Friday, December 7, 2018

RAPIDS REPORT 12-10-18



RAPIDS REPORT FOR DECEMBER 10th, 2018


WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
WINTER IS HERE AND WE GO OUTSIDE EVERY DAY


Monday 12/10:                           Full day: Periods 1-7
Assembly during 1st Period: debrief on Friday's earthquake
Lunch 11:45-12:15
Dismissal 3:00 PM pick up by 3:30 please
APC Meeting 5:30 PM:  Room 201 top floor Wayland Baptist University


Tuesday 12/11:             “A” Day p. 1-3 and 7
MAP TESTING- ELA
Lunch 11:15-11:45
Dismissal 3:00   pick up by 3:30 please
NO Robotics Club!


Wednesday 12/12:         Early Release day: 12:00
ADVISORY LUNCH 11:30
Dismissal 12:00
NO Jiu-Jitsu until January. Final Choir meeting.


Thursday 12/13:   “B” Day p. 4-6 and 8 (Advisory)
MAP TESTING- ELA
Lunch 11:15-11:45
Dismissal 3:00   pick up by 3:30 please
Battle of the Books/Library club: Ms. Twiford 3:15-4:15


Friday 12/14:                   Full day: Periods 1-7
MAP TESTING MAKE-UP
Lunch 11:45-12:15
Dismissal 3:00  pick up by 3:30 please
NO tabletop gaming club!


STUDENT SHOWCASE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY 12/19

“Shaken Not Broken” STrEaM earthquake shirts:



Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Quake update letter 12-4-18




December 4th, 2018                    

Dear STrEaM parents, families and community,

Thank you for your patience and support as we all navigate recovery from Friday’s earthquake. So many of you have reached out to us already in many ways, expressing gratitude and offering to help. Our school community is amazing.

Our facility has been inspected and cleared as safe. Staff will return to work tomorrow (Wednesday) to meet, debrief, plan and prepare for students to return next week. The facility at Wayland is closed today. Parents and students will have access to the building tomorrow afternoon, from 1 to 3 PM. If you need to pick up personal items or touch base with teachers, that is the time. 

School will resume as normal on Monday, December 10th. When staff come together tomorrow, we will plan for debriefing with students and helping them to process and feel safe and comfortable again at school. This week all school activities, including the dance scheduled for Friday, are cancelled. Stay informed on the district's earthquake information page: https://www.asdk12.org/2018earthquake

This time off from school is of course prioritized for families to regroup, clean up, repair and recover. Here is a resource for navigating trauma with children after an earthquake: https://www.nctsn.org/resources/parent-guidelines-helping-children-after-earthquake

Once life is secure and children feel safe, this week is an opportunity for students to get outside and enjoy winter. For time indoors, we hope students are always reading a good book. Most STrEaM students have online math classes with ALEKS or Math Whiz: a little math each day goes a long way! All assignments are available on Google Classroom, so this is a great opportunity to catch up on any missing work. Teachers will be checking email regularly if you need more information.

We look forward to returning to school on Monday, December 10th. I hope all is well with our families. #STrEaMstrong

Thank you,

Adam Mokelke
Principal

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

STrEaM Robotics competition

STrEaM Robotics Club to compete December 1st

STrEaM's Robotics Club is getting ready for their competition at Central Middle School on Saturday December 1st.  Ms. Draeger, STrEaM's Science, Robotics and STEM teacher, also leads the after school club.


STrEaM has three teams entering the competition, with a total of 15 students. It is the third year in a row ASA has entered Robotics competitions, building a strong STEM tradition.

STrEaM Robotics is a part of First Robotics in the First Lego League division. The competition theme this year is "Into Orbit!"



Competition at Central Middle School is from 8 AM until 4 PM on Saturday. Parents, community members and fans are invited to join and watch the teams compete. Come support the Rapids Robotics squads!

Agenda:
8:15 – 9:00 Teams arrive and set up pit area
8:30 – 9:00 Team registration desk open
8:45 – 9:00 Coaches Meeting (gym)
9:15 – 11:15 3 Judging sessions
10:20 – 11:30 Practice rounds (gym)
11:30 – 12:15 Lunch (Bring your own)
12:00 – 12:20 Opening Ceremony (gym)
12:30 - 3:15 Official Robot Rounds (gym)
3:30 – 4:00 Closing Ceremony and Awards (gym)


All STrEaM students have the opportunity to take robotics as part of our STEM curriculum. Robotics club meets on Tuesdays after school.  Check out more about FIRST Robotics here: https://www.firstinspires.org/