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Board News: Approved Resolutions in Support of Upcoming Ballot Measures

posted by Jane Baker

Board Approved Resolutions in Support of Upcoming Ballot Measures

This November there will be two ballot measures presented to the voters that if passed would impact school funding. On October 17, 2018 the Stargate School Governance Board of Directors passed resolutions in support of both. The approved resolutions are available on the school website here:

Stargate School Resolution in Support of Ballot Issue 5C

Stargate School Resolution in Support of Amendment 73

 

Ballot Issue 5C - Adams 12 Mill Levy Override

The Adams 12 Board of Education is requesting voters to approve a property tax increase that would raise an additional $27 Million for Adams 12 Five Star Schools, including charter schools.

 

Amendment 73 - A statewide education funding measure

Amendment 73 will require support from 55% of the votes cast by Colorado residents. The tax increases would raise an additional $60 Million for Adams 12 Five Star Schools, including charter schools. The Adams 12 Board of Education has passed a resolution to support Amendment 73.

 

For additional information on Ballot Issue 5C and Amendment 73 visit: https://www.adams12.org/elevate/funding-proposal

StarNews 10/15/2018

posted Oct 15, 2018, 11:48 AM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

October 12 - Fall Fundraiser kick off!!

October 15- No School-Professional Development Day for the staff

October 16 6:30am Middle School Boys Basketball Practice starts

October 16 6:00pm Middle School Boys Basketball Parent meeting- Secondary Commons

October 17- 6pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 20- 7pm-10pm High School Homecoming Dance

October 23- Elementary Spanish Music Concert

October 25-Fundraising Dining Night Out

October 26 - Pinot's Palette painting event

October 26-Last day for Fall Fundraiser

October 26- 7pm-9pm Middle School Dance

October 30- Elementary General Music Concert


Stargate Fundraising Committee - Fall Fundraiser has started!

Our most important SALE of the year - our Fall Fundraiser - has officially started!  Get ready to get an early jump on holiday shopping and share our fabulous sale with your friends and family. Every sale benefits Stargate!

Things you need to know:

- Our sale starts on Wednesday, October 12th and runs thru Friday, October 26th.

- Each Elementary and Middle School student was given a complete packet that includes everything you need to know in order to support Stargate's fundraising goals including:

1) Online order information sheet with our School ID

2) Prize poster with detailed prize information

**** In addition to the prize chart, sell 25 items and join our exciting "Limo to Lunch" experience (Date for this is TBD) ***

3) Gift wrap catalog

4) Kitchen and Home catalog

5) Paper order form

PLEASE NOTE: All items are available online (even greater selection online) or thru paper order forms. We PREFER online orders since the order and delivery process is much simpler for our limited volunteer staff.

- Our School ID is: z-16094

- High School Families can visit www.charlestonwrapstore.com to register your student with Stargate School ID z-16094, and shop online from the complete Fall Fundraiser catalog.

- Orders, including prizes earned for sales, will be delivered in approx. 4 weeks

- Prizes earned for sending out invitations to friends and family (for example, sending out 10 emails) will be delivered ~1 day after confirmation.

- Prize tracking is done online/automatically; once your student is registered online for the sale you'll be able to see the number of prizes earned.

- Additional order forms and packets will be available in the Stargate front office.

- Samples of items, including wrapping paper, will be on display in both front offices starting on 10/15/18.

Thank you for supporting our school!


10/25 - Dining Out Night

The list of restaurants that will be hosting our next dining out night include:

5280 Burgers & Ice Cream located at: 4301 Main St, Westminster, CO 80031

Blaze Pizza located at: 4700 W 121st Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

You can find flyers here.


10/26 - Pinot's Palette painting event

Join us for a fun night of painting on Friday, October 26th from 7pm - 9pm at Pinot's Palette in Westminster. We'll be painting a "Thankful" wooden palette - perfect for the Thanksgiving season; Registration is $45 of which $10 from each registration will go to Stargate. For more information (or to see what we'll be painting), register online here.

Or paste this address into your browser: https://www.pinotspalette.com/westminsternorth/event/269123?version=1&utm_expid=.1It9A9P4TEGOWpdS1cB3vQ.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinotspalette.com%2Fwestminsternorth%2Fevents%2Foctober%3Fversion%3D1


11/8 - Skate City (Grades K-5)

Catch the Skate City Fun Bus and get a free ride to your school party. The bus will pick up K-5 students at the school by 3:30pm. This is a ONE-WAY ONLY trip. All parents MUST pick up students at Skate City by 6pm!

Please send in your completed permission slip EARLY to secure your spot on the bus!


Parents worried about kids losing/forgetting their CASH the day of the event can turn in a labeled envelope attached to the permission slip. Cash will then be passed back to the kids once they are lined up at Skate City. Students are encouraged to bring extra money if they wish to purchase food/drinks, as they are NOT included with admission.


This is not a district bus  and while there will be parents riding the Skate City Fun Bus, it is not an official Stargate chaperoned event.


Flyers can be found here.


**K-5 Parents let the office know if you are interested in volunteering!**  


King Soopers Fundraising cards

Support Stargate fundraising efforts by purchasing a Stargate reloadable King Soopers gift card.   These cards, pre-loaded with $5.00, will be available for purchase at the Stargate Secondary front office. Every time you reload the card King Soopers will donate 5% of the re-loaded amount to Stargate (at no cost to you). You can even reload directly at the register before you purchase your items. Use the cards to do your grocery shopping or purchase gas to support your school while you shop.  This is a way for King Soopers to encourage shoppers to patronize their store, and also for them to support non-profit organizations. For more information, click here.

If 300 Stargate families reloaded their cards with $200 each month to use on groceries and/or gas, our school will earn $3,000/month which means $36,000/year! This is one of the easiest ways to help Stargate earn $$!!!


AmazonSmile

Sign up to support Stargate by using AmazonSmile (go to: smile.amazon.com and Sign up ). AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Stargate every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Stargate (0.5% of all qualifying purchases will go back to our school). It's fast, easy and links directly to your current Amazon account.

You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.


On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. For more details, click here.


Fundraising Committee Meeting Notice

The Fundraising Committee needs you!! We are looking for more volunteers to join our committee. If you like to plan events or if you would like to help with an event such as our dining out nights, Fall Fundraiser , annual Spring Gala, spirit nights and more, join us at our next meeting on Thursday, November 1st at 6:00pm at Panera at The Orchard's. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info.


