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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
RETURN STRONGER
March 8, 2021
SAMPLE DAY
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Nothing Beats Cookie Season...
...That's the truth!
Got Cookies?
Girl Scouts are selling in creative, socially distant ways to keep themselves and their customers safe. Even in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, girls are adapting their sales methods to share the joy of Girl Scout Cookies.
At East T-STEM, we have plenty of families associated with the Girl Scouts organization. This week, we are spotlighting a few Girl Scout entrepreneurs. Beth McDonald, is the daughter of Dr. Hennessy-McDonald. Blair Thomas, a former Snowden Green Dog, is currently a junior at T-STEM Academy, and Troop 10012 is home to several T-STEM Mustangs.
Order Cookies from Beth McDonald here.
Order cookies from Blair Thomas here.
Taken during a trash pickup on the East HS grounds during one of their meetings, the Scouts pictured above are (left to right): Kailen Cobbins, McKenna Hall, Katie Dora Silkes, Kennedi Wilson, and CalleMae Dearmore. Use the QR code or CLICK HERE to order from Troop 10012. Blair Thomas, one of the young women who presented this wonderful idea, is also a member of Troop 10012.      
If your child is an East T-STEM student who wants to promote her cookie sales, please email Mrs. Keys at keyssd@scsk12.org using the subject NEWSLETTER. Be sure to include a picture and a link to the cookie sales.         
CALLING ALL TECH-XPERTS!!!
PARENTS: ENCOURAGE YOUR MUSTANGS TO APPLY!
Students interested in joining the Student Digital Ambassadors Help Desk Program (SDA) must complete this application by March 1, 2021. Training will begin March 24, 2021. This training is open to all middle and high school students currently enrolled in 7th -- 11th grades.
MUSTANGS MAKING MOVES
The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is proud to host the annual Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards. Recognizing outstanding student achievements in an annual exhibition and providing cash prizes and scholarship opportunities, the Brooks honors exemplary art by students from the Mid-South region. Our competitive Mustangs did not disappoint.
Tennessee Scholastic Art & Writing Regional Awards: Sophomore, Katie Dora Silkes (pictured right) won a Silver Key for her short story, “The Money Shot: A Story about Grief.” Sophomore Olivia Ensor (pictured left) earned Honorable Mention for novel writing, A Fairy’s Tale: Life at Fair Time Academy.

BHM SPOTLIGHT:
African-American Senators
To date, only 11 African Americans have served in the United States Senate. In 1870, Hiram Revels of Mississippi became the first African American senator. Carol Moseley Braun broke new ground in 1993, becoming the first African American woman to serve as U.S. senator. In January 2021 Raphael Warnock of Georgia won a run-off election, bringing the total number of African American senators to ever serve in the Senate to 11. 
Hiram Revels (MS)
1870-1871
Bruce Branch (MS)
1875-1881
Edward Brooke (MA)
1967-1979
Carol Moseley Braun (IL)
1993-1999
Barack Obama (IL)
2005-2008
Roland Burris (IL)
2009-2010
Tim Scott (SC)
2013-present
Mo Cowan(MA)
2013-2013
Cory Booker (NJ)
2013-present
Kamala Harris (CA)
2017-2021
Raphael Warnock (GA)
2021-present
ACT PREP UNIVERSITY
UPCOMING DATES
  • FEB 17 REPORT CARD Q2 ISSUED
  • MAR 3 HONORS PROGRAM
  • MAR 8 RETURN STRONGER
  • MAR 11 PARENT TEACHER CONFS