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ACCEPTING 6TH THROUGH 12TH GRADES APPLY ONLINE FOR 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR

 
 
SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 6TH THROUGH 12TH GRADES IN 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR. AS A PUBLIC OPEN-ENROLLMENT CHARTER SCHOOL SYSTEM, WE WELCOME ALL STUDENTS WHO MEET STATE AGE AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS IN 2014-2015 ACADEMIC YEAR.



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PARENTS, STUDENTS, AND EMPLOYEES NOTIFIED ABOUT EMAIL THREAT

April 21, 2014
This message is to inform you that within the past few days area agencies became aware of a threat being made toward a San Antonio-area elementary school. The threat was not specific to any particular school, but did allude to possible violence being committed on the morning of April 24. While this may well be a hoax, we have to treat the threat seriously.

This morning, police chiefs from area school districts met with SAPD and state and federal law enforcement agencies to discuss a collaborative and coordinated approach. San Antonio's Regional Intelligence Center (SARIC) and the FBI are evaluating the validity of the threat and tracing its source.

In the interim, security is being heightened by all area agencies. San Antonio Police, Northside Police, the Bexar County Sheriff's Dept., and the FBI are all working to safeguard our students and staff.

The safety of your children is our priority and therefore this collective response will continue and all information will be shared with parents and staff as it becomes available.

We ask that anyone with information about this situation or anything suspicious in nature be directed to 210-225-TIPS (8477).


STAAR TEST

SST will have STAAR testing in April. We request that all parents refrain from dropping off lunches, homework, or any other items. No parents or visitors are allowed in the building. In preparation for testing, here are few things to remember:
Please make all necessary arrangements to ensure that your child we be present and on time at school on their test dates.
Before the test, we would like you to make sure that your child:

1) Get a good sleep before the test night
2) Has a good breakfast in the morning
3) Come to school before 7.50 a.m.
4) Has two pencils (preferably soft #2), an eraser and a sharpener with him/her
5) Bring a reading book
6) No cell phones allowed!


The schedule for testing is below:

04/22/14 Tuesday: Math: 6th & 7th grade - Social Studies: 8th grade

04/23/14 Wednesday: Reading: 6th & 7th grade - Science: 8th grade


Thank you in advance for helping our students succeed on the STAAR!


MONTHLY PTO MEETING - THURSDAY, APRIL 17TH, 2014

Dear SST Parents and Guardian,

On Thursday, April 17th we will have our monthly PTO MEETING. The general meeting will start at 6:00PM in the library. And the officers and VIP parent members will meet at 5:00pm in the conference room #126.

All PTO member parents are expected to attend this meeting and also all SST family members are welcomed to come, join and support our school PTO meetings and events!

We hope to see you at our April SST PTO meeting!


NATIONAL CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

As part of an initiative to raise awareness on Child Abuse Prevention Month, cardboard kids were placed around our school by our National Honor Society, as April 3rd is the kickoff of Child Abuse Awareness Month in San Antonio with 5,486 Cardboard Kids appearing everywhere in town. read more . . .


SST NHS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FOR 2014-2015

The National Honor Society is conducting its annual recruitment drive. Eligible students include sophomores and juniors, possessing a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or greater. Selection is a competitive process, in which candidates are evaluated anonymously by a Faculty Council based on scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

We have fifty-five students have made the initial cut based on their GPA and are eligible to apply.

You can read SST-NHS Membership Application Form here Congratulations to all eligible students.

Please keep in mind that NHS Candidate Application form is due to the school front office by Monday, April 21, 2014 at 3:30PM. Candidacy decisions will be informed on Thursday, April 24, 2014.


EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH - MARCH

We would like to announce our TEACHER OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH.

Our nominated teacher of the month is our Social studies teacher Mr. Damaso Torres!

Congratulations Mr. Torres for being such a great teacher!


STUDENTS OF THE MONTH - MARCH

Each school month, SST holds the STAR STUDENTS OF THE MONTH award. The purpose of this award program is to acknowledge positive contributions of SST students at school. These good contributions range from assisting teachers and peers in classroom activities to displaying characteristics as a role model in and out of the classroom.

We would like to announce the students of the month for March:
Our Middle School Star Students are: from 6th grade - Aaisha A., from 7th grade - Carolina G, from 8th grade - Sabeitha F.
And our High School Star Students are: from freshman - Alejandra M., from sophomores - Nikita A., from juniors - Victoria R., and from seniors - Alisha M.

Good job! Congratulations guys!


SAME - ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION CAMPS

The Society of American Military Engineers offers a very unique series of engineering camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technical courses and are interested in pursuing engineering in college. These one–week camps are high energy, hands–on events for students from across the country and around the world. The camps are led by a professional staff of engineers from both private industry and the military services.