Finance Committee

The Stargate Finance Committee is seeking volunteers to join our Committee.. The Finance Committee reviews the financial reporting, insurance and audit for the school and advises in the development of the annual budget. We're looking for people with a business or finance background. If you are interested or have questions, please email elizabeth.williams@stargateschool.org. We meet once a month on Friday mornings at 8:15am (second Friday of the month)  and have the ability to join via conference call.


Fundraising Allocation Committee

Who are we?  We are a committee made up of, two board members, two parent volunteers, the principal of the secondary school, the principal of the elementary school, and the high school class president.  


What do we do?  We allocate the money that is raised through the Fundraising Committee.


When do we allocate the money?  As a committee we read and go over every request that is made by students, teachers, staff and the Stargate community and decide.  This will happen as often as a request is made.


With the 2018-2019 Fall Fundraiser in motion, there have been questions about where does the money go that is raised, how is it used?  So far, this academic year the following request have been made and granted:


  • Nikon cameras, and all the photography equipment needed to start up a photography class and club in the high school.

  • Cheerleading mats for the up and coming Cheerleading squad for Stargate High School

  • Software so Stargate can use 3D educational tools to better visualize concepts.

  • Event size barbeque grill for Adroit Day, Spirit Days, International Day etc.  

  • Leveled guided reading books for 1/2 classes



The possibilities are endless of what Stargate needs, wants or dreams of.  The Fundraising Committee is made up of all parent volunteers, who work tirelessly to ensure that we have ways to earn money so that we can have the exceptional school that we do.  The funds are available to ensure that the school has what it needs to give the students, staff and community an education that is amazing!


How do you request funds?  

http://charter.stargateschool.org/committees/fundraising-allocation



Accountability Committee

The updated KPIs for quarter-ending June 30, 2018 are available on the school website: http://charter.stargateschool.org/connect/committee-announcements.  If you have any questions, please contact accountability@stargateschool.org.


Pick Up/Drop Off and Parking

Please remember to follow the procedures for pick up and drop off, as well as parking. More information can be found on our website HERE


Charter Renewal Information

As a charter school, Stargate must periodically renew its contract with the Adams 12 Five Star School District.  During the 2018-19 school year, we are due to renew our charter. We submitted our Charter Renewal Application on September 10, 2018.  The next steps will involve tours of the school and recommendations on our application to the Adams 12 Board of Education by the District Accountability Committee and the Adams 12 staff.  Those recommendations will be made at the regular business meetings of the Adams 12 Board of Education on December 19, 2018  and January 9, 2019.  It would be wonderful to have a large presence of our Stargate Community so the Board can see how many people love having Stargate as a school of choice for their children.  You can choose to speak during the open mic at the beginning of the meeting or just be present so they can see what a strong community we have. Thank you for showing your support for our wonderful school!

 

Community Relations Committee

Thank you to everyone who helped with feeding teachers and staff throughout Parent/Teacher Conferences. We supply meals using the funds from the CRC fee gathered at the beginning of the school year. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, November 14th at Daylight Donuts. The meeting starts at 8:15 and lasts approximately an hour. All are welcome to attend.


Fall Fundraiser Information

posted Oct 10, 2018, 5:22 AM by Jane Baker

Dear Friends and family of Stargate -

Our most important fundraiser of the year - our Fall Fundraiser - is getting ready to be kicked off!  Scroll down to the bottom of this email message and take a sneak peek at some of the great items available this year. Get ready to get an early jump on holiday shopping and share with friends and family. Every sale benefits Stargate!

Things you need to know:

- Our sale starts on Wednesday, October 12th and ends on Friday, October 26th.

- Each Elementary and Middle School student will come home with a complete packet that includes everything you need to know in order to support Stargate's fundraising goals:

1) Online order information sheet with our School ID

2) Prize poster with detailed prize information 

**** In addition to the prize chart, sell 25 items and join our exciting "Limo to Lunch" experience (Date for this is TBD) ***

3) Gift wrap catalog

4) Kitchen and Home catalog

5) Paper order form

PLEASE NOTE: All items are available online (even greater selection online) or thru paper order forms. We PREFER online orders since the order and delivery process is much simpler for our limited volunteer staff.

- Our School ID is: z-16094

- High School Families can visit www.charlestonwrapstore.com to register your student with Stargate School ID z-16094, and shop online from the complete Fall Fundraiser catalog.

- Orders, including prizes earned for sales, will be delivered in approx. 4 weeks

- Prizes earned for sending out invitations to friends and family (for example, sending out 10 emails) will be delivered ~1 day after confirmation.

- Prize tracking is done online/automatically; once your student is registered online for the sale you'll be able to see the number of prizes earned.

- Additional order forms and packets will be available in the Stargate front office.

- Samples of items, including wrapping paper, will be on display in both front offices starting on 10/12/18.


Thank you for supporting Stargate!!

Sincerely, 

Stargate Fundraising Committee

 


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Hischke’s Happenings! October 8, 2018

posted Oct 8, 2018, 4:04 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

October 10-12  K-5 Conferences

October 15- No School-Professional Development Day for the staff

October 17- 6pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 23- Picture Retakes K-12

October 23-6:30pm Spanish Music Concert

October 30- 6:30pm Elementary Music Concert



Hello to all Stargate Families,


We are excited to welcome all families during conferences! This is a great time to get to know your student’s teachers and learn about their progress in class. I know that from my many years in the classroom, conferences provided me the opportunity to connect with families and learn even more about my students and their families.


I also want to take a moment to thank the many families that sent notes of gratitude during the last two weeks. I try to live by this and express my gratitude with those around me. Please continue with this throughout the next few months. I know the teachers enjoyed the positive notes!


I would also like to take a moment to highlight the different values we are trying to instil in our students through the SOAR passes that the staff have been handing out. The character traits include:

  • Responsibility

  • Kindness

  • Perseverance

  • Courage

  • Integrity


This week we will focus on Integrity.


In·teg·ri·ty

noun

  1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.

  2. the state of being whole and undivided.


When we talk about integrity with the students, we like to use kid-friendly language. You will often hear us say that it is always doing the right thing even when no one is watching. This week I would like for all of us to focus on doing the right thing. This includes doing the right thing in the loop; we do have young drivers in the loop with our high school students and we need to make sure we are granting them grace as they navigate a stressful situation. This also applies to every aspect of our lives. Doing the right thing isn’t always the easiest, but it is the best decision we can make.


