STEAM Middle School
Wolverine News Volume 15
November 20th-November 24th
Monday, November 20th-Friday, November, 24th: Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 27th-Monday, December 11th: Toys For Tots collection (details below)
Friday, December 1st: STEAM Art Show
Thursday, December 7th: STEAM Beginning Band Concert @ 6:30 pm, BHS Auditorium
Friday, December 8th: STEAM Winter Dance 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday, December 14th: BISD Film Festival (details below)
Friday, December 22nd: Student Early Release
Monday, December 25th-Monday, January 8th: Winter Break
Tuesday, January 9th: Welcome back, Spring semester!
Add the STEAM calendar to stay up-to-date!
(Click the + in the bottom right hand corner to add the calendar)
KMS & HMS Calendars
We will include important dates to our STEAM calendar, but feel free to add Kerr or Hughes!
STEAM House Winner
Congratulations to KAWANI our house winner this week!
Students in the KAWANI house may have free dress on Monday, November 27th.
KAWANI Students must pick up high school dress sticker in the cafeteria upon arrival.
Students without stickers will have to change into standardized dress.
*Within high school dress guidelines.
Grade Level Newsletters
Grade level newsletters will provide information for your student's classes as well as keep you up to date with events to come!
Wolverine JOI Club Toys For Tots Collection
The Wolverine Junior Optimist Club will begin the
Toys For Tots collection campaign on November 27 - December 11.
STEAM Art Show
STEAM Dance: "Chill!"
Fun Friday hosted by NJHS
Starting December 1st, send your kids with some money to help support the National Juniors Honor Society!
Prices will include:
Gatorade = $2.00; Cheez-its = $1.50; Poptarts - $1.00; Takis - $1.50; Chip Varieties - $2.00; Small Candy Canes = $0.50.
BISD Film Festival 2017
BISD Film Festival, Dec. 14 @ Venue 510 - Join us for a night at the movies! Student filmmakers and producers choose their own theme and submit their work(s) in several categories to be judged by Emmy Award-winning judges!
STEAM Box Tops
STEAM Tutoring Schedules
Use this link for the most up-to-date tutoring schedules!
What are the benefits of tutoring?
- Tutoring offers individual and structured learning
- Develops a rapport between teacher and student, allowing for a more meaningful connection to material
- Enhances student's performance and growth
- Creates a positive attitude toward the subject
- Encourages self-directed learning
- Allows for practice in the related subject area without the risk associated in a classroom setting
- Improves self-esteem
Students are encouraged to attend a tutoring time that best meets their schedule.
This means that if a teacher does not offer tutoring at a time that works for the student, they may attend an alternate teacher's tutoring session for that subject.
Please reach out to your student's teacher if there are special circumstances.
Counseling Corner with Mrs. Harrison
Learning coping mechanisms is crucial for dealing with stress.
KidsHealth offers great tips for learning how to help your child deal with life's stressors, click here to read the article.
Mrs. Morgan Harrison, Counselor
A Note From Nurse Shields
Shhh…. Screenings in Progress!
Beginning on Tuesday, November 28th, I will begin the annual State Hearing and Vision Screenings for all 7th grade students. If your student wears glasses or contacts, please make sure they wear them or bring them to school during the entire week. If your child fails to wear/bring their glasses, they will be screened without them. If they fail the screening, they will be re-screened and/or referred. I will notify the parents of any student who fails their hearing and/or vision screening. If you do not get a letter from me stating your child failed their screening, it is safe to assume they passed. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Brittney.Shields@bisdmail.net
Communication is key in any working relationship. Stay up-to-date with your student's academics through the STEAM, individual teacher, and BISD websites as well as weekly grade level newsletters.
Who should you contact first in the event clarification is needed regarding your child?
Your child's teacher(s).
Our facilitators know your student and care about their success. If you have questions regarding assignments, behavior, or specific events, reach out to them.
Use this link to find individual teacher emails.
Attendance is of utmost importance. When students are absent, not only do they miss out on direct instruction, but also they have assignments that begin to pile up. While sometimes being absent is unavoidable, especially if a student has a fever or doctor's orders to stay home, if at all possible make sure they attend every day.
In Texas, students are required to attend school no less than 90% of the time, or to be absent no more than 17 days. When students pass 17 days of absences (EVEN excused with a doctor's note and partial absences) they are subject to loss of credit. Loss of credit means that they will not be given credit for courses.
We understand that sometimes absences are unavoidable but, if a student is in any way able to come to school it is important that they attend.
Doctor and Personal Appointments
Please make sure that when scheduling appointments for students, that they are before or after school. Attendance is crucial and we ask that if an appointment must be made during the school day, that they occur after 10:00 am.
Reminder About Drop-Off & Pick-Up Procedures
As we begin a new semester, please see below for reminders of the STEAM arrival and dismissal procedures.
Please click here to view the STEAM Middle School drop-off and pick-up procedures. Upon viewing the link, see below for further clarification.
Drop Off Procedures:
When dropping off your STEAM student in the morning, please use "Lane 1" to drop off students that need to go to the Band/Fitness Center.
Please use "Lane 2" to drop off students that do not need to go to the Band/Fitness Center prior to entering the main building.
In order to exit our student drop off/pick up location, as the red arrows indicate, take two left turns to return to the driveway and exit the school property on to Linda Drive.
Pick Up Procedures:
As students exit the main building, students will utilize Lane 1/Lane 2 by crossing at the designated areas.
What is S.T.E.A.M.?
Click here to view our STEAM Trust Card-Level Requirements.
Remember, at the end of each six weeks, we will review daily attendance, grades, discipline referral, and tardy data by-student to determine who qualifies for each of the three levels of trust cards. Then, according to the data, new trust cards will be issued each six weeks.
Level 1 Blue Trust Card contains 6 privileges. Level 2 Red Trust Card contains 12 privileges. Level 3 Platinum Trust Card contains 17 privileges. Again, these privileges can be redeemed from any STEAM staff member throughout a six weeks. Use them because you have earned them by your hard work in showing respect, taking responsibility, embodying excellence, having an amiable attitude, and making a difference! Also, ask your teachers how you can earn back privileges that you have already redeemed.
Students who receive a Positive Office Referral will automatically obtain a Platinum Trust Card for six weeks.
Click here to view descriptions for our Trust Card privileges.
Remember to wear your Trust Card, redeem your privileges, and celebrate your success! As you redeem your privileges, please find us, because we want to take your picture and celebrate with you!
Our STEAM social media accounts are updated frequently with the exciting things going on at STEAM. We would like to make sure your student is able to be a part of our STEAM videos and photos that we post on our STEAM social media accounts. Please update your student's directory information if you would like your STEAM student a part of our videos and photos. You may complete the attachment below and return this form to our front office.
I Love Burleson ISD
Please join us in supporting Burleson ISD by signing up for a yard sign or decal through ILoveBurlesonISD.net! Once you request your free yard sign or decal, it will be available for pick-up here at STEAM.
You can also follow ILoveBurlesonISD on facebook and twitter.
Below are the links:
I Love Burleson ISD (Facebook)
I Love Burleson ISD (Twitter)