Hello, My Name Is…

Hello, my name is Linda Yager. I founded The STEM Chronicles with Lailah Ligons about two years ago. We believed that there should be a platform for creative expression as well as a platform to showcase the skills and accomplishments of the STEM student body.

I really hope that all of you take advantage of this platform but also let me know of any suggestions you have to make it your own. I may publish each post, but this newspaper is for you, and I want it to be tailor-made for the people who read it.

So, welcome! I hope we will have a great year!

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Week of April 16th

Let’s get down to business!! The end of the year is coming up fast, so keep working hard!

Today students brought home most of their 3 week interim reports.  Please review these with your student.  If you did not receive these they will be given by Friday.

April 17th – We have visitors from across the state coming to learn about our program and see the hard work of our students and staff. We also have students going to compete in the One Health competition at NCSU.

College highlights – 18 NCSU acceptances, 8 UNC-CH acceptances

As students make their college choices, we know they will make the best choices for their learning and feel confident they will all be successful.

We need your help!  Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey from WCPSS by copying and pasting link below:

https://surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/4051473374

Announcements

  • April 17 – Second Women’s Summit from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Commons

End of Year Testing Schedule:

  • May 17 – Seniors – English IV – 8-12 – Witherspoon Second Floor
  • May 18 – Periods 1 and 2 NCFE and Review (Bio) 
  • May 21 – Periods 4 and 3 NCFE Review (Bio)
  • May 22 – BIO EOC! testing make up days
  • May 23 – Testing make up day  & Graduation Practice
  • May 24 – Graduation
  • Order Your Yearbook: Don’t forget to purchase this year’s 2017-2018 yearbook before they are all sold out! Right now, yearbooks cost $42.00. Please don’t miss out on this year’s edition! Purchases can be made directly here to Josten’s.
  • WebAssign/Tutoring: Students may stay after school in Ms. Gibbons’ room (102), on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, with our After-School Coordinator (Mrs. Wendy Robinson) to complete work in a quiet environment and/or to receive assistance and tutoring.  Email Wendy Robinson at warobin4@ncsu.edu to reserve your spot or for more information.  Students may stay from 2:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m

Prom Memories

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Birthday Shoutout

  • Happy birthday to senior, Idris Ibrahim who will celebrate his birthday on April 17th!
  • Happy birthday to sophomore Leudiel Matus who will celebrate their birthday on April 18th!

Happy birthday to our STEMMERS who are having their birthdays 🙂


Spotlight STEMMER

  • Please fill out this form to nominate someone to be a Spotlight STEMMER

College Acceptances

  • We want your acceptances! We know that the Cherry Building has a college acceptance board hanging in the hall, but a lot of students don’t see the board because they aren’t ever at Cherry. We want to celebrate the hard work everyone has accomplished. If you would like your college acceptance to be published and remaining on every post until the end of this year, please fill out this form.
  • You can access these acceptances here.

Congratulations to our acceptances!

Week of April 9th

  • Prom was a huge success! Thanks to all who came out last Friday! If you want your prom pics uploaded to the newspaper, submit them here.
  • April 10 – Sophomore Parent Night – Current Sophomores who will be Juniors next year (college expectations, placements, etc.) 6:30 pm Cherry Building
  • April 17 – Second Women’s Summit from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Commons

End of Year Testing Schedule:

  • May 17 – Seniors – English IV – 8-12 – Witherspoon Second Floor
  • May 18 – Periods 1 and 2 NCFE and Review (Bio) 
  • May 21 – Periods 4 and 3 NCFE Review (Bio)
  • May 22 – BIO EOC! testing make up days
  • May 23 – Testing make up day  & Graduation Practice
  • May 24 – Graduation
  • Order Your Yearbook: Don’t forget to purchase this year’s 2017-2018 yearbook before they are all sold out! Right now, yearbooks cost $42.00. Please don’t miss out on this year’s edition! Purchases can be made directly here to Josten’s.
  • WebAssign/Tutoring: Students may stay after school in Ms. Gibbons’ room (102), on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, with our After-School Coordinator (Mrs. Wendy Robinson) to complete work in a quiet environment and/or to receive assistance and tutoring.  Email Wendy Robinson at warobin4@ncsu.edu to reserve your spot or for more information.  Students may stay from 2:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m

Prom Memories

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Birthday Shoutout

  • Happy Birthday to senior, Rob Ross Edwards! He will celebrate his birthday on April 11th.
  • Happy Birthday to senior, Carlton Johnson who will celebrate his birthday on April 12th!
  • Happy Birthday to junior, Sydney Richmond who will celebrate her birthday on April 13th!
  • Happy Birthday to junior, Veronica McVey who will celebrate her birthday on April 13th!
  • Happy Birthday to junior, Hebah Husam Al-Khaw aja who will celebrate her birthday on April 14th!
  • Happy birthday to sophomore, Ana Ratanaphruks! She will celebrate her birthday on April 13th!
  • Happy birthday to freshman, Layla Davenport who will celebrate her birthday on April 14th!

