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STEM School Highlands Ranch Weekly Newsletter | Friday, Feb. 11, 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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Monthly Board Meeting Reflections from Board President Roy Martinez - February
We are mid-way through the school year and your STEM Board of Directors continues to stay on track with the initiatives that were outlined at the start of the year.

Now at full capacity with nine-volunteer members, I am happy to share that we have some of the most high-functioning, passionate and mission-driven members who are committed to ensuring that STEM continues to be innovative, forward-thinking and strategic in our actions. Click here to read more
Focus on Innovation Continues at STEM
The stress of living in the COVID world demands new solutions. STEM was first in DCSD offering virtual days in 2015. We were the school with a practice that was ahead of its time even with the Colorado Attendance Law of 1963, A 60-year-old law that was defining learning in 2020. It was time for innovation!

Two exciting events happened this week to position STEM ahead of other schools once again. Stephanie Webb, our enrollment specialist, and Amelia Reinkensmeyer, our post-graduate assistant, responded to a request from the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to pilot a program that awards credits for apprenticeships. We are so excited to share that STEM was approved for this program this week. Click here to read more
STEM Wide Events
  • Monday, Feb. 14 (3:45-4:15 p.m.) - NEHS Writing Center (Zoom) - Students Only
  • Tuesday, Feb. 15 (8-9 a.m.) - Parent Coffee with Administration (Elementary Cafeteria)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Monday, Feb. 16 (3-3:30 p.m.) - NEHS Writing Center (Room 105) - Students Only
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 (5-8 p.m.) - STEM PTO Restaurant Night (Torchy's &Gelato & Co.)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 (5:30-7 p.m.) - STEM SAC Meeting (Zoom)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 16 (6-7 p.m.) - STEM Comedy Show (Theatre Room 167)
  • Thursday, Feb. 17 (3-6 p.m.) - STEM's Got Talent Auditions (Room 149)
  • Friday, Feb. 18 - No School - Professional Development Day
  • Monday, Feb. 21 - No School - President's Day
  • Tuesday, Feb. 22 (3-4 p.m.) - Secondary Student Information Session (HS Commons)
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 (10-11 a.m.) - Prospective Parent Tour
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23-Friday, Feb. 25 - Sixth Grade Keystone Trip
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23 (3:15-4:15 p.m.) - CyberPatriot Award Ceremony (HS Commons)
  • Thursday, Feb. 24-Saturday, Feb. 26 - TSA State Conference (Denver Marriott Tech Center
  • Friday, Feb. 25 (8:15-10:15 a.m.) - Elementary Assembly
  • Friday, Feb. 25 (6-8 p.m.) - STEM PTO Elementary Sweetheart Dance (ES Gymnasium)
  • Monday, Feb. 28-March 4 - 7th & 8th Grade Seacamp Trip
  • Monday, Feb. 28 (3:45-4:15 p.m.) - NEHS Writing Center (Zoom) - Students Only
  • Monday, Feb. 28 (5-7 p.m.) - DEI Committee (HS Commons)

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.
SpartMart Survey
SpartMart needs your help. Click here to take a survey to do market research.
STEM's Got Talent Auditions
Hello Spartans! It’s that time of the year again, where you’ll have the opportunity to share your talents with others. HS Student Government is hosting this year’s 10th annual schoolwide STEMS’ Got Talent! The show is open to all students, k-12. If you wish to audition for the show, please fill out the link below or use the QR code posted around the building to sign-up. Auditions will be held on February 17 from 3-6 p.m. in Room 149, the MS Music Room.

CSHS (Computer Science Honors Society) Tutoring Opportunity
Hello STEM High Schoolers! The Computer Science Honor Society is offering computer science tutoring services for all middle schoolers and high schoolers. You can sign up to help students from MS and HS Computer Science classes. Tutors and student pairs work out how they'd like to meet, including during CSHS meetings. Get the student sign-up link from Mrs. Basu or CSHS leaders Tavin Turner and Aragorn Wang if you are interested. Also, high schoolers can sign up to be a tutor, and get volunteer hours from Mrs. Basu and CSHS. Ask your teachers for the volunteer sign-up link!

February STEM Lit Magazine Contest Begins
Each month, one winner who submits a piece of writing or art will win a $50 Visa Gift Card. The winner will be chosen by the student staff of the STEM Literary Magazine. 

The theme for this month will be, "Gods and Goddesses". You can make any submission that you think represents Gods and Goddesses in an amazing and creative way. You must make the submission your original and put your best work into it. Have fun!

Click here for more information.
STEM Yearbook Surveys
Do you remember the Homecoming Activities from the Fall? The STEM Yearbook team would like to know what you thought. Please complete the following surveys:
Spread the Love!
Spread the Love. It’s time to show our teachers some love. Take a heart and post what you love about your teacher or their class and hang it on the heart on their door. Hearts are on the bulletin boards around the school. Let’s see how much love we can spread this month. 
In this week's Secondary News you can find information about:
  • STEM PTO Restaurant Night
  • Student Information Session on SBL
  • NHS Wish Week T-Shirts
  • More
In this week's Sharing Our Good News you can find:
  • STEM fourth-grader Anirudh Rao wins Second Place in International Aviation Art Contest
  • Human Machine Algorithms
  • More
Click here to see the latest Spartan Athletics News. Click on each sport to see updates from the coaching staff/student-athletes.

Boys' Lacrosse Registration is now open. Click here to find out more.
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!

Marissa Guo
She has amazing grades and always completes her work.

Sadie Hohn
She is the most caring person I know and always knows just what to say to make everyone around her laugh. 

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.