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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, March 11, 2022 View as Webpage
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Update on ED Hiring Process and Spring Break Recharging
Spring Break is a much-needed break for students and staff to recharge and refocus on the endurance needed for the final quarter of the school year. With Daylight Saving Time and warmer weather, it will feel like the long winter is behind us. As we return from break, our Executive Director Hiring process will be in full swing with our first round of interviews beginning on Monday, March 21. We are very excited that our posting has received over 50 applicants. The team will be phone screening close to 20 applicants, of which approximately 8-10 will move on to the first round of interviews. Click here to read more
STEM Wide Events
  • Saturday, March 12 (10-11 a.m.) - Varsity Track-Ivory Moore "We are Columbine Invitational"
  • Saturday, March 12 (3-4 p.m.) - Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs Smoky Hill
  • Sunday, March 13 - Daylight Saving Time Starts (Spring Forward!)
  • March 14-18 - No School Spring Break
  • Saturday, March 19 (10-11 a.m.) - Varsity Track-Rangeview Raider Invite
  • Monday, March 21-Friday, March 25 - Wish Week
  • Monday, March 21 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) - Executive Director Candidate Interviews
  • Tuesday, March 22 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) - PI Day Event (High School Commons)
  • Tuesday, March 22 (5-7 p.m.) - STEM's Got Talent Student Rehearsals
  • Wednesday, March 23 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, March 23 (5-6 p.m.) - SBL Parent Information Session (Zoom)
  • Wednesday, March 23 (6-7:30 p.m.) - SAC Working Session
  • Thursday, March 24 (10-11 a.m.) - Varsity Track-Denver South Ravens Invite
  • Thursday, March 24 (6:30-9 p.m.) - STEM's Got Talent Show (Mission Hills Church)
  • Friday, March 25 (6-9 p.m.) - Middle School Dance (Middle School Cafeteria)
  • Friday, March 25 (6-7 p.m.) - Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs DCHS

Click on the STEM Events Calendar to see everything that is happening at STEM. We've added Enrichment and Athletic Events to the calendar as well.

Click on the Secondary News buttons to see what's happening at each school level.
Wish Week Event Sign-Ups
National Honor Society is very excited to be approaching Wish Week! We look forward to supporting our Wish Kid, Saumel, who would like to visit Noah's Ark. Below is information about a couple of events high school boys can participate in this year. 

First, we are excited to announce that we will bring back Powder Puff Cheer in collaboration with Student Government.

All high school boys will once again be able to showcase their athletic abilities and school spirit to support Samuel following spring break. If you have any interest in joining the team, please fill out this form! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Second, high school boys have the opportunity to participate in Ruff and Tuff! Ruff and Tuff is similar to Powder Puff in that high school boys will play against each other in a volleyball game. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form that closes on Wednesday, March 9. 

If you have questions about Powder Puff cheer, please contact John Masulit. If you have questions about Ruff and Tuff, please contact Sarah Braunschweig.  
Applications Now Open for Piton Fellowship Youth Cohort
Gary Community Ventures is accepting applications and nominations for its Piton Fellowship Youth Cohort, which is open to Denver-area 14- to 20-year-olds who are looking to expand their learning and accelerate their leadership journeys alongside a network of peers. The Youth Cohort runs from Monday, June 20, to Friday, July 29, and fellows can expect to learn from inspirational changemakers, connect with their communities, build leadership skills, explore career pathways and develop as human beings. Those who complete the program will also receive a $2,100 stipend. Gary Community Ventures will prioritize applicants of color and youth from diverse backgrounds. Applications and nominations for the early acceptance period are due Friday, Feb. 25, and will be prioritized over applications and nominations received in the final acceptance period, which ends Friday, April 1. Click here to learn more, apply and nominate.
Prom Survey for Yearbook
This year, like many other years prior, STEM is hosting a prom for the Juniors and Seniors! The yearbook class plans to include this experience inside the yearbook, and needs your help. We encourage you to fill out this survey.

Don't forget to order your Yearbook!
Click here to watch a promotional video by the Yearbook team about ordering your 2021-22 Yearbook.
Secondary news
In this week's Secondary News you can find information about:
  • STEM's Got Talent
  • Wish Week Events
  • STEM PTO After Prom Donation Request
  • Join Spanish Honor Society
  • More
Sharing Our Good News
In this week's Sharing Our Good News you can find:
STEM's FRC team places in the top 10 in the Arizona competition
  • Silas Pacheco represents STEM in wrestling tournament and earns top placement finish
  • More
Spartan Athletics
Click here to see the latest Spartan Athletics News. Click on each sport to see updates from the coaching staff/student-athletes.
Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe
Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe
Check out the first entry of Deputy Gabe Uribe's "Walking the Beat" Newsletter for the 2021-22 School Year.

Each week Deputy Gabe shares some helpful tips, reminders and insights from a safety perspective.

You can also access last year's version via the same link.
Student Shout-Outs!
We want to celebrate our students and for our students to celebrate each other. Give a Shout-Out to a fellow classmate!

Check back next week for more Shout-Outs.
Student Support Services
Feedback?
Have feedback and/or content for the STEM Student Newsletter? Email communications@stemk12.org. If you would like to promote an event, please work with your respective Student Government leaders or Sara Phelps, Enrichment Coordinator.