Spotlight STEMMER

  • Please fill out this form to nominate someone to be a Spotlight STEMMER

College Acceptances

  • We want your acceptances! We know that the Cherry Building has a college acceptance board hanging in the hall, but a lot of students don’t see the board because they aren’t ever at Cherry. We want to celebrate the hard work everyone has accomplished. If you would like your college acceptance to be published and remaining on every post until the end of this year, please fill out this form.
  • You can access these acceptances here.

Congratulations to our acceptances!

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Week of April 2nd

Announcements:

  • Congratulations to our college acceptances!  We have had our first student accepted an Ivy League School.  Congratulations to Ronak Patel who wrote: “After years of work and months of waiting, I was accepted to Cornell University to study Atmospheric Science. No matter which University I decide to attend, I will be forever grateful for the teachers and staff at Wake STEM ECHS who helped challenge me on a daily basis and allowed me to become the person I am today.”
  • April 5 Thursday – Sophomore Job Shadow Day (SAS, Cengage, WSP, etc.)
  • April 6 – FRIDAY NIGHT – PROM!!!!
  • April 10 – Sophomore Parent Night – Current Sophomores who will be Juniors next year (college expectations, placements, etc.) 6:30 pm Cherry Building
  • April 17 – Second Women’s Summit from 2:30 – 4:00 in the Commons

End of Year Testing Schedule:

  • May 17 – Seniors – English IV – 8-12 – Witherspoon Second Floor
  • May 18 – Periods 1 and 2 NCFE and Review (Bio) 
  • May 21 – Periods 4 and 3 NCFE Review (Bio)
  • May 22 – BIO EOC! testing make up days
  • May 23 – Testing make up day  & Graduation Practice
  • May 24 – Graduation
  • Order Your Yearbook: Don’t forget to purchase this year’s 2017-2018 yearbook before they are all sold out! Right now, yearbooks cost $42.00. Please don’t miss out on this year’s edition! Purchases can be made directly here to Josten’s.
  • WebAssign/Tutoring: Students may stay after school in Ms. Gibbons’ room (102), on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, with our After-School Coordinator (Mrs. Wendy Robinson) to complete work in a quiet environment and/or to receive assistance and tutoring.  Email Wendy Robinson at warobin4@ncsu.edu to reserve your spot or for more information.  Students may stay from 2:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m

Birthday Shoutout

  • Happy Birthday to super senior, Arman Karshenas who celebrated his birthday on April 1st!
  • Happy Birthday to super senior Peter Holst! He celebrates his birthday on April 6th!
  • Happy Birthday to senior,  Kyanah Hughes! She celebrated her birthday on April 1st!
  • Happy birthday to senior, Tuan Anh Le who will celebrate his birthday on April 7th!
  • Happy birthday to junior, Arman Syed! He celebrates his birthday on April 6th!
  • Happy birthday to junior, Chitra Srinivasan! She will celebrate her birthday on April 6th!
  • Happy birthday to sophomore, Bradon Hassell who celebrated his birthday on April 3rd!

Spotlight STEMMER

  • Please fill out this form to nominate someone to be a Spotlight STEMMER

College Acceptances

  • We want your acceptances! We know that the Cherry Building has a college acceptance board hanging in the hall, but a lot of students don’t see the board because they aren’t ever at Cherry. We want to celebrate the hard work everyone has accomplished. If you would like your college acceptance to be published and remaining on every post until the end of this year, please fill out this form.
  • You can access these acceptances here.

Congratulations to our acceptances!

Week of March 26th

Announcements

  • Eleven students advance to National Competition!!  We had 11 students qualify for National Competition this past weekend when our HOSA group competed in Greensboro.  Congratulations to them all!
  • Ms. Baldwin is being honored by NCSU with the Dr. John Park, Memorial Outstanding Service Award in Science Education. Please congratulate her and thank her for all she has done to inspire and train science teachers across the state.
  • March 27th: Math IV Sophomores and Juniors will take the college entrance exam
  • March 29th: Thursday is a FULL DAY
  • March 30th: Holiday
  • April 2nd and 3rd: Snow makeup day- WE HAVE SCHOOL
  • April 5th: Sophomore Job Shadow Day
  • April 6th: PROM!
  • Buy your Prom ticket LAST DAY TO BUY YOUR PROM TICKET IS TUESDAY 3/27:
    • Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
      Location: Talley Student Union, NCSU Ballroom
      Time: 7 – 11pm
    • Tickets cost $50 per person
    • If you plan to bring a date from outside of school please contact Natalia Kilpatrick (nmkilpat@ncsu.edu) for a permission form
  • Order Your Yearbook: Don’t forget to purchase this year’s 2017-2018 yearbook before they are all sold out! Right now, yearbooks cost $42.00. Please don’t miss out on this year’s edition! Purchases can be made directly here to Josten’s.
  • WebAssign/Tutoring: Students may stay after school in Ms. Gibbons’ room (102), on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, with our After-School Coordinator (Mrs. Wendy Robinson) to complete work in a quiet environment and/or to receive assistance and tutoring.  Email Wendy Robinson at warobin4@ncsu.edu to reserve your spot or for more information.  Students may stay from 2:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m

