Archive for February, 2018

Chess Team Update


Congratulations to STEM’s chess team for their win 11-1 over Salina yesterday.

Their next match is Thursday against Bryant.

Science Fair Boards


Reminder: All science boards are due on Friday, March 9.

All 6th and 7th graders will be given two work days in Mr. Segerstrom’s class next Monday & Tuesday to assemble their boards.

All 8th graders are on their own to assemble boards.

If you need things printed, just email any teacher:)

Late Work due Friday


ALL work for the first half of the marking period is due by Friday, March 2!

Newspaper Club Schedule Changes

Newspaper Club will NOT meet this week. Mr. Tawile will not be here:)
Next week, Newspaper Club will meet on Thursday, 3/8 because of conferences.

Yearbook Sales

Yearbooks forms were sent home today with students to order their yearbook for this school year.
The basic yearbook is $16.00 Checks are to be made payable to LIFETOUCH.  Cash is accepted – exact change is appreciated.
Money and order forms are due to MS. FRYZEL by March 23rd.
Yearbooks can also be ordered online at YBPAY.LIFETOUCH.COM  school code #12296018

Spring Conferences


Spring Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 7.

We will NOT be running student-led conferences this time around.

Instead, we are going to use this time as an opportunity to meet with the parents of students who will be receiving a progress report. Rather than mailing, we will hand out progress reports during conferences.


Open “drop-in” style conferences will occur between 5:10-6:30 pm. All parents and families are welcome to visit!

Scheduled meetings will take place from 3:30-5:00. Teachers will be making telephone contact over the next week to set up a time with select students.

If you have a conflict with the date or time of these conferences please contact a teacher with your concerns or questions at any time! We are always willing to meet:)

Chess Match Tuesday, Feb. 27


The chess team has a match tomorrow, Feb. 27 against Salina. Members of the chess team will be dismissed at 2:35 pm.

Box Tops Due Wednesday!


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Please submit your box tops collection to your AA teacher.

The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Thank you!


U of M Summer Camps for Pre-College Students


The following is information regarding summer camps at U of M:

1)   the New UM Youth Hub

UM is moving to a centralized UM Youth, which we are hoping will eventually make things easier on your end (we are still working on it, so this year, maybe not easier) and to allow us to more efficiently manage our program applications and collect data on our programs to measure effectiveness.

The Youth Hub went live yesterday afternoon and more UM applications/programs are being added every day.

Nearly every opportunity listed will require that students and/or a parent to have a Youth Hub account. This will allow applications to be saved to return to later.

Features are being added to the Youth Hub daily (for example, searching and sorting features and, we are hoping eventually, credit card payment!).

We expect there to be some issues as we start to use this tool and so we are planning on patience and flexibility on our side, and hoping the same from you!

2)    WISE Camp Information
In addition to finding WISE camp information on the Youth Hub, you can always find information on our WISE web site:
Under the K-12 Students and Families link.

This summer we are running the following day camps:

• Girls in Science and Engineering (GISE) Camp

Dates: June 18-22, 2018

Application Link

A summer day camp for students finishing grades 7 and 8.

• Girls Code Camp

Dates: July 9-13, 2018

Application Link

The Girls Code Camp introduces students to programming and programming concepts in a fun and supportive environment. This is a commuter program for students finishing grades 8-12.

WISE continues to sponsor these following day camps on UM Campus:

• miRcore Computational Biology Camp

Dates: 2 Sessions

Session 1: June 18-22, 2018 (finishing 9th grade and above)

Session 2: July 16-20, 2018 (finishing 8th grade and above)


This camp is for academically motivated current high school and 8th grade students (young women and men) interested in computer, math, science, and medicine.

Run by with campus support from UM WISE Program.

• miRcore Biotechnology Camp for High School Students

Dates: June 25-29, 2018

Prerequisite: miRcore Computational Biology Camp


This camp focuses on nucleotide hybridization and combines UNIX usage, wet-lab experiments, and thermodynamics to teach current nucleotide biotechnology.

Run by with campus support from UM WISE Program. 

• miRcore Camp for R Programming

Dates: July 23-27, 2018


This camp provides statistical methods in the context of disease research. It is for current high school and exceptional 8th grade students who want to learn computer programming in relation to future biomedical applications.

Run by with campus support from UM WISE Program. 


Dates: July 23 – August 3, 2018


Offered by UM School of Music Department of Performing Arts Technology (PAT), co-sponsored by WISE.
UM Faculty Director: Professor Michael Gurevich

Tuition for 2 weeks is $900
Need-based funding available through the GiMaT program
(additional scholarships are available through UM’s Center for Educational Outreach:

Complete Info:

Science EXPO Update


The date of the STEM Science EXPO will be Monday, March 12 2018 from 4:30-6:00 pm.

Students are currently working on the conclusion, abstract, and future implications sections in language arts class. These are due tomorrow to the google classroom.

Students should be working to piece together their trifold board soon, and this would be a great project for midwinter break:) If you need something printed, you may email or share it with any teacher and we will print for you.

Final project boards must be turned in on Friday, March 9. 


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