At the City Council meeting held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Dr. Frank Donavan, Superintendent of Magnolia Elementary School District, and Mrs. Dawn Breese, Principal of Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy, presented the City of Stanton with a certificate of appreciation for the traffic signal light being built on Dale Avenue and Chanticleer Road.
"On behalf of the Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy community, I'd like to express our immense appreciation for your generosity, support and commitment to the safety of our students and their families," Mrs. Breese said.
On Friday, February 16th, the first graders of Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. There the students explored the concept that young animals are similar, but not exactly like their parents. Through hands-on experiences, these STEM Scholars had the opportunity to touch, feed, and interact with both plants and animals of this habitat. They also observed the parts and adaptations that help the plants and animals survive in the marine environment.
The teachers and students are so thankful for the generous support from the FEDCO Teacher Grant Fund of the Orange County Community Foundation that made this amazing trip possible.
On Monday, December 18, students at RMP STEM Academy were surprised with a race-themed holiday event thanks to the generous efforts of Orange County United Way and Automobile Club of Southern California. Volunteers from both organizations were on campus beginning at 6:15 a.m. to set up a race course, inflate 700+ sports balls, and display an authentic funny car. These same volunteers also helped with the fitness race and distributed gifts to each and every boy and girl. Students were thrilled with their gifts of bouncy balls, footballs, soccer balls and basketballs…sports equipment meant to inspire fitness activities at home. One first grade student was overheard exclaiming, “Today is my best Christmas ever!” This sentiment was shared by students ranging in age from Transitional Kindergarten to Sixth Grade. It was definitely a “feel good” event for ALL involved, children to the adult volunteers. We send much heartfelt appreciation to Orange County United Way and the Automobile Club of Southern California for making this holiday event possible for the boys and girls of Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy.
The American Red Cross is preparing students to be ready for anything. Thanks to a grant from The Walt Disney Company, the Red Cross is taking The Pillowcase Project to children throughout the country and they visited Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy on Friday, October 13th.
The Pillowcase Project teaches children coping skills to help them deal with an emergency situation and also offers tips and tools to help them prepare for emergencies.
Third through sixth-grade students participated in assemblies where they learned about fire and earthquake safety and how to remain calm. Each student received a pillowcase to decorate and use for holding important items in case of an emergency situation.
Thanks to Mrs. Doreen Santin (1/2 combination teacher and school Disaster Coordinator), Pyles' pupils are now ready for anything!