Academy Showcase February 13

On February 13 Stratford Stem Magnet High School will be hosting an Academy Showcase. We need volunteers to help judge in the following areas: IT, Humanities, Health and Human Services and Hospitality/Tourism. The hours of commitment are from 11:30-2 (light lunch provided). You will be given a rubric from which you’ll be judging. You do not have to have knowledge in these particular fields. All you have to do is show up. This will be a great, great way for you to see all the exciting happenings at this great school. Contact Tracy Utley for more information.

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Coding Camp for Students

Middle Tennessee STEM Innovation Hub is partnering with the Tennessee Code Academy to offer an exciting week of Coding Camps. There will be two weeks (each camp is one week in length) for students aged 12 to 18. These camps will be held at Stratford. The cost is $300 per student, and there will be some scholarships available.

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STeM Curricular Highlights

The White Coat Ceremony is a meaningful tradition that is observed in medical, pharmacy, and graduate schools welcoming students to the next phase of their education. Juniors in the Interdisciplinary Science and Research (ISR) pathway were presented with lab coats to mark their transition to self-directed research. Students spent this school year focused on learning the basics of cancer biology and are now prepared to conduct research projects of their own choosing and design.

Gaming and Biotechnology pathway grand opening was in November. Current families and families interested in Stratford were able to celebrate and have the first look at these cutting-edge courses.

Stratford students know their stuff. They spent four years doing research with Vanderbilt scientists and took their work on the road to Hattie Cotton STEM Magnet Elementary. In March, the students taught science lessons to the elementary students. ISR students developed full lessons and activities based on the elementary science standards.

The Project-Based Learning (PBL) expo was held in January. Over 100 students participated, and the work was judged by our business partners. From those Stratford submissions, two groups were selected for the MNPS PBL expo competition, as well as, the FIRST robotics team. One group was selected to compete for the regional STEM expo at Belmont University.

Criminal Justice teacher, Jonesta Nolan applied her Forensic professional training in collaboration with Volunteer State Forensic Department Chair to engage students in a forensic investigation with the focus on the collection and examination of Forensic Crime Scene evidence.

Criminal Justice students were able to collaborate with Williamson County school students in the fields of Investigation, Forensics, and Homeland Security hosted by the Williamson county sheriff’s department, Franklin police department, and the Brentwood police department. Two lucky students, A. Davis and J. Haynes, attended an executive lunch with the sheriff and two police chiefs.

Stratford had its first entry into the Tennessee Science Bowl. The Science Bowl is a fast-paced academic competition that offers teams of high school students from across the state a chance to match their wits in math and science.

TSU sponsored the WeatherBug, the largest weather observing and lightning network in the United States, hosted right here at Stratford STEM Magnet High.

The partnership with the FBI, TBI, National Guard, Army, Marine Corps and Navy has resulted in real world leadership presentations, educational options, and career opportunities.