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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, Jan. 7, 2022 View as Webpage
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Monthly Reflections from Board President Roy Martinez
In our effort to improve communication and transparency between the STEM Board of Directors and our entire community, I wanted to share with all of you some exciting news from our monthly Board of Directors’ meeting.

The Board has been hard at work emphasizing and focusing on our Mission and Vision. Our board was not immune to the impacts of the pandemic on completing important tasks during the 2020-21 school year so we are excited to be refocused and reenergized.

As I’ve shared in the past with our entire community, when I took over as Board Chair/President in September of 2021, I outlined three key tasks for the Board in the first part of the 2021-22 school year.
  • Bond Issuance
  • Policy Review and Restructure
  • Evaluation of the Executive Director position

Staying Mission-Focused Leads the Way for 2022
The STEM Board of Directors began 2022 with bold initiatives to accelerate progress toward the Strategic Plan formally adopted in 2020. My position as Executive Director will be redesigned as Chief Executive Officer of KOSON Schools at the end of my contract, signaling that replication of the STEM model is a primary goal in alignment with the Strategic Plan.We made it! Semester 1 of the school year remained in-person thanks to the cooperation across our entire community.

Our flagship school, STEM School Highlands Ranch, will be nurtured and cared for by a new Executive Director who will lead our school directors, our Leadership Team and our Administration Team. Click here to read more
STEM Wide Events
  • Tuesday, Jan. 11 (7-11 a.m.) - COVID On-Site Testing (Sign-Up Required)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 12 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, Jan. 12 (6:30-8 p.m.) - STEM PTO Meeting (Zoom)
  • Friday, Jan. 14 (5-9 p.m.) - High School Nerds Night Out (Middle School Classrooms)
  • Monday, Jan. 17 - No School - Martin Luther King, Jr., Day
  • Tuesday, Jan. 18 (7-11 a.m.) - COVID On-Site Testing (Sign-Up Required)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 18 (5:30-7 p.m.) - Replication - STEM Community Informational Session (HS Commons)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 12 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, Jan. 12 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) - STEM SAC Meeting
  • Monday, Jan. 24 (5-7 p.m.) - DEI Committee Meeting (HS Commons)
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25 (7-11 a.m.) - COVID On-Site Testing (Sign-Up Required)
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26-Friday, Jan. 28 - Fifth-Grade Snow Mountain Ranch
  • Wednesday, Jan. 26 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Thursday, Jan. 27 (7-9 p.m.) - STEM Theater Presents: "She Kills Monsters" (MS Cafeteria)
  • Friday, Jan. 28 (7-9 p.m.) - STEM Theater Presents: "She Kills Monsters" (MS Cafeteria)
  • Saturday, Jan. 29 (3-5 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.) - STEM Theater Presents: "She Kills Monsters" (MS Cafeteria) 
  • Sunday, Jan. 30 (7-9 p.m.) - STEM Theater Presents: "She Kills Monsters" (MS Cafeteria)

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.

A message from the Yearbook Team
Hello, STEM Spartans! 

The Yearbook staff hopes you all had an amazing winter break! We would like photos from your holidays before and during winter break (for example, photos from Christmas, New Year’s, Hanukkah, etc.). Also, if you’d like to be interviewed about how you celebrate your holidays, please let us know!! You could be featured in our holidays spread. Please send photos to, and include interview availability times if you would like to. Thank you and have an amazing day!!

Thank you!!
In this week's Secondary News you can find information about:
  • Upcoming Events
  • COVID Testing (Sign-Up)
  • Virtual Weather Day Procedure Reminder
  • More
In this week's Sharing Our Good News you can find:
  • STEM Alumni Spotlight
  • Driveline volunteers receive crossing guard training
  • Cyber Patriots STATE
Click here to see the latest Spartan Athletics News. Click on each sport to see updates from the coaching staff/student-athletes.

Click here for an Athletics Update from Mr. Alsup.
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!

Student Name
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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.