Holyoke STEM Academy

Student engaged in a stem activity

Check out STEM’s Welcome Back to School Video (English above and Spanish Below)

Important Upcoming Events

Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative Backpack Event:

Thursday, Sept. 3rd from 3:30-4:30.  Come to Holyoke STEM Academy to select a back-to-school backpack and enjoy members of the community in a socially distanced and safe way! No registration is necessary.

6th Grade iPad Roll-outs:

  • Wednesday, September 2nd, 2:30-3:30
  • Thursday, September 3rd, 2:30-3:30
  • Thursday, September 3rd, 5:30-6:30
  • Tuesday, September 8th, 2:00-3:00
  • Wednesday, September 9th 5:00-6:00
Each student at STEM will receive an iPad through a grant with Verizon. The dates for the pickups are listed below. We ask that you sign up using this link and schedule a pick-up time.  Students will also be given an At-Home Learning Kit with resources and materials to support their learning at home during the first few weeks of school.

Back-to-School Parent Webinar:

Friday, September 4th from 3:00-3:30.  Come to learn about all things related to coming back to school this year at STEM.   We’ll explain our Remote Learning schedule, Google Classroom, student expectations, our At-Home Learning Kits and so much more.  You can register for our Parent Webinar zoom session using this link.    (Please note – the time on the link shows as 12:00, but the actual time is 3:00 on Sept. 4)

7th Grade Meet the Teacher Event:

Wednesday, Sept. 9th from 2:00-3:00.  Come to Holyoke STEM Academy to meet your teachers and collect your At-Home Learning Kits in a socially distanced and safe way! No registration necessary.

8th Grade Meet the Teacher Event:

 Thursday, Sept. 10th from 2:00-3:00.  Come to Holyoke STEM Academy to meet your teachers and collect your At-Home Learning Kits in a socially distanced and safe way! No registration necessary.

Resources for Students, Staff and Families

About Holyoke STEM Academy

Holyoke STEM Academy is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics school. 

STEM learning is hands-on and highly engaging for students and promotes strong problem solving and communication skills, which are needed in all occupations.  Most of the fastest growing and highest earning occupations are in the STEM fields, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Students at Holyoke STEM have engaged in coding, built robots, dissected animals, and used polymer science to reduce plastic waste in the environment.  STEM Academy is a pipeline into our Engineering and Life Sciences Academy (ELS) learning academy at Holyoke High School. 

Learn More About STEM

Contact

Mr. Sal Canata, Principal
scanata@hps.holyoke.ma.us

1045 Main Street,
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone:(413) 535-0345

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About

Grades: 6-8
Hours:
7:45 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.

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Graduate students at the Conte Polymer Research Centers at UMASS conduct experiments with our students.

The Verizon Innovative Learning program distributed iPads to every student at Holyoke STEM Academy.

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