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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 View as Webpage
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One of the Best Times of the Year

U.S. Representative Ken Buck called this week to congratulate our school on a West Point Congressional nomination. Representative Buck asked to deliver the message to our stellar student, Matthew Tewolde. We arranged with his teacher to make the announcement in class. Representative Buck thanked Matthew for stepping up to the challenges of West Point, especially during a time of global uncertainty.

Committing to defend the US Constitution with a five-year service commitment requires a great sense of duty. The West Point motto of Duty, Honor, Country sums up the values that have defined this great American institution since its founding in 1802 by Thomas Jefferson. It is personal for Representative Buck as a 2011 West Point grad parent. He understands what it takes to raise a son or daughter to this caliber. Matthew’s classmates broke out in spontaneous applause. Teachers hugged Matthew. His twin sister, also in the class, held her own as she has been accepted to Johns Hopkins University.  Click here to read more
STEM Wide Events
  • Saturday, Jan. 22 (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) - MS/HS CyberPatriot Semi-Finals
  • Monday, Jan. 24 (5-7 p.m.) - DEI Committee Meeting (HS Commons)
  • Monday, Jan. 24 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) - at Vanguard Classical
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25 (7-11 a.m.) - COVID On-Site Testing (Sign-Up Required)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26-Friday, Jan. 28 - Fifth-Grade Snow Mountain Ranch
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26 (4-8 p.m.) - After Prom STEM PTO Spirit Night at Torchy's Tacos
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) - JV Boys Basketball at Windsor Charter
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26 (6:30-7:30 p.m.) - Varsity Boys Basketball at Windsor Charter
  • Friday, Jan. 28 (8:15-10:15 a.m.) - Elementary Assembly
  • Friday, Jan. 28 (4-5 p.m.) - JV Boys Basketball at Front Range Baptist
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1 (7-11 a.m.) - COVID On-Site Testing (Sign-Up Required)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1 (5:30-7 p.m.) - STEM BOD Meeting (High School Commons)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 2 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, Feb. 2 (5:30-7 p.m.) - Replication Information Session for STEM Community (High School Commons)
  • Thursday, Feb. 3 (5:30-7 p.m.) - College Night for Juniors (High School Commons)
  • Thursday, Feb. 3 (5-6 p.m.) - Varsity Boys Basketball at William Smith High Shcool
  • Friday, Feb. 4 (5-6 p.m.) - JV Boys Basketball vs Regis (Panorama)
  • Saturday, Feb. 5 - DCSD Spelling Bee
  • Saturday, Feb. 5 (6:30-9:30 p.m.) - High School Winter Formal (High School Commons)

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.
A message from the Yearbook Team
Hello, STEM Spartans! 

The Yearbook staff hopes you all had an amazing winter break! We would like photos from your holidays before and during winter break (for example, photos from Christmas, New Year’s, Hanukkah, etc.). Also, if you’d like to be interviewed about how you celebrate your holidays, please let us know!! You could be featured in our holidays spread. Please send photos to, and include interview availability times if you would like to. Thank you and have an amazing day!!

Thank you!!
STEM's Got Talent Auditions
Hello Spartans! It’s that time of the year again, where you’ll have the opportunity to share your talents with others. HS Student Government is hosting this year’s 10th annual schoolwide STEMS’ Got Talent! The show is open to all students, k-12. If you wish to audition for the show, please fill out the link below or use the QR code posted around the building to sign-up. Auditions will be held on February 17th from 3-6 p.m. in Room 149, the MS Music Room.

In this week's Secondary News you can find information about:
  • Upcoming Events
  • COVID Testing (Sign-Up)
  • Virtual Weather Day Procedure Reminder
  • More
In this week's Sharing Our Good News you can find:
  • STEM Student Matthew Tewolde accepted to West Point
  • Renovation begins in P-Tech/Koson building
  • Sara De Weese joins STEM as Secondary Math Teacher
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!

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