Birthday Shoutout

  • Senior, Dhara Patel will celebrate her birthday on March 27th!
  • Senior, Tiffany Wilson will celebrate her birthday on March 27th!
  • Senior, Kyanah Hughes celebrates her birthday on April 1st!
  • Junior, Selena Harrison will celebrate her birthday on March 29th!
  • Junior, Taha Bokhari celebrates their birthday on March 30th!
  • Freshman, Nadia Samah celebrates their birthday on March 30th!
  • Freshman, Maryam Guerrab celebrates her birthday on March 30th!

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  • Mr. Price celebrates his birthday on March 29th!
  • Mrs. Jackson celebrates her birthday on March 30th!

A very happy birthday to these March babies!


Spotlight STEMMER

  • Please fill out this form to nominate someone to be a Spotlight STEMMER

College Acceptances

  • We want your acceptances! We know that the Cherry Building has a college acceptance board hanging in the hall, but a lot of students don’t see the board because they aren’t ever at Cherry. We want to celebrate the hard work everyone has accomplished. If you would like your college acceptance to be published and remaining on every post until the end of this year, please fill out this form.
  • You can access these acceptances here.

Congratulations to our acceptances!


Senior Quotes

  • Since we will not have senior quotes in the yearbook, we are providing the opportunity for senior quotes to be written on The STEM Chronicles. Make sure to be school appropriate and to also cite your quote if you are quoting someone else. Submit your senior quote here.
  • You can access these quotes here.

Week of March 19th

“In the future, there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders.”

Sheryl Sandberg

  • March 22: SAFE Club will hold it’s first meeting after school in the commons
    • Please email lmyager@ncsu.edu for more information
  • Buy your Prom ticket LAST DAY TO BUY YOUR PROM TICKET IS TUESDAY 3/27:
    • Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
      Location: Talley Student Union, NCSU Ballroom
      Time: 7 – 11pm
    • Tickets cost $50 per person
    • If you plan to bring a date from outside of school please contact Natalia Kilpatrick (nmkilpat@ncsu.edu) for a permission form
  • Order Your Yearbook: Don’t forget to purchase this year’s 2017-2018 yearbook before they are all sold out! Right now, yearbooks cost $42.00. Please don’t miss out on this year’s edition! Purchases can be made directly here to Josten’s.
  • WebAssign/Tutoring: Students may stay after school in Ms. Gibbons’ room (102), on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, with our After-School Coordinator (Mrs. Wendy Robinson) to complete work in a quiet environment and/or to receive assistance and tutoring.  Email Wendy Robinson at warobin4@ncsu.edu to reserve your spot or for more information.  Students may stay from 2:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m

Students With Voices

A national walk-out was held in various locations around the United States yesterday to protest gun violence. This was prompted by the 17 students that lost their lives in Florida, and the 14+ other school shootings in the U.S in 2018 that have unearthed a need for discussion. Some of the students who peacefully protested were from our very own high school.

(If you want pictures of the protest at STEM in the newspaper for posterity, please email them to laligons@ncsu.edu)

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

More about the protests, and what you can do to influence the policies that will affect you!


Birthday Shoutout

  • Senior, Aidan Colvin will celebrate her birthday on March 23rd!
  • Senior, Dhara Patel will celebrate her birthday on March 27th!
  • Junior, James Taylor celebrated his birthday on March 20th!
  • Junior Samuel Smith celebrated his birthday on March 18th!
  • Junior, Brynn Hosey celebrates her birthday on March 24th!
  • Junior, Colin Dolan will celebrate his birthday on March 11th!
  • Sophomore, Eythan Suber celebrates his birthday on March 21st!
  • Sophomore, Karl Peterson celebrated his birthday on March 17th!
  • Freshman, Amy Dang celebrated her birthday on March 18th!
  • Freshman, Chloe Nowak celebrates her birthday on March 25th!

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  • Mrs. Brown celebrates her birthday on March 23!
  • Ms. Lupher celebrates her birthday on March 24th!
  • Mrs. Johnson celebrates her birthday on March 25th!

