The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of April 4
Report Card Conferences
Students will attend their 3rd and 4th Period classes on Tuesday, and their 1st and 2nd Period classes on Wednesday.
We all will return on Tuesday, April 19, relaxed and ready for the final stretch of the school year! Spring testing will begin soon after we return from the break. Further down in the newsletter, you can find more information about testing.
Mr. Joe Narehood
Mr. Narehood is survived by his wife, Christine, and his two sons, Henry and Charlie. Please keep their family in your prayers.
The newest Report Cards were posted to Home Access Center this Thursday, March 31. Again, we will not be printing report cards for all students, however we will do so upon request. If you would like a paper copy sent home, please request it by emailing Ms. Jones or Ms. Dixon (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org) or calling 610-447-3650. Also, paper copies will be available to those who join us tomorrow for conferences.
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.
2022 New Student Application
Due to technical difficulties, the STEM Academy 2022 New Student Application is not yet available. We expect it to be online in the upcoming days. Please continue checking the STEM Academy Home Page for more information.
8th Grade Must Re-Apply
PSSA & Keystone Exams
Please mark your calendar for these dates, as attendance is very important. More information about PSSA, Keystone and other testing dates are below, as well as a letter from Chief Academic Office, Dr. Sutton.
PSSA Math (7th/8th Grade): May 2-3
PSSA Science (8th Grade): May 4-5
Keystone Literature (Select 10th Grade): May 17-18
Keystone Algebra (9th Grade): May 19-20
Keystone Biology (Select 9th/10th Grade): May 23-24
SAT (11th Grade/Select 10th Grade): April 26
NOCTI (12th Grade CTE Students): April 26 (Performance); April 27/28 (Written)
AP (Select 10th/11th/12th Grade): May 2 (Chemistry); May 3 (Psychology); May 4 (Literature); May 5 (Geography); May 9 (Calculus)
SAT - April 26
NOCTI Exams - CTE Seniors
Important Dates and Locations
Class Day: Chester Upland School District's annual Class Day will be held on Tuesday, June 7 in the Courtyard at STEM. Invitations to students who will be honored on that day will be coming later this Spring.
Graduation: This year's CUSD Commencement Ceremony will be held at the Mirenda Center on the campus of Neumann University on Monday, June 13. The Graduation Committee is hard at work planning this year's event, and will be communicating further details to Senior families in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
This event brings students from across the district together to celebrate the words and message of Frederick Douglass. Additionally, student artwork from each school is displayed for the public.
This year's competition was a great success. The auditorium was packed and the amazing talents of our Chester students was on display.
A special thanks to the following people for their contributions to a great evening:
Ms. Jean Arnold - Event Organizer
Ms. Amanda Johnson & Dr. York Williams - Masters of Ceremonies
Mr. Jean-Pierre Brice, Judge Nathaniel Nichols, Mr. Gregg Volz - Guest Judges
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
February Students of the Month
7th Grade: Timothy Ferguson
8th Grade: Quiaysia Shaw-Golson
9th Grade: Shamaad Cottman
10th Grade: Nevaeh Ross
11th Grade: Terrence Cobb
12th Grade: Kimiah Showell
February Staff Member of the Month - Ms. Vicks
Football Signing Day
Dorian Miller: Delaware Valley University
Darron Miller: Lycoming University
Isaiah Freeman: Lincoln University
SUMMER STEM OPPORTUNITY
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!