E3 STEM field trip policy: In order to go on a field trip, an E3 STEM student must be passing (D- or higher) all of their current AVHS classes 24 hours before the field trip departure time. Once a student is placed on the “ineligible for field trips” list, they need to speak with a member of the E3 STEM staff to be removed from the list. The staff member will have a brief conversation with the student and also check their current grades on Schoology.
SFM Mutual Insurance Company Field Trip: December 12 (9:15 am – 12:30 pm). Attend this field trip to explore a wide variety of careers in the insurance industry. These include information services, analytics, actuarial, software development and quality assurance to name a few. Sign up HERE by Dec. 8.
Students attending this field trip will need to fill out this photo/video release for SFM, as they will be taking photos of this great event for their company newsletter and social media.
9:50 – 10:00 AM – Students arrive and are taken to the main training room
10:00 AM – Opening greeting and remarks on careers and what it takes to be successful (Dave Kaiser)
10:10 AM – Introduction of the three tracks offered for students to visit. Each track with take 30 minutes:
- Track A – IT Operations
- Track B – Analytics and Actuarial
- Track C – Software Development
10:15 AM – First track sessions start
10:45 AM – First track sessions end
10:50 AM – Second track sessions start
11:20 AM – Second track sessions end
11:25 AM – Closing comments and any questions (Dave Kaiser)
11:35 AM – Lunch with students and IS staff (Broadway Pizza)
Noon – Students depart
Law Field Trip: Dec. 21 (7:30 am – noon; we will stop for fast food on the way back to school). Located at the Dakota County Attorney’s Office, 1560 Highway 55 Hastings MN 55033. Are you Interested in the Legal Field? This field trip will expose you to various aspects of a career in law:
- Learn about court/education/career fields.
- Observe court room proceedings.
- Tour the building.
- Question/Answer session.
Sign up for the field trip here. Deadline to sign up is Dec. 19.
Trailblazers Field Trip: January 4, 2018 (bus leaves AVHS at 5:45pm and returns at 9:00pm; if you need a ride home after returning to AVHS, Mr. Lynch can drop you off in the school van but you must let him know ahead of time). Million Women Mentors – Minnesota is hosting this event at Cargill. It includes a panel of women who will share their experiences working in STEM in companies like Cargill, Abbott, Wells Fargo, 3M, Keyot, Bremer, and C.H. Robinson. Don’t miss the chance to get inspired by women like you succeeding in STEM careers!
You must register for the event in two places:
- RSVP with MWM by sending your name and age to MWMpanel@keyot.com.
- Sign up with E3 STEM for this field trip here. Deadline to sign up is Jan. 2.
SPPD Women in Uniform Recruitment Event: January 6, 2018 (10:00 am -12:00 pm).
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact E3 STEM staff!
Career Fair for IHCC/DCTC – IT, Engineering, & Business: February 6, 2018 (2:50-4:10; for those students needing a ride home, Mr. Lynch can drop you off in the school van after the group returns to AVHS). Meet with employers who are recruiting for internships and employment associated with Engineering, IT, and all Business-related areas. Free for students, veterans and the public.
Sign up for this field trip here. Deadline to sign up is Feb. 4.
2018 District 196 STEM Career Fair: Thursday, February 15, 2018, 6:00-8:00 pm at Apple Valley High School. The fair is open to all high school students, grades 9-12, and their parents. The goal of the fair is to inspire high school students to pursue STEM Careers. It is for those who know they want a STEM career, those who are exploring and think they might want a STEM career, and those who do not want a STEM career but want to learn how STEM skills can increase marketability. A wide variety of science, technology, engineering, and math professions will be represented, including careers in healthcare. Whether you are looking for a technician level career, a doctoral level, or something in between, there will be something at the fair for you. For more information, go to www.district196.org/stemfair.
STEM professionals – Registration is now open to reserve your space. Seeking Scientists, Engineers, and Computer, Math, Healthcare, and Manufacturing and Skilled Trades Professionals for the District 196 STEM Career Fair. Companies, Colleges, and Individual STEM Professionals are all welcome. We especially invite parents who are STEM professionals to register as presenters. There is no cost to participate and no formal presentation is necessary — just be willing to talk to students about your career. It will be set up like a job fair or college fair as students move from table to table to speak with various professionals. For more information or to register, go to www.district196.org/stemfair. If you have questions, please email Penny Anderson at email@example.com or Cathy Kindem at Cathy.Kindem@district196.org.