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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, April 15, 2022 View as Webpage
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Darshana - A Glimpse into the Hindu Civilization
Last weekend, I was invited by a STEM staff member (Vinaya Raigaonkar) to attend an Indian cultural event called "Darshana- A Glimpse into the Hindu Civilization." For years, I have attempted to understand this ancient and complex culture. French economist Thomas Piketty wrote extensively about how the British attempted to create a system to better understand the subcontinent and failed. It is far too complex rooted in thousands of years of traditions.

The event last week was almost three years of curation to design around twenty posters to capture deep cultural roots around topics such as traditions, mathematics, architecture, yoga and more. In about one hour, a visitor could better understand the depth and breadth of Indian history and culture. Click here to read more
Mark your calendars for #STEMShares, May 2-7
We want to let you know that we will again focus our efforts on #STEMShares for the week of May 2-7 to commemorate May 7. Since this day will be on a Saturday (no school for students and staff), we wanted to share the following information with you.

We want to invite our entire community to participate in #STEMShares by doing Acts of Kindness, Acts of Service and Acts of Donation. This could include donating to a charity or non-profit organization, volunteering, helping a family member, reaching out to a friend you haven't connected with in a while, or anything else you can think of to provide a moment of connection with others. Click here to read more
STEM Wide Events
  • Saturday, April 16 (10-11 a.m.) - Varsity Track Ponoma Invite
  • Monday, April 18 - 7th Grade Virtual due to testing
  • Monday, April 18 (4-5 p.m.) - Varsity Girls Soccer at Vanguard
  • April 18-21 (4-7 p.m.) - Colorado Youth Career Fair (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, April 19 (5-6 p.m.) - Varsity Boys Lacrosse at Rock Canyon
  • Wednesday, April 20 (4-6 p.m.) - Englewood JV Track Meet
  • Wednesday, April 20 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) - SAC Meeting (HS Commons)
  • Thursday, April 21 (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) - Fifth-Grade Revolutionary War Reenactment (Chatfield)
  • Friday, April 22 - No School - Professional Development Day
  • Friday, April 22 (4-5 p.m.) - Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs. Thunder Ridge
  • Saturday, April 23 (9:30-10:30 a.m.) - Varsity Track at DCHS Huskie Invite
  • Saturday, April 23 (7-11 p.m.) - STEM Prom (The Sanctuary Golf Course)
  • Saturday, April 23 (11 p.m.-2 a.m.) - STEM PTO After Prom (Miller Activity Center)
  • Monday, April 25 (5-6 p.m.) - Varsity Girls Soccer at Windsor Charter
  • Monday, April 25 (5-7 p.m.) - DEI Committee Meeting (HS Commons)
  • Tuesday, April 26 (6-8 p.m.) - DCSD Board Meeting Presentation for STEM School Sterling Ranch (Wilcox Building)
  • Wednesday, April 27 (3-4 p.m.) - Secondary Student Information Session/Forum (HS Commons)
  • Wednesday, April 27 (4-5 p.m.) - Girls Varsity Soccer at Denver Jewish
  • Wednesday, April 27 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) - Welcome to STEM Secondary School Information Session (HS Commons)
  • Welcome, April 27 (7-8 p.m.) - Varsity Lacrosse vs. Chaparral
  • Thursday, April 28 (6-9 p.m.) - STEM Music Concert (MS Cafeteria)
  • Friday, April 29 (3-4 p.m.) - Varsity Lacrosse at Legend High School
  • Saturday, April 30 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) - Varsity Track Ram Charger Invite
  • May 2-7 - STEMShares
  • Thursday, May 5 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) - STEM Day at the Colorado Rockies

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.
Don't forget to order your Yearbook!
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Secondary news
In this week's Secondary News you can find information about:
  • Colorado Youth Career Fair
  • Climate Change Club Info Meeting
  • STEM Prom and After Prom
  • STEM Day at the Colorado Rockies
  • More
Sharing Our Good News
In this week's Sharing Our Good News you can find:
  • STEM Cart of Happiness makes its rounds on Friday
  • STEM 5th grader publishes children's book on Amazon
  • STEM 8th grader goes viral for spreading cheer to a sick neighbor
  • 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!

Brianna Westbarn
Bri is always a great person and always there to lean on. She helped me feel better after someone said something negative.
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.