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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, Jan. 20, 2023 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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Check-In With Ms. Kovalesky

Dear STEM Students,

We are off to a wonderful start this semester. Over the break, we added new staff members to our team and adjusted our current staffing to best meet the needs of our students and school. We are very close to being fully staffed and are blessed by the talent and dedication the STEM staff exudes daily.

As the doors opened on Tuesday, Jan. 10, everyone was excited to explore the new areas and see the construction progress made over Winter Break. The anticipation of our new gym facilities is building. We hope that our stundets and community members will join us on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 4:45 p.m. for our Grand Opening Event. We will have a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event, JV and Varsity basketball games, and State of STEM updates, as well as other exciting highlights from educational programs and various enrichment events occurring throughout our building.

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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

Student Feedback Google Form

Student Advisory is working with the STEM Administration Tam to find a better way to collect student feedback about the school. Please fill out the Student Feedback Google Form to anonymously share your feedback with the Administration. Student Advisory will have access to the responses and will share them with the Administration Team during our monthly Student Forums.  

Cllick here for the Student Feedback Form
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Be the Next STEM's Got Talent MC!

STEM's Got Talent is looking for it's next Master of Ceremonies (MC!) 

If you are interested in hosting this year's event, please contact Mrs. Ridder at to arrange an audition time. 

Please prepare a one-minute monologue on how you would open the show and greet the audience.  

We are looking for someone who can capture a crowd!  

STEMShares Clothing Drive Reminder

Hi Spartans!

Student Advisory is raising items of clothing for our January Warm Clothing Drive. All clothing items will go toward homeless shelters within our area and the local community. We will provide boxes for all 6th period/homeroom classes for middle school and elementary, respectively. The class that raises the largest amount of clothing items will receive a Pizza Party! We will be collecting clothes from January 10-31. We prefer clean and wearable clothes to be donated. Student Advisory appreciates your help in our community!

Thank you,

Student Advisory

Fifth Grade Snow Mountain Ranch HS Volunteers Needed

Do you love being outside and working with kids? If so, 5th grade is looking for High School Volunteers to join our annual YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch trip. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in working with kids or wanting to share their love of the outdoors with others.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What would I do at Snow Mountain Ranch? You and other high school volunteers will be adult leaders and role models to STEM 5th graders. You will be assigned a small group of students to help move them through activities such as rock climbing, snowshoeing and nordic skiing. You will also get a chance to know the other adult leaders and grow in your leadership and teaching skills.
  2. When is this happening? February 22-24, 2023 
  3. Does it cost money? No! Of course not!
  4. Can I count it towards my volunteer hours?Yes!
  5. When can I learn more? Please email Mr.Chang at if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity or have any questions.

Thanks for considering this opportunity. We are excited to hear from you!

The 5th Grade Team

Still Time to Sign Up for STEM's Got Talent Auditions

Students, only a few more days to sign up for your audition slot for this year's STEM's Got Talent!

The auditions will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 25 or Thursday, Jan. 26. The show will take place on Thursday, March 2.

Click here for the sign up link.

Update from STEM IT Department

Our IT department has been graciously allowing students to charge their computers in their offices; however, lately, it has become overwhelming for them. We are asking all parents to help support their students in bringing their computers to school charged each day and ensuring that they bring a charger with them to school. Starting Tuesday, Jan. 17, students cannot charge their computers in the IT department.

Secondary News/Updates

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

  • Upcoming Events
  • Academic Scheduling Parent Information Night Recordings/Presentations
  • Student Fees Reminder
  • More

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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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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.

Click here to read more

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Walking the Beat, with Deputy Gabe

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! 

Savannah Messer


She always makes sure her work is done on time and submitted. She is always helping others out, and no one has to ask her to do it.

Leela Singh


Leela is a nice human being. She helps me out when I need it and always does the right thing even when no one is around.

Logan Sandhoff


Logan is always on task and helping others. He is a responsible friend and helps others stay on task.

Avery Zielbauer


Avery is a friend who will listen to anything you say. She will always be there for you and is an awesome person to be around and talk to!

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 Mrs. Fitzroy (, Enrichment Coordinator.