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STEMGIVES
STEM Gives Launches Today!

STEM Gives is the easiest fundraiser you've done and it only takes a minute. STEM Gives  is a direct giving campaign organized by STEM PTO where your
entire donation goes directly to the school!

STEM Gives Benefits:
  • It's fast and easy to donate online.
  • You don't have to help your child sell anything!
  • We don't have to split the proceeds with any vendors.
  • Your entire donation is tax deductible and you will receive an email receipt for tax purposes.
  • Your donation will directly impact our school through teacher grants for classroom enhancement and the new all-school field and playground, as well as other projects. 
  • Friends and family can donate too.
  • STEM GIVES qualifies for corporate match which can double your donation.
  • It's one of the best ways you can directly impact the education of your children.
Our goal is to raise $40,000 by  October 1st. Donate now and read more about STEM Gives!
AllSchoolUpdatesImportant Upcoming Dates


September 7 5th grade Williamsburg, VA Trip Informational Meeting
September 8 2nd Grade Field Trip Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
September 12 BOD Meeting (Quorum pending)
September 13
STEM PTO Monthly Meeting
September 14 Mandatory Concurrent Enrollment Meeting 
8th Grade Kansas City Field Trip Information Meeting
September 18 3rd Grade Field Trip
September 19 Flu Shot Clinic
4th Grade Presentation: Colorado History
September 20 SAC meeting
4th Grade Presentation: Colorado History
September 21 Skate City PTO Event
Screenagers Viewing
UK College Options Program
September 22 Professional Day (School Closed)
September 26 Financing College for Parents of Juniors and Seniors
October 5 Virtual Day - 6th Grade only
PSAT Testing - 7th and 8th Grade
Our Students Learning with Others 150 Miles Away

Make Checks for Hurricane Fundraiser to RED CROSS 

Flash Friday Slideshow
 

THINK or ASK Before You Post

With social media serving as a key point for communication and information for many people, let's all take a minute to think or ask before we post.

With over 1,800 students, STEM School Highlands Ranch has, to say the least, a lot going on!

If you have a question about an event, class or activity or if you hear rumors you'd like more information about, please reach out to info@stemk12.org or communications@stemk12.org and we will do our best to find your answer or connect you with the right person as quickly as possible. 
General Office Updates

Order Fall Photos  

This year, your child's photos will be available for online purchase only. You should have received an email directly from our photographer, Van Gogh. Please make sure to check your Spam folder. Photos will be available for a limited time and will be shipped directly to your home.  Need help ordering? Call our photographer at  303-679-9003.
Volunteering 

Staff Appreciation
On Friday, September 22nd there is no school for students. This is a professional development day for staff. If you are interested in providing items for breakfast, please click here to view sign up sheet.

After-School TSA will begin next week, and will need volunteer support.  Please find this and  other volunteer opportunities on our website (daily opportunity sign up sheets are available for September). 
Counseling Corner

Click here to read about:
  • Screenagers film viewing
  • Sources of Strength Program
  • Parents Encouraging Parents Conference
  • Best of U College Fair
Youth Education & Safety in Schools FREE Event
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Attention Sophomores and Seniors

Mark your calendars!
  • Thursday, November 2nd at 10 a.m. - Jostens presentation (HS commons). For seniors, this meeting is mandatory and will provide you with information for a necessary cap/gown purchase and additional regalia. For sophomores, this meeting is optional as an opportunity to purchase a class ring. 
  • Wednesday, November 8th and Thursday November 9th during lunches - Jostens will be here to collect graduation and class ring orders (HS commons).
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Interested in Science Field Work?

MS and HS Students, do you need volunteer hours? If so, join STEM's Riverwatch Program!  River Watch is a statewide volunteer water quality- monitoring network supported by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Click here for more info.

The group meets once a month on Tuesday afternoons to collect water samples from the local watershed which they then chemically process to collect high quality data. 

If interested, please e-mail Dr. Clapp for further details.
Don't Miss the LATEST High School News
Click here for the most up-to-date High School news - updated throughout the week. 

