STEM Head of School Update
Summer Edition: July 13, 2023
From the Office of Art Campbell, Head of School
Mr. Art Campbell, Head of School
Ms. Kelly Stauffer, Admin. Asst. to the Head of School
Good afternoon STEM Academy Families. We hope this update finds you all well, and enjoying the start to summer. Please take a moment to review some of the important summer reminders.
Summer assignments for all students in grades 9-12 have been posted on our website, under the Summer Assignment News Post. Please be sure to reach out with any questions over the next couple of months.
Class of 2024 Senior Portraits
Attention STEM Academy Class of 2024 Families: The scheduling window for the second session of senior class portraits, which will be held, July 17-19, will open any day now. Please choose a time for your senior to have their picture taken if they did not make it to the first session.
The final make up sessions will not be held until September 5-7, from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the STEM Academy. Registration for those sessions will not open until a later date.
Incoming Class of 2027: Orientation and Laptop Distribution Dates
Laptop Distribution Dates: Tuesday, August 1 and Tuesday, August 8
- **Details regarding laptop pick up will be sent to DASD families via email by our technology department in the coming weeks. Please make every effort to pick up your laptop during the times offered as students will need them during orientation.
STEM Academy Class of 2027 Orientation
Orientation will be heldThursday, August 3, 2023 or Thursday, August 10, 2023. Please use the Signup Genius to select a date that works for your student:
Common Summer Questions
Please take a moment to reveiw the DASD 2023-2024 School Calendar . We are currently in the process of planning events for the upcoming school year. Please review the website calendar to save the date!
Summer Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am - 4:00 pm, through August 3. We will resume regular Monday - Friday hours August 7, and office hours will be 7:00 - 3:00 pm.
Online Registration: Please remember to complete the Online Registration for your child(ren) in the coming weeks. This will provide Mrs. Mikulich with updated health information as well as give permission for over the counter medication during the 23-24 school year. Go to Infinite Campus Parent Portal to complete the process.
The Student Contact Information Confirmation process for your child is now open for the 23/24 school year. Visit the Parent Portal to update your information with the district (click More > Online Registration > 23-24 Current School Year Existing Student Registration). Ensuring that we have accurate demographic, health and contact information for your child directly impacts our ability to best serve our students and is an essential piece to ensuring student safety. Please complete on either a computer or tablet as it does not function best on a mobile phone. Please complete this process by Friday, September 15th. Additional instructions.
Student Parking and how to apply for a parking permit for the 23-24 school year
Please review the Campus Parking Update, that was sent out to families during the 22-23 school year.
**The Parking Permit Application for the 23-24 School year will first be sent to the senior class of 2024 the first week of August. The application will be opened to the junior class of 2025 the second week of August. Due to construction on campus, we are limited on the number of parking permits that will be available for next school year. The parking permit application can be located on our website under the STEM Backpack once it has opened. Student's must have a valid driver's license in order to be considered for a parking permit. Applications for students with a learner's permit will not be accepted.
Planning a trip during the 23-24 school year? Be sure to read....
If you are planning a family trip for the coming year, please be sure to turn in the Request Form for Educational and Family Trips, no less than 2 weeks prior to the request. During the summer months, this form can be emailed to email@example.com. Once school begins August 28, forms should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org
STEM Counseling Department
STEM Academy Counselors:
All counselors see students in grades 9-12.
Ms. Mary Wallin: Last names A-C
Mr. David Stratton: Last names D-Kl
Ms. Stacey Hewitt: Last names Ko- Ra
Ms. Leanne Glowik : Last names Re - Z
Ms. Stephanie Rockowitz, Counseling Secretary/Registrar
Ms. Jennifer Stull, Prevention Specialist
The STEM Counseling Office will be open throughout summer break every Monday through Thursday from 8am to 2pm for general inquiries. School counselors are also available to meet on select dates throughout the summer. You are encouraged to reach out to Mrs. Rockowitz (email@example.com) or your school counselor to make an appointment on their assigned day(s). STEM Summer Counseling Office Schedule Summer 2023
Working permits can also be obtained in the Counseling Office. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements during the summer months.
- More information can be found in the STEM Backpack at the bottom of the page.
Home and School Association
2023-2024 STEM HSA Board
President: Michelle Smith
Secretary: Heather Steiger
Home and School Meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month beginning at 7:00 pm. More details and an updated schedule will be posted to the website in the coming weeks.
Thank you to everyone that was able to volunteer at events, make a donation, or contribute in any way throughout the 22-23 school year.
Ongoing Student Life Donations
Our student life programs are funded through family donations. If you have you would like make a donation, please do so today:
All students at STEM are encouraged to participate in athletic programs offered at their home schools.
An activity bus is available for students heading to East to participate daily, and is located in the bus loop at dismissal.
To find more information about what sports are offered at your students’ homeschool, please choose one of the following that links directly to the correct Athletics page:
Downingtown STEM Academy
The Downingtown STEM Academy is the third high school in the Downingtown Area School District. The STEM Academy opened in the fall of 2011 at 335 Manor Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335.
The Academy is an IB World School offering every student the opportunity to earn an IB Diploma. The curriculum offers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Pathways. Students are engaged in rigorous, challenging academic work that requires a mindset of growth and effort.