Where has the year gone? With spring break behind us, STMHS will begin the final stretch of the year. We urge you to support us in keeping our focus and momentum on the optimum academic performance of your sons and daughters. This year has been extraordinary but, it is far from over.
There are still several important student and school goals that need to be accomplished. Our students will be participating in spring testing and project presentations; therefore, it is essential to maintain good attendance, including arriving to school on time at 7:15 am. Our expectation is that students will put their full effort into giving their best performance in all areas. With the arrival of warmer weather, please be sure to review the dress code policy with your child. Our cell phone and electronic policies also remain in effect through the balance of the year. It is essential that parents reinforce this policy as well.
We look forward to meeting with you at our Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, April 23rd from 3-7 p.m. Unlike in the fall, our teachers will be located throughout the halls of STMHS's first floor. This will allow easier access to our teachers while still allowing convenient movement between NLHS cafeteria where NLHS teachers will be located.
Science & Technology Magnet High School faculty members know what it takes to succeed, and are dedicated to providing the knowledge and support needed for our students to be successful. We are working diligently on implementing our new Connecticut Early College Opportunity strand in partnership with Three Rivers Community College, Electric Boat and others that is supposed to start in the fall.
During the winter months our dedicated faculty provided numerous academic experiences. Some are as follows:
· The Saturday Academy program ran in January and February. The Academy was for sophomores and juniors and covered SAT Prep and CAPT Science testing prep for our students. This year we offered the CAPT Science Academy on Thursday afternoons as well. Students, who achieved attendance requirements, were treated to a great day of fun at Dave and Busters in the Providence Place Mall.
· Mrs. Lavruk coached the Math Team brilliantly, and took her team to the State competition.
· Mr. Beebe's Brain Bee Team had a regional first place winner in Trajan Murphy.
· Mrs. Farquhar led our Robotics Team to excel in competitions.
· Our Science Bowl competitors, under the guidance of Mr. Mulligan, presented exciting projects at the Connecticut Science Fair at Quinnipiac College.
The spring has brought new programs: Project SPIL with the Coast Guard, Women in Science with Connecticut College, field trips to the Connecticut Tributary and Millstone to name just a few. We are also extremely proud of our international program where we continued the tradition of students traveling to Montecatini Italy. We will again sponsor our Chinese exchange program this summer. Additionally, the career counseling office has been working with all of our seniors as they journey through their senior year towards life after STMHS. Mrs. Mahon and Ms. Mercado are assisting our seniors in obtaining scholarships and securing collegiate studies. We look forward to sharing our seniors’ accomplishments soon at our year end Celebration Reception.
The faculty and I are committed to developing the potential of all our students, and look forward to offering our incoming freshman a snapshot of the greatness of STMHS at their Summer Academy June 29th through July 2nd.
Please help us as we reinforce the need for a strong finish of the school year.
Laurelle Texidor, Director