November 13, 2015

Welcome to the iSTEM Geauga newsletter!

iSTEMGeauga Early College High School Newsletter

Issue 10 - November 13, 2015


We are looking for engineers and a manufacturing company to sponsor our iSTEM students in the AWT Robotics competition (both financially and with guidance/coaching and we will provide you with good kids for potential recruitment).  We must send our commitment letter by November 16th.  PLEASE let me know asap.  This year's competition is April 30, 2016, and we have interested kids...your kids!  :)  READ MORE HERE: and

Writing Children's Books 

During our unit on genetics, students have been exploring many of the mechanisms of inheritance, and have been applying their knowledge of basic biochemistry to understand the structure and function of DNA.  We are now learning about the central dogma of molecular biology, how the "letters" of the DNA code signal the production of a specific protein, which in turn determines a specific characteristic or catalyzes a specific reaction. We are also recognizing that small changes in the DNA (mutations) or mishaps during meiosis (the process that makes gametes) can lead to major changes in an individual. Read More...

Values in Action Update

The meet and greet session for businesses and students will take place at Auburn Career Center on Thursday, November 19th from 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. in the presentation center. At this meet and greet session, businesses will meet for the first time with a small group of 4-5 students and will work with them throughout the program.

The company representative will share with the small group of students the workplace values important to the company. Students will learn the importance of Integrity, Honesty, Respect, Trustworthiness, Work Ethic, etc. during the next few months and will be interested to learn how these same values are important in everyday life and are essential in the workplace to be successful.  Ultimately, these are our Core Values and Habits of Mind at iSTEM. 

The students will also introduce themselves and share some information about themselves. THEREFORE, PLEASE COME DRESSED IN BUSINESS ATTIRE!  :)

There will also be time for the students to ask questions and discuss the schedule of upcoming business partner and student activities.

iSTEM'ers #thankavet on Veteran's Day! 

Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Don't forget...Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 6:30 - 7:30p.m.  

Graduating in 2018 and beyond 

In a continually changing global economy, colleges and businesses expect more knowledge and skills from Ohio graduates. To match these high expectations, iSTEM is making sure that your son or daughter leaves high school ready to succeed.

Ohio’s graduation requirements for the classes of 2018 and beyond offer several ways to earn a high school diploma in Ohio. The class of 2018 are those students who entered ninth grade in the 2014-2015 school year.

There are two components of graduation requirements: credits and assessments.

The credit component requires all students to successfully complete a minimum of 20 high school credits.  Additionally, your son or daughter must receive instruction in two areas – fine arts and economics and financial literacy. These credit requirements have not changed from the class of 2014.

The assessment component provides your son or daughter three ways to be eligible for a high school diploma. He or she must minimally meet one of the three options to earn an Ohio diploma.
 ·     Earn a cumulative score of 18 points, using seven end-of-course state tests over four years of high school, or
 ·     Earn 12 points by attaining an industry-recognized credential or group of credentials in a single career field and a workforce readiness score on WorkKeys, a nationally recognized job skills assessment, or
 ·     Earn scores in English language arts and mathematics on a national college admissions test or tests that indicate the student can do college-level work without needing to take remedial classes.

The assessment component provides more flexibility than in previous years to reach graduation. Your family can find more information about graduation requirements by meeting with our school counselor/s and at; enter Graduation Requirements in the search box.

Ohio's State Tests:  Information for Students and Families

Upcoming Events

November 17 - Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
November 17/19 - Parent-Student Conferences (November 17th conferences: 4:30 - 6:15pm; November 19th conferences:  5:30 - 7:30 pm) 
November 25, 26, 26 - Thanksgiving Break
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