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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, Oct. 28, 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

  • Saturday, Oct. 29 (6:30-8 a.m.) - Ornithology Club (off-site)
  • October 31-November 4 - Seacamp trip
  • Monday, Oct. 31 (8-9 a.m.) - Elementary Costume Parade
  • Monday, Oct. 31 (3-5:30 p.m.) - Theater Rehearsal (ES Gym)
  • Monday, Oct. 31 (5-9 p.m.) - MS Best Robotics 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 (7:15-7:45 a.m.) - DECA/FBLA Meeting (Room 130)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) - 5th Grade Field trip to CSU Spur (Students Only)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 (3:15-4 p.m.) - Student Forum/Information Session (HS Commons)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 (3-5 p.m.) - MS TSA Meeting (Room 133)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 (3-4 p.m.) - HS STEM UNICEF Club (Room 134)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 (3-4 p.m.) - MS Brain Bowl (Unofficial Practice) (Room E222)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 (5:30-7 p.m.) - STEM Board Meeting (Mechatronics Lab)
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1 (6-9 p.m.) - HS First Robotics (PTECH Building)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 (3-5 p.m.) - HS TSA Meeting (Room 133)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 (3-4:30 p.m.) - MS/HS Chess Club (Room 108)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 (3-3:45 p.m.) - Ornithology Club (Room 132)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2 (3:45-5:30 p.m.) - MS/HS Theater Rehearsal (ES Gym)
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 (8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) - 5th Grade Field trip to CSU Spur (Students Only)
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 (3-4:30 p.m.) - MS/HS Science Olympiad - NO MEETING
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 (3-3:45 p.m.) - MS Brain Bowl (Room E222)
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 (3-3:45 p.m.) - MS Broadcasting Club (Room E261)
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 (3-3:45 p.m.) - MS Math Counts (Room 233)
  • Thursday, Nov. 3 (5-7 p.m.) - Prospective Spartan Showcase (Secondary Building)
  • Friday, Nov. 4 - No School - PD Day
  • Friday, Nov. 4 - (3-9 p.m.) - HS Best Robotics Open Practice (ES Gym)
  • Sunday, Nov. 6 - Daylight Saving Time Ends

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

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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

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MLO/Bond Update

On August 23, the Douglas County School District Board of Education unanimously voted 7-0 to place a $60 million Mill Levy Override (MLO) and $450 million Bond on the 2022 ballot. 

If passed by voters, these new funds would be used at our school to:

  • Increase teacher and staff pay
  • Make much needed repairs and upgrades to our building
  • Replace heating and cooling systems and components 

Click the link below to read an update from DCSD

Click here to see STEM's SAC Statement of Support

Secondary News/Updates

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

  • Updates from Mrs. Ridder and Mr. Alsup
  • Halloween Costume Guidelines for students
  • Parking and Loitering in the surrounding Business Park
  • More

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Athletics News/Updates

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

Enrichment News/Updates

Enrichment at STEM is the place students can find all of the school’s after-school, summer, and other enrichment offerings. Our Enrichment Coordinator, Mrs. Fitzroy, coordinates with students and outside groups to offer after-school activities for all students.

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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.

Click here to read more

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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.

Click here to read more

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!

Brielle Perkins


Brielle is always kind and empathetic to everyone around her. She is funny and friendly and can cheer anyone up. She shows empathy because she is a good friend and great to talk to, and she is nice to everyone.

Vinusha Arun


She is an awesome person who would do anything for her friends. She is kind and caring and SUPER smart! She has helped me with homework and many classroom problems!

Mehar Soni


Mehar is always on top of everything and is one of the most responsible, if not the most responsible person I know. She gets everything done and always goes above and beyond. She is always organized and cares for everybody else and is so kind.

Aasheeta Muppalaneni


Aasheeta is always supportive of our ideas and thoughts. She is funny and puts herself in your shoes to help others through problems. She is an amazingly caring friend and student.

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.