The STEM Weekly Stream
STEM Academy Family Newsletter
Week of December 20
Winter Break Schedule: Half Day - This Wednesday, December 22
There is no school and offices are closed Thursday, December 23 and Friday, December 24. Students return on Monday, January 4, 2022.
Chester Upland School District and STEM Academy offices will be open Monday, December 27 through Thursday, December 30. If you plan to stop in, please call ahead to ensure someone is here to receive you.
Conclusion of Second Marking Period & First Semester
It is very important that students who are struggling take advantage of their time off this week and next to complete missing work and bring their grades up.
STEM - STETSER READING PROGRAM
On Thursday, STEM students met their Stetser classrooms, read them a story, and engaged them in a discussion about their book. They also discussed how to be a positive and productive young student. Going forward, STEM students will visit the same classroom each month, building relationships with the younger students and helping guide them in their academic journey.
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Fall Sports Banquet
Academic Excellence Award: Kiyonna Presbery
Sportsmanship Award: Nasshae Madison
Boys Cross Country
Academic Excellence Award: Jaydon Bantum
Sportsmanship Award: Walton Garnett
Girls Cross Country
Academic Excellence Award: A'Laisa Mosley
Sportsmanship Award: Ja'Naisa Dearry
Academic Excellence Award: Aramis Hernandez
Sportsmanship Award: Damian Najdek
Academic Excellence Award: Leah Warren
Sportsmanship Award: Ja'Nylah Bishop
Academic Excellence Award: Makel Martin
Sportsmanship Award: Isaiah Freeman
The Clippers Volleyball Team with Coach Yasmeen Bates
A'Laisa Mosley receives the Academic Excellence Award from Coach Bell
The famous Chester Clipper Cheerleaders with Coach Karen Miah and Coach Val Freeman
Sportsmanship Award Winner Damien Najdek (also Kicker on the Football Team)
Academic Excellence Winner Jaydon Bantum of Chester High, along with Coach James Wharton
Isaiah Freeman, Sportsmanship Award Winner, with Coach Jason McCarthy
Bonner & Prendie 26
Academy Park 24
Chester STEM 9
The team will be practicing hard over the next few weeks to get ready for our home match on January 12.
2021-22 Hi-Q Team
Mr. Larry Schoppet (Coach)
First Quarter: Distinguished Honor Roll
Naomy Anaya Diaz
First Quarter: Honor Roll
Nasiem Green McQueen
De Shawn Thompson
Justin Arroyo Pagan
Benjamin Bell, Jr.
Adrianna Ortiz Garcia
Dayan Sierra Duclerc
On Friday, December 10, a Special Edition of the STEM Weekly Stream was sent in order to communicate important information about Covid health and safety.
Cases continue to be very prevalent locally and across the nation. As we attempt to maintain a safe environment during this surge, we need to all work together.
Here at STEM, we will continue to stress the importance of masking to our students, as well as other safety measures, such as frequent hand washing and sanitizing. Please support us in these efforts at home and stress the importance of safe practices with your students. While Covid is present in our area, we cannot complete prevent it from entering our building. However, by working together, we can limit the spread.
For more information about our health and safety procedures, please visit the CUSD Covid Resources page.
We will continue to work with providers to make vaccination available and convenient for CUSD families. See the CUSD Vaccination Calendar for free vaccination opportunities, including:
The second marking period Interim Grades have been posted to Home Access Center. Each student received a "P" or "F" (Pass/Fail) for all of their classes. Interims provide families an opportunity to check in with their student's grades and work with teachers to make sure necessary improvements are made.
Report Cards for the first marking period were posted to the HAC on the morning of Friday, November 12. If you do not yet have an HAC account, please follow the instructions below.
While we do not print paper copies of report cards or interim reports for all students, we can do so upon request. Just call or email Ms. Jones or Ms. Dixon in the office to request a copy, and we'll send one home with your student.
Home Access Center (HAC)
If you do not have your HAC set up yet, email Ms. Misha Memon (firstname.lastname@example.org). She will reply with your username, password and a link to the log in page.
Information for Senior Parents
Senior Dues: The second $100 installment of Senior Dues payments will be due Friday, January 14. The total amount is $250.
Senior Meetings: Seniors have all been scheduled for their initial Senior Meeting with their Counselor, Ms. Hargadon. At these meetings, they discuss their plans for next year, and are provided a guide for their next steps. Questions about college and scholarships should be directed to Senior Counselor, Ms. Hargadon.
Senior Advisor: Ms. Rachael Thomson - email@example.com
Senior Counselor: Ms. Casey Hargadon - firstname.lastname@example.org
Principal: Mr. Brendan Bell - email@example.com
GPA - Grade Point Average
After School Program
Our After-School Program provides great value for many of our students and families.
- First and foremost, it is the ideal place for students to get enhanced academic support. With 12 of our fantastic teachers on staff, students have the opportunity to get an hour of individual or small group help from a certified teacher each day
- Research shows that students who are involved in extra-curricular activities are much more likely to succeed in school. The After-School Program includes a variety of activities to meet the interests of students, including Robotics, Chess, Hi-Q, School Newspaper, Botany, and more!
Registration is open and we encourage all families to enroll their students! Check out the flyer and contact Ms. Merto (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Early Warning System
This year, with the adjustment back to in-person learning, and with so many of our students new to the school, we are finding many students need extra support. We ask that families work with us to help students maintain the focus and effort necessary to stay on top of their academic work. Our teachers and counselors are your teammates working together to ensure students are successful!
PBIS at STEM
PBIS at STEM
Positive Behavior Emphasis: Be On Time
This week, I am asking families to help by making sure their students are on time for school. Students must be in their First Period class by 7:50 AM. We have students who are arriving later and later, which is beginning to seriously impact their classes.
Before we begin taking punitive action, let's work together to make sure our students arrive on time. Remember you can always check your student's grades and attendance every day by loggin into the Home Access Center (see the instructions toward the top of the newsletter if you don't have login information). Take a moment today to verify your student is arriving on time each day!