March 2024

Shapiro STEM Academy

"Empowering Hearts and Minds"   

1050 W. 18th Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54902 
Phone: 920.424.0164  Fax: 920.424.7594                                                                                        

Lindsey Biesack, Principal

Kelley King, Secretary
Staff Directory 

Helpful Reminders




We welcome back Nurse Kendra after she has been out on maternity leave.

Her family welcomed Dakota in November! Maverick is the big brother in the picture! 






Parents can now easily see what field trip or item they have completed in the school store through a recent update on their portal. To access this feature, parents should go to Activity Registration and select from the menu at the top.








Welcome back to our afternoon custodian, Dave Lemke!! He spent some time in other lands and has found his way home to Shapiro!!! 

Lemke Family

Lemke Family




 I am excited to join your dedicated staff at Shapiro. I have degrees in Psychology, business and art from UW Oshkosh. This will be my first year as a cross categorical teaching aide for the OASD and I’m honored to help your children do and be their best each day.   

     In my free time I enjoy adventures with my son Parker and wife Kim. I also enjoy growing giant pumpkins, running long distance, woodworking and attending ostrich races.  



Get ready for Oshkosh Summer School 2024 

Registration Opens March 6, Course Guide Now Available

Starting March 6, families may begin registering their child(ren) for Summer School 2024! Be sure to sign up early because classes do fill up and those that do not have enough students enrolled may be canceled. OASD Summer School offers a variety of in-person and virtual classes for students entering kindergarten through high school, including athletic camps, music camps, and eAcademy options. While remedial courses are available, the majority of courses are designed to keep students thinking and exploring during the summer. 

COURSE GUIDE: Detailed information about all course options, including special camps and registration instructions, are available on the OASD Summer School webpage in the Summer School Course Guide

Summer School enrollment is FREE and available for all OASD students, students who live within the district boundaries, and students who are open-enrolled in the OASD. 

LEARN MORE: OASD Update 02.22.24 - Summer School 2024 Dates, Locations, and Details

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.Jump Rope For Heart Spirit Days

Monday, March 18 - Team Jersey or Team Hat Day

Tuesday, March 19 - Wear Blue or Tie dye Shirts

Wednesday, March 20 - Wear Red or Hearts

Thursday, March 21 - Wear Yellow or Hawaiian Shirt

Friday, March 22 - Pajama Day

Reading Volunteers Needed

Hello school family! Shapiro Stem Academy is looking for volunteers to come and read to and with our K-5 students! If you or someone you know would be interested please have them fill out the following Background check form and contact the school office. Whatever time you are willing to donate would be greatly appreciated. Our schedules are flexible. We are excited for this wonderful opportunity for our students to grow in their reading!

Volunteer Information

Volunteer Information

If you are looking to participate in any volunteer activities at our school (field trip chaperone, events, field day, etc.) you MUST have a background check submitted. This needs to be completed yearly. Once your form is approved, you will be set for the entire school year. The process is simple: 1) submit your background check by following THIS PROCESS 2) If an opportunity is available that you would like to volunteer at, just let your student's teacher know that you have submitted a form. From there, the office will be notified and the approval process will begin. Once your background check has been approved, your student's teacher will let you know!

Warmer Weather Warning!!!

Warmer temperatures are coming and going and coming!

Please monitor the temperatures daily and be aware that some days we may not need a coat, but cooler temperatures are still here as well and we will need more outside gear on those days. The rules are as follows:
Under 50 degrees:  Bring all outer gear. 
50-60 degrees:  Long sleeves required. 
Over 60:  Short sleeves is okay outside.

Keep in mind the field gets muddy and boots are sometimes required still to play out on the grass.


Greetings From The Shapiro Media Center

Greetings Shapiro Families!

This month, take time to explore tips for boosting safety, privacy and security while engaging online.

Link to Common Sense Media Family Letter: 

Boost Kids' Safety, Privacy and Security

Thank you for your support,

-Mrs. Daniels, Library Media Specialist

Library pic

Morning supervision is not available on our playground until 7:30am. Students are not to arrive before this time.

Thank you!

Clothing Donations Needed

We Need Your Help! Once again, our health room is in need of some clothing for our students who may require a change of clothing, for various reasons. We are most in need of the following items:

Size 4-6 Boys pants
Size 7-8 Boys pants

Size 4-6 Girls pants

These can be sweatpants, leggings, or any other new or gently used pants. (Elastic waistbands are super helpful!) 

We appreciate any and all help you can give. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity!



In line with district policy, and due to severe allergies within our school family, we ask that all dogs remain off the school grounds, with the exception of service animals. We ask that all service animals are not in contact with our students and staff.

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