The STEM program at Hewes continues to expand and push the limits into new possibilities. STEM 1 and STEM 2 courses have historically been offered for 7th and 8th grade students, but this year a 6th grade STEM class was added to the elective wheel. In this course, students begin to learn about forensics, 3D printing and amazingly, even designing their own Apps that actually work. The Apps are designed in groups and work from the design phase to the 'test' phase on an external device in real time. The students begin learning algorithms in computer science, block coding, and debugging. The apps students create are for real purposes that benefit students, professionals, and public health. The "force has awoken" in this process at Hewes, as students are loving this inspiring process.
In our 7th and 8th grade STEM classes, students are working on app design and innovating in a number of other ways: building and programming robots to drive through a maze autonomously, furthering skills on the design program Autodesk to print out a variety of items on the 3D printer, and our students are entering the Makers Challenge at Chapman University. Groups work to invent and create a prototype of an invention that will better society. One project last year was a drone designed with a camera mounted with the ability to scan fires before firefighters enter.
The STEM program is thriving and our students are certain to positively influence the world in the years ahead!
This is the folding machine the PTA bought for the office last year to help with folding report cards and putting them in envelopes for greater efficiency by a landslide!
Come out this Saturday, January 27th, to support the 47 TUSD Elementary Robotics teams competing in the VEX IQ tournament at Orchard Hills. The tournament begins at 9:00 am and ends around 3 pm. Please email
Cari Williams if you are interested in volunteering.
Diana to be part of the Promotion Planning!
Vendor Incentive Programs
With your support Ralphs has committed to giving $2 Million during the next 12 months through their Club Card Program.
Please support Hewes by registering your Ralphs Club Card. Your past Ralphs Club Card designated charity expired on August 31, 2017. The new program begins on September 1st and requires participants to register for the new term.
Please log on to www.ralphs.com, click on Community, click on Community Contributions, click on 'Enroll Now'. Select HEWES MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA # 83723.