East T-STEM Academy
Inspire. Challenge. Equip.
The Wiz was AMAZING!!!
Ms. Noelia Jones
Special Thanks to
Playhouse on the Square
for loaning us the set,
and to Mariah Gray's mom,
Ms. Mohammad,
for purchasing many of the costumes!
This was a first class production.

We won a
GRANT from American Airlines!
Mr. Schirlo and Mr. Booker Flew to Texas
to receive our award
East T-STEM is the recipient of a grant worth over $10,000 towards the aviation program! Thank you both for your efforts to secure this prestigious award.
Semester Exam Review Week
Your T-STEMer received exam study guides to help prepare for semester exams. We will be taking exams this week. Please encourage your son/daughter to get plenty of sleep each night.

Here, students in Dr. HenMc's class are reviewing for the exam!
Every week we highlight what our students do OUTSIDE of the classroom... send us your pictures and shout outs!

This week, we are looking at what one of our Assistant Principals is doing outside of the "Classroom/School"

Mr. Matt Hernandez
In addition to singing in the Arts Department production of The Wiz, Mr. Hernandez also led the children's music ministry at his church!
Who is Mr. Hernandez?
A decade and a half ago, I began a career in Neuroscience Research at Stony Brook University, where I discovered my passion for academic scientific endeavor. This passion, coupled with deeply caring about disparities that are experienced by young urban students, led me to become a public high school teacher. I began my teaching Biology in 2007 at Abraham Lincoln High School and closed my Brooklyn teaching experience as a Biology / AP Biology teacher, and Grade Director, graduating one of the finest groups of 160 students Bushwick has ever known at Williamsburg Charter High School in 2016. That spring I was recruited by New Leaders for their Aspiring Principal's program in Memphis, TN. I'm humbled to be right where I want to be at the T- STEM high school emphasizing the importance and significance of keeping students at the center.
Teacher Spotlight

Ms. Dawson
As an educational investor/guider in the lives of children with special needs, I bring to the East High Family 24 years of dedication and flexibility. As a graduate of LeMoyne-Owen College and Overton High School, I will contribute the academic knowledge, skills and talents necessary to illustrate my three beneficial elements of teaching: (1) the teacher acting as a guide, (2) allowing the child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and (3) promoting respect for all things and all people. As a single parent of two Alcorn State University students, DeKayla and DeKeyda, education has always played an important role in my household. I will continue to cultivate the lives of my biological and educational children.

Thank you Ms. Tappan for being a tremendous part of the success that Ms. Dawson has achieved with her students!
The Mustang Market
by Ms. Dawson and Ms. Tappan
Congratulations Coach Headley and the
Boys JV Basketball Team
The Music Department performed

 Saturday, December 15th at
STEAM Academy at 2:00 PM

Mr. Spangler is the BEST music teacher in the city...

Congratulations to the
T-STEM & MSSA Orchestra and Band,
which performed together!

Summer Experience
The Division of CCTE will host a 2019 Summer Institute in which the students can obtain
an industry certification and earn $1,620.00.

TSTEM is one of the sites for the summer experience!!!

During the first week of December, CCTE is hosting is an Application Blitz. MPLOY and CCTE staff will be available to assist with the applications. 

In order to qualify for the 2019 CCTE Summer Institute, the student must select “Shelby County Schools/College Career and Technical Education (CCTE)” on the application under the “How did you hear about us?” section.  

December 1-31, 2018. 

What's Happening
This Week  

Mon, Dec 17        

No Mustang Monday attire needed if
you wear an "Ugly" holiday/fun sweater/top

(see flyer above for rest of the week activities)

Exams 2,4, and 6

  Tues, Dec 18         
Exams 1,3 and 5

Wed, Dec 19 
Exams 7,8
Last Day of the Week!

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