Learn more about SAME Camps.

View more SAME Camp videos.

Read about the SAME Camp scholarship.


THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AT UTSA WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO ENGINEERING SUMMER CAMP ON JULY 13TH-19TH, 2014

UTSA Engineering is offering its Engineering Summer Camp to entering freshmen through graduating seniors. Students who attend have the opportunity to experience engineering through hands-on workshops, engaging academic lectures, research lab tours, and friendly competitions.
Each day will be focused on a certain branch of engineering, including electrical, mechanical, civil, biomedical, and computer. Some example classes include: circuits, robotics, sustainable energy, automotive, aerospace, environmental engineering, tissue regeneration, prosthetics, and bone growth.
Students have the choice to choose between the day camp or overnight. Students who choose the day camp option will be dropped off each morning at 9 am and will be picked up at 5 pm. Students who choose overnight will sleep at UTSA Housing. Lunch and snacks will be provided for all day camp attendees and breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks will be provided for overnight attendees. There will be evening activities each night for overnighters.
Week-long day camp $200
Week-long overnight camp $400

Scholarships are available for qualified applicants.
Apply by April 1st with $50 Deposit. For an application e-mail Brandy.Alger@utsa.edu or see your high school counselors.

For more information visit the following web link


CAMP COLLEGE PROGRAM

Camp College is an early intervention college preparation program targeted to prepare under-represented students for college. Approximately 120 rising high school seniors (class of 2015) from across the state are invited to attend a three-day, overnight, all-expense paid program. Students will have assistance identifying schools which match their interests and needs; write an application essay and create a resume; navigate the financial aid maze; learn tips, techniques, and strategies for the ACT/SAT; and attend a college fair. Volunteers from colleges, universities, community based organizations, and high schools across the state may participate.

Camp College 2014 will be held on the University of Texas at Arlington campus from June 9-11, 2014.

If you have any students who may be interested, please have them apply for Camp College no later than April 1, 2014. Please remember that this deadline includes the additional student packet, the link to which students will receive with their confirmation email. Please keep in mind that space is limited, so we encourage students to apply as early as possible. read more . . .


SST COLLEGE FRIDAYS!

Attention SST parents and students,

SST “College Fridays” are back. Every Friday, students may wear a college shirt or jersey (appropriate to the dress code policy) by paying only 3$ for that Friday or 10$ for a month (4 Fridays) 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.
Collected funds will go toward SST senior financial committee and will be used for SST high school events, such as Prom, College Trips, Graduation Ceremony and other school activities.
Show your favorite college spirit and support our high school events!


SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Attention High School Students,
Participating in a summer program is a great way to spend your summer. Not only do you experience life on a college campus, you get to explore new fields, earn college credits and make new friendships that last a lifetime.

But if you’re planning on a summer program, you need to act now! Application deadlines come early in the year.

To get started, click on the following link to find out what summer program opportunities available for you.


Texas Education Agency and the State Board of Education provided guidance related existing and future graduation plans. These attached documents will be updated as new information becomes available.

Please read over different graduation plans/diploma types especially if you have a students in 8th grade or high school. read more . . .


Attention Parents and Guardian,

Please be sure to UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION for your student’s file. This information needs to be up-to-date; in the event of an emergency the school needs to have the correct information with which to contact parents/guardians. Please send your updated contact information to lmartinez@ssttx.org or call the front office at (210) 804-0222.


ATTENTION SST PARENTS

When picking up or dropping of your student(s) at school, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE APARTMENTS OR IBC BANK PARKING LOTS!
Thanks for understanding,
School Administration


SPONSORE YOUR SST YEARBOOK PAGE

Attention SST students,

Hurry up to sponsor a page at our 2014 school yearbook.
What's better than making sure that all your best memories and photos get extra coverage in our school's yearbook, which will be included and customized in this year's SST book.

HALF PAGE IS ONLY $50, 1/4 PAGE @ $25, BUSINESS CARD @ $15 and LOVE LINE is only $5.

See Mrs. Sherron for more detailed information and yearbook order form.


SST DESIGNATED T-STEM ACADEMY 2013-2014


SST MOBILE APP

SST Parent Mobile application is ready for all parents of School of Science and Technology. You can keep in contact with the school and track your child's progress from your smart phone. If you do not know user name and password please email to info@ssttx.org .
And also you can find those Apps in the App Store and Android Market on your phone. Application features:
–Access to information about your child's grades, homework, discipline points, attendance, bell schedule, payments, calendar and school news and receive push progress notifications
–Support for access to multiple student accounts.
–Offline viewing of your child's data. You can view your child's' data even when you are not connected to a network.
–One click login once you save your child's login information.
–Email communication with your child's teachers without leaving the application.


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