DEARBORN STEM ACADEMY

PRINCIPAL NEWS AND NOTES, Vol. 1, No. 12

REPORT CARDS

  • Ask your child about their report card-every student received one in school.
  • Check on ASPEN-our student information system. All grades are posted there.
  • We mailed home a report card Friday. If you don't get it in a few days check with the school-we may have your wrong address.


Still have questions? Contact us at the school!

A recent visitor...this is our front entrance at the Dearborn.

Dearborn will celebrate the Thanksgiving Day Holiday with a half day on Wednesday and no school on Thursday and Friday. Not sure where the turkey ended up...
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Week of November 19, 2018

LET'S HAVE A GREAT WEEK!


Thanksgiving Spirit Week at the Dearborn.


THEME DAYS AT DEARBORN:


STUDENTS CAN CHOOSE FROM 1 OF 2 THEMES EACH DAY. PLEASE POST THIS AND DISCUSS IN ADVISORY IF POSSIBLE.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

  • DECADES DAY OR TEAM DAY (JERSEY OR HAT OF FAVORITE TEAM)


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

  • DISNEY DAY OR PAJAMA DAY


Wednesday, November 21, 2018


  • High School, periods 5, 6 and then Pep Rally in gym; high school students will report to Atrium after Pep Rally for bag lunch and then dismissal.


  • Middle School, Periods 5, 6, 1, 2 and then Pep Rally in gym; Everyone done at OR BEFORE 12 noon! Bag lunches provided. Some 6th graders will stay longer due to transportation.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, DEARBORN PEP RALLY DAY

  • DRESS AS A WOLVERINE!

  • PAINT YOUR FACE BLUE AND YELLOW

  • WEAR YOUR SCHOOL SHIRT OR CLASS SHIRT

Hmmm....

The high school principal wore this for Halloween. He could use it for Decades Day (1970's) too!!


No, I bet he is going to do something else...It's SPIRIT WEEK AT THE DEARBORN!

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Our middle school debate team participated in a competition at English High School on Saturday. Under the tutelage of Ms. Goodman our students Juan Geronimo Ortiz and Jadon Williams took home 15th place in the team awards, and Gregory Izedonmwen and Rodney Dooley-Blue took home 10th place in the team awards. There were about 40 teams there! Congratulations!

Dearborn chosen as site for Acceleration Academy!

The Dearborn STEM Academy has been chosen as a site to host an Acceleration Academy during February Vacation week (February 19-22, 2019). We will provide more information soon.

Dearborn Middle School Volleyball Schedule


Under the direction of Coaches Goodman and DeMatteo our middle school girls are ready for the season! They won their first match versus the Timilty School.



  • Tuesday, 11/6/2018, 3:30 pm, opponent is Timilty, WIN, 1-0
  • Tuesday, 11/13/2018, 3:00 pm, opponent is Curley
  • Monday, 11/19/2018, 3:30 pm, opponent is Orchard Gardens
  • Tuesday, 11/27/2018, 3:00 pm, opponent is McCormack
  • Tuesday, 12/4/2018, 3:30 pm, opponent is Higginson/Lewis

8th grade girls participate in STEM Program at Museum of Science

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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)

www.dearbornstemacademy.org

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, dbrown8@bostonpublicschools.org or Middle School Principal Shelley Olsen, solsen@bostonpublicschools.org


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