Class News

NWEA Testing


NWEA Testing begins tomorrow! Be sure to be here on time for first hour.

Please get a good night’s rest and eat breakfast tomorrow.

The cafeteria serves FREE breakfast before school if you are interested.

Pizza Sale Friday


Pizza will be sold for $1 per slice on Friday. The sale will be after school on the half-day near the exit doors.

8th Grade Only RE: High School Options

STEM Parents,
The application is now available to ALL 8th grade STEM students for the following high schools.
  1. Advanced Manufacturing-Students wanting a career in the Manufacturing Industry / Engineering
  2. Henry Ford Early College-Students wanting a career in health
  3. New for Fall 2019, Pre-Education-Students wanting a career as an educator

8th grade STEM students should check their district email for the link.  It can ONLY be completed from this email account.  The application is due by March 1st.

Feel free to contact Brian Kemian, the STEM counselor, if you have any questions about the 9th grade options for your child. You can contact him at 313.827.1914 or email at

8th Grade ONLY RE: Algebra 1 Credit


Here is some information from the math department regarding Algebra 1 credit:

In order to earn high school credit for this coursework, your child must:

  • Earn a 78% or higher on both semester exams.  Exams will be given at the end of semester 1 and semester 2.

  • Pass each marking period with a C or higher

Placement into high school math will be determined by the receiving high school.  Some factors considered are:

  • Math credit earned in Algebra 1
  • NWEA Math RIT score
  • PSAT Math score


STEM Family Night – Save the Date

When: Friday, Feb 1st
Where: In the STEM classrooms and gymnasium
Time: 5-7pm
Activities: Uno, Board games, Karaoke, Nintendo Switch, Arts/Crafts, Open gym, Students vs Staff Volleyball, Jenga,  and Blanket Making.
Food for Sale: Pizza, water, chips, bake sale items
Students must be with their family to attend.
More information coming soon!

NWEA Testing


The NWEA Testing Schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, Jan. 16 Reading

Thursday, Jan. 17 Math

Thursday, Jan. 24 Language

Friday, Jan. 25 Science

Testing will take place in first hour and last most of the day.

Please do not be tardy for first hour or absent from school (unless you are sick, of course:) !

STEM School’s Episode of, “This Week In Dearborn With Mayor O’Reilly”.


The STEM School/Blue Ribbon episode of This Week In Dearborn With Mayor O’Reilly went on the air on Jan 3.

Here is the link:

Middle School Athletics


Mr. Theisen would like to share some information about upcoming athletic opportunities:


Girls Basketball Tryouts are coming up.  They are set to start around 1/22.  Please contact your home middle school basketball coach if you are interested in trying out and to make sure you get the right date for your school.

Boys Swimming is coming up.  There are no tryouts for boys swimming.  Any boy who is interested in swimming can join their home middle schools program.  The season is set to start around 1/22 so please contact your swim coach and make sure to get the correct date/times.

Physical activity and joining a team is a great way to improve your health and be apart of the community.

GO STEM! Mr. Theisen

Use this link to see the schedules for all sports:

Sports Schedule Link


No Chess Thursday


Mr. Miller has a science meeting, so there is no chess this Thursday.

Stop Motion Animation Club Returns to STEM


Stop-Motion Animation Club is about to begin again! Staring Tuesday, February 19 and running for 5 weeks, the club meets from 2:30 – 3:30 in Ms. Fryzel’s room.

Alex Thomas worked for the Cartoon Network and brings his expertise to our students. If you participated last year, he has all NEW lessons for this year.

Please see the flyer and register today online – the cost is $95 per student.

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