STEMS students participate in a multitude extracurricular activities throughout the year.
At STEMS, student participation in clubs is an important complement to the growth and development of each child. STEMS provide a variety of activities that cultivate creative thinking and active learning in a group setting. Activities offered reflect the interest of the student body. Our most active clubs are the science and math clubs.
The student council is the voice of the student body.
Student Council provides leadership opportunities for STEMS students to develop leadership by organizing and carrying out school activities and service projects. Student Council members work with students, faculty, parents, and administration to help coordinate student activities, in addition to planning events that contribute to school spirit, community welfare, and promote enthusiasm and school spirit by building a community where all students are valued and respected.
- Quran Competition& Quran Night
These two events promote the love of reading and memorizing the Quran. Quran memorization is a part of the STEMS curriculum at every grade level. Quran competition encourages healthy competition of memorization skills while Quran night is a celebration of the students’ memorization achievements. Quran Night is generally scheduled just before Ramadan to encourage our students to work on memorization of the Quran.
- Spelling Bee
STEMS students put their spelling skills to the test by participating in school and county spelling bee competitions.
- Math Competitions
STEMS students participate in MathCounts and BCCTM Math competitions. STEMS students have scored in the top ten positions for BCCTM competitions.
Students join Math Club activities at the start of school year to prepare for these events.
- Broward County Science Fair
The Broward County Regional Science and Engineering Fair (BCRSEF) is a yearly competition open to all Broward County middle and high school students. STEMS students won 7 different awards in the 2020 competition including first place in the USAID Science Champion Award.
- Culture Day
STEMS is a diverse community. Muslims come to the United States from all races, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. Culture day is an opportunity to make cultural connections, share family values in the classroom, and integrate the cultural lessons that the educators facilitate.
- Seerah Day
Seerah day is the culmination of activities that begins a month-long celebration that infuses reading, Islamic studies, and art. Students listen to Seerah stories, retell them in their own words, illustrate their stories, write poems, share the lessons learned from the Seerah of the Prophet SAS, and present songs celebrating the life of our beloved Prophet Mohammad SAS.
- Earth Day
As trustees of Allah on earth, it is our duty to be conscious of its health and how we use the resources in it. STEMS students are taught that there are many ways to participate in protecting the Earth and making it a safer place. For example, water conservation, recycling, and saving energy are all important parts of protecting the environment that students contribute to in every classroom. Students are taught that small steps can yield a great impact. Specifically, reminders to brush their teeth with the water off, turn the lights off when not in the room, and consciously identify food waste are imparted to students through the school’s philosophy. Students plant trees and flowers, pick up trash, recycle, create posters, and write essays to learn and teach to their peers. Earth day activities help our students remember to put these steps into practice and share them with their families and community.
Some other events at STEMS include Pajama Day, Book Character Day, Annual Book Fair, Career Day, and the fire prevention event in conjunction with the City of Sunrise.
Cancer Awareness and Fundraisers
- Pink Hijab Day
This initiative provides learning opportunities for students by encouraging them to be compassionate and contributing citizens of our community. STEMS girls wear pink hijabs to raise money for breast cancer research. This event supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
ST. Jude’s Children’s Hospital Fundraiser/Trike-a-Thon
The St. Jude Trike-A-Thon is a fun, service-learning program for our young STEMS students(Prek-K) that teaches riding toy safety while helping the children of St. Jude.
- Pasta for Pennies
Pasta For Pennies benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.