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School District 149

S.T.E.M. Academy


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Principal's Message


Greetings STEM Academy Families,

Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year. We are glad that you are joining us, as we embark on an exciting year of teaching and learning at STEM Academy. Our district’s theme for this school year is, “LEVEL UP ” ~ which means we are striving to advance to the next level in all aspects of education. As we enter the 2022 – 2023 school year, we will be able to grow together as we focus on collaborative learning through the school-wide implementation of our reading programs along with our current math initiative partnering with MathPDP. This year we will renew our commitment to excellence in all that we do, as we seek to provide engaging instruction daily with the expectation that all students can learn and succeed. We will continue to provide students with opportunities to address social emotional needs, academic deficiencies and to build numeracy and literacy skills.

We are pleased to inform you that Dolton School District 149 will continue the implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), an option available to schools participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs, for the 2022-2023 school year. Schools that participate in CEP are able to provide healthy breakfasts and lunches each day at no charge for all students enrolled in that CEP school.

Our first day of school will be a half day on Monday, August 29, 2022, beginning at 8:20am – 11:20am. The first full day of school is Tuesday, August 30, 2022 from 8:20am-2:50pm. Students will be required to wear a red polo style shirt and khaki pants. Enclosed you will find an information verification form, transportation form, school supply list and your student’s schedule. Please complete the transportation form, check the information verification form for accuracy, and make changes if needed. Please bring both forms to school at your earliest convenience. You may also fax your forms to 708-868-7562 or scan and email them to my administrative assistant Mrs. Washington at washingtonver@sd149.org. We also ask that every parent update their email addresses and phone numbers to make communication easy for all.

Lastly, on Saturday, August 20, 2022 District 149 will be hosting a Back to School Lollapalooza at Caroline Sibley School from 11:00am-3:00pm. We look forward to seeing you as we kick off the new school year with fun, games, raffles and prizes. I am excited to meet our new families and to see our returning ones. I am eager to begin this year serving as your principal as we continue to build lasting relationships with all STEM Families. It is going to be an amazing year!


Dr. Nicole Robinson