Sixth graders went around the world in a morning when they presented their Global Expedition Projects to teachers, parents and other guests. From Cuba to Saudi Arabia, these students shared work that took the entire school year to gather. Click for a brief album of highlights.
The waning days of the School year didn't stop our smallest Pirates from having a rollicking good time. Check out this album of outdoor highlights, graciously and delightfully captured by Mrs. Clemente, Mrs. Chin and some quick snapping parents. Thank you!
It was a joyful weekend, full of family, friends and three days of celebrating the accomplishments of the Class of 2019. Click for a brief album of highlights. JPR Images has over 1,000 photos that can be purchased, as well as a copy of the hardcopy photo book Individual images are available at: jprimages.com/steds
Reminder: Each student in grades 6–12 must have a MacBook laptop computer for use at school. Computers can be purchased on your own or through the school. The Tech Office will begin accepting orders through the school on Friday, June 1. To place an order through the school please log into mySTEDS and visit the TECHNOLOGY tile in the school's RESOURCE BOARDS.
This year the Social Justice Club had the opportunity to assist Fellsmere Elementary School (FES) on numerous occasions. Two of the more memorable ones were helping judge their Science Fair Competition last November and most recently, we celebrated the achievements of fourth graders with regards to reading competency. Several of these students who were tutored by SES students surpassed their goals for literacy this academic year. Mr. MacMullan, Dr. Monahan, Mrs. Sternberg, and Mrs. Wald, helped make this possible by accompanying our students to FES and judging. Thank you to the faculty, staff, and students from STEDS who supported this opportunity to serve a neighboring community.
Pirates, summer work assignments and reading lists are now available at mySTEDS. This summer work information is posted on the SUMMER READING BOOK LIST and WORK tile on the mySTEDS resource boards and has work for all grade levels and subject matters, so take a peek now to think about how to work these assignments into the summer to avoid the dreaded August panic! Mrs. Stalquist has made book purchasing very efficient, too, because now you can copy the ISBN number from a Google doc and shop around for the best prices. Textbook information will be shared later in the summer when Follett launches the book purchasing site.
PLEASE NOTE: The Follett Virtual Campus online bookstore will be unavailable during the scheduled outage period beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 6:00 pm CDT and ending on Monday, June 3, 2019. They are working to upgrade their current website for an effortless shopping experience to use on all electronic devices.
While all students have a summer reading list to tackle, we want to know what you're reading for fun! Parents, share your story snuggles with your littles as well as what you're reading during the summer. Students, what's that paperback that's in the bottom of your beach bag? Sharing your stories is easy and will give our community ideas for books to pick up and enjoy over the summer. Simply click and save the link to connect and share! We can't wait to see where books take you in the next two months!
The Theatre department is excited to announce that "Sound of Music" will be the Fall Musical for the 2019-2020 school year. Auditions will be open to all students in 4th-12th grades and will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 and 22, with callbacks on Friday, August 23. This is the first week of school so be ready! There are no requirements for auditions, but if you have a song prepared, you may sing it. For more information, e-mail Mrs.Baker at email@example.com.
Today's wise words are from Thích Nhất Hạnh. Thích Nhất Hạnh is a Zen Master and Vietnamese Buddhist monk author and peace activist, founder of the Plum Village Tradition which is a Monastery in southwest France:
“If at some point in your life you adopt an idea or a perception as the absolute truth, you close the door of your mind. This is the end of seeking the truth. And not only do you no longer seek the truth, but even if the truth comes in person and knocks on your door, you refuse to open it. Attachment to views, attachment to ideas, attachment to perceptions are the biggest obstacle to the truth.” Thich Nhat Hanh