2017-2018 School Year Information

  • Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year. This page is designed to give you all the information you need to prepare for the coming school year. It is hard to believe, but the new school year is just around the corner. In addition to the information on this page, there are some important dates for you to keep on the calendar:

    July 25 - Prideland Day (more information below)
    August 6 - First Day of School (classes begin at 7:30am)

Prideland Day

  • Prideland Day is a day for all students to receive their class schedules, receive their locker assignments, pay their school fees, and find their classes in the building.


    Wednesday, July 25, 2017

     6th Grade
    8:00 – 9:00 a.m
     7th Grade
    9:00 – 11:00 a.m
     8th Grade
    11:00 – 12:30 p.m.


Student Fees







    Art materials for projects
    $20.00Purchase sheet music and assist with bus costs for transportation to zone concerts and performances off site
    $5.00Supplies & materials
    $20.00Purchase of equipment & repairs
    PLTW (Engineering Design)$20.00 Purchase materials for designing and building projects


    Lab supplies & materials
    Student Planners, Lanyard with Pouch & ID$10.00Purchase student planners and lanyards for IDs




    Yearbook price increases to $20 in May

    PE Uniform


    PE shirts & shorts for class

    Please note:
    • The average registration fee is $80 per student. Total amounts due are based on each individual student’s schedule.
    • This amount is due (debit, credit, cash or cashiers check accepted) upon registration on Prideland Day.
    • Debit and credit transactions will be charged a 3% convenience fee. For example: Student fees totaling $80 will be charged a convenience fee of $2.40. The total charge on your account would be $82.40.

Immunization Information

  • Please make sure your child’s immunizations are current and meet requirements for school entry. There are still cases of serious diseases like chicken pox, polio, and pertussis (whooping cough) occurring in communities across the country. Vaccines protect your child, your family, and our entire community from the serious side effects of these diseases. For on-line information about vaccine recommendations, go to Washoe County Health District Immunization Information.
    Student Health Services is reaching out with a reminder to parents and the community: All students entering 7th grade must get a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis) booster shot before they can enter school in the fall. 


    New Vaccine Requirement for students entering 7th grade
    Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, the meningococcal vaccine (MCV4) will be required for all Nevada 7th graders and new students in grades 7-12 enrolling in the Washoe County School District. This vaccine is required in addition to the Tdap vaccine.
    For more information, please visit the Immunizations web page maintained by Student Health Services
    Smith's pharmacists are licensed under Nevada law to provide immunizations to children and adults. You can get your required vaccines at your local Smith's pharmacy - no appointment necessary. The address of the closest Smith's to O'Brien STEM Academy is 175 Lemmon Drive, Reno, NV 89056 - 775.971.3310.

School Supplies

  • Supplies you may want to purchase:
    • 12 Pencils and an eraser
    • Binder and pocket folders for binder
    • Black ball point pen
    • Colored pencils
    • Extra composition notebooks (one composition book is supplied for each class that uses them)
    • Glue sticks or tape
    • Highlighters
    • Pencils and Pens
    • Scissors
    • Whiteboard markers