With that, I wish you all a week filled with positive moments, smiles, and for relaxation with the long weekend upon us.


Rise above,

Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal




i-Ready Parent/Guardian Reports

Elementary students have completed their i-Ready math and reading assessments and parent/guardian reports will be available at conferences. Please be sure to stop by the i-Ready table at conferences to receive your student’s reports. Any reports not picked up at conferences will be sent home in Monday folders.

 

Picture retakes on October 23 K-12

If your student needs their picture retaken, the original picture package must be returned and the student's picture will be redone. If your student has not had their picture taken yet, paper picture order forms will be available at the front desk of each building. The paper order form must be turned in to the front desk by October 22 for the picture to be taken. No online orders will be available.


Spanish Class Update from Senorita Hanna and Spanish Music Concert October 23

As you may be aware, the kids have been learning songs in class, and we came up with the idea to put on a concert so all parents could have the opportunity to see! This concert will be for grades KG-5th, and it will be held on Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm in the elementary commons.


Another exciting thing we have this month is our ¡FIESTA! We will be celebrating Halloween on Monday, October 29 for (B) day students, and Tuesday, October 30 for (A) day students.


I encourage students to wear their costumes. In addition, it would be very helpful for them to bring in treats to share for the class. If any parent volunteers would like to help decorate or bring in fun things for the kids, I would most definitely appreciate it! Please send me an email if you are interested in helping. (christie.hanna@stargateschool.org)



Music Concert October 30

It’s almost time for our elementary students to shine during their music concert! Here is some helpful information for families if your student is currently in Music and will be participating in the music concert.


WHEN TO ARRIVE: All students need to arrive at the Elementary gym 15 minutes before they perform. Please enter through the front doors.

  • Grades 1/2 students will check into the gym at 6:15PM and perform at  6:30PM

  • Grades 3/4 students will check into the gym at 6:45PM and perform at 7:00PM

  • 5th Grade students will check into the gym at 7:15PM and perform at 7:30PM


Additional Information

  • There is no need to arrive earlier than check in time, unless you want to help with setup or see more than one part of the show.

  • When in the commons, students who are not performing should stay with their parents.

  • Students should leave all personal belongings with their parents.

  • It's okay to leave when your portion to the concert is over. However, you are also welcome to stay.

  • Please do not enter or exit the commons during musical numbers.



Health Policy-When to Keep your Student Home

District policy states your child must stay home for at least 24 hours if he/she is sent home from school with any of the following:

  • Fever of 100 or above

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Conferences

Fall conferences will be held on October 10 - October 12. There is school for students on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. The students will not have classes on Thursday and Friday; and please note that there is no school for students on Oct. 15 due to a Professional Development Day. This is a great time to connect with your child’s teachers and we hope to see you there.


Inclement Weather Plan

Stargate follows the Adams 12 School District directives for inclement weather school closure. In addition to a full day cancellation, Adams 12 has instituted a Late Start option. In the case of a Late Start, classes will begin at 10 am to allow for safe travel in the morning. Dismissal will be at normal time. If the determination has been made that all schools will be closed or operating on a 2-hour delay, the district will make every effort to announce a decision by 5:30 a.m. Given how quickly weather conditions can change in Colorado, decisions are typically not made the night before.

School closures or 2-hour delayed starts due to inclement weather will be communicated as follows:

  • District website at www.adams12.org

  • School website

  • Email and District text message to parents/guardians (Keep in mind, you will only receive alerts if schools are closed or operating on a 2-hour delay. If schools are open and operating on a normal schedule you will not receive an alert.)

    • In order to receive District text messages, opt-in today by texting “YES” to 68453

  • District’s hotline (720) 972-4000

  • District Social media, including Facebook (/adams12fivestarschools) and Twitter (@adams12)

  • Local media outlets


Windsock Day

If the temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit or heavy precipitation is present, students will need to enter the school through the commons entrance (left of the main entrance) and they will sit with their grade level in the Elementary Commons. We politely ask that you do one of two options at drop off:

  • Parents can drop their student off in the loop and your child can walk themselves to the commons and then sit with their grade level peers

  • Parents can park in the parking lot and then walk their child to the commons


We have approximately 500 students that we place in the commons and 92 kindergarten students in the gym, so it is a busy morning during a Windsock Day. We would invite parents in, but space is at a minimum. The commons is supervised by three to four Eagle’s Landing staff members, our assistant principal, Sara Moeller, and me (Mrs. Hischke).


Indoor recess will be supervised by adults/teachers in the classroom. Student dismissals will also be conducted through the main entrance. Kindergarten will be dismissed from the elementary commons, so please use the side door that is left of the main office entrance.


Colorful windsocks will be displayed at different locations around the school (two at the south entrance and one at the north entrance) to indicate that conditions exist for an "inside day".



Staff information to help with processes

  • Sandy Francis - Elementary 504 Coordinator K-5 and ELL Coordinator for K-12

  • Nancy Provataris - Elementary School Psychologist

  • Chris Fee - K-3 Learning Services Provider

  • Patrick Holmbo - 4-6 Learning Services Provider

  • Sara Moeller - Elementary Assistant Principal

  • Veronica Vieyra - Administrative Assistant to Missy Hischke and Sara Moeller

  • Lori Bustamante - Elementary Registrar

  • Traci Snouffer-Elementary Health Aide

Cable Connection October 8, 2018

posted Oct 8, 2018, 11:54 AM by Jane Baker



Important Dates:

October 10- PSAT/NMSQT for 11th grade students

October 10-Middle School Class Field Trips

October 10- Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 11- Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00am-2:30pm (Last Name A-Z) (no school for students)

October 11- Parent/Teacher Conferences  3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 12- Parent/Teacher Conferences by teacher invitation only (no school for students)

October 15- Professional Development Day (no school for students)

October 16 6:30am Middle School Boys Basketball Practice starts

October 16 6:00pm Middle School Boys Basketball Parent meeting- Secondary Commons

October 17- 6pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 20- 7pm-10pm High School Homecoming Dance

October 23- Picture Retakes K-12

October 26- 7pm-9pm Middle School Dance

November 8-10 Romeo and Juliet school production



I am excited to see you at conferences later this week. I want to encourage you to consider thanking your student’s teachers when you meet with them at conferences. Our teachers put an incredible amount of time, energy, and passion into building relationships with students, preparing lessons, delivering instruction, providing feedback to students, and collaborating with their colleagues in order to provide your student the best possible educational experience.


