STEM Updates

May 2022

Upcoming Events


02-06 Teacher Appreciation Week

05 8th grade Science/Biology EOC

06 Esports/StuCo EOY Party 12:30pm

06 3rd grade Glow Day

06 8th grade Social Studies/US History EOC

06 Dual Credit End Date

06 Senior Meeting

10 3rd-8th Math STAAR

11 3rd-8th Reading STAAR

12 5th Science STAAR

12 NHS Induction 6pm

13 5th to 6th Bridge

16 Top 5 Breakfast

16-20 Breakfast Fundraiser - Founders

17 KG-2nd Field Day

18 3rd-5th Field Day

18 K-2 Field Trip

19 8th to 9th Bridge 6:00 pm

19 High School Club Showcase 6:00-8:00 PM

20 Lemonade Stand—3rd Grade 9:30am

20 MS/HS Awards Ceremony

20 Adopt-A-Senior Parade—8am

23 Secondary Device Pick Up

23 Secondary Game Day – Founders

23 1st & 2nd Grade Award Ceremony

24 3rd-5th Grade Award Ceremony

24 Elementary Device Pick Up

25 Boat Races

26 Boat Races

26 Secondary Game Day –Building 200

26 Senior Sunset

27 Teacher Records Day

27 Kinder Celebration 9am at the Wagner

27 Senior Graduation 7pm at the Wagner

*All events are subject to cancellation or change

2022-2023 School Calendar

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Student Device Turn In - May 23rd and 24th

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UTPB Girls Summer Basketball Camp - Click the flyer to register online!


Orlando Trip Information

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From Ms. Villarreal

Catered Lunch Options

Click below to order lunch for your students. Beginning next week, there will be lunch options Monday-Thursday! Go to our website under the Parent Resource tab to order!

Elementary Updates

Dear Parents,

Thank you for showing your support at our first annual Kids' Nutrition & Fun Family Fitness night! The students did a great job providing us with healthy snacks and we all thoroughly enjoyed the family walk/run at the end of the night. What a great way to kick off STAAR season by fueling our body with healthy snacks and expending energy with physical activity!

Please ensure your child gets plenty of rest and eats a healthy breakfast next week as we begin our STAAR testing and remember to pack your child a lunch as no outside lunches can be delivered this week. The schedule for elementary students in grades 3 through 5 follows:

  • Tuesday, May 10: Mathematics
  • Wednesday, May 11: ELAR
  • Thursday, May 12: Science (5th grade only)

The month of May is a busy one. Weekly emails will be sent out informing families of events for the week. Some events coming up are the Elementary Field Days, Award Ceremonies, 3rd Grade Culminating PBL, ESports, K-2 Field Trip, and Kinder Celebration. In addition to these events, elementary teachers in K-2 are scheduling end of the year conferences with parents. Watch your emails for information from your child's teachers.

Best Regards,

Monica Elizondo, M.Ed.

Elementary Principal

The University of Texas Permian Basin STEM Academy

Elementary Programs Cheat Sheet

Want to know more about Google Suite or any of the many programs used in elementary classes? Click the document below.
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Secondary Updates

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We find ourselves at the end of another academic year. This is my 18th year in education and I am always amazed at how fast the year seems to fly by. May is always a bittersweet moment with Senior Graduation. However, there is much to celebrate this month, as you can tell by the very full calendar of events listed above.

One of my primary goals as the secondary principal has been to bring a sense of cohesion to our students in grades 6-12. Adding a grade every year has seen last year’s graduating class with a lot of traditions our high school students can take part in. We will continue our high school events, but we wanted to look to our middle school students too. This year, our team has been able to branch out. Our 8th graders will get to participate in the inaugural Bridging Ceremony. This event is a symbolic representation of the students coming over to our high school and joining one of the three high school pathways. We hope you 8th grade parents will make sure and complete the survey you received and participate with us that evening.

The last event is our annual Boat Race engineering design challenge. All of our students in grades 6-12 are grouped with their peers to design a card board boat held together by duct tape. They are challenged to cross the UTPB pool in the fastest (non-sinking boat). This event is always a hoot!

The next two weeks are STAAR/EOC testing for our middle & high school students. Please see the attached schedule to make sure you students are going to bed at an appropriate hour and eating a healthy breakfast in the morning. We got this Falcons!

In Service to others,

Mr. Cody Griffin

Principal STEM Academy Middle/High School




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Summer Camp Opportunities


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Secondary Programs Cheat Sheet

Want to know more about Google Suite or any of the many programs used in secondary classes? Click the document below.

School Hours

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2021-2022 Grant Applications

Below are links to the grants for which STEM is applying.

Plans for Federal Funds


ESSER III (ARP) Community Feedback and Input Survey

Federal Report Card 20-21