The Rocket Report - May 31, 2019
This Week at Katherine Johnson STEM Academy. Home of the Rockets.

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This week we celebrated our 8th graders with 8th grade awards presented to our culminating students. Our teachers hosted an awards dinner for them as students received department awards, perfect attendance awards. Several students learned they had made the honor roll as well. Finally, we celebrated the fact that we had a 3-way tie for Valedictorian, and all 3 students were awarded the recognition and will be sharing during our culmination ceremony!
The last day of school is Friday, June 7, 2019 and is a minimum day for all students. After participating in a school-wide field trip to Westchester Park (stay tuned for more info) students will be dismissed from school at 1:22pm. Please ensure that if your child does not participate in the Beyond the Bell program, that they have arrangements to leave school at 1:22pm.
On Monday, June 10, 2019, eligible 8th graders will participate in a culmination ceremony here at the school at 10am! Families of culmination-eligible 8th graders, you will be receiving information regarding the ceremony including culmination-attire, ticket number availability, and photo packages!
Uniform donation!
Students who donate a gently used school uniform will receive a wristband next week that will enable them to participate in Free-Dress Week all week long. All students should remember that they must be in uniform up through the last day of school, unless they have donated a uniform and received a wrist band. The wrist band is good all week long as long as it is worn.
Chromebook and Textbook turn-in day is coming up soon!
8th grade Chromebook/Textbook turn in - Tue, June 4
7th grade Chromebook/Textbook turn in - Wed, June 5
6th grade Chromebook/Textbook turn in - Thu, June 6
Please be sure to have your student bring in their Chomebook (and charger!) as well as textbooks on the appropriate day listed above!
As many of you may know, Katherine Johnson STEM Academy is participating in LAUSD STEM-Certification. Today, we were thrilled to host the LAUSD STEM-certification walkthrough team, who observed our classrooms, our STEM lab, and our instruction. Over the summer, we will be receiving their report which will determine whether we have met the criteria to become officially STEM certified.
You are invited to the 1st Annual KJSA STEMcade. The STEMcade is a celebration of student work to highlight the skills they have learned in Computer Science. Students have been working on creating arcade games by programming animations, interactive art, and games in Game Lab. Come celebrate their work and see if you can be the STEMcade Master!
Please note our Summer Office Hours:
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 8th Grade Culmination [Office Closed]
Tuesday, June 11 - Friday, June 21 - M-F 8a - 12p. 1p-3:30p
Monday, June 24 - Friday, July 26 - Office Closed
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 16 - M-F 8a - 12p. 1p-3:30p
Monday, Aug 19 - Normal Office Hours Resume. M-F 8a-4p
Tuesday, Aug 20 - First Day of School
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