Thank you for your consideration in joining me to thank our teachers!

Rise above,

Rob



Middle and High School Fall Conferences

In an effort to minimize parent/guardian wait time to talk with teachers at conferences, we have extended time available to meet with teachers during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We have also added suggested times (alpha split by student last name) in an attempt to balance out the busy times.  Our conference format will be Open House, with all teachers available in the Secondary Commons. We are anticipating shortest wait time on Thursday, October 11, 10am-2:30pm. Please see below for schedule:

October 10- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 11- 10:00am-2:30pm (no school for students)

October 11- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 12- By teacher invitation only (no school for students)


Middle School i-Ready Parent/Guardian Reports

Middle school student have completed their i-Ready math and reading assessments and parent/guardian reports will be available at conferences. Please be sure to stop by the i-Ready table at conferences to receive your student’s reports. Any reports not picked up at conferences will be given to students in their Connect class next week to bring home.


Discounted Spirit Wear Sale

The following spirit wear items will be sold during conferences in the Secondary Building.  Wednesday, 3:30-7:30 p.m and Thursday, 10:00-2:30 and 3:30-7:30 p.m. All items are unisex adult sizes. Check or Cash only.

        Purple Hoodie: $12 Sweatpants: $12Purple L Sleeve: $10Gray L Sleeve: $10  Gray Hoodie: $12 Shorts: $8



Inclement Weather Plan

Stargate follows the Adams 12 School District directives for inclement weather school closure. In addition to a full day cancellation, Adams 12 has instituted a Late Start option. In the case of a Late Start, classes will begin at 10:15 am to allow for safe travel in the morning. Dismissal will be at normal time. Stargate’s full Late Start schedule can be found here: Late Start Schedule. If the determination has been made that all schools will be closed or operating on a 2-hour delay, the district will make every effort to announce a decision by 5:30 a.m. Given how quickly weather conditions can change in Colorado, decisions are typically not made the night before.

School closures or 2-hour delayed starts due to inclement weather will be communicated as follows:

  • District website at www.adams12.org

  • School website

  • Email and District text message to parents/guardians (Keep in mind, you will only receive alerts if schools are closed or operating on a 2-hour delay. If schools are open and operating on a normal schedule you will not receive an alert.)

    • In order to receive District text messages, opt-in today by texting “YES” to 68453

  • District’s hotline (720) 972-4000

  • District Social media, including Facebook (/adams12fivestarschools) and Twitter (@adams12)

  • Local media outlets


High School Homecoming - Oh, the places we will go!


Tuesday, October 16th - Let's Begin at Home! USA DAY

Show your American colors by wearing Red, White and Blue or something from your favorite American city. Lunch activity will include American rock classics performed by Rock Band and apple pie!

Wednesday, October 17th  - Athens Olympic Day

Celebrate the Olympic Spirit! Each grade will wear the colors of the Olympic Rings!

Freshman - Wear Red

Sophomores - Wear Green

Juniors - Wear Blue

Seniors - Wear Black

Staff - Wear Purple

Wednesday Afternoon we will have a Pep Rally to show support for our class and cultures from Around the World. Following the Pep Rally, we will be hosting our second annual TAILGATE! Student Council and NHS are partnering to host games and a barbeque! Tailgate begins at 2:30pm and ends at 4:30. All Stargate students who present a high school ID will receive FREE either a hotdog/chips or cheeseburger/chips. Students should pre-order. Ordering information will be sent directly to students. Drinks, dessert, other concessions and, of course, seconds will be available for purchase. Other Eagle fans can purchase food beginning at 4:00, cash only.


BOYS HOME SOCCER GAME - Come support our high school boys soccer team as they  take on DSST at 4:30pm. Join the student section and earn 5 Star Points - Go EAGLES!!


Thursday, October 18th  - Bahama Beach Day - Wear your shorts, tropical Shirts, flip flops and sunscreen! (remember to stay within dress-code)

Lunch - our very first POWDER PUFF VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT - Boys of all grades sign up to compete in our first annual Homecoming Powder Puff Volleyball Tournament. The winning team will take on the Girls Varsity Team in a championship game! Awards will be given for the the most spirited team and the Powder Puff Champions! Teams will need to sign up in advance - space is limited. There is a mandatory safety meeting on October 17 with Mr. Richardson.  Sign up forms will be sent directly to students. Sign ups by October 10th.


After school - Stay for the GIRLS HOME Volleyball Game against SkyView Academy - JV at 5:00, Varsity at 6:00 - Join the student section and earn 5 Star Points - Go EAGLES!! Concessions will be sold with a special beach treat!


Friday, October 19th  - Hiking in the Himalayas  - Wear your favorite sweatshirt, flannels and hiking boots to show your support of our Eagles as they soar to new heights!

After school (4:00 pm) - It’s our very first  POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL GAME! Join in the fun as girls compete for the title of Powder Puff Football Champions. Gather your friends and sign up for your class team! Players will need to sign-up in advance (space is limited). There is a mandatory safety meeting on October 17 with Mr. Richardson. All players will be assessed a $5 fee to cover the cost of T-shirts. Sign up forms will be sent directly to students. Sign ups by October 10th.


SATURDAY, October 20th  - Homecoming Dance- Destination Unknown!!

High School students will vote on October 8 for the destination you would most like to go (check your email for details)

7:00-10:00 pm in the Stargate Commons. Dress to Impress!!

Welcome our new DJs - Sound of the Rockies! With new playlists and a new light show.

Guest passes available in the front office. Signed guest passes due Wednesday, October 17 by 3:00pm. Guest passes will not be accepted at the Dance.

$10 at the door! (US currency only)


Halloween

Wednesday, October 31st is a normal academic day however, middle school and high school students may dress up for Halloween. Costumes that are inappropriate, offensive, or out of dress code are not allowed. In looking at costume options, please consider the following:

  • No scary costumes (must be appropriate for our K-12 audience)

  • No costumes that cover faces/conceal identity

  • No weapons (or anything that resembles a weapon)

  • No costumes that will not allow a student to function normally in a classroom setting


Middle School Spirit Week and Activities

Middle School STUCO has some exciting things coming your way during October!  During the week of October 16th, Middle School STUCO will have a variety of activities, events, and surprises to promote a week of kindness in Middle School!  During the week of October 22nd, there will be a Stargate Spirit Week, and we would LOVE to see all of Middle School participate! Each day they dress out, their class will also receive class points!!!  

