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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, Oct. 7, 2022 View as Webpage

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STEM Student Events

  • Saturday, Oct. 8 (8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.) & Sunday, Oct. 9 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) - Kendrick Castillo Memorial Tournament - First Robotics Competition (Denver East High School)
  • Monday, Oct. 10 - Indigenous People's Day & Columbus Day
  • Monday, Oct. 10 (8-11 a.m.) - MacBeth in the Parking Lot 
  • Monday, Oct. 10 (after 1 p.m.) - Lockdown Drill
  • Monday, Oct. 10 (3-5 p.m.) - Theater Rehearsal (ES Gym)
  • Monday, Oct. 10 (4-5 p.m.) - Varsity Boys' Soccer at STRIVE Prep
  • Monday, Oct. 10 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) - JV Boys' Soccer at STRIVE Prep
  • Monday, Oct. 10 (5-9 p.m.) - MS BEST Robotics Meeting
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 - Cross Country Confluence League Championship
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 (7:15-7:45 a.m.) - DECA/FBLA Meeting (Room 130)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m.) - DECA Innovation Invitational (ES Gymnasium)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 (3-4 p.m.) - Brain Bowl (Room E 222)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 (6-9 p.m.) - High School FIRST Robotics Club Meeting (P-TECH/KOSON Mechatronics Lab)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 (5:30-7 p.m.) - STEM BOD Meeting (P-TECH/KOSON Building)
  • Tuesday, Oct. 11 (6-7 p.m.) - Boys and Girls Basketball Interest/Information Meeting (HS Commons)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 - 6th, 9th, 10th, and some 12th Graders Virtual due to testing
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 (3-4:30 p.m.) - HS/MS Chess Club (Room 108)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 (3:45-5:30 p.m.) - Theater Rehearsal (ES Gym)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 (4-5 p.m.) - Boys' Soccer at DSST Green Valley Ranch
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 (4-6 p.m.). - CSHS/BEST Robotics Computer Hardware and Non-Perishable Food Drive (Secondary Parking Lot)
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 (5-6 p.m.) - Girls' Volleyball at Two Roads
  • Wednesday, Oct. 12 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) - Boys' JV Soccer at DSST Green Valley Ranch
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 (3-4:30 p.m.) - HS/MS - Science Olympiad (Room 114b)
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 (3-3:45 p.m.) - MS Broadcasting Club (E261)
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 (evening) - Secondary Parent-Teacher Conferences (MS Cafe/HS Commons)
  • Thursday, Oct. 13 (4-6 p.m.). - CSHS/BEST Robotics Computer Hardware and Non-Perishable Food Drive (Secondary Parking Lot)
  • Friday, Oct. 14 - No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, Oct. 14 (3-4 p.m.) - Boys' Soccer vs Aurora West College Prep
  • Friday, Oct. 14 (4-9 p.m.) - HS BEST Robotics 
  • October 17-21 - NO SCHOOL - FALL BREAK
  • October 24-January 13 - STEMGives Campaign - Note date change
  • Monday, Oct. 24 (3-5:30 p.m.) - Theater Rehearsal (ES Gym)
  • Monday, Oct. 24 (5-9 p.m.) - MS BEST Robotics
  • Monday, Oct. 24 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) - Girls' Volleyball at Addenbrooke

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

SoS: Who is Your Trusted Adult at STEM?

Sources of Strength is holding a Trusted Adult Campaign, click the button below to complete the form.

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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 

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Secondary News/Updates

In this week's Secondary News you can find information about:

  • An Update from Mrs. Ridder
  • An Update from Mr. Alsup
  • Lockdown Drill Reminder
  • Testing Reminder
  • An update on SBL
  • 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.

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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!

Daneen Nouman


Always shows love and care for classmates, teachers, friends, and those around her.

Michelle Cornelsen


Shelly (Michelle) is always on task and is respectful to not only me but every single student and teacher. 

Aaradhya Verma


Aaradhya is always on task when no one and is not playing games and always completes work when she needs to.

Mehar Soni


Mehar is always finishing everything for all her subjects and clubs, without being late for anything. She also helps other people at the same time, she can multitask very well.

Corbin Snow


One time before, Corbin snow would cheer me on a pre mile and after it was done, he helped me out and told me I did a great job! A very kind dude!

Nive Tice


Neve is always supportive and open to talking. She is kind and responsible, too. She will always be there for you and will always try to make you feel better.

Will Sparrow


Always a goofy and nice person putting a smile on some faces.

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.