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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 View as Webpage
This is your STEM Student Newsletter. Created by You! Help us make it what you want it to be. We're looking for interested students to join our STEM communications team to help us communicate with our STEM Spartans. Email if interested.
Have something you'd like to be considered for the Newsletter? Click here to submit to our Share Your Good News Form.
Snow Days and other memories
In 2014-15, DCSD made an error in calculating the instructional minutes for the school year and had to refund roughly $4.2M to CDE. DCSD appealed and lost because the 1963 Colorado attendance law is precise. Each year, STEM is audited to ensure compliance that our instructional minutes are met. Our academic calendar builds in some extra days that can be used for any unplanned emergency that would result in students not being able to receive instruction. Since the penalties are great, the cushion is necessary for any potential errors in calculations. Click here to read more
STEM Wide Events
  • Monday, Feb. 21 - No School - President's Day
  • Tuesday, Feb. 22 (3-4 p.m.) - Secondary Student Information Session (HS Commons)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 22 (3-5 p.m.) - STEM's Got Talent Auditions (Room 149)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 (3-5 p.m.) - STEM's Got Talent Auditions (Room 149)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23-Friday, Feb. 25 - Sixth Grade Keystone Trip
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 (3:15-4:15 p.m.) - CyberPatriot Award Ceremony (HS Commons)
  • Thursday, Feb. 24-Saturday, Feb. 26 - TSA State Conference (Denver Marriott Tech Center)
  • Friday, Feb. 25 (6-8 p.m.) - STEM PTO Elementary Sweetheart Dance (ES Gymnasium)
  • Monday, Feb. 28-March 4 - 7th & 8th Grade Seacamp Trip
  • Monday, Feb. 28-March 4 - Elementary Read Across America Week
  • Monday, Feb. 28-Thursday, March 3 - Scholastic Book Fair
  • Monday, Feb. 28 (3:45-4:15 p.m.) - NEHS Writing Center (Zoom) - Students Only
  • Monday, Feb. 28 (5-7 p.m.) - DEI Committee (HS Commons)
  • Tuesday, March 1 (5:30-7 p.m.) - STEM Board Meeting (HS Commons)
  • Wednesday, March 2 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, March 2 (3-3:30 p.m.) - NEHS Writing Center (In-Person)
  • Wednesday, March 2 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) - Career Discovery Night (HS Commons)
  • Thursday, March 3 (7-9 p.m.) - STEM Theater Presents "She Kills Monsters"
  • Friday, March 4 (7-9 p.m.) - STEM Theater Presents "She Kills Monsters"
  • Saturday, March 5 (3-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.) - STEM Theater Presents "She Kills Monsters"
  • Monday, March 7 (3:15-3:45 p.m.) - Concurrent Enrollment Information Session (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, March 8 (3:15-3:45 p.m.) - Concurrent Enrollment Information Session (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, March 8 (5-6 p.m.) - SBL Parent Information Session (Zoom)
  • Wednesday, March 9 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, March 9 (3-3:30 p.m.) - Concurrent Enrollment Information Session (In-Person)
  • Wednesday, March 9 (4-5:30 p.m.) - Middle School- STEM/Lockheed Martin event (Zoom)
  • Wednesday, March 9 (6:30-8 p.m.) - STEM PTO Monthly Meeting
  • Thursday, March 10 (3-3:30 p.m.) - Concurrent Enrollment Information Session (In-Person)
  • Thursday, March 10 (4-7 p.m.) - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, March 11 - No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences

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.
CSHS (Computer Science Honors Society) Tutoring Opportunity
Hello STEM High Schoolers! The Computer Science Honor Society is offering computer science tutoring services for all middle schoolers and high schoolers. You can sign up to help students from MS and HS Computer Science classes. Tutors and student pairs work out how they'd like to meet, including during CSHS meetings. Get the student sign-up link from Mrs. Basu or CSHS leaders Tavin Turner and Aragorn Wang if you are interested. Also, high schoolers can sign up to be a tutor, and get volunteer hours from Mrs. Basu and CSHS. Ask your teachers for the volunteer sign-up link!

February STEM Lit Magazine Contest Begins
Each month, one winner who submits a piece of writing or art will win a $50 Visa Gift Card. The winner will be chosen by the student staff of the STEM Literary Magazine. 

The theme for this month will be, "Gods and Goddesses". You can make any submission that you think represents Gods and Goddesses in an amazing and creative way. You must make the submission your original and put your best work into it. Have fun!

Click here for more information.
STEM BASE is Hiring
My name is Amy Dupays. I am the elementary BASE Manager for STEM. The STEM BASE team is looking for additional staff to support the after-school child care demand in our Elementary STEM community. If you or someone you know is looking for a fun job after school, is great with kids and ready to work with a dedicated, fun team this is the job for you. We need you 3-5 days each week 3-6 p.m. Full-time hours are available during school breaks and summer. NO WEEKENDS - Yay!

Please email me for more information or submit your application using the following link: DCSD STEMBASE Program Leader Position.
Secondary news
In this week's Secondary News you can find information about:
  • Secondary Student Information Session
  • STEM's Got Talent Auditions Rescheduled
  • CyberPatriot Award Ceremony
  • Career Discovery Night
  • More
Sharing Our Good News
In this week's Sharing Our Good News you can find:
  • STEM Secondary Theater teacher Max Schwartz recognized by Colorado League of Charter Schools
  • Senior Feature on Lockheed Martin Internship
  • 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.

Boys' Lacrosse Registration is now open. Click here to find out more.
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!

Suvali Patel
She's a really good friend and is good at understanding other people's feelings

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.