A very happy birthday to all of those who have or will have had their birthday!

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Spotlight STEMMER

  • Please fill out this form to nominate someone to be a Spotlight STEMMER

College Acceptances

  • We want your acceptances! We know that the Cherry Building has a college acceptance board hanging in the hall, but a lot of students don’t see the board because they aren’t ever at Cherry. We want to celebrate the hard work everyone has accomplished. If you would like your college acceptance to be published and remaining on every post until the end of this year, please fill out this form.
  • You can access these acceptances here.

Congratulations to our acceptances!


Senior Quotes

  • Since we will not have senior quotes in the yearbook, we are providing the opportunity for senior quotes to be written on The STEM Chronicles. Make sure to be school appropriate and to also cite your quote if you are quoting someone else. Submit your senior quote here.
  • You can access these quotes here.

Week of March 12th

Announcements:

  • March is Women’s History Month
  • March 16: NHS Meeting
  • March 19: Teacher Workday
  • March 22: SAFE Club will hold it’s first meeting after school in the commons
    • Please email lmyager@ncsu.edu for more information
  • Buy your Prom ticket:
    • Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
      Location: Talley Student Union, NCSU Ballroom
      Time: 7 – 11pm
    • Tickets cost $50 per person
    • If you plan to bring a date from outside of school please contact Natalia Kilpatrick (nmkilpat@ncsu.edu) for a permission form
  • Order Your Yearbook: Don’t forget to purchase this year’s 2017-2018 yearbook before they are all sold out! Right now, yearbooks cost $42.00. Please don’t miss out on this year’s edition! Purchases can be made directly here to Josten’s.
  • WebAssign/Tutoring: Students may stay after school in Ms. Gibbons’ room (102), on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, with our After-School Coordinator (Mrs. Wendy Robinson) to complete work in a quiet environment and/or to receive assistance and tutoring.  Email Wendy Robinson at warobin4@ncsu.edu to reserve your spot or for more information.  Students may stay from 2:30 p.m. until 4:45 p.m

Remebering the Man Who Demystified the Universe

On March 14th, both Pi Day and Albert Einstein’s birthday, we, unfortunately, lost Stephen Hawking, a physicist who made great strides in understanding black holes and quantum relatively. Hawkings was told he would die in only a few years in the 1960s after being diagnosed with ALS. As he is laid to rest at 76 years of age, Hawkin remains as proof that anything is possible.

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Here are some great articles to learn more about Hawkin’s contributions to this Earth, and remember him through his great sense of humor!

Remembering Stephen Hawking

Sense of humor ‘as vast as the universe’: Tributes flood in as world remembers Stephen Hawking

Remembering Stephen Hawking’s Other Stroke of Genius as The Simpsons’ ‘Most Intelligent Guest Star’


Students With Voices

A national walk-out was held in various locations around the United States yesterday to protest gun violence. This was prompted by the 17 students that lost their lives in Florida, and the 14+ other school shootings in the U.S in 2018 that have unearthed a need for discussion. Some of the students who peacefully protested were from our very own High School.

(If you want pictures of the protest at STEM in the newspaper for posterity, please email them to laligons@ncsu.edu)

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

More about the protests, and what you can do to influence the policies that will affect you!


Spring Break Photos!

Wow! Looks like stemmers had a fantastic spring break!

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Birthday Shoutout

  • Super Senior, Cole Earl celebrated his birthday over spring break on March 6th!
  • Senior, Rachel Phillips celebrated her birthday over spring break on March 5th!
  • Senior, Bayan Hamdan celebrated her birthday over spring break on March 6th!
  • Senior, Brandon Powell will celebrate his birthday on March 14th!
  • Junior, Jackson Goodwin celebrated his birthday over spring break on March 7th!
  • Junior, Kristin Rochelle celebrated her birthday over spring break on March 9th!
  • Junior, Lauren Moss celebrates her birthday on March 12th!

Spotlight STEMMER

  • Please fill out this form to nominate someone to be a Spotlight STEMMER

College Acceptances

  • We want your acceptances! We know that the Cherry Building has a college acceptance board hanging in the hall, but a lot of students don’t see the board because they aren’t ever at Cherry. We want to celebrate the hard work everyone has accomplished. If you would like your college acceptance to be published and remaining on every post until the end of this year, please fill out this form.
  • You can access these acceptances here.

Congratulations to our acceptances!


Senior Quotes

  • Since we will not have senior quotes in the yearbook, we are providing the opportunity for senior quotes to be written on The STEM Chronicles. Make sure to be school appropriate and to also cite your quote if you are quoting someone else. Submit your senior quote here.
  • You can access these quotes here.