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What Should You Do Over the Summer?

Finished with middle school and getting ready to become a high schooler?  Wondering what you should do this summer?  I found a great article about just that subject.  Click on this link to check it out!

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STEM

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STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  You may have heard of this acronym a lot lately, it is very popular.  Students who study STEM are more likely to find a job, are in higher demand, and typically receive higher pay than their counterparts.

Unfortunately, STEM is still a collection of male dominated fields.  To help combat that there are many programs at Sussman that encourage girls to join these fields.

Femineer

The Femineer program, created by Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering, was devised to inspire girls to explore and work in STEM fields. Girls at Sussman Middle School work on projects after-school and then show off those projects at STEM fairs at  Cal Poly Pomona.  Click  here for more information.

STEAMworks Summer Session

STEAMworks which stands for Science, Technolgy, Engineering, Art, and Math, is a summer enrichment program for students all throughout Downey. Summer classes are located at Price, Lewis, Unsworth Elementary Schools and Sussman Middle School. Students have the opportunity to spend time working on projects in the related fields mentioned above.

 

PLTW

Project Lead the Way is a series of classes offered at Sussman Middle School that focus on the STEM fields.  Students at Sussman have a variety of classes to choose from like Medical Detectives, Green Architecture, and Automation and Robotics class.  These classes are offered for one semester.

If you hare any questions or need further information, please comment below.

 

Posted in Help Yourself, Technology

Teens and Technology

A new study suggests that parents are not aware of what student’s do while on-line.  The study goes on to say that only 13% of teens think their parents know what they do on-line.  These are scary numbers.  Parents need to be aware of what students are doing on-line for their own safety.  I don’t believe students completely understand the risks that might be involved using the web.  Parents  and students need to have serious conversations about using the internet safely.  Interested in reading the entire article?  Click here!

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Sleepless Nights and memory

 

A new study suggests that sleep is important to building memory and that one bad night of sleep can stop a person from remembering.

Read the entire article here!

If the study is proved correct than it is very important for students to get a good night’s sleep as often as possible.

Do you notice a difference in your abilities at school when you don’t sleep well?  Comment below.