Sept. 8th Vol 4

Do you want to help?

The STEM Academy is interested in starting a Booster Club. The Booster club would help support our program through social events and fundraising. One of the first items would be to create and sell a STEM Academy t-shirt. There are specific steps to follow to get the organization off the ground. Please contact Mrs. Nutt by Friday, Sept 12th if you are interested in being a part of this process. She will collect the names and send a separate email with specific information.

PLEASE make sure students are charging devices every night! Too many cords in the room makes it dangerous.

Curriculum Connections:

We are off and running with curriculum. This week students will be working on:

Science- Elements and Compounds

Math- Rationale Numbers

Social Studies- Maps and Demograhics

Language Arts- Membean Vocab and Student Blogs

Cookie Dough Fundraiser

The school will be starting a fundraiser on Tuesday. This is the only fundraiser the school does during the year. All proceeds will go to make GMS a GREAT place for all students. Be on the look out for more information.

Homework, Planners and Binders, Oh My!

Students will be getting more homework as we start to work on specific content in each classroom. We try very hard to ensure that students have a maximum of an hour of homework each night. Students are expected to record this information in their planner each day. Handouts (if any) should be placed in the appropriate place in their binders. STEM students will most likely have digital homework most nights. If students do not have internet access at home, please contact a teacher to arrange before or after school time to work.

Digital Ethics

With access to digital devices it becomes very easy for students to test the boundaries of right/wrong and safety. We have already seen a couple of instances where students are using the device to acquire the answers to work they are doing. Please help us remind students that while their device is a wonderful tool to access learning, they still need to be doing the work. Students are expected to uphold the acceptable use policy while completing assignments at school. We appreciate your support of this teaching. If you would like more information about how to help your child understand digital ethics and how to leave a positive digital footprint, Common Sense Media, is a great resource.