  • Monday, October 22nd - wear your favorite sports gear from your favorite team or your own team!

  • Tuesday, October 23rd -  wear a tie, tutu, or tie dye!

  • Wednesday, October 24th - dress like your favorite holiday!

  • Thursday,  October 25th -wear your class colors to be represented at the Pep Assembly that will take place during Advance Class (6th grade wears yellow, 7th grade wears pink, 8th grade wears blue).  

  • Friday,  October 26th -dress up like your favorite character from a book, movie, Disney, hero, or anyone you admire!

Middle School Dance -: Friday, October 26th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, please join the Middle School in the first Middle School Dance of the year in the commons.  The dance will take place

Halloween - Middle School STUCO will be bringing you some Halloween Fun during lunch!!


Middle School Awards Assembly October 25

Middle School Honor Roll students earning 3.5 or above each of the semesters last school year will be recognized at the Middle School assembly on Thursday, October 25 at 11:45am in the Field House. Families of these students have been notified and are welcome to attend.

Counseling Department Updates

**The 8th grade Career Expo field trip will take place on November 13, 2018.


** 8th & 9th grade students and parents/guardians should have received an email with registration information for your Naviance accounts last week. Please be sure to log in to your account as soon as possible so you have access to all that it has to offer.


**Peer Tutoring: As a reminder, peer tutors are available for middle school students, Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays during lunch; and available for high school students during their off period.


** Upcoming College Rep Visits & Bus to College Dates:

New York University

Mon October 8, 2018

2:15 PM

Verto Education

Wed October 10, 2018

8:15 AM

Dartmouth College

Wed October 10, 2018

12:15 PM

John Brown University

Tue October 16, 2018

9:15 AM

Columbia College

Wed October 17, 2018

11:15 AM

BUS TO COLLEGE: University of Denver

Thu October 18, 2018

9:00 AM

Harvard-College Interview Process Workshop

Mon October 22, 2018

10:15 AM

Colorado Christian University

Tue October 30, 2018

11:15 AM

BUS TO COLLEGE: University of Northern Colorado

Tue November 6, 2018

9:00 AM

University of Wyoming

Wed November 7, 2018

9:15 AM

Bryant University

Wed November 7, 2018

11:15 AM

BUS TO COLLEGE: MSU Denver

Fri November 30, 2018

9:00 AM


Middle School Adroit Update

Middle school Adroit is in full swing utilizing the beautiful, new Adroit Space. Students have been using Design Thinking to empathize with users, define problems, ideating solutions, prototyping, and testing the those prototypes!! They have also been 3D printing, woodworking, and starting research on future school and community wide projects!! Students should also be starting to think about what passion project they want to share at the Adroit Expo later this year!!!!


K-12 Picture retakes on October 23

If your student needs their picture retaken, the original picture package must be returned and the student's picture will be redone. If your student has not had their picture taken yet, paper picture order forms will be available at the front desk of each building. The paper order form must be turned in to the front desk by October 22 for the picture to be taken. No online orders will be available.


Fall Play-Romeo and Juliet

Save the date for our first production in the new Stargate Theatre Auditorium, William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, running from November 8th - 10th (Two performances, 2pm & 7pm on the 10th). We will take you back to the 80's in style! It is 1988 in the Verona District of San Francisco, a young aspiring punk musician Romeo falls for the daughter of his family's greatest enemy, the upbeat and idealistic Juliet. Mercutio, fights in secret to win the heart and love of her best friend Romeo, while Tybalt maliciously plots her vengeance against all Montague scum, and the rich golden boy Steff Paris pursues the hand of Juliet and the Capulet empire. In a world filled with overbearing hate and manipulation, Romeo and Juliet must fight to keep their new and true love alive, yet ultimately their fates end in tragedy. A unique take on a classic tale with the majority of the Shakespeare language uncut and in tact. Please come and enjoy this wonderful production, however, please keep in mind the Shakespeare language, the story, and that some of it's tragic/dramatic nature may be too mature for younger students.


High School Yearbook

High school yearbooks are now on sale! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories. Just go here to order your yearbook today! Plain yearbooks are $51 and personalized are $59.


Senior Portrait Requirements


Senior Portrait Photographer Resource Page  (Please note: Senior portraits can be done by the photographer of your choice.)


Senior Class Yearbook Baby Ads

The time has come for our inaugural Stargate High School class to graduate! We are so proud of our seniors and we're sure you are to. One way to tell them how proud you are is to buy a senior baby ad for the yearbook! We have created sixteen templates for you to choose from at very competitive prices! If you'd like to order a baby ad, it is a simple, three-step process:

  • 2. Send photos to hsybphotos@stargateschool.org

  • 3. Pay through IC Payforit once the charge has been added to your account (allow up to five business days for this charge to appear)

Please make sure to follow the instructions on the form carefully and to complete all three steps. All baby ad orders must be received by November 1 and paid for by November 15. Any orders or payments received after these deadlines will not be accepted. If you have any questions, you can email Ms. vonHilsheimer at tessa.vonHilsheimer@stargateschool.org.


Middle School Yearbooks

Middle School yearbooks are now available to order here.

$51 before December 1st and $55 after December 1st

Personalized books will be $61 before December 1st and $65 after December 1st.


You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; middle school is no longer accepting cash or check. As with last year, we will not order extras. Prices will go up after December 1. March 1 is the deadline to order.


8th grade students only-baby ads to be placed in the yearbook

  • Ad Includes: baby picture of the 8th grader, current photo and a brief parent perspective

  • Cost: $20.Pay through Payforit once the charge has been added to your account.

  • Deadline:  December 1 for orders and December 20 for payment. Any ads or payments received after this date will not be accepted, and your ad will not be run.

  • To order, send an email titled Baby Ad - {Student Name} to middleschoolyearbook@stargateschool.org with the following information:

    • student name as you want it to appear in the ad

    • brief message to the student (50 words max, including greeting and who the ad is from)

    • digital baby photo of the 8th grade student to be featured in the ad (must be 2nd grade or younger)

    • digital current photo of the student

      • Photo guidelines:

        • Digital photos should be sent in a .jpg format and at least 300 dpi, and labeled with the student's name, last name first.

        • No printed photos will be accepted.  You must submit digital photos only.

        • Any photos not sent in this format will be returned to you for correction.


