I hope everyone is having a wonderful February break. I am writing to ask for volunteers at two upcoming events and to share key dates. Please review below so that you can add these key events to your family calendar.  I am also excited to share that the new Greenhouse was delivered yesterday. Thank you to all of the Magnet Fund members who made this new facility possible. We will be sharing more information (and pictures!) soon as water and power still have to be hooked up. 

Volunteer Requests

1. We are still recruiting judges to give the 9th graders feedback at the Apps for Good Showcase on Friday, February 28th. Email Dr. Arnold at if you are available to give feedback on student app projects. We certainly invite all of our 9th grade parents to come see the students present their work also! 

2. Are you a professional outside the STEM field? I know we often seek STEM expertise for science fair and app showcases, but we could use ALL professional feedback for our upcoming Mock Job Fair on March 6th from 12-1pm. If you are available to give feedback to our 11th grade students on resumes or mock interview questions, please email Mr. Bolen at 

Upcoming Dates: 

Key dates for next week:
  • Monday, February 24th- Deposit & permission slip due for college tour (information and form posted on counseling grade level itsLearning pages) 
  • Thursday, February 27th 12:15-1pm: Black History Month Flex presented by the Magnet Black STEM Student Union (BSSU)
  • Friday, February 28th  12-1pm: 9th grade Apps for Good Showcase

Looking ahead for events before Spring Break: 
  • Thursday, March 5th 6-8pm: Accepted 8th grader Parent-Student Meeting
  • Thursday, March 5th 7:30-8:30pm: Magnet Fund Meeting
  • Friday, March 6th: Spring Plant Sale Fundraiser Begins
  • Friday, March 6th 12pm-1pm:  Mock Job Fair for 11th graders
  • March 8th- 10th: College Tour (must have signed up by February 24th!) 
  • Monday, March 9th: Teacher Workday & Conference Day (No school for students) 
  • Tuesday, March 17th 8am-10:30am: Internship Interview Day for 11th graders 
  • Friday, March 20th: SME Kick Butts Anti-smoking Kickball Game afterschool 3:30-5pm and Debate Team sponsored Talent Show in the evening 6-8pm. 
  • Thursday, March 26th 7:30-8am: WOWs sponsored Pastries for Parents (reservations required; more information to follow) 
  • Thursday, April 2nd 6-7:30pm: 11th Grade Senior Preparation Meeting for Parents & Students
  • Thursday, April 2nd 7:30-8:30pm: Magnet Fund Meeting
Thank you for your continued support!
Mrs. Baskett

Amanda Dyann Baskett
Director, Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology
Phone: 770-483-8737, ext.29110