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Dates to know...

  • 3/3: NHS application packets due

  • 3/12: End of Marking Period 3

  • 3/15-3/21: Stark State Spring Break for CCP Learners (STEM is in session)

  • 3/15: Shift to In-Person/Remote learning

  • 3/19: College Credit Plus 10 week Interim Reports due to School Counselor. Note:  Grades will be used for MP 4 Interim grades. An “F” will be entered for a grade if no report is submitted

  • 4/12-4/16: STEM HS & UA Spring Break (Stark State CCP still in session)

  • 4/21: NHS Spring Induction Ceremony

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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  • For the current senior class, I will host a google meet on Thursday, March 4 at 11:30 am to assist those who will need assistance with the ACT online registration process. To access the meeting, visit https://meet.google.com/vxs-gnvf-ged

  • For learners and families who are interested in participating in the College Credit Plus program, please submit the Letter of Intent to Coach Grandison at mrg47219@apslearns.org

  • Upward Bound Math/Science & Pre-Engineering Program is a federally funded TriO program, located at The University of Akron, which works with 9th-12th graders residing within Summit County, Ohio. Our goal is to work with students who come from low-income and/or first-generation backgrounds to help prepare them for their future academic or career endeavors. Our program specifically looks at the educational fields of Math, Science, Engineering and Medicine, and we are looking for students with an interest in these fields to join our program. If interested, please complete the Upward Bound Math/Science & Pre-Engineering Program Application. 

  • Upward Bound Classic is a federally funded TRiO program through The University of Akron. The Program is year-round and geared towards students with academic potential and interested in going to college after graduation from high school. Students attending Akron Public Schools, grades 8, 9 and 10, are eligible to apply. Students are usually admitted to the Program in the Fall, Spring, or Summer. There is no cost to participate.

  • College Credit Plus 

    • The University of Akron will be hosting an online CCP Information Night on Tuesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. Interested learners and families welcome to register: https://uakron.secure.force.com/events/targetX_eventsb__events#/esr?eid=a0u1R00000BSeZiQAL

    • Applicants can be reviewed under the test-score optional criteria, but they must meet the 3.0 cumulative GPA for eligibility.  Since the flexibility is legislated by the state, there are no exceptions to the 3.0 GPA.  Please note, admission does not guarantee enrollment into specific college courses. Course registration is contingent upon meeting prerequisites or successfully completing placement testing. Students admitted without ACT/ SAT scores, or students with test scores who do not automatically place into college-level courses will be required to complete necessary placement testing through the University.  Placement testing is administered after students are admitted and have confirmed their enrollment to be assigned to a mandatory orientation program. 

    • All new learners and families interested in learning more about the requirements and enrollment process are welcome to watch College Credit Plus Information Night Presentation from the previously scheduled CCP Information Night. 

    • Coach Grandison will host individual sessions with interested families per request. Assistance will also be provided with the application process. The application deadline to enroll in Summer or Fall courses at The University of Akron is April 15th. The application deadline to enroll in Summer or Fall courses at Stark State College is April 1. 

    • To ensure your interest is properly captured, please complete the Google Form by Friday, March 12 at 3:00 pm.  You will also need to sign and forward your Letter of Intent to Coach Grandison at mrg47219@apslearns.org

  • For more information, please refer to the Information flyer

From the Counselor...
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CCAA News...
  • Sophomores and Junior learners in the Biotechnology and Software Engineering & Robotics pathway will be participating in their Industry Field Experiences and Job Shadows during the third week of March.

  • Freshman will complete their college visit during Freshman Seminar the second week of March to help them think about future plans after graduation.

From the STEM PTSA
  • THE PTSA would like to thank you for your continued support in this rather challenging school year.  Because of this strange school year, we have decided to continue accepting memberships all year.  If you haven’t had a chance to join our team you can do so at https://nihfstemhighptsa.memberhub.store/store  

  • A HUGE thank you to all who were saving and donating  ACME Community Cashback receipts, we appreciate your support.  We will tally these all up soon for submission so if you are still holding onto any receipts, please get them to the school office by Feb 1st.  Should you have any questions about memberships, scholarships or anything else, please contact us at nihfstemptsa@gmail.com.
     

Lauren Presutti

NIHF STEM PTSA President

Help the STEM Yearbook AND earn extra credit!

After a FULL YEAR we are finally back to learning in person!​

Take some cool pics of you being BACK at STEM and email it to Coach Metcalf at kmetcal3@apslearns.org during March. Make sure to include your name and grade level.

If you are remaining remote, send in a pic of your remote learning set-up WITH YOU IN IT!

When you submit your picture, you will earn EXTRA CREDIT from Coaches Burger, Cohen, Shecalf, and Johnson!

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Resources to support remote learning

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!

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