Welcome to our monthly Enrichment newsletter! Here we will highlight exciting things happening in our Enrichment programs and announce upcoming opportunities. You can also view updates in the weekly Thursday school newsletter.
STEM School Highlands Ranch 
Summer Highlights
This summer, STEM School Highlands Ranch hosted several summer camps including a Drama camp, CyberSecurity camp, Lego Robotics camp, and Music Technology camp. The photo to the right was taken during July's Camp Invention, where over 60 elementary students participated.
In June, over 40 students traveled to Orlando, Florida to represent STEM at the TSA (Technology Student Association) National Conference! While there, families also enjoyed trips to Disney World, Orlando Studios, and water parks.
Two of our recently graduated seniors represented STEM at the FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) National Conference in Anaheim, California in June. Congratulations to Aatif Jiwani who placed 8th in the Coding and Programming competition.
Future Business Leaders of America

FBLA is a high school organization that promotes bringing businesses and education together through leadership opportunities, career development, and academic competitions. Click HERE to learn more.
MS/HS Choir

STEM Choir will rehearse every Tuesday afternoon. They will perform their own program at the music festivals in December and March, including new pieces from the ongoing Friday Afternoons Project with STEM School ensembles and other school choirs, even taking part in a collaborative Immersive Theatre Project with our new high school drama course!  Click HERE to learn more and register!
Allies in Diversity

The mission of the Allies in Diversity club is to promote awareness of social diversity and combat misconceptions that can lead to bullying or targeting incidents. Click HERE to learn more!
Literary Magazine

STEM Spirit Literary Magazine is a student-run club that takes students' work and puts it into a monthly online magazine. This team reviews student submissions and votes on monthly prize winners! Click HERE to learn more.

September 4th           Labor Day - No School and No Enrichment
September 6th            TSA (Technology Student Association) Info Meeting
6pm - Middle School Cafeteria
September 8th           Slavens Invitational - MS Cross Country
September 9th           BEST Robotics - Official Build Season Starts
September 16th         Rock Canyon Invitational - MS Cross Country
Train with Cross Country
Are you a runner? Join our middle school cross country on their training runs on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. The team practices at NorthRidge Park. If you are interested, please email Sara.Phelps@stemk12.org.
StellarXplorers Coach
We are searching for a coach who loves space and wants to supervise an exciting high school competition called StellarXplorers. The season is October to March. If you are interested, please email Sara.Phelps@stemk12.org.
Volunteer with TSA
In two weeks, our TSA (Technology Student Association) program will begin. We are looking for parent volunteers to monitor students while they work and donate snacks!
Click HERE to view volunteer opportunities and sign up to help!
MS/HS Before and After School Care Information
In the spirit of "Never Stop Innovating," STEM Enrichment is excited to announce that our partnership with SmartCare is going live! Parents who used our programs last year should have already received an email from SmartCare, inviting them to setup your parent account.  For parents who did not receive an email, or did not use our programs last year, please email  nate.gallenbeck@stemk12.org with the following information:
subject: SmartCare Enrollment
[Parent First Name]   [Parent Last Name]
[Parent Email Address]
[Child First Name]   [Child Last Name]   [Child D.O.B.]
+ repeat for addition children
   We recommend parents download the "SmartCare for Parents" mobile app for their phones  ( android  and  iOS ). It will allow parents to view their account directly from their phone, as well as be able to pay or enroll in autopay directly from the app.  The app will also provide your unique QR Code for check-in and check-out.

   We will begin charging for Spartan Morning Program and Spartan Afternoon Program on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. The billing cycle will be monthly charged on the last day of the month, bill due on the following 5th.  If you have any further questions, please email either nate.gallenbeck@stemk12.org or sara.phelps@stemk12.org.

Click HERE for further information.
STEM School Highlands Ranch | 303-683-7836 | www.stemk12.org