Coffee with Parents Provided Great Feedback

Did you know that we had our first Coffee with Parents event? Myself, Dr. Karen Johnson (Director of Curriculum and Accountability), Stephanie Mendrala (Director of Professional Development), Dan Hoffman (Assistant Director of Student Experience 6-12) and LynAnn Kovalesky (Assistant Director of Student Experience K-5) were in attendance and had a very informative discussion with 10 parents while enjoying coffee and pastries.

We heard comments on the successes and progress of our elementary and secondary drivelines, while also taking feedback on additional improvements that could be made to increase safety and awareness for both pedestrians and drivers.

Another discussion centered around students who have multiple tests or assignments due on the same day. I shared the work that both the middle school and high school teams are doing to create a comprehensive calendar of large assignments and tests. This will help teachers understand the workload of students at any one time.

The meet and greet concluded with a great discussion on the purpose and need for the School Accountability Committee (SAC) and how parents can get involved and make an impact at STEM. Please reach out to if you are interested in learning more.

As we head into the Thanksgiving break, I want to express my gratitude for all of our parents and families who dedicate their time and focus to help STEM School Highlands Ranch students and staff reach their unlimited potential. Thank you and have a wonderful holiday. 

Thank you,

Leanne Weyman, EdD
Director, STEM School Highlands Ranch