Sharing Our Good News (04/26/24)


STEM Hosts 2nd Annual Geography Bee

Geography Bee!
We had 19 geographically talented contestants from grades 4-8 compete in the 2nd edition of the STEM Geography Bee. After answering enough correctly in the opening 8 rounds, 12 qualified for the elimination round before the Championship Round saw the top 2 competitors go head-to-head in a best-of-3 series of questions.
Winning with 2/3 correct, the 2024 STEM Geography Bee champion is 8th grader John Galatos with 7th grader Arihant Soni finishing runner-up.
Congratulations to the winners and all of the contestants!

Inspirational Chalk Messages Line STEM's Sidewalks for Senior Walk

Written in chalk.
Just a few of the many inspirational chalk art messages that surround the campus. These are messages that our seniors walked over during STEM’s Senior Walk when the class of 2024 was celebrated.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to add these displays of appreciation and inspiration for our graduating class!

Center for Strength Hosting Events For Five Year Anniversary of May 7th

Looking ahead to May 7th.
The Center for Strength has several events planned for the month of May as we look ahead to the five year anniversary of May 7th and also, the closure of the center.
On May 3rd, Center for Strength will be hosting a blood drive from 8:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in their parking lot.
On May 7th, we welcome you to join our community to gather for a day of remembrance from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Civic Green Park. One of the main events that day is ‘Kendrick’s Kindness Movement’. Designated rocks at Civic Green Park will be painted to create a mural in honor of Kendrick Castillo. You can also stop by the center and pick up a small rock to paint it with positive messaging or artwork and keep it with you or give to someone who could use a smile.
You are also welcome to stop by the center to visit ‘Kendrick’s Corner’, a space within the building dedicated to his memory.
On May 31st, we invite you to bid farewell to The Center for Strength from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. The event will include games, rock art, a crepe truck and of course, sharing what will be a beautiful display from ‘Kendrick’s Kindness Movement’.
Check out this video promo for more details and we look forward to coming together with you for all of these events during this month of reflection and healing.

STEM Class of 2024 Students Take One Final Lap Around Campus During Senior Walk

One final lap.
The STEM Senior Class of 2024 was honored with the annual Senior Walk. This is a tradition at STEM where our graduating class walks a lap around the entire school, while wearing their college or STEM spirit gear.
Along the way, the seniors are celebrated by staff and students of all grade levels. For many of our seniors, the walk is like stepping through a time machine, exchanging smiles with familiar faces including dedicated teachers who helped them make it to this point.
Congratulations seniors on graduation and this next exciting chapter in your lives!

STEM Senior Accepted To United States Air Force Academy

student accepted to air force academy
Congratulations to STEM Senior Andrew Hathaway on being accepted to The United States Air Force Academy! Attending the academy has been a lifelong dream for Andrew and he says he could not be more excited. His desire to join the USAF began when he was a boy scout.
Andrew says STEM has greatly helped him prepare for this transition and that he will continue to focus his studies on engineering.
His long term goal is to become a pilot for the U.S. Air Force and fly the C-17. Way to go Andrew!
Be on the lookout for his video interview soon as part of our STEM Student Spotlight!

STEM 5th Graders Get Up Close History Lesson With Revolutionary War Reenactment

Looking good in those uniforms!
STEM 5th graders have been getting ready for the annual Revolutionary War Reenactment. The parking lot practice sessions are a chance to get all of the formations correct prior to the big event at Chatfield.
At STEM, we look for any opportunity to make history come alive and get students engaged. The students look forward to this event every year!

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