fatima

Da Rosa, Keliane Pontes

De Pina Mendes, Emanuel Alves

Fernandes Resende, Juliana Vieira

Fernandes, Laura Daniela Pina

Fontes, Teresa Alexandra Pina

Johnson, Jasani Leticia

Johnson, Kaylen Nichelle

Junior, Fabio Alberto

Louisygiron, Alison Sinai

Lynch, Jayden Anthony

Mejia Concepcion, Leudis Emmanuel

Mendes, Jocelina

Monteiro, Edson John Barbosa

Osorio, Javier David

Owens, Darrick Bernard, Jr

Phifer, Neveah Nicole

Pina Dos Santos, Joselyn

Pina Teixeira Lopes, Nireida

Pires De Pina, Carla Alessandra

Pires, Glaydson Fernandes

Pires, Irelida Gomes

Rahman, Rinti

Rivers, Julia Amir

Rodrigues, Manuel Lopes

Rodriguez, Carlos Manuel

Santana, Jayden Dana

Stagg, Deshawn

Vieira, Jessica Iolanda Fernandes De Pina

Wiggins Howard, Missoura Mashyla

Honorable Mention

Alvarado Zayas, Esmeralda

Alvarado, Nanechka Alvarado

Alves Brandao, Jose Lito

Cajuste, Bethsaida

Centeio, Eliane Aldina

Constant, Meicail Monique

Gomes De Pina, Jenifer Andreia

Johnson, Josiah Emil

Lindberg, Nathaniel Boden

Mendes, Namir

Mercury, Emanuel Jabreel

Padilla, Dante Saul

Perry, Nataijah Bobbie

Phillips, Malachi Andrew

Ramos, Antonio Antunes Resende

Ramos, Christian Xavier

Ruiz, Joshua Noel

Stanley, Marques Alan

Tatis Cruz, Brian

Teixeira Pereira, Lourenco

Torres Penaloza, Nelson Junior


Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture, which is a method of growing plants without soil by using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent. The Dearborn has a Hydroponics Club. Students began their work the other day by assembling the plant beds.

Family Engagement-we need your support




EARLY RELEASE *** WEDNESDAY *** 11:30 a.m.

● December 12th

● January 9th

● February 13th

● March 13th

● April 10th

● May 8th

● June 12th


● December 24th thru January 2nd

● Students return to school on Thursday, January 3, 2018


Keep track of your child’s academic progress, monitor daily & class attendance and receive email notifications for attendance and grade changes. Call Ms. Bailey @ 617-275-0720 to receive your “Security Code”. Then go to to create an account.

JOIN the Dearborn STEM Academy FAMILY FACEBOOK Page to keep track of all the Family Engagement events, meetings and activities for the school year.


Thursday, December 6th ** 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. **


As a “Turnaround School” we must revise and submit a “Turnaround Plan” to the Mass Department of Elementary & Secondary Education every year. Jesse Solomon, Executive Director of Boston Plan for Excellence, will present the ”DSA Turnaround Plan” to the Local Stakeholders Group and DSA Parents.


December 17th thru December 21st

Time to Be Announced


Friday, January 4, 2019 ** 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. **

Please RSVP, Ms. Bailey 617-275-0720 or @


February 7th 5:30 p.m. to 7:00


❖ Parent/Teacher Conferences

❖ Parent Council Meeting

❖ Student Performances & Art Show





● 12 de dezembro

● 9 de janeiro

● 13 de fevereiro

● 13 de março

● 10 de abril

● 8 de maio

● 12 de junho


● 24 de dezembro a 2 de janeiro

● Alunos retornam à escola na quinta-feira, 3 de janeiro de 2018


Acompanhe o progresso acadêmico de seu filho, monitore a frequência diária e de classe e receba notificações por e-mail sobre mudanças de frequência e notas. Ligue para a Srta. Bailey @ 617-275-0720 para receber seu “Código de Segurança”. Então vá para para criar uma conta.

JUNTE-SE À Página da FAMILY FACEBOOK da Dearborn STEM Academy para acompanhar todos os eventos, reuniões e atividades do Envolvimento Familiar no ano letivo.


Quinta-feira, 6 de dezembro ** 17h30 às 18h30 **


Como uma “Escola de Recuperação”, devemos revisar e enviar um “Plano de Recuperação” ao Departamento de Massas do Ensino Fundamental e Médio a cada ano. Jesse Solomon, Diretor Executivo do Plano de Excelência de Boston, apresentará o "Plano de Recuperação da DSA" ao Grupo de Partes Interessadas Locais e aos Pais da DSA.


