SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR
6TH THROUGH 12TH GRADES IN 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR. AS A PUBLIC OPEN-ENROLLMENT
CHARTER SCHOOL SYSTEM, WE WELCOME ALL STUDENTS WHO MEET STATE AGE AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS IN 2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR.
On Thursday, October 8th we will have our Senior College Parent Night in the cafeteria between 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
Our high school counselors will cover very important information about graduation requirements, college application process and all important deadlines for senior students and parents.
RSVP is required at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at 210-804-0222 Ext: 103
PSAT/NMSQT & PSAT 8/9 TESTS - ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14
Attention Students and Parents,
Wednesday, October 14th, SST will be holding College Board PSAT Test for all 8th through 11th grade students. Testing will begin promptly at 7:30 am so please arrange transportation accordingly. All students must bring their own calculator for the test and have several HB 2 pencils.
There will be PSAT Math and ELA tutoring for 10th and 11th grade students on Saturday, October 3rd and 10th between 9 am and 12 pm. Attending students will get free jeans day.
The PSAT 8/9 is a test that will help parents and teachers figure out what students need to work on most so that they’re ready for college when they graduate from high school. The PSAT 8/9 establishes a baseline measurement of future college and career readiness as students enter high school. It also gives student a chance to preview the PSAT/NMSQT and SAT and connect to AP courses.
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Approximately 3.5 million students take the PSAT/NMSQT each year.
The PSAT/NMSQT propels students toward college and career readiness. Get Money for College Say -Yes- to Student Search Service when you take the PSAT/NMSQT and make it easy for colleges and scholarship programs to find you. Millions of dollars are available.
If students take the PSAT/NMSQT, students are automatically screened for the National Merit Scholarship Program; it is usually juniors who meet entry requirements. Get Ready for the New SAT The PSAT/NMSQT is a great way to preview and practice for the SAT. PSAT/NMSQT tests the same skills and knowledge as the SAT in a way that makes sense for students grade level.
Attention SST, We’re sponsoring the chocolate – sweetest fundraiser ever brought to us by the World’s Finest Chocolate Company to support our school activities!
Our fundraising will Begin on Fri. Oct. 2, 2015 & will End on Fri. Oct. 16, 2015.
This is a voluntary project in which we are asking each student to sell 1 case of World’s Finest Chocolate FundShop. This variety pack includes chocolate bars in 3 flavors: Milk Chocolate with Almond, Caramel, & WF Crisp bars. Also included in the variety pack are chocolate covered raisins and gummy bears. Each item sells for $1.00. When the student turns in the money for the chocolate they have checked out, they can check out more chocolate. Prizes Sell 1 Case-- Get a Free Dress Day & 1 ticket for drawing. Sell 2 Cases-- Get 2 Free Dress Days, 2 tickets for drawing & a $10 Gift Card. Sell 3 Cases—Get 3 tickets for drawing & $20 Gift Card. Sell 6 Cases—Get 6 tickets for drawing & a Kindle Fire Tablet (7” display, Wi Fi, 8 GB). Sell 10 Cases—Get 10 tickets for drawing & $60 Gift Card. Sell 20 Cases—Get 20 tickets for a drawing & Apple iPod Touch 16 GB MP3 Player. Sell 25 Cases – Get 25 tickets for drawing and a Nintendo Wii U 32 GB Console. Sell at least 30 Cases – Get 30 tickets for drawing and an Apple Watch Sports Edition.
Drawing Items: Apple iPod Shuffle 2GB MP3 Player Kindle Fire HD 8, 8” HD Display, Wi Fi, 8GB Apple iPod nano 16 GB MP3 Player Fiesta Texas Season Passes 2 Pack
Attention all Junior and Senior Students & Parents, Friday, October 9th SST will be administering the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Career Exploration Program (CEP) exam for all 11th and 12th grade students in the cafeteria during the first 2 blocks.
This is very important test for all upper school students that will help them to explore different career options and future opportunities.
Please try to be at school on time, and of course get enough sleep and have a good breakfast before the test. The exam will start promptly at 8:00 AM and will be over around 11:00 AM.
ANNUAL SST PICNIC, Saturday, October 17th
Attention SST Families, SST is inviting the entire school community - students, parents, teachers, and staff to our Annual Potluck Picnic Event that will be held on Saturday, October 17th, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at McAllister Park #4 Pavilion. We encourage all attendees to bring potluck items like: fruits, drinks (soda, water, juices) & deserts. Come and have a fun with the entire family, and reconnect with our teachers, staff and parents. We look forward to seeing you! You won’t want to miss out on this fun event!
COFFEE WITH COUNSELORS BREAKFAST
Dear High School Parents & Guardian,
Every month we have a “Coffee with Counselors Breakfast” time for all parents and guardian who would like to stop by and meet with our high school counselors.
Please mark your calendar and make sure to stop by for a cup of fresh coffee and doughnuts and a brief mingle if you might have some questions for our high school counseling team at the school library on the following days: - Friday, November 6th (from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM) - Friday, December 4th (from 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM)
We hope to see you there!
SST COLLEGE/SPIRIT FRIDAYS!
Attention SST parents and students,
SST “College Fridays” are back! Every Friday of each month, students may wear a school spirit shirt or jersey with jeans (appropriate to the dress code policy) by paying only $3.00 for that Friday to the school front office. Payments can be made by check, money order or credit/debit card at least one day prior that College Friday. Please keep in mind that students suppose to keep their receipt during that Friday.
