Archive for April, 2021
Spend a STEAMy Summer with the STEM Staff
*Check out the alliteration 🙂 We are already having fun!
NO Zoom! NO Schoology! NO IXLs! NO homework!
Just a summer of hands on fun and camaraderie – this is NOT your average summer school 🙂
Your STEM teachers have lined up a TON of fun, hands on project based activities that you don’t want to miss out on!
Build and launch your own rocket, build a bridge, paint a mural on a school wall, design and build a lighting solution, create and play your own board game, learn how to make elephant toothpaste, challenge a teacher to a potato sack race, join a book club, learn about forensic science and investigate a crime scene, and this is only half of what we have planned!
Are you excited yet? We are!
Don’t be bored this summer, fill out the Summer Camp application linked here and come have fun with us and your classmates.
DATES & TIME OPTIONS:
Testing started off with some bumps and glitches, but overall has gone very well.
8th graders have completed the science parts 1 and 2 test and most of the 6th and 7th graders have finished the ELA test.
Thursday and Friday 8th graders will take the social studies test and 6th and 7th graders will now take the MATH test. We are ahead of schedule!
That means we will be done M-STEP testing this week and there will be NO testing next week.
Next week will go back to normal school with no asynchronous days.
Attached is the order form for the 2021 class t-shirt. If you attend school in person, Ms. Bissonette and I will also hand a hard copy out today and tomorrow.
If you would like to order a shirt or hoodie, please fill out and return the form to Ms. Fryzel no later than THURSDAY, MAY 6TH.
Please make checks payable to cash or please have the EXACT amount in cash.
If you are attending school virtually, please send your order in with another student or drop it off in the office to Ms. Beth.
Due: Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Building internet and phones are down on the Dearborn heights campus. B group students still need to report to the building. A group students will not remote in and should work on late work and projects. We will keep you updated.
The district offers students the opportunity to test out of high school courses by completing an exam which is given at the end of the school year. While students may test out of any course, I recommend that if your child can read, write and speak a language other than English, that they attempt the test-out for World Language.
8th grade students who did not pass the Algebra I midterm exam may also take the test out for that course as well. To attend DCMST, students must have Algebra I credit.
If they pass the test, they will be granted .5 credit for each test they pass up to 1 credit. To graduate from high school, Dearborn students must earn 23 credits total. Two of those credits need to be World Language.
If you would like for your child to participate in the test out, please fill in this short form so I can enroll them. The test will be given on Wednesday, June 16 at ASC. The deadline to register is May 3.
Here is the link to the form to register https://forms.gle/EUdt8qJrAJ5rfA8T8.
STEM Middle School
STEM PTA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting next Monday 04/19/2021@6:00 PM
Topic: STEM PTA’s Zoom Meeting
Time: Apr 19, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 873 1983 1834
Parent Teacher Conferences are Thursday from 4-7pm on Zoom.
Here’s the link to the SignupGenius.
Since conferences are only one day, please reserve times for students who are are having a difficult time in school right now. Feel free to email a teacher with questions if you cannot get a spot!
The letter that was posted about M-STEP testing is intended ONLY for those students who have NOT been attending school in person since we have returned to hybrid learning, If your student has remained at home this semester and you do not want them to come into the building to take the M-STEP, please fill out the form linked in the letter. Also, if you could please send Ms. Fryzel or Mr. Baydoun an email that you are filling out the form that would be very helpful as we plan and schedule testing.
If your student HAS been attending in person learning this entire time, the letter is not intended for you and the form is not for you to fill out.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.