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STEM News and Opportunities
Aug. 31, 2015

Introduce Your Community to PLTW With New Video

Looking to get parents and community members acquainted with Project Lead The Way (PLTW)? Our new overview video can help!

Through behind-the-scenes looks at PLTW classrooms and interviews with inspiring students and teachers from across the network, our latest overview video provides a great introduction to the PLTW experience. Share the PLTW Video on Twitter 

Bertram: States Taking the Lead on STEM Education

American students’ alarmingly bad performance on domestic and international assessments highlights the need to better educate them in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Although schools and districts across the country are making tremendous strides in providing opportunities for quality STEM education, outdated teacher qualification standards in many states make it difficult to find teachers who are trained and experienced in these subjects. Learn More


Enter Today: Lockheed Martin’s #MadeMySummer Contest
Use #MadeMySummer on Twitter to show Lockheed Martin how STEM played a role in your summer for a chance to win an iPad! Learn More

Now Accepting Applications: The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program
The AEF Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in STEM fields to serve in the national education arena. Fellows spend 11 months working in a Federal agency or U.S. Congressional office, bringing their extensive classroom knowledge and experience to STEM education program and/or education policy efforts.Learn More


Alabama: The Roanoke City Schools district shares details about its K-12 PLTW implementation in this great video.

Louisiana: Dow recently announced a new partnership with PLTW school West Baton Rouge Parish Dow STEM Academy. Learn More

Maryland: The Bel Air High School Biomedical Sciences Program received the honor of Outstanding CTE Program at the 2015 Maryland CTE Awards of Excellence event. Learn More

Mississippi: The Meridian Public School District has received support from Mississippi Power Company for PLTW Engineering and PLTW Computer Science programs. Learn More

Texas: Congratulations to PLTW Launch Lead Teacher Sheryl Quarles, who earned Region 7 Teacher of the Year honors. Learn More

Chess callout meeting

Calling all beginning through experienced chess players. There will be a callout meeting on Thursday, August 20th from 3:30-4:00pm in Mrs. Hansel’s room. Hope to see many familiar and new faces there!

Any questions, please contact Mrs. Hansel (chess sponsor) at [email protected]

MS Volleyball Callout!

Attention Parents and Students!

Mr. Young would like to create a 7th and 8th grade girls volleyball team. He will be holding a callout meeting for all girls interested on Wednesday morning the 19th of August at 7:35. The meeting will be held in the gym.