The Raven Report

The Weekly Newsletter of The STEM Academy @ Bartlett

May 2, 2021

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2021 Testing

8th Grade Testing

6th and 7th Grade Testing

Sixth and seventh grade students who opted in to testing will continue testing this week.

Cohort A students will test:

  • May 3: Math 1
  • May 4: Math 2
  • May 5: ELA 1

Cohort B students will test:

  • May 6: ELA 3
  • May 7: ELA 1

Students should bring a fully-charged iPad and charger. Students may bring a water bottle, snack and dress in layers. Students should arrive at regular bell times.

Sixth and seventh grade virtual cohort students who opted in to testing will also begin testing this week:

  • May 4: ELA 1
  • May 5: ELA 2
  • May 6: ELA 3
  • May 7: EOC for Algebra Sect. 1 & 2 (Select 7th graders only)

Sixth and seventh grade virtual students who opted in to testing will need to arrive at 8:00 am and enter through the front doors of STEM. Students will be required to complete the Covid-19 screen process. Students should bring their fully-charged iPad and charger. They may also bring a snack, water bottle, and dress in layers. Students should plan to be picked-up at 10:00 am.

Students should follow the after-testing schedules provided by their grade-level teachers. Students, please remember the start times for the first class after testing may differ by a few minutes dependent upon the end of testing. We thank you for your flexibility with this.

STEM MakerSpace

The STEM MakerSpace is looking to continue working on the STEM Tiny House in the coming year. To help make this happen we are seeking donations of building materials to aid in the construction. We need window, doors, siding, 2X4s, wiring, flooring, plumbing, and sheetrock as well as solar components. Please contact if you have any items, you would be interested in donating.

Support STEM Filmmakers in the International Ocean Film Festival

STEM Student Filmmakers Edna Luna, Nora Thomas, Ella Shaffer and Esi Attipoe are all finalists for the International Ocean Film Festival - Middle School Category. Each of them is also eligible for the Global Audience Prize.

Go to to order your FREE tickets to the Middle School show now!

Enjoy the films. Sit back and watch some of the brightest young filmmakers on the planet.

And while you do...

You will see a scale beneath the film window allowing you to rank the film. Click on the number between 1 to 5 (remember 1=not so great; 5=awesome) that you think best suits the film you’ve watched.

Tell your friends, your neighbors, strangers if you like to VOTE for our students.

They are not only representing The STEM Academy. They represent our city, our state, and our country (Have we sold you yet?).

So, please, go watch, vote, and share!

Rising 7th Grade Immunizations Reminder

Attention Parents of Rising 7th graders:

This is a reminder that your student is in the need of additional immunizations before beginning 7th grade in Georgia, regardless if learning in person or virtually. The Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services indicates your student has not received these mandatory immunizations as of today and the immunization record expires 07-01-21. Please make your child's appointment with his/her health care provider or visit the DPH/other medical clinic as soon as possible; facilities will be exceedingly busy as the summer progresses, especially due to fewer appointment slots to facilitate social distancing and may not be able to accommodate your child on short notice.

After receiving the vaccinations, please request a copy of FORM 3231 from the health care provider and assure both boxes at the top right corner of the page have an "X", confirming your child's immunization record is "Complete For K through 6th grade" and " Complete For 7th through 10th Grade ". Please submit a copy of Form 3231 to me, either as an attachment in an email or if your student is currently in Cohort A or B (in person learning), he/she can bring it to the Nurse's Office. If your child is not immunization compliant, regardless if learning in-person or virtually, he/she will need to be withdrawn from school, per Georgia law.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.


"Nurse Donna"
Donna Washington, RN
The STEM Academy @ Bartlett

We want your costumes!

Black Box Productions and Film@STEM want your used costumes and prop pieces! All donations are appreciated, but we are especially on the look out for Pirates, Princesses, and Space.
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High School Dual Enrollment for Rising 9th Graders

High School Dual Enrollment: Rising 9th graders received information about dual enrollment in January and received an updated electronic brochure recently. Parents can access this and other pertinent high school information at this link: Please contact your child's counselor with further questions.

Dress Code Reminder for In-Person Students

Hoodies that can't zip open are not allowed at any time. All jackets must be able to be worn open while in the building. No ripped/torn jeans/pants should be worn on campus. Bookbags should be clear and/or mesh.

iPad Management

The management system for iPads in our district is experiencing some technical difficulties. Students may encounter problems downloading apps onto their school iPads. Also, some iPads may not be able to properly enroll at the startup screen. The district tech office is aware of these problems and are working to resolve them. Thank you for your patience. Please contact for more information.
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STEM Basketball players - if you have photos or videos from this season, please send them to by the end of this week. Thank you!
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Teen Truth Film Festival

The Teen Truth Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for the following genres:

-Non-fiction Live Action

-Fiction Live Action




All films must be at least 30 seconds and no longer than 10 minutes.

Entrants must be a minimum of 12 years old.

The film must fit within one of the following categories:

-Making a Difference: A film that features an individual or organization making a difference

-My Truth: A film that features a character confronting problems in life which concerns his/her truth

-Teen Truth: A "Public Service Announcement" or film concerning a social issue

-Open Competition: A film that showcases any form of student filmmaking

*The film may not be a film the student(s) have previously submitted to another festival (other than academic festivals in which no monetary prize was won)

Students may go to to learn more and to submit their film.

The regular deadline is April 23, 2021 and the late deadline is June 4, 2021. Notifications will be made July 30, 2021.

There is an entry fee. Students interested in submitting may contact Film@STEM is willing to assist with entry fees for eligible film(s) if submitted prior to the end of the school year.

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PTSA Meeting-May 12th

Our last (virtual) PTSA meeting of the year will be on Wednesday May 12th, at 6:00pm. Please join us to vote on our new officers. And if you are interested in an officer position, please contact Sheila Berg at We need your help!
The STEM Academy October 2020 PTSA Meeting
Join The STEM Academy's PTSA today! Visit
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  • April 23: 4th NW Progress Report
  • May 21st: Last Day of School
  • May 24th-June 1: Staff Planning
  • May 28th: 4th NW Report Card
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