Principal's Page - Did You Subscribe?
Visit the High School Principal page, Principal Cody Blackburn, as he will be updating it with news particular to the High School. 
MSUpdates
Attention 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders

Grades 7 and 8 will take the PSAT 8/9 test on October 5th. Sixth graders will have a Virtual Day on October 5th. Seventh graders will arrive at 7:45 a.m. and test until 11 a.m. (leaving school after testing). Eighth graders will arrive at 11:45 a.m. and test until 3 p.m. More info can be found here. See the schedule below:


MSUpdates
Learn About 8th Grade Trip

Join us for the 8th grade Kansas City Trip Meeting -  September 14th from  5:30-6:30 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria. Read the flier for more information.
MSUpdates
Interested in Science Field Work?

MS and HS Students, do you need volunteer hours? If so, join STEM's Riverwatch Program!  River Watch is a statewide volunteer water quality- monitoring network supported by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Click here for more info.

The group meets once a month on Tuesday afternoons to collect water samples from the local watershed which they then chemically process to collect high quality data. 

If interested, please e-mail Dr. Clapp for further details.
MSUpdates
6th Grade Fun with Mentors

Sixth graders: as you know, each of you have been assigned and notified of your teacher mentor. Please join together on  Friday, September 15th during 10th Period (2:55-3:45pm) for  food, friends, and fun with your mentor!  Stop by for a few minutes, or stay the entire time.
Don't Miss the LATEST Middle School NEWS
Click here  for the  most up-to-date Middle School news  - updated throughout the week. 

Principal's Page - Did You Subscribe?
Please make sure to subscribe to Principal Weyman's  Principal Page  as she will be updating it with news particular to the Middle School. 
ESUpdates
Click here for the most up-to-date Elementary School news - updated throughout the week. 

Principal's Page - Most Current Information
Please make sure to subscribe to Dr. Karen Johnson's  Principal Page as she will be updating it with more Elementary news, including a staff highlight, math updates, and more.
PTO News
PTOUpdates
Save the Date for Skate City 

The STEM PTO Skate City roller skating party to benefit STEM School  Highlands Ranch is 
Thursday, September 21st 3-5 p.m . Admission is $5. Kids can catch the Skate City "fun bus" and get a free ride one way to the skate party. Look for more details and registration in the next newsletter. 
Enrichment
Check out the  Enrichment page of the website and view the most recent 
Enrichment newsletter. Some highlights below. Contact Sara Phelps with questions.

StellarXplorers - Interest Meeting  Friday

Who : Any high school student who's interested in  orbit determination, satellite component selection,  and launch vehicle planning for space vehicles
WhatStellarXplorers Club & Competition
When: Meetings will occur every other  Friday and the club is from October to February (possibly until April for those in the finals)
Where: STEM
Cost:  TBD, determined by team fee

The interest meeting is  in room 231, this  Friday September 8th,  3- 3:45p.m .

CyberPatriot Parent Help

We are looking for parent volunteers to help with our middle school CyberPatriot program on Wednesday and Friday afternoons.
Email Sara Phelps if you are interested.

Youth in Government

We are looking for interested 7th and 8th graders to participate in the Youth in Government program. Students prepare for  a conference. This is a great opportunity to expand their leadership, public speaking skills, in addition to understanding bills, laws and how the government shapes our lives. Interested? Email Sara Phelps.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts

Join us next Thursday, September 14th, at 6:15 p.m. in the Elementary Cafeteria for an Informational Meeting for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts! Find out how you and your student can get involved.
DCSD

The Douglas County School District is Colorado's third-largest school district, serving more than 67,000 students in preschool through twelfth-grade.  Visit the  DCSD website.

Click here for the Gifted and Talented newsletter.
The Foundation for Douglas County Schools  (formerly the Douglas County Educational Foundation) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit which works with corporations and organizations to develop private resources to enrich education within Douglas County schools for the fulfillment of lifelong learning experiences of our students, citizens and community. 
Coming Up!

Back to School Weekend with the Rockies at  Coors Field -  Sep 15th - Sep 17th,  all-day (more info)

Community Night with the Rapids  at Dick Sporting Goods 
Park -  Oct 7th, 7:00 p.m.

More event details here Visit the Foundation Page on the DCSD website.
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