On Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, McCollough-Unis will become the first traditional public school in the Midwest to become STEM Certified thanks to a partnership with STEM.org.
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and often refers to an approach in teaching that concentrates instruction in those four areas. McCollough-Unis is being recognized for their commitment to STEM education because of their completion of a rigorous STEM focused series of events, programs, and professional development as part of the STEM certification process.
There will be a variety of activities for students during the school day on Wednesday, March 26th at McU to celebrate this achievement including a Gold Medal Science Fair, an Atmospheric Science STEM Theater show, a STEM career speech by meteorologist and MIT graduate, Andrew Humphrey, and the presentation of the STEM Certificate.
There will also be a Family Fun Science Night from 4:00 to 6:00 PM that evening.
Students were recently tested on their basic math facts and letters were sent home with students who tested below grade level.
Basic Math Facts – Letter to Parents
Students can get extra help with basic math facts by logging in to their Xtra Math accounts and by checking out some of these math websites.
Dearborn Public Schools is considering a STEM-based or arts-based program for students in 6th and 7th grade and your input is needed! (STEM stands for Science Technology, Engineering, and Math)
Please take a moment to fill out this three-question survey.
To celebrate all of the students who have maintained the standards of PBIS this marking period, we are having a movie day on Friday, March 14th during 6th and 7th hours!
PBIS Movie Reward Information
Students, please register for the movie of your choice using one of the links below. Movie rooms are limited to 25 students so sign up early!
tinyurl.com/pbis6th for 6th graders
tinyurl.com/pbis7th for 7th graders
tinyurl.com/pbis8th for 8th graders
Many schools across the country celebrate reading during March and McCollough-Unis is joining in the fun! We have a month-long celebration planned full of Olympic-themed activities, competitions, and, of course, lots of reading.
Click on the links below to find out how we’re celebrating reading this month! Talk to your student to find out how he or she will be joining in the fun.
McCollough Elementary “March is Reading Month” Celebration
Unis Middle School “March is Reading Month” Celebration
Together with several local community organizations, Dearborn Public Library presents The Big Read Dearborn, a community-wide reading celebration and exploration of Jack London’s classic novel The Call of the Wild.
The adventure begins on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at The Henry Ford with a grand kickoff featuring free books, music, activities, and Charlie Chaplin’s film The Gold Rush. Join the kickoff party and over 35 events that are scheduled from March 8-May 17, 2014. All Big Read events are free and open to the public. EmBARK on a journey of discovery with The Big Read Dearborn!
If you’d like to get a headstart on the book, there are free audio and print versions available online!
School is closed next week for winter break. Don’t forget to read every day! See you on Monday, February 24th!
You’ll get a bit more beauty sleep tomorrow because it’s a late start day! School begins one hour later than normal.
In case anyone is wondering, spring begins on March 20th!