All collected funds will be used for SST high school events, such as College Trips, Prom, Graduation Ceremony and other school activities.
Show your favorite college spirit and support our high school events!
APPLICATION FOR 2015-16
Dear Parents, SST is a high-performing, college prep, open enrollment state public charter school approved, and accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Known for its successful integration of science and math programs into a well-rounded curriculum and diverse student body, SST is a school of choice for any (6 - 12) student residing in the San Antonio Metropolitan area. SST prepares each student for higher education through delivering a student-centered rigorous educational program with a strong emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM Education) in a small, safe, caring, and collaborative learning environment.
Our staff and teachers are working hard, going beyond their schedule and trying to visit our parents in their homes. The goal of SST home visits is to get parents feedback and ask about any concerns and suggestions. Also to have a better communication way and increase parent involvement in their child's education and academic planning for future as well as to inform parents about upcoming events and school activities.
This way build rapport and respect between the student, parent and the teacher which improves students' grades and behavior at school.
To schedule a home visit please email to email@example.com or call to the front office at (210) 804-0222.
Please note that home visits are made by two or three teachers from 4 pm to 6 pm during weekdays and usually takes no more than 20 minutes. On weekends from 10 am to 5 pm. Once we receive your email we will send a confirmation email.
TARGET TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION DONATION
Dear Parents, You may use the Credit or Debit REDcard, and Target will donate 1% of your Credit or Debit REDcard purchases made at Target and Target.com to help our school. You may search and enroll our school to your card: here. SST School ID: 123707
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SST HONORS HISPANIC HERITAGE
Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15 and allows us to recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. SST will be hosting a celebration of the rich and diverse Hispanic heritage and culture at 1:20 pm, on Thursday, September 24th. We will highlight cultural facts and traditions from the various Spanish-speaking countries and feature the many talents of our very own high school students and guest folk singer Anani Rhames.
STUDENT / PARENT HANDBOOK
Dear Parents and Students,
We believe that education is a shared responsibility and the successful operation of a school depends on the cooperation of everyone involved: students, parents, and staff. A primary goal of SST Public Schools is to create a partnership among these three groups. We all are responsible, and must do our part to make our school a place where we can all work together in SST.
Our policies and procedures are intended to provide a safe and orderly environment that will be conducive to learning.
The Student/Parent Handbook is an overview of our school’s goals and rules. It is an essential reference book describing what we expect of our students and parents, what they can expect of us, and how we will achieve our educational mission. 2015-16 Student/Parent Handbook
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
Box Tops for Education has helped America's schools earn over $400 million since 1996. You can earn cash for your child's school by clipping Box Tops coupons from hundreds of participating products. Box Tops also offers easy ways to earn even more cash for your school online.
We are collecting BOX TOPS labels to help raise funds for our school extracurricular activities. We would like to ask all parents and students to save and turn in these box tops to the school front office. We will be submitting all collected box tops lables every other first week of month to earn some credit for our school.
Dear Parents and Students, After School Clubs are starting on Monday, August 31st. Parents must return this form along with the payment to the school front office. Payment forms accepted: credit cards, personal checks, cashier’s checks and money orders. CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED. Please make checks payable to SST-SA (or School of Science and Technology- San Antonio). Don't forget to include your child's name and section on the check. Please keep your receipt.
Texas Education Agency has recently announced the Accountability Ratings for Texas Public Schools and Districts for 2014-2015. Under the new state accountability system, campuses in Texas that achieve the rating of Met Standard were also able to earn distinction designations in seven areas.
And SST met standard and earned four out of seven distinctions. In addition, School of Science and Technology district became one of the 24 districts in Texas to receive a distinction designation for postsecondary readiness! Post-secondary readiness is the only distinction at the district level.
Congratulations to all students and teachers for their efforts and thank you parents for your continuous support!
You may login to our school database by entering student's first and last name in the username field on the right. The password will be the student's birth date. For example, the user name and password for Albert Einstein, born on February, 3rd, 1999, would be;
Username: Albert Einstein Password: 02/03/1999
You may change the password after you login. Please remember that the more the parents are involved, the better the student performs, and SST online system is a great easy tool serving that purpose. Please login as much as possible to keep close track of your child's:
-Grades, -Homework, assignments, -Schedule, -Attendance records, -Discipline points, -Test results, and -Pay for meal, etc.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us @ (210) 804-0222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
October 5, Monday
District Assessment Quarter 1 (window runs to Oct. 16)
October 7, Wednesday
Girls Volleyball Game at 5 pm
October 9, Friday
ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) Test for all junior & senior students / Girls Volleyball Game at 7:30 pm
October 12, Monday
Staff Meeting, Columbus Day (no classes)
October 14, Wednesday
PSAT/NMSQT Test for all 8th through 11th grades
October 15, Thursday
Girls Volleyball Game at 5 pm
October 16, Friday
Last Day of 1st Nine Weeks, Girls Volleyball Game at 5:15 pm, School Picnic on Saturday in pavilion #4 at McAllister Park. Chocolate Fundraising Ends.
October 19, Monday
First Day of 2nd Nine Weeks
School of Science & Technology - San Antonio
It is the policy of SST not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender,
or disability in its programs, services, or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
as amended. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact Section 504/ADA Coordinator
at 210 804 0222 located at 1450 NE LOOP 410, San Antonio, TX 78209.