National Junior Honor Society (Middle School)

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) sent out eligibility letters last week via student's Stargate email. To be eligible for NJHS, a student needs to have a GPA of 3.5 and higher for the last two middle school semesters at Stargate. Applications will be due October 19, 2018 to the NJHS Sponsor, Mrs Root. Students will be notified of acceptance by November 5, 2018 and induction will be 8:30 am on November 14, 2018 in the Secondary Commons.

 

T-shirt sizes for current members were due via Google Forms by September 26, 2018.  New members will have the opportunity to order shirts after induction and collection of annual dues.


Middle School Boys Basketball Registration October 1-12

NO LATE REGISTRATION

First day of practice-October 16 6:30am-7:45am

Parent Meeting: October 16 6:00pm Secondary Commons

Information about Sports Registration is found on the SPORTS REGISTRATION page.

Please remember that your student must have a current physical form on file before the first day of practice in order to participate. Physicals are good for 365 days so please plan ahead.


Middle School Girls Basketball season runs January 8, 2019 to February 20, 2019. Practices will begin on Jan. 8 6:30am: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Registration will be held in December.


High School Winter Sports -Girls and Boys Basketball

Registration will take place October 29-November 9

NO late registration will be accepted.

For more information about what is required, go to the Sports Registration Page

Parent Meeting: November 6 at 6:00pm Secondary Commons

First day of practice-Winter Sports-November 13


Board Update: September / October 2018

posted Oct 5, 2018, 8:17 AM by Jane Baker



September

The Board met on September 19th for their regular business meeting. Below are the highlights of the meeting:

Operations Reports:

  • Lynne Allen, Director of Operations and Finance –  Ms. Allen provided an overview of the Q4, 5-year budget projections, an update on the corner development, and information about upcoming ballot measures; the Mill Levy Override and Amendment 73.  

  • Rob Cable, Secondary Principal and Missy Hischke, Elementary Principal - jointly reported on parent teacher conferences (Oct 10-12), the September 4 teacher in-service day, working on ALPs, the upcoming Harry Potter night, and the fall lock-out drill.  

  • Rob Cable, Secondary Principal  - reported on curriculum night and the Middle School overnights which were a great success.

  • Missy Hischke, Elementary Principal - reported on curriculum night and informed the Board that all math and literacy placements are complete.  She also informed the board of the upcoming talent show and 5th grade overnight to Timberline.  

OCR & Investigations Update:

  • Elizabeth Williams reviewed the OCR tracking chart and noted the items on which we are waiting for an OCR response and a review of the ten remaining outstanding items.  

The Board approved the following documents which are now available on the website at the links provided:

The Board approved the following documents related to staff and administrators:

  • Goals for Elementary Principal, Secondary Principal, and Director of Operations and Finance.


Additional detail on the above items will be available in the formal minutes which will be reviewed and approved at the next Board meeting.  Once approved, minutes are posted to the Governance Website HERE.



October

The Board held a working session on October 3 to review and discuss committee structure, best practices and code of conduct.  A Committee Handbook will be developed as a resource for all committees. The working session also included a discussion of the corner development project with Director of Operations and Finance, Lynne Allen.


The next Regular Board meeting will be held on October 17 at 6:00pm in the Performing Arts Auditorium.  


Proposed agenda items include:

  • AD12 renewal process update

  • Strategic Plan Update

  • Committee Updates from Fundraising Allocation Committee (FAC) and Bond Advisory Committee (BAC) final report

  • Proposed resolutions in support of Adams 12 Ballot Issue 5C and Amendment 73

  • Executive session for negotiations related to the corner development project as well as discussion of ongoing complaint investigations and remediation.

STARGATE SCHOOL GOVERNANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING OCT 3

posted Oct 2, 2018, 5:39 AM by Jane Baker

STARGATE SCHOOL GOVERNANCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

Working Session Agenda Meeting to be held at Stargate School

Oct 3, 2018 6:00 PM


  1. CALL TO ORDER


  1. READING OF THE STARGATE MISSION


  1. WORKING SESSION


Item

Report

Presenter

Time

A

Committee Updates

Board Committee Liaisons

Administration

10 minutes

B

Committee Charter Reviews

Board Committee Liaisons

20 minutes

C

Committee Structures/Procedures

  • Fundraising & Fundraising Allocation – review of process and proposed improvements

Board Committee Liaisons

Administration

40 minutes

D

Committee Best Practices

Taylor Johnson

20 minutes

E

Corner Lot Development

  • Update on plans and funding requirements

Elizabeth Williams

20 minutes

F

Next Steps & Communication

  • October agenda items and upcoming events

Calley Herzog

10 minutes


NOTES:

  1. This is a working session only; no motions or decisions will be made but direction may be provided.

  2. Times are rough estimates only.

  3. No public comment is included.

  4. No minutes will be taken.


StarNews October 1, 2018

posted Oct 1, 2018, 12:51 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

October 1- 6:30pm Accountability Committee Meeting

October 3- 6:00pm Board Working Session

October 3-5- 5th Grade Overnight to Camp Timberline

October 4- 6:00pm Fundraising COmmittee Meeting at Panera at The Orchard

October 4- 6:15pm Middle and High School Band and Orchestra Concert

October 5- Kindergarten Field Trip-Miller Farms

October 10-8:15am CRC Meeting at Daylight Donuts

October 10- PSAT/NMSQT for 11th grade students

October 10- Middle School Class Field Trips

October 10-12  Parent Teacher Conferences

October 12 - Fall Fundraiser kick off!!

October 15- No School-Professional Development Day for the staff

October 16 6:30am Middle School Boys Basketball Practice starts

October 16 6:00pm Middle School Boys Basketball Parent meeting- Secondary Commons

October 17- 6pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 20- 7pm-10pm High School Homecoming Dance

October 25-Fundraising Dining Night Out

October 26 - Pinot's Palette painting event

October 26- 7pm-9pm Middle School Dance


Accountability Committee

The updated KPIs for quarter-ending June 30, 2018 are available on the school website: http://charter.stargateschool.org/connect/committee-announcements.  If you have any questions, please contact accountability@stargateschool.org.


Lost and Found

Please check the lost and found tables for items belonging to your student. The Lost and Found tables are overflowing and all items left will be donated to charity on October 13, 2018.


