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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, Nov. 11, 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.
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STEM Student Events

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.

Visit the STEM Events Calendar

An Update on Standards-Based Learning

As we enter into the second quarter I want to help clarify some questions that are coming up about Standards Based Learning (SBL).

  • Resubmissions
  •  Final grade reporting for Middle and High School

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Email with any questions

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Update from Dr. Johnson on MLO/Bond

Thank you all for supporting the 5A and 5B ballot initiatives. Although extremely close, results indicate that neither initiative has passed. Although it does not appear that we will receive additional funding through a passage of 5A and 5B, we promise to continue focusing on providing the best salary and compensation package we can offer all employees. We will continue to remain competitive with DCSD and listen to feedback from our stakeholders that can put us in a position to provide innovative solutions that will allow us to stand out as a leader in staff compensation. Click here to Read More

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Holiday Gift Card Program is Back!

Our STEM Gift Card Program continues to be a HIT so we will bring it back again, just in time for the holiday season. The program allows STEM families to donate toward the purchase of gift cards to be given to STEM staff. Participating in the STEM Gift Card Program is the PERFECT way to thank all of our hard-working teachers and staff!

Here's how the program works: 

Place your order here by clicking the Buy Now Button on the page via the button below.

Type in the dollar amount you want to donate to a general fund (used to purchase gift cards for ALL STEM staff). The STEM Elf will do the gift card shopping! 

Gift cards will be delivered to staff before winter break along with a card “signed” by all families who donate to purchase staff gift cards.

Be sure to place your order (NO CASH) via the school link by December 15th.

Gift cards will be ordered on December 16

Staff will receive their gifts on December 22

Click here to donate!
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DCSD Apple Award Nominations Open

The Foundation for Douglas County Schools is proud to honor exceptional educators and staff who are inspiring a love of learning in students and are trailblazing extraordinary innovation in our schools. Over the years, the Apple Awards has grown to engage the entire community, bringing in thousands of nominations every year for teachers and staff members across the district.  Click here to Nominate

Secondary News/Updates

In this week's Secondary News you can find inFree Chromebooks for FRL Students

  • CSHS Movie Night
  • NHS Holiday Toy Drive
  • Parking and Loitering in the surrounding Business Park
  • More

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Student Survey for High School Students (ONLY)

A student in Mrs. Bate's Secondary Math Class would like for High School Students to complete the following survey for a class project to see where secondary students are at with understanding the new grading system. This survey is meant for high schoolers only. Click here to take the survey.

Athletics News/Updates

Each week we'll share important Athletics News with our community.

Sharing Our Good News

Want to see all the Good Things happening at STEM? Check out our Sharing Our Good News post. Each week we share photos, videos and information about the Good News that has happened that week.

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Walking the Beat

Each week our very own DCSO School Resource Officer Deputy Gabe Uribe, writes a newsletter for our community about important topics as it relates to safety and security.

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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!

Chris Galatos


Chris has been an amazing friend, and he is always so kind and respectful to everyone. Chris, I hope that you are reading this because you deserve it.

Avery Snow


Avery has always been the kind of friend who will do anything for us. She goes out of her way every day to make sure that we're all happy and don't need any help with anything. She is my go-to person if I ever need anything because I know she'll always do her best to try to help. I'm really happy I know her, and I hope we stay good friends as long as possible.

Tyler Munroe


Tyler is always giving his all to each and every class period. He is out here putting in the work and encouraging his peers to work hard. 

Kyle Shoemaker


He is always on task and helps others stay on task.

Madison Lassers


Madison is always a good friend to have. She always gives you an honest opinion. Even when it's brutally honest. She's a great person and likes Eggnog.

Rory Aron


She is honest, kind, and a great friend and classmate. She can cheer you up when you're down. She is willing to listen and speak. She tells you the truth about everything.

Savannah Messer


She always tries to make people feel better, and she includes everyone. She is a very easy person to talk to, and I feel like I can trust her with important things. She is a very good friend and is always there for others.

Michelle Cornelson


Michelle (Shelly) is always kind and respectful to everyone! When she accidentally interrupts someone, she stops immediately and apologizes. She is respectful of other people's stuff and is very friendly and kind. Also, if someone else did something wrong, she tries to comfort them. This is the type of friend that I hope I will always have! :)

Daneen Nouman


Daneen is always empathetic when I am feeling bad. She helps me through what I am going through if I am going through something bad.  

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.