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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, March 4, 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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Intent to Return and a Time of Gratitude
STEM staff indicates their plans for returning the following year with the Intent-to-Return form. They have three choices: Return in the same position; Return in a different position; or Not return.

With almost 200 employees, there will always be some changes due to retirements, moving out of state, wanting to explore other opportunities, or desire to change grades at STEM. Oftentimes, we can accommodate a change of placement to keep staff engaged and growing. Once STEM School Denver and STEM School Sterling Ranch open in the Fall of 2023, we anticipate there will be more opportunities for growth within teaching as well as within administration and leadership roles. Click here to read more
STEM Wide Events
  • Saturday, March 5 (3-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.) - STEM Theater Presents "She Kills Monsters"
  • Monday, March 7 (3:15-3:45 p.m.) - Concurrent Enrollment Information Session (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, March 8 (3:15-3:45 p.m.) - Concurrent Enrollment Information Session (Zoom)
  • Wednesday, March 9 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, March 9 (3-3:30 p.m.) - Concurrent Enrollment Information Session (In-Person)
  • Wednesday, March 9 (3:30-4:30 p.m.) - STEM Comedy Club Show (Theater Room 167)
  • Wednesday, March 9 (6:30-8 p.m.) - STEM PTO Monthly Meeting
  • Thursday, March 10 (3-3:30 p.m.) - Concurrent Enrollment Information Session (In-Person)
  • Thursday, March 10 (3:30-6:30 p.m.) - JV Track Meet (at Golden High School)
  • Thursday, March 10 (4-7 p.m.) - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, March 10 (7-8 p.m.) - Varsity Boys Lacrosse at Valor
  • Friday, March 11 - No School - Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Saturday, March 12 (10-11 a.m.) - Varsity Track-Ivory Moore "We are Columbine Invitational"
  • Saturday, March 12 (3-4 p.m.) - Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs Smoky Hill
  • Sunday, March 13 - Daylight Saving Time Starts (Spring Forward!)
  • March 14-18 - No School Spring Break
  • Saturday, March 19 (10-11 a.m.) - Varsity Track-Rangeview Raider Invite
  • Monday, March 21-Friday, March 25 - Wish Week
  • Monday, March 21 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) - Executive Director Candidate Interviews
  • Tuesday, March 22 (3:30-5:30 p.m.) - PI Day Event (High School Commons)
  • Tuesday, March 22 (5-7 p.m.) - STEM's Got Talent Student Rehearsals
  • Wednesday, March 23 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, March 23 (5-6 p.m.) - SBL Parent Information Session (Zoom)
  • Thursday, March 24 (10-11 a.m.) - Varsity Track-Denver South Ravens Invite
  • Thursday, March 24 (6:30-9 p.m.) - STEM's Got Talent Show (Mission Hills Church)
  • Friday, March 25 (6-9 p.m.) - Middle School Dance (Middle School Cafeteria)
  • Friday, March 25 (6-7 p.m.) - Varsity Boys Lacrosse vs DCHS

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.
Wish Week Event Sign-Ups
National Honor Society is very excited to be approaching Wish Week! We look forward to supporting our Wish Kid, Saumel, who would like to visit Noah's Ark. Below is information about a couple of events high school boys can participate in this year. 

First, we are excited to announce that we will bring back Powder Puff Cheer in collaboration with Student Government.

All high school boys will once again be able to showcase their athletic abilities and school spirit to support Samuel following spring break. If you have any interest in joining the team, please fill out this form! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Second, high school boys have the opportunity to participate in Ruff and Tuff! Ruff and Tuff is similar to Powder Puff in that high school boys will play against each other in a volleyball game. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form that closes on Wednesday, March 9. 

If you have questions about Powder Puff cheer, please contact John Masulit. If you have questions about Ruff and Tuff, please contact Sarah Braunschweig.  
Applications Now Open for Piton Fellowship Youth Cohort
Gary Community Ventures is accepting applications and nominations for its Piton Fellowship Youth Cohort, which is open to Denver-area 14- to 20-year-olds who are looking to expand their learning and accelerate their leadership journeys alongside a network of peers. The Youth Cohort runs from Monday, June 20, to Friday, July 29, and fellows can expect to learn from inspirational changemakers, connect with their communities, build leadership skills, explore career pathways and develop as human beings. Those who complete the program will also receive a $2,100 stipend. Gary Community Ventures will prioritize applicants of color and youth from diverse backgrounds. Applications and nominations for the early acceptance period are due Friday, Feb. 25, and will be prioritized over applications and nominations received in the final acceptance period, which ends Friday, April 1. Click here to learn more, apply and nominate.
STEM BASE is Hiring
My name is Amy Dupays. I am the elementary BASE Manager for STEM. The STEM BASE team is looking for additional staff to support the after-school child care demand in our Elementary STEM community. If you or someone you know is looking for a fun job after school, is great with kids and ready to work with a dedicated, fun team this is the job for you. We need you 3-5 days each week 3-6 p.m. Full-time hours are available during school breaks and summer. NO WEEKENDS - Yay!

Please email me for more information or submit your application using the following link: DCSD STEMBASE Program Leader Position.

Don't forget to order your Yearbook!
Click here to watch a promotional video by the Yearbook team about ordering your 2021-22 Yearbook.
Secondary news
In this week's Secondary News you can find information about:
  • Concurrent Enrollment Information Sessions
  • STEM Comedy Show
  • STEM's Got Talen Show
  • One more week of Driveline Impacts
  • More
Sharing Our Good News
In this week's Sharing Our Good News you can find:
  • Siddhi Singh Advances to Spelling Bee Finals
  • STEM's Science Olympiad competes as Southern Colorado Regionals
  • Read Across America Readers
  • 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.

Registration for Spring Sports is now open! Click the button below to access the Sports Engine website to register, complete contact information and complete payment.
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!

Aiden Csapo
After breaking his kneecap, Aiden returned to school ready to learn and well-prepared for the quizzes he missed in math.

Beccan Gruenberg
The student really treated me with respect by talking to me nicely and not being a bully.

Vanshika Singh
She's like an older sister to me, she's shown me kindness and know what I do and like.  

Rozella Wing
I was feeling sad because my grandpa died and she was very caring and empathetic.

Sofia Rincon
She earns a shout-out because she cheered up her friend when she was sad.

Sarah Callahan
She always invites people who are quiet, into the conversation and invites people to sit and talk to her if they seem lonely. 

Misha Parkih
Misha is a great student and she is always so kind to everyone. She is one of the greatest students that I have ever met. 

Lucy Kovack
I was feeling pretty sad, and they were really kind and walked me to my next class.

Yash Gupta
He is always very kind and supportive of all of his friends, he treats everyone with respect.

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.