Pick Up/Drop Off and Parking

Please remember to follow the procedures for pick up and drop off, as well as parking. More information can be found on our website HERE


Charter Renewal Information

As a charter school, Stargate must periodically renew its contract with the Adams 12 Five Star School District.  During the 2018-19 school year, we are due to renew our charter. We submitted our Charter Renewal Application on September 10, 2018.  The next steps will involve tours of the school and recommendations on our application to the Adams 12 Board of Education by the District Accountability Committee and the Adams 12 staff.  Those recommendations will be made at the regular business meetings of the Adams 12 Board of Education on December 19, 2018  and January 9, 2019.  It would be wonderful to have a large presence of our Stargate Community so the Board can see how many people love having Stargate as a school of choice for their children.  You can choose to speak during the open mic at the beginning of the meeting or just be present so they can see what a strong community we have. Thank you for showing your support for our wonderful school!


Fundraising Committee Updates

9/24 - 10/5 Box Tops for Education, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps and Tyson Labels contest: Gather all of the Box Tops for Education, Longmont Dairy Milk Caps and Tyson labels that you've been collecting all summer, put them in a plastic bag (include the name of your child's homeroom teacher) and drop them off in the main collection box near the K-5 front desk, secondary front desk OR deliver to your child's homeroom teacher (for K-5). Each of these items earns our school $$. The winning K-5 class for each category (Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps for the Fall; Tyson labels contest will carry over to the Spring) will earn an Ice Cream Sundae or Root Beer Float party. Careful cutting and examination of expiration dates is appreciated as are clean milk caps! The last day to turn in these items is Friday, October 5th.

 

10/12 - Fall Fundraiser kick off!!

Stargate Fundraising will be kicking off this year's Fall Fundraiser on Friday, October 12th. We'll be selling gift wrap, kitchen items and magazines from Charleston Wrap. Our sales will primarily be online but catalogs and paper order forms will be available.

 

10/25 - Dining Out Night

More info coming soon! The list of restaurants that will be hosting our next dining out night include:

5280 Burgers & Ice Cream located at: 4301 Main St, Westminster, CO 80031

Mod Market located at: 4800 W 121st Ave #1, Broomfield, CO 80020

Blaze Pizza located at: 4700 W 121st Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020

10/26 - Pinot's Palette painting event

Join us for a fun night of painting on Friday, October 26th from 7pm - 9pm at Pinot's Palette in Westminster. We'll be painting a "Thankful" wooden palette - perfect for the Thanksgiving season; $10 from each registration will go to Stargate. For more information (or to see what we'll be painting), register online here.

 

Or paste this address into your browser: https://www.pinotspalette.com/westminsternorth/event/269123?version=1&utm_expid=.1It9A9P4TEGOWpdS1cB3vQ.1&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinotspalette.com%2Fwestminsternorth%2Fevents%2Foctober%3Fversion%3D1

 

King Soopers Fundraising cards

Support Stargate fundraising efforts by purchasing a Stargate reloadable King Soopers gift card.   These cards, pre-loaded with $5.00, will be available for purchase at the Stargate Secondary front office. Every time you reload the card King Soopers will donate 5% of the re-loaded amount to Stargate (at no cost to you). You can even reload directly at the register before you purchase your items. Use the cards to do your grocery shopping or purchase gas to support your school while you shop.  This is a way for King Soopers to encourage shoppers to patronize their store, and also for them to support non-profit organizations. For more information, click here.

If 300 Stargate families reloaded their cards with $200 each month to use on groceries and/or gas, our school will earn $3,000/month which means $36,000/year! This is one of the easiest ways to help Stargate earn $$!!!

 

AmazonSmile

Sign up to support Stargate by using AmazonSmile (go to: smile.amazon.com and Sign up ). AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Stargate every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to Stargate (0.5% of all qualifying purchases will go back to our school). It's fast, easy and links directly to your current Amazon account.

You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.

On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation. For more details, click here.

 

Fundraising Committee Meeting Notice

The Fundraising Committee needs you!! We are looking for more volunteers to join our committee. If you like to plan events or if you would like to help with an event such as our dining out nights, Fall Fundraiser , annual Spring Gala, spirit nights and more, join us at our next meeting on Thursday, October 4th at 6:00pm at Panera at The Orchard's.

Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org for more info.

 

Community Relations Committee

CRC would like to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who made Harry Potter Night such a success! (Did you know that  that Hufflepuff won!) Thank you for your help and support. Our next meeting is October 10th at 8:15 at Daylight Donuts. We will be in the midst of Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences where we supply meals using the funds from CRC fee

 

At the end of every school year, the CRC meets to decide the following year's events. This past year, there was no representation for Chili Cook Off so it was not put on the Calendar. However, since the start of the school year, many people have approached various committee members to express the desire for this event. What it boils down to at this point is that we'd have to swap it out with another planned event which is DodgeBall. We do not have any intention of swapping out events year after year so going forward we would appreciate your attendance at the end-of-school-year meeting if there is an event you absolutely want to have and will volunteer to either run or help out at.  We would like to hear from you -- here is a link to a google form to see what the community wants.

https://goo.gl/forms/kr0C4d1s7aLwhXpH3

Please keep in mind that we are a much larger community now so the need for Volunteers has grown as well. You will see questions regarding volunteering. Thanks for your input!

 

 


Ms Walsh Named 2018 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow

posted Sep 28, 2018, 1:06 PM by Jane Baker

Congratulations to our High School Social Studies teacher, Meaghan Walsh! The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Meaghan Walsh of Stargate School as a 2018 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow. Walsh is one of fifty teachers selected from across the United States to participate in this third year of the initiative. As part of the award for being selected as an AGS Geography Teacher Fellow, Ms. Walsh will attend the AGS Fall Symposium in November at Columbia University in New York City. The Symposium provides Teacher Fellows with the opportunity to gain valuable cutting-edge content knowledge and awareness of the real-world geographic workplace skills demanded by today’s geospatial companies.

Way to go Ms Walsh! We are proud of you!

Cable Connection September 24, 2018

posted Sep 24, 2018, 3:59 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

September 24- 6:30pm High School Awards Night

September 26- 6:00pm Governance Board Stakeholders Presentation

October 4-  6:15pm Middle and High School Band and Orchestra Concert

October 10- PSAT/NMSQT for 11th grade students

October 10-Middle School Class Field Trips

October 10- Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 11- Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00am-2:30pm All students (no school for students)

October 11- Parent/Teacher Conferences  3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 12- Parent/Teacher Conferences by teacher invitation only (no school for students)

October 15- Professional Development Day (no school for students)

October 16 6:30am Middle School Boys Basketball Practice starts

October 16 6:00pm Middle School Boys Basketball Parent meeting- Secondary Commons

October 17- 6pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 20- 7pm-10pm High School Homecoming Dance

October 26- 7pm-9pm Middle School Dance



I am excited for our High School Awards Night tonight and look forward to 42 students receiving AP Scholar Awards and 139 students earning Academic Letter Awards. I am proud of how hard all of our students work and the time and effort they put in to school.


