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Sturgis East
January 2017

Important Dates

  • February 20-24: February Break
  • March 9: Sturgis United Dodgeball Tournament-team sign-ups will begin in late February.
  • March 10: Sturgis United Dance - tickets will go on sale at the beginning of March!
  • SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, April 8th - Sturgis Annual Auction Stay tuned for more information.

  • Note from the Executive Director

    We are thrilled to share that the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted to approve Sturgis' charter amendment request to add an additional fifty students over the next three school years.

    As a result of the BESE's vote, an additional 24 students - 12 9th graders and 12 10th graders - will have the opportunity to experience an IB for All education this fall, and another 26 students will be added over the following two school years.

    Thank you to all who enthusiastically supported our amendment request!


    Save the Date!

    S.T.A.G.E. Left & Right Present An Evening of One-Acts

    A Wrinkle in Time - directed by Anna Botsford

    &

    We Might be Heroes - drected by Diana Young

    February 10 @ 7 pm

    February 11 @ 2 & 7 pm

    February 12 @ 12 and 4 pm

    The Tilden Arts Center, Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, MA 02668

    $10.00 General Admission, $5.00 for students (any school)

    *Order tickets by emailing your request to: stagetix@sturgischarterschool.org

    Check out these Sturgis publications

    The Sturgis East Student Newspaper, StormWatch

    Visit SturgisStormWatch.com to read the latest news.

    Click HERE to subscribe to the Sturgis StormWatch!


    Sturgis Soundings Magazine

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    Visit our latest edition HERE.

    We have assembled an interesting cargo of articles, news, essays, music and videos for the Winter edition.

    Notes from School Counselors

    As our seniors continue to hear from colleges and freshmen become more acclimated to their Sturgis life, to start the new semester, the School Counseling Team will now begin to shift our focus to the junior and sophomore students.

    Beginning in late January the school counseling team will be meeting with juniors in a long block English class for an in-depth discussion of college admissions testing, college fit, and the college search process. In addition to discussing the SAT and ACT, some suggestions for preparation, and the timing of the tests, we will also be touching base on the college search process and the tools that are available to assist students with fine-tuning their research. Later on in the spring, counselors will meet with juniors individually to discuss more about their ideas and plans for life after Sturgis.

    ‚ÄčIn early February, the counselors will visit sophomore English classes to explore personality types and how they may influence either future college major or career choices. This information will be beneficial as sophomores begin thinking about IB course selection for next year. Also, on March 10th, the School Counseling Team will be offering an optional practice ACT (PreACT) test for our sophomores. This is a half day for students, and the test will be offered in the afternoon on that day. By having exposure to the test in a low-risk way, they can become familiar with the format. They will have the opportunity to take the practice SAT (PSAT) exam next fall. Taking both practice exams will allow them to compare both tests so they can make an informed decision about which test may be a better fit for them. The cost will be $12.


    Art Award

    Congratulations to Grade 9 art student Emily Fox. Her artwork depicting a baseball player Tony Kemp from the Cotuit Kettleers was chosen for publication in Cape Cod Magazine. In 2017, the Ketleers celebrate their 70th anniversary. Our grade 9 art students participated in an all-Cape drawing celebration to commemorate various upcoming events. Check out the magazine and beautiful artwork which is on display in our East library.


    Hoops for Haiti

    The Sturgis East and West girls basketball showdown on Wednesday night had more energy than normal. The evening was centered around a fundraiser called "Hoops for Haiti", organized by seniors Maggie Adams, Julia Buckner, and Caroline Sullivan. The project raised money to help rebuild homes in Canaan, Haiti that were destroyed by a hurricane that struck this past fall. The event was a huge success! Over $1,600 dollars have been raised so far, surpassing the initial goal. Spectators and players were extremely generous and enjoyed a 3-point contest at half time and a 50/50 raffle. Many thanks to the Sturgis community who fully embraced this fundraiser! If interested, you can still donate to Hoops for Haiti:

    • Donations can be made by check payable to Sturgis Charter Public School. Please indicate "Hoops for Haiti" in notation line. Checks can be dropped off at the front desk of Sturgis East or mailed to: Sturgis Charter Public School, 427 Main St., Hyannis, MA 02601
    • Donations can be made by credit card using the Support Sturgis PayPal Donate button on right side of the Sturgis Website. Please indicate "Hoops for Haiti" in notes line.
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    Organizers from left to right: Maggie Adams, Julia Buckner, Caroline Sullivan

    Sturgis trip for spring 2018

    West biology teacher and counselor Kristine May and East history teacher Nadia Selim will be leading a Sturgis trip to Eastern Europe during Spring Break 2018. The group will visit Berlin, Krakow, Budapest, and Prague.

    Travel through the Iron Curtain and World War II to Gothic cathedrals and ancient cities that are now more vibrant than ever. Berlin mixes historical significance, rich culture, and an exciting cosmopolitan energy. Prague, which escaped the bombs of WWII, woos you with old-world charm. In Krakow and Budapest, two of Europe's most underrated cities, architectural gems await around every corner.

    On this 10-day trip, your child will be immersed in the culture, language, and foods of four different European countries. Imagine the experiences they will have, and the passion for travel they will return with. Please contact Kristine May or Nadia Selim if you would like more information about this once in a lifetime opportunity; the detailed itinerary can be found at eftours.com.

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    Trip to Mannheim, Germany

    As part of our ongoing efforts to foster an exchange program with German high school students who visited Sturgis earlier this year, a trip is being organized to travel to Mannheim, Germany during Spring Break 2018. Students will stay with a host family and attend German high school classes, as well as visit local attractions. This trip is currently being offered to this year's freshmen. The approximate cost is $2,500, including airfare and other travel fees. For more information contact the trip leader, Mr. Jeff Hyer, who has taught history at Sturgis since 2004.

    Middle East Model United Nations

    Congratulations to Sturgis East Spanish teacher Camille Manrique for helping organize the first Middle East Model United Nations (MEMUN) conference held in the United Arab Emirates in November. The non-profit she co-founded, International Partners for Peace, has been training Emirati students and teachers for the past 2 years. MEMUN was able to hold their first conference at the American University of Sharjah. Ms. Manrique commented, "It was incredible to work with students in another country, especially in a region which is in so much need of peace. I look forward to sharing my experience not only with Sturgis MUN Club students, but with all my students."