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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, Feb. 04, 2022 View as Webpage
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Reassurance in the Midst of District Turmoil

By now I'm sure that you have heard about what is going on with the Douglas County School Board. STEM is self-governed by our very own nine-member elected Board of Directors that is composed of Parent and Community volunteer members. Seven are current or past STEM parents and two have young children not yet school age. 

The issues with the DCSD Board are complex and rooted in political beliefs about unions and their role in education. The accusations that have played out in the headlines and TV this week are not always as they are reported. Time will tell what the impact will be, but my hope is that the DCSD Board can return to functioning as one unit to do what is best for students and staff.  Click here to read more
STEM Wide Events
  • Saturday, Feb. 5 - DCSD Spelling Bee
  • Saturday, Feb. 5 (6:30-9:30 p.m.) - High School Winter Formal (High School Commons)
  • Monday, Feb. 6 (6-7 p.m.) - Varsity Boys Basketball at Golden View Classical Academy
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9 - Friday, Feb. 11 - Sixth-Grade Keystone Trip
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9 (8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) - First Grade Field Trip to Fiske Planetarium
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9 (6-8 p.m.) - STEM Valentine's Roller Skating Party (Skate City)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 9 (6:30-8 p.m.) - STEM PTO Meeting (High School Commons)
  • Thursday, Feb. 10 (7 a.m to 2:30 p.m.) - Vision and Hearing Screening
  • Friday, Feb. 11 (7 a.m to 2:30 p.m.) - Vision and Hearing Screening
  • Friday, Feb. 11 (5-6 p.m.) - Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Vanguard (Panorama)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 15 (8-9 a.m.) - Parent Coffee with Administration (Elementary Cafeteria)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 (5:30-7 p.m.) - STEM SAC Meeting (STEM Center for Strength & Zoom)
  • Thursday, Feb. 17 - Varsity Boys Basketball League Tournament
  • Thursday, Feb. 17 (3-6 p.m.) - STEM's Got Talent Auditions (Room 149)
  • Friday, Feb. 18 - No School - Professional Development Day
  • Friday, Feb. 18 - Varsity Boys Basketball League Tournament
  • Tuesday, Feb. 22 - Secondary Student Information Session (HS Commons)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23-Friday, Feb. 25 - Sixth Grade Keystone Trip
  • Thursday, Feb. 24-Saturday, Feb. 26 - TSA State Conference (Denver Marriott Tech Center
  • Friday, Feb. 25 (8:15-10:15 a.m.) - Elementary Assembly
  • Friday, Feb. 25 (6-8 p.m.) - STEM PTO Elementary Sweetheart Dance (ES Gymnasium)

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.
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.

STEM Yearbook Surveys
Do you remember the Homecoming Activities from the Fall? The STEM Yearbook team would like to know what you thought. Please complete the following surveys:
Spread the Love!
Spread the Love. It’s time to show our teachers some love. Take a heart and post what you love about your teacher or their class and hang it on the heart on their door. Hearts are on the bulletin boards around the school. Let’s see how much love we can spread this month. 
In this week's Secondary News you can find information about:
  • STEM Valentine's Day Roller Skating Party
  • Student Information Session
  • Colorado Kids Create Art Contest
  • More
In this week's Sharing Our Good News you can find:
  • Self-Driving Cars - 8th-Grade PBL
  • First Robotics Competition (FRC) Movie on Disney+
  • CyberPatriots take Second Place
  • More
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!

Harman Saron
Harman is the most truthful person I know. Great friend to have.

Ryan Cuckson
Ryan is a great friend to have. He has good grades and helps out in class.

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.