2014-2015, STEM Academy -- (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Career Tech Labs
Delta Sierra is offering a new and exciting STEM Academy that is designed to challenge the highest performing students on campus. This specialized field of study offers students who are advanced in Science and/or Mathematics, who are recommended by their 6th grade teacher (for incoming seventh graders) or are recommended by their 7th grade science or mathematics teacher (for incoming eighth graders), who complete an application (that includes parent/guardian permission), an interview process, and lastly, who are approved by the school principal, may take any or all combinations of projects in STEM Elective classes in order to maximize their ability to explore the concepts within Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics – STEM. Career Labs will focus on:
Students in the STEM Academy will have the opportunity to choose how far they want to explore and learn within the parameters of each STEM Elective class. Some projects require using iMac & HP All-in-One computers, Chromebooks to access the Internet, while other projects require the use of a Smartboard. Students will be able to handle other items such as: connectors, pins, wheels, shafts, pulleys & belts, sensors, gears, motors, Robot Control Sensors, power sources (batteries and electricity), wireless connectors, remote handheld controllers, gyroscope, cameras for land and underwater use, wireless aerial cameras, time-lapsed photography, and wireless video cameras. Some projects require students to use App Inventor software and an Emulator, while other projects involved video editing, broadcasting over an in school closed circuit TV system.
Furthermore, STEM Academy students will be encouraged to display their technical knowledge and skills at school events such as Back-to-School Night, Open House, and at local, regional, state, and in some cases international competitions. Field trips to places such as: The Tech Museum in San Jose, CA., the Career GPS at California Exposition in Sacramento, and other locations that feature STEM activities will be made available for students so that they will become more familiar of the career options in the field of STEM.
Due to the high degree of sophisticated equipment, tools, and operations, students must comply with all school rules and classroom procedures in their respective lab classroom setting. Violation of such rules, policies, and procedures could jeopardize a student’s placement in the STEM Academy.
The Third and Fourth Quarters of the 2013-2014 School Year
Now that the school year is in full swing students should remember our theme for the year which is to show "Respect, Cooperation, and Support" to peers and adults. Adhering to this theme will ensure success.
Instructional Binder: All students should be familiar with using their Instructional Binders that contain the student planner. All students are encouraged to keep up their daily agendas in their student planners by writing down class topic, objective, lessons, assessments, and homework. 7th grade students in particular should focus on writing everything down as this is new for them due to the transition from 6th grade into 7th grade.
Student Behavior Expectations: Students are expected to meet behavior expectations each day and to have a clean behavior chart at the end of each month. This shows that students have no infractions that have been listed. All students meeting this monthly goal earn the reward of attending the student citizenship luncheon hosted by Mr. Brad Watson, principal, and Mrs. Blanca Sahagun, title I teacher. Students who are not on the no participation list as verified by the vice principal Mr. Enrique Avalos will be able to continue to qualify to participate in school dances, field trips, and other incentives/rewards programs.
Homework, Quizzes/Tests, and Benchmark Assessments: Students are encouranged to continue demonstrating what they know about the curriculum as measured by quizzes, tests, and assessments. Doing so will enable students to increase their grade point averages (GPA) and thus qualify to attend the honor roll field trip if they have earned a 3.0 GPA or better.
Box Tops for Education
The Delta Sierra Middle School Bridge program is collecting Box Tops for Education in order to fundraise for enrichment items to be used by students. These Box Tops are coupon-like images that are found on many common household items; from food and drink to clothing and tissue. Please help us reach our goal by clipping these and having your student turn them into the office or the after school program.
Roles and Responsibilities
All 7th and 8th grade students at Delta Sierra Middle School will recieve a Black 3-ring binder with a school approved "Delta Sierra Binder Cover" containing the following school supplies:
2013-2014, Parent Involvement
Title I Parent Involvement:
Community Partnership Program
Delta Sierra Middle School values the role that community based organizations, businesses, and public agencies provide to the Delta Sierra community. Designated departments on campus have formed ...more
2013-2014, Field Trips, Incentives & Rewards
We believe at Delta Sierra Middle School that students who are motivated and cooperate with administration, teachers, and peers earn the opportunity to participate in field trips, incentives, and rewards prorgrams. While some field trips are available to 8th grade students, most trips are for both 7th and 8th grade students. For most students who work hard and apply themselves academically, behaviorally, and have good social relationships with their peers, they will be able to enjoy multiple trips throughout the academic year. Through the choices and decisions that students will make, will determine how enjoyable and fun this school year will be for them.
8th Grade Field Trips:
7th and 8th Grade Field Trips:
In order to participate in field trips, incentives, and rewards students will have to meet behavior, conduct, and grade point average requirements and comply with school rules, district policies, and state laws.
Safe & Clean Campus Beautification Program
Delta Sierra Middle School Administration make every efforts to maintain a safe and clean campus environment. Everyone must do their part for the success of our combined efforts. To that end students will continue to play a major role in campus beautification through selected classes by participating in coordinated clean campus activities. This includes:
Student Support Groups and Services
Delta Sierra provides ongoing support for our students and families.
School Counselor &School Psychologist: Our school counselor and psychologist are employees of the district and provide individual ...more
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