Prestwick STEM Academy

Prestwick Profile Community Vol. 18

Gingerbread House Competition- In it to WIN it.

Please read about a great family event and a great challenge our PTA parents, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Perot, are taking on. Lots of family fun can be had if you wish to stop by an check out the competition. To vote text Reliant4 to 22333.

The big prize if we win for PTA will be $5K.

Important Dec. Events

Please mark your calendars for the following important dates:

Dec. 9th- Progress Reports Go home

Dec. 11th- WIN Gifted & Talented Showcase @ Brent 5:30 pm

Dec. 11th- Winter Concert Showcase @ 6:30 pm (Grades 4, 5, Music Electives 6-8)

Dec. 16th- Winter Concert Showcase @ 6:30 pm (Grades K-3)

*Volunteers welcome to assist with stage transitions

Dec. 19th - Class parties K-5th (times provided by teachers)

Final Exam Schedule Grades 6-8 Only

Week of Dec. 15th

Monday, Dec. 15th

  • Regular class schedule ( Honors band and 7th Athletics will test at LMS)

Tuesday, Dec. 16th

  • 1st Period Exam 8:20-10:00 am (8th Athletics/ Symphonic/Concert Band test at LMS)
  • 7th period Exam 1:35-3:20 pm (7th Athletics and Honors band stay at STEM, bus home if needed @ 3:20 pm)

Wednesday, Dec. 17th

-No travel to LMS either am or pm

  • 2nd period Exam 8:20-10:00 am
  • 3rd period Exam 1:35-3:20 pm

Thursday, Dec. 18th

-Early Release 6-8 student only - get sack lunch at breakfast if needed)

-No travel to LMS am or pm

  • 6th period Exam 8:20-10:00 am
  • 5th period Exam 10:05 am -12:00 pm

Friday, Dec. 19th

- Early Release K-8 - MS get sack lunch at breakfast if needed

-No travel am or pm

  • 4th period Exam 8:20-10:00 am
  • Make up testing

Students will perform reviews the day prior to each exam. We look forward to children demonstrating their learning from semester one. No need to stress - review the information you have learned, rest and come ready to work!

Early Release December Dates

The following days are early release days. Car, bus and walker dismissal time will be at 12.

Dec. 18th- Grades 6-8

Dec. 19th- All grades (K-8)

Please communicate any changes in transportation in a timely manner with your student, their teacher and our office so we can ensure the safe arrival of all students.

Prestwick STEM Academy to Participate in Hour of Code

We live in a world surrounded by technology. We know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and fewer students are studying it than a decade ago.

For this reason, our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14). Last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week. This year, we're joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students!

The Hour of Code is a statement that Prestwick is ready to teach these foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your students, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. Students of all ages are participating in coding activities aimed at their age and ability level. We are so excited, we’ve already started! Apps such as Kodable, Cargo Bot, and Daisy the Dinosaur help our youngest students learn these skills while many of our 4th and higher students will be trying out platforms like Scratch, created by the MIT Lifetime Kindergarten program, allowing them to create and play their own games.

You can try out these programs yourself, too. Just visit one of these excellent resources: