Eastvale STEM Academy

Fall 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the our 2017-2018 school year!

Welcome to our second year of the Eastvale STEM Academy Program. Here, you will find additional information about our program and all of the great things our STEM students are involved in. For information regarding our academic program and pathways, please visit our official school website!

Our Eastvale STEM Academy at Eleanor Roosevelt High School is committed to providing your student with the same rigorous curriculum in a dynamic, innovative learning environment as offered on our main campus.

The Eastvale STEM Academy is built on three founding principles: Access, Collaboration, and Partnership. We believe all students should have access to a rigorous curriculum, whether on the main campus or at the STEM Academy. Collaboration is encouraged at all levels: students to students, staff to staff, school and district to industries and educational institutions. We also focus on preparing our students to be college and career ready in the STEM fields upon graduation through partnerships.

When enrolled in the STEM program, students can expect a learning experience that takes the processes of critical thinking, problem solving, innovation, and collaboration and integrates it into the curriculum of real-world science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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September 2017 - STEM Students Trained in Hands-Only CPR & AED!

We are excited to share that from September through October of this semester, 205 of our Eastvale STEM Academy students were trained in hands-only CPR and AED instruction. In addition to that, 59 of our STEM students attended the "train the trainer" sessions so that they can become equipped to train other students and community members. We understand the importance of being trained in CPR and understanding how and when to use it. Knowledge and awareness in the use of CPR can save lives!

September 2017 - Our STEM HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Students Visited AMR

Our STEM HOSA club consisting of 9th and 10th grade STEM students interested in the medical pathway took a trip to an AMR (American Medical Response) facility in September to learn more about the work that emergency responders do. They had the opportunity to tour the facility and shadow emergency responders to better understand what it takes to work in the field. What a great learning experience!

September 2017 - Engineering Students to Aviation Exploration Program Hosted by Cal Baptist University

Some of our engineering students had the opportunity to attend the Aviation Exploration Program at the Riverside Convention Center hosted by Cal Baptist University. Students were able to learn about the various careers under aviation: pilot, manufacturing, and the computer technology behind air traffic control.
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A Look Back at 2016-2017!

STEM Deconstruction Day!

Our STEM students ended the school year with a bang! They had a chance to collaborate, explore, and inquire while having fun. Check out the video from our STEM Deconstruction Day!
ERHS eSTEM Deconstruction Day 2017

Riverside County Science and Engineering Fair 2016-2017

Congrats to our Eastvale STEM Academy students who made it to county with their science fair projects . On March 29th, Rohan Datir, Myriam Aviles, Cielo Capistrano, and Rawan Ghanim each brought home metals for their projects. Both Cielo and Rawan (pictured below) will advance to the state level in late April in Los Angeles. So proud of our Eastvale STEM Academy students!!
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RIMS Science & Engineering Fair 2016

Eastvale STEM Academy Groundbreaking Ceremony on February 3, 2017

We would like to thank our community for their continued support and involvement in the Eastvale STEM Academy at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. This project is made possible by Measure GG.

Eastvale STEM Academy building coming in 2018-19!

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Eastvale STEM Academy Took Home Several CNUSD District Science Fair Awards!

February 15, 2017 - At CNUSD's 33rd Annual Science and Engineering Fair this year, our Eastvale STEM Academy students represented ERHS and brought home 13 awards in various categories. Four of the projects will be advancing to the county fair. We are so proud of our students for doing so well! (Photos courtesy of Arnel Renolayan, STEM Parent)
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2nd Annual Science and Engineering Expo

Eastvale STEM Academy and River Heights Intermediate collaborated and coordinated to host the 2nd annual Science and Engineering Expo at River Heights on January 26, 2017. Thank you to the community for coming out and supporting our students. Students showcased their research projects, provided live demonstrations and hands-on activities for our guests, and raffled off gifts. What a successful evening!
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STEM Students Toured Kinematics Physical Therapy Clinic in Norco

On Saturday, December 10th, about 40 STEM students toured the Kinematics Physical Therapy Clinic in Norco and met with Dr. Matthew Fujita, DPT. Students learned about physical therapy and the work that it entails. Dr. Fujita is a huge part of the STEM Advisory Committee, giving us valuable input in building our program. We appreciate his partnership!

