To all 5th grade parents that have an interest in their child attending STEM next year please review the following established process. Keep in mind that STEM is a Magnet school located on the Dearborn Heights Campus with the Michael Berry Career Center. This means that all parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from school. Our start and end times are aligned to high school times, 7:15 am – 2:15 pm.
There is no enrollment process for our new 6th grade class. Instead, we will be sending out invitations to the top 120 Fifth grade students in the district and asking them to apply. If your student is in district, but not a DPS student, there will be an application posted on our blog (https://stem.dearbornschools.org/) mid-February .
We have set a minimum NWEA reading score of 222 and a minimum NWEA math score of 231 as our baseline (winter 2020 5th grade scores). In addition, students will need to have earned a 3 or a 4 on their 4th grade math and reading M-STEP tests. However, having these minimum scores does not mean that a student will receive an invitation. The top 120 students may very well achieve beyond these minimum scores. Invitations to apply will be mailed home sometime in March.
For a non-DPS student that applies, his/her application will be ranked with the 120 invitations that we send home to DPS students. If s/he ranks in the top 120, s/he will be emailed an invitation letter and be asked to email his/her interest in attending in the Fall. If s/he does not rank in the top 120, s/he will not receive a final invitation. Again, meeting the minimum scores does not guarantee acceptance.
Once the 120 students have responded to their invitations, if we have more than 60 students “accept”, there will be a lottery.
Geer Park Elementary is one of many Dearborn schools to receive a LEGO Foundation grant for our two FIRST LEGO League Jr robotics teams.
Our robotics students were asked to be part of a promotional video for the LEGO Foundation to show how the grant made the FLL Jr Robotics program available to students. Students and parents spent a Saturday morning in February working with a production crew in a studio in Downtown Detroit. Our students had a fun time being stars.
Our students are in the last half of the video and are wearing shirts that are light blue or white with green writing.
The video was released last week. Please see article below.
LEGO Foundation Grant Video Beginning in 2016, the LEGO Foundation provided FIRST with a 3-year grant to make FIRST LEGO League Jr. available to more students. This video highlights the impact of the grant, which ultimately helped 45,000 under-served and underrepresented children in STEM gain access to the program.
It is very important that all of our parents follow the steps to update your emergency contact information through parent connect. We use this information for calling home when a student is sick, knowing who can pick up your student during the day, and when sending out important emails. Please take the time to update this information as soon as possible. This process will need to be done each year and it is called “re-enrolling”. This just means that you are updating your contact and emergency information each school year. Please click on this link below for easy steps to complete your update.
من المهم جدًا أن يتبع جميع آبائنا الخطوات لتحديث معلومات الاتصال الخاصة بك في حالات الطوارئ من خلال اتصال الوالدين. نحن نستخدم هذه المعلومات للاتصال بالمنزل عندما يكون الطالب مريضاً ، ونعرف من يمكنه التقاط الطالب خلال اليوم ، وعند إرسال رسائل بريد إلكتروني مهمة. يرجى أخذ الوقت الكافي لتحديث هذه المعلومات في أسرع وقت ممكن. يجب أن تتم هذه العملية كل عام وتسمى “إعادة التسجيل”. هذا يعني فقط أنك تقوم بتحديث معلومات الاتصال الخاصة بك والطوارئ في كل عام دراسي. يرجى النقر على هذا الرابط أدناه للحصول على خطوات سهلة لإكمال التحديث. Click here