17 de dezembro a 21 de dezembro

Hora de ser anunciado


Sexta-feira, 4 de janeiro de 2019, das 7h30 às 8h30

Por favor, RSVP, Ms. Bailey 617-275-0720 ou @


7 de fevereiro 5:30 da noite às 7:00


○ Conferência de Professores e pais

○ Reunião do Conselho de Pais

○ Apresentações de estudantes e exposições de arte





● 12 de diciembre

● 9 de enero

● 13 de febrero

● 13 de marzo

● 10 de abril

● 8 de mayo

● 12 de junio


● Del 24 de diciembre al 2 de enero.

● Los estudiantes regresan a la escuela el jueves 3 de enero de 2018.


Lleve un registro del progreso académico de su hijo, supervise la asistencia diaria y en clase y reciba notificaciones por correo electrónico para la asistencia y los cambios de calificación. Llame a la Sra. Bailey al 617-275-0720 para recibir su "Código de seguridad". Luego, vaya a para crear una cuenta.

ÚNETE a la página de FAMILY FACEBOOK de Dearborn STEM Academy para realizar un seguimiento de todos los eventos, reuniones y actividades de Family Engagement para el año escolar.


Jueves, 6 de diciembre ** 5:30 p.m. a las 6:30 p.m. **


Como una "Escuela de cambio", debemos revisar y enviar un "Plan de cambio" al Departamento de educación primaria y secundaria de Mass cada año. Jesse Solomon, Director Ejecutivo del Plan de Excelencia de Boston, presentará el “Plan de respuesta de DSA” al Grupo de partes interesadas locales y a los padres de DSA.

Presentaciones de estudiantes

Del 17 de diciembre al 21 de diciembre

Hora de ser anunciado


Viernes 4 de enero de 2019 ** 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. **

Por favor confirme su asistencia, Sra. Bailey 617-275-0720 o @


7 de febrero a las 5:30 p.m. a las 7:00


Conferencias de padres y profesores

Reunión del Consejo de Padres

Actuaciones estudiantiles y exhibición de arte

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Catie's Closet is a Dearborn partner.

Please speak to a teacher, counselor, or administrator if you believe your child could benefit from Catie's Closet.
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The Dearborn STEM Academy

The Dearborn STEM Early College Academy is an open enrollment Boston public school, serving 425 students from grades 6-12 in the Dudley Square neighborhood of Roxbury. The school has just moved into a brand-new, state-of-the-art, $72M building designed for STEM learning, and the enrollment will grow to 600 students in the coming years. The students are primarily African-American (67%) and Latinx (28%); 43% of the students are classified as English learners (most of whom are of Cape Verdean descent), and 62% of the students’ first language was other than English. Nine out of ten students are classified as high-needs.

The Dearborn’s mission is: Students will graduate with the 21st century skills required for college and career success and will be prepared and motivated to serve as thoughtful, engaged citizens, who contribute to the health, vibrancy, and development of their community.

The Dearborn’s ultimate outcome is that students graduate prepared for 21st century STEM careers. We define preparation as having the skills, agency and social capital to access these opportunities.

The Dearborn prepares students through six key pillars:

1. Sense of Belonging: Help students have the psychological and physical grounding to be able to take the kinds of risks necessary for learning

2. Foundational skills: Help students develop the literacy, computational and critical thinking skills necessary to access real world tasks

3. Real-world tasks/Project-Based Learning: Help students get skilled at wrestling with the kinds of problems they’ll face in the world of work

4. Professional skills: Help students get skilled at communicating and working with others

5. Career Exposure, Mentoring & Internships: Help students know what’s out there in the world, build a support network, apply what they’ve learned, and find out what they still need to learn

6. Early College: Help students get a head start on post-secondary education.

What problem does the Dearborn try to address?

Put simply, we are trying to prepare students who have historically been under-served, and who often have significant barriers to overcome, for an economy that is developing rapidly… all in institutions not built for the job. A bit more detail here follows.

How is the Dearborn addressing the problem?

As stated above, the Dearborn ultimately hopes to graduate students prepared for 21st century STEM careers: having the skills, agency and social capital to access these opportunities

To meet this goal, the Dearborn is creating three STEM industry-themed pathways: 1) Health and Life Sciences, 2) Computer Science, and 3) Engineering. These pathway areas were chosen by looking at local labor market demand projections, and are aligned with the priority areas identified by the state.

Students process through three stages:

1. Career Exposure (grades 6-8) - in which students learn about a number of different fields and career possibilities, participate in one-day site visits to various workplaces, and begin to think about their own career trajectory.

2. Career Exploration (grades 9-10) – in which all 9th grade students participate in a formal course designed to introduce them to curricula in each of the Dearborn’s three curriculum pathways, attend industry-led partner panels, and visit both workplaces and college campuses. In 10th grade, students are paired with an industry mentor, engage in job shadowing, and eventually select the specific pathway for their 11th and 12th grade years.

3. Career Engagement (grades 11-12) – in which students complete a full internship, begin college coursework in their pathway area, and work with their mentor and school-based advisor to launch a post-secondary plan.

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)

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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.