Eastvale STEM Academy Building Design Won An Award

On November 10, 2016, LPA Inc. won the Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects Inland California (AIAIC) for the design of the Eastvale STEM Academy building. We want to thank our Eastvale STEM Advisory Committee for their months of input and feedback regarding the design of the learning spaces.

Eastvale STEM Academy Students have GREAT ATTENDANCE!

CNUSD's Student Services recognized the Eastvale STEM Academy for having an above 98% attendance rate for the month of October! Congratulations to the students for showing up every day, ready to learn!



On Wednesday, November 1, 2017, former Fire Captain of Cal Fire, Mr. Dru Snider, will talk with students about what it takes to go into the field of emergency medical response. During his time with Cal Fire, Mr. Snider worked as a Fire Captain, Fire Apparatus Engineer, and firefighter. He will talk to students about the medical and public safety side of emergency medical response. Please come out and explore various career options in STEM!


Norco College hosted their first annual CCPT (California Career Pathway Trust)/STEM summer Robotics Camp at Eleanor Roosevelt High School this past summer for Eastvale STEM Academy students free of charge. Students attended a 4-day session and worked in teams of two and used LEGO EV3 Mindstorm robots as the base platform for all robotic activities. Norco College, in collaboration with Engineering for Kids, supplied the curriculum, instructors, and materials for the robotics camp. At the end of the session, students had the opportunity to engage in "Battle of the Robots" and not only learned a lot but had fun while doing it. It was amazing to see how students came up with so many different solutions to a challenge. Great job!
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Through the Inland Health Professions Coalition (IHPC) and the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, our Eastvale STEM Academy students had the opportunity to attend Medical Boot Camp. The program requires high school students to commit to four (4) Saturdays in October 2016. During these Saturday sessions, students had the opportunity to explore different professions in the medical field, visit a health care site, meet professional mentors in the health fields, and get CPR certification. This great learning opportunity was made possible by the California Career Pathway Trust (CCPT) Grant and Project CREST ("Career Readiness through Education & Strategic Training").
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Eastvale STEM Advisory Committee

  • Kim Burndred, STEM Advisory Committee President
  • Dr. Lorena Newson, STEM Advisory Committee Vice President
  • Dr. Rachell Auld, ERHS Teacher
  • Mary Timassy-Nelson, Parent
  • Joe Tessari, City of Eastvale
  • Michelle Nissen, City of Eastvale
  • Dr. Albert Randall
  • Karon Myles, NSWC Corona
  • Peter Lum, CNUSD Coordinator of Ed. Services
  • Dr. Kim Lawe, E-STEM Director
  • Jeremy Goins, ERHS Principal
  • Dr. Matthew Fujita
  • Shannon Burndred, Riverside County Health
  • Kelly Bruce, CNUSD Administrative Director of Ed. Services
  • Dan Brown, Engineering for Kids
  • Dr. Gina Boster, CNUSD Director of CTE
  • Linnie Bailey, CNUSD Community Liaison
  • Evita Tapia, CNUSD Communications
  • Gloria Coder, Inland Health Professions Coalition
  • Jeanette Bowles, ERHS Teacher
  • Katheryn Marnin, ERHS Teacher


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Mrs. Lanee Tessari

Secretary, Eastvale STEM Academy

Mrs. Tessari is not new to our school and district. Having worked at the Corona-Norco Unified School District office and at Eleanor Roosevelt High School prior to coming to the Eastvale STEM Academy, Mrs. Tessari brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Academy. As a resident and active participant of the Eastvale Community, we are excited to have Mrs. Tessari continue to serve our Eastvale STEM Academy students here at Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

Mrs. Caroline Cabal

Counselor, Eastvale STEM Academy

We are excited to welcome Mrs. Cabal as our new Eastvale STEM Academy counselor! All STEM Academy students will be working alongside Mrs. Cabal on their 4-year plans, scheduling, and other academic opportunities. Mrs. Cabal recently earned her Masters Degree at Azusa Pacific University.

Dr. Kim Lawe

Director, Eastvale STEM Academy

Dr. Lawe has spent the past seven years here at Eleanor Roosevelt High School as an administrator. She recently earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. She has conducted extensive research in STEM education and is excited to have a hand in leading the vision of the Eastvale STEM Academy.

This page was last updated on October 17, 2017.