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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, April 22, 2022 View as Webpage
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Caring for our Staff; Replication Update
One of our five strategic plan pillars is staff care and this past summer, we spent a great deal of time diving into the data that our staff provided us with, as well as national data on what teachers needed and wanted in support. While we still have more work to do, we have made great strides this year in improving staff culture and morale. We understand that this is going to be a process and that each year we will continue to improve.

One of the behind-the-scenes components of our Staff Care Plan is always looking at how to better optimize wages and benefits. We know STEM’s benefits outperform DCSD’s in comparison and our benefits provider has compared our benefits nationally to let us know we are in the top 10%. Benefits are a powerful way to provide the most for all. Click here to read more
Mark your calendars for #STEMShares, May 2-7
We want to let you know that we will again focus our efforts on #STEMShares for the week of May 2-7 to commemorate May 7. Since this day will be on a Saturday (no school for students and staff), we wanted to share the following information with you.

We want to invite our entire community to participate in #STEMShares by doing Acts of Kindness, Acts of Service and Acts of Donation. This could include donating to a charity or non-profit organization, volunteering, helping a family member, reaching out to a friend you haven't connected with in a while, or anything else you can think of to provide a moment of connection with others. Click here to read more
STEM Wide Events
  • Saturday, April 23 (9:30-10:30 a.m.) - Varsity Track at DCHS Huskie Invite
  • Saturday, April 23 (7-11 p.m.) - STEM Prom (The Sanctuary Golf Course)
  • Saturday, April 23 (11 p.m.-2 a.m.) - STEM PTO After Prom (Miller Activity Center)
  • Monday, April 25 (5-6 p.m.) - Varsity Girls Soccer at Windsor Charter
  • Monday, April 25 (5-7 p.m.) - DEI Committee Meeting (HS Commons)
  • Tuesday, April 26 (5-8 p.m.) - DCSD Board Meeting Presentation for STEM School Sterling Ranch (Wilcox Building)
  • Wednesday, April 27 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Building Tour
  • Wednesday, April 27 (1:25-2:30 p.m.) - Seventh-Grade Holocaust Assembly
  • Wednesday, April 27 (3-4 p.m.) - Secondary Student Information Session/Forum (HS Commons)
  • Wednesday, April 27 (4-5 p.m.) - Girls Varsity Soccer at Denver Jewish
  • Wednesday, April 27 (5:30-6:30 p.m.) - Welcome to STEM Secondary School Information Session (HS Commons)
  • Welcome, April 27 (7-8 p.m.) - Varsity Lacrosse vs. Chaparral
  • Thursday, April 28 (6-9 p.m.) - STEM Music Concert (MS Cafeteria)
  • Friday, April 29 (3-4 p.m.) - Varsity Lacrosse at Legend High School
  • Saturday, April 30 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) - Varsity Track Ram Charger Invite
  • May 2-7 - STEMShares
  • May 2-6.- Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Monday, May 2 - AP Testing Begins
  • Monday, May 2 (10-11 a.m.) - Varsity Track Foothills League Championship
  • Monday, May 2 (6-7 p.m.) - Varsity Lacrosse vs. Pine Creek
  • Tuesday, May 3 (4:30-5:30 p.m.) - Kindergarten Open House
  • Tuesday, May 3 (5:30-7 p.m.) - STEM Board Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 4 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Building Tour
  • Wednesday, May 4 (5-7:30 p.m.) - STEM Film Festival
  • Thursday, May 5 (10:30-11:30 a.m.) - STEM Day at the Colorado Rockies
  • Friday, May 6 (8:15-8:45 a.m.) - Senior Walk
  • Friday, May 6 (9:30-10:30 a.m.) - Varsity Track at Denver North Viking Invite

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.
Don't forget to order your Yearbook!
Yearbooks are almost here! Pick up your book from the Yearbook table during your lunch on May 11, 12, and 13. If you haven’t purchased one yet, buy your book before it’s too late at for $55. Contact Ms. Vitale with any questions.
Secondary news
In this week's Secondary News you can find information about:
  • Secondary Student Information Session/Forum
  • STEM Day at the Colorado Rockies
  • More
Sharing Our Good News
In this week's Sharing Our Good News you can find:
  • Students place Second Place at Statewide Ethics Competition
  • First Grade Hosts Market Day at STEM
  • Robot Hill Climb competition
  • More
Spartan Athletics
Click here to see the latest Spartan Athletics News. Click on each sport to see updates from the coaching staff/student-athletes.
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!

Kellan Madden
He has always been a very kind loyal and honest person to me and I don't know what life would be without him anymore.
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.