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Dates to know...

  • 1/5/21: Staff in-service day (NO learners)

  • 1/6/21: All learners report to classes

  • 1/11/21: UA classes resume

  • 1/15/21: Impact Day and early release for learners

  • 1/18/21: MLK Day, no classes

  • 1/19/21: Stark State classes resume

  • 1/22/21: Career Expo, 9th grade

  • 1/29/21: Impact Day and early release for learners

  • 2/4/21: Interim Conferences, 2:30-6:30PM

Call-offs and Tech Troubles?  Report them to the main office and Coach Derrig so attendance is captured correctly.  The main office number is 330-761-7965 or email lderrig@apslearns.org 

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  • UA CCP Learners - The University of Akron begins classes
    the week of January 11.  The last day for students to drop
    classes without financial penalty for a regular 15-week
    course will be Friday, January 22 by 5 p.m.  The withdrawal
    period will begin on Monday, January 25 and ends on Friday,
    February 26 by 5 p.m.  Students would be financially
    responsible for course withdrawals during that period.

  • Stark State CCP Learners - Online and on campus courses
    start Tuesday, January 19. Students should have received their acceptance letter in the mail over winter break. You are required to complete the New Student Orientation as instructed in the letter. Completing the orientation will enable you to access your course material on the first day of class. If you have not received this letter, please contact Coach Grandison. 

  • ACT National Test Dates - This link provides the upcoming test dates, registration deadlines, and additional information regarding the registration process. 

  • Interested in CCP at APS? Check out this flyer...

From the Counselor...
Help the STEM Yearbook AND earn extra credit!
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Resources to support remote learning

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9th Grade students will be selecting their pathway in early February! To prepare, they will participate in a virtual Career Expo at the end of January. More details will be coming soon!

How can STEM HS support all learners and increase engagement?  What systems are in place to support STEM learning goals?

As part of your system to support Mastery, a specially designed schedule was created to allow for additional individualized or small groups sessions with the learning coaches.  For your reference I have outlined the resources available to help all learners reach Mastery.  Please take advantage of these sessions and ensure that your child is attending IMPACT.  IMPACT is a mandatory part of our STEM program.

Your learner can attend:

  • Daily Google Meets where clarifying questions can be addressed by staff and collaboration can occur with peers.

  • Daily office hours, Monday-Thursday from 2:00-2:30 where learners can get one on one support to the learning standards.

  • IMPACT sessions twice per month for small group and one on one support

  • Asynchronous Friday for individual and differentiated instruction.

  • After Hours Tutoring is available until 7 pm Monday-Thursday and from 10-2 on Saturdays.  The number to call is 330-761-7943,or you can join with a Google Meet Link located on akronschools.com

  • Email your learning coaches for support as needed

How can I get support for stress and anxiety in this remote learning model?​

  • After Hours Counseling is available from 4-7 pm Monday-Thursday and from 10-2 pm on Saturdays.  The number to call is 330-761-7943, or you can join with a Google Meet Link located on akronschools.com.

  • Daily, Coach Grandison is accessible via email to set up appointments to talk or connect to community resources for support.  His email address is mrg47219@apslearns.org

My learner failed a class marking period 1, how can my learner get back on track to earn credit at the end of the first semester?

  • Credit at the semester is calculated by three parts:  marking period 1 grade, marking period 2 grade, and the semester exam.

  • If your learner failed a course for marking period 1, they will need to pass marking period 2 and the semester exam at a mastery level.

  • Attend all IMPACT sessions, reach out during office hours for support, engage in all Google Classroom lessons, and check HAC weekly for missing assignments.

  • Communicate with learning coaches and schedule a conference on November 12th if your learner is falling behind.

STEM Celebrations!

Despite the challenges of remote learning, STEM Learners and Learning Coaches continue to innovate and impress! Check out some of their accomplishments thus far!

Congrats to the following STEM Physics Learners who placed in the top 10 at the brand new APS Physics Classes Rube Goldberg Challenge!

  • Kynan Davis, 2nd place

  • Issac Gifford, 4th place

  • Christoper Anderson, 8th place

See more here!

Enjoy our virtual tour of the STEM HS Class of 2021's Capstones!

From the STEM PTSA
  • Welcome 2021! We hope you had a nice break and are ready for the promise of what a new year brings.  The  PTSA is always accepting new members, you can join at any time by visiting our memberhub page at nihfstemptsa.new.memberhub.store. I know this year has been a little different, we appreciate your support as we continue to move through the year.  

  • Acme has ended the Community Cashback program for the season.  If you were able to save any of your receipts for the PTSA, please bring them to the school as the office will collect them for us.  Please turn them in by  January 25th to allow us time to count and submit them.  We appreciate your support.

  • Should you have any questions at any time, please reach out via email at nihfstemptsa@gmail.com
     

Lauren Presutti

NIHF STEM PTSA President

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