The STEAM Update

Week of May 23, 2016

What's happening around STEAM

May 23rd-26th: Book Fair

Monday 5/23

Student/Teacher of the Month Breakfast (7:30am-8:15am)

STEAM Admin Mtg (8:40am-9:40am)

North Oaks Middle School Visit-Birdville ISD (9:00am-11:00am)

KMS Band Concert @ CHS (7:30pm-8:30pm)

Tuesday 5/24

All Clear!

Wednesday 5/25

STEAM CLT (7:45am-8:25am)

Mr. Johnson off campus in the afternoon

Chromebook Check-In during ELA classes! All Chromebooks and accessories are due.

Grade Level Awards at BHS (see information below)

  • 6th: 1:00pm-1:30pm
  • 7th: 2:00pm-2:30pm
  • 8th: 3:00pm-3:30pm

Faculty Meeting (4:15pm-5:00pm)

Happy hump day!

Thursday 5/26

Assistant Principal Mtgs (Mr. Chappotin off campus)

Friday 5/27

Google Educator Certification Due (if you need an extension let Mr. Johnson know)

Box Tops are due!

STEAM Aloha Dance from (5:30pm-7:00pm)

Happy Friday!!!

Future Dates

May 30th: Memorial Day, No School!

May 31st: Final Exams {see the schedule below}

June 1st: Final Exams {see the schedule below}

Final Exam Schedule

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Exam Exemptions

I will send the exam exemption list to you all later this week. Please do the following with this information:

  • Pull each student individually during each class period that you teach and let the student know whether they are exempt or not.
  • Send students to the office to see Mrs. Harrison if they have questions.

...It's how you finish.

As we wind down from STAAR testing, I think that it is important to finish strong. How we end our year is going to be the measure by which we are measured by our community. This is a great time of year to begin to engage and prepare students for the upcoming content that they will learn at the beginning of next year. The next few weeks is our chance to get an early start to next year. That said, please ensure to adhere to the following expectations:

  • Teach rigorous content that engages students in a hands-on way
  • Work in the Power Zone and refrain from sitting and lecturing
  • Use AFL strategies to assess student learning
  • Ensure that the use of video is brief, meaningful, and relevant to all aspects of the lesson
  • Clear any wall coverings that were put up due to STAAR
  • Ensure that your desks are not in rows

Thank you for doing your part to make sure that we end the year as strong as we began it.

STEAM End of Year Awards

All awards will be held at Burleson High School in the Auditorium.

100 Elk Drive

Burleson , TX 76028

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Please join us for the last dance of this school year!

Students may begin to purchase tickets the week of May 23rd-27th for $5, or at the dance for $8.

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STEAM MS May Calendar

2016-2017 Planning

Below are links to help you begin to plan for next year.

Ask Brandon

Ever wonder why we do...fill in the blank. Ask Brandon below.

Weekly Parent Communication

Reminder to send your grade level newsletter to parents either on Monday of the current week or Friday for the following week.

***Please be sure to add homework to your newsletters for parents***

***Also, please ensure that your assignments are reflected on your Google calendar***

Please email Mr. Chappotin with how you contact your parents.