I also want to thank our CRC Committee for hosting the Harry Potter event this past weekend.   and providing a fun experience for over 750 people.


Rise above,

Rob


High School Academic Awards Night September 24 6:30pm

High School students earning Academic letters and students who earned an AP Scholar Award will be recognized. Families of students receiving an award have been notified and invited. Students earn an academic letter with a GPA of 3.5 and above for the previous Fall and Spring semesters at Stargate High School.


Middle School Awards Assembly October 25

Middle School Honor Roll students earning 3.5 or above each of the semesters last school year will be recognized at the Middle School assembly on Thursday, October 25 at 11:45am in the Field House. Families of these students will be notified and are welcome to attend.


Middle and High School Fall Conferences

In an effort to minimize parent/guardian wait time to talk with teachers at conferences, we have extended the time available to meet with teachers during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We have also added suggested times (alpha split by last name) in an attempt to balance out the busy times.  Our conference format will be Open House, with all teachers available in the Secondary Commons. We are anticipating shortest wait time on Thursday, October 12, 10am-2:30pm. Please see below for schedule:

October 10- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 11- 10:00am-2:30pm (no school for students)

October 11- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 12- By teacher invitation only (no school for students)


School Safety Drills

The safety and welfare of our students and staff is a priority at Stargate School. Although we talked to students about safety protocols at the beginning of the school year, we practice safety drills throughout the year to further reinforce to our staff and students what to do in an emergency. At some time during this week, we will practice campus wide Lockout and Lockdown drills. Members of the Thornton Police Department and Adams 12 Security Services Team will be on campus and assist with the drills.  

 

Our school works closely with local authorities and uses emergency management best-practices to correctly develop and implement safety procedures. The goal of our drills throughout the school year is to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. These practice drills allow us to evaluate our emergency operation plans, improve our response skills, and make students aware of what to do in an emergency.

 

Our school will go into a lockout if there is a threat outside the building. When in a lockout, we will bring everyone inside, lock and secure all exterior doors, pull exterior blinds or shades, and continue business as usual inside the building. Once the building is secure, we will not let anyone in the building.

 

Our school will go into a lockdown if there is a threat inside the building. Our protocol for a lockdown is locks, lights, out of sight. We turn classroom lights off, lock classroom doors, and move to an area of the room that can not be seen from interior doors or windows. If students are not in a classroom when we move into a lockdown, evacuation may be the best option depending on the students’ location and the nature of the threat. Staff will help evacuate students to a safe location away from the building and wait for further instruction.

 

In the event of a real emergency, we will send email communication to our community, providing updates and next steps, as timely as possible.

 

Please talk with your student, if you deem it appropriate, about the drills. Our goal, while practicing important safety procedures, is to be sure all students are safe.


High School Yearbook

High school yearbooks are now on sale! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories. Just go here to order your yearbook today! Plain yearbooks are $51 and personalized are $59.


Senior Portrait Requirements


Senior Portrait Photographer Resource Page  (Please note: Senior portraits can be done by the photographer of your choice.)


Senior Class Yearbook Baby Ads

The time has come for our inaugural Stargate High School class to graduate! We are so proud of our seniors and we're sure you are to. One way to tell them how proud you are is to buy a senior baby ad for the yearbook! We have created sixteen templates for you to choose from at very competitive prices! If you'd like to order a baby ad, it is a simple, three-step process:

  • 2. Send photos to hsybphotos@stargateschool.org

  • 3. Pay through IC Payforit once the charge has been added to your account (allow up to five business days for this charge to appear)

Please make sure to follow the instructions on the form carefully and to complete all three steps. All baby ad orders must be received by November 1 and paid for by November 15. Any orders or payments received after these deadlines will not be accepted. If you have any questions, you can email Ms. vonHilsheimer at tessa.vonHilsheimer@stargateschool.org.


Middle School Yearbooks

Middle School yearbooks are now available to order here.

$51 before December 1st and $55 after December 1st

Personalized books will be $61 before December 1st and $65 after December 1st.


You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; middle school is no longer accepting cash or check. As with last year, we will not order extras. Prices will go up after December 1. March 1 is the deadline to order.


8th grade students only-baby ads to be placed in the yearbook

  • Ad Includes: baby picture of the 8th grader, current photo and a brief parent perspective

  • Cost: $20.Pay through Payforit once the charge has been added to your account.

  • Deadline:  December 1 for orders and December 20 for payment. Any ads or payments received after this date will not be accepted, and your ad will not be run.

  • To order, send an email titled Baby Ad - {Student Name} to middleschoolyearbook@stargateschool.org with the following information:

    • student name as you want it to appear in the ad

    • brief message to the student (50 words max, including greeting and who the ad is from)

    • digital baby photo of the 8th grade student to be featured in the ad (must be 2nd grade or younger)

    • digital current photo of the student

      • Photo guidelines:

        • Digital photos should be sent in a .jpg format and at least 300 dpi, and labeled with the student's name, last name first.

        • No printed photos will be accepted.  You must submit digital photos only.

        • Any photos not sent in this format will be returned to you for correction.



Counseling Updates:

**The 8th grade Career Expo field trip will take place on November 13, 2018.

**The PSAT 9 & PSAT 10 test booklets from the 2017-2018 school year are available for pick up in the main office. Please see the front office staff for your booklet!

**Peer Tutoring: As a reminder, peer tutors are available for middle school students, Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays during lunch; and available for high school students during their off period.

**Please log into your Infinite Campus accounts to ensure that we have the most up to date email address and check your email for more information from the counseling department directly.

**The counseling department is beginning a new college campus visit program called Bus to College! We will be scheduling several campus visits throughout the school year to a variety of college campuses. All of the visits will be posted in Naviance titled "Bus to College" followed by the name of the school we will be attending. Each visit will have a capped number of students allowed to attend (for example, 50 students). It is on a first come first serve basis. These trips will occur instead of the whole class trips that we have taken in the past. These visits are open to all high school students grades 9-12! Students are allowed to attend a maximum of TWO college visits each school year. In order to attend students must sign up on Naviance no later than 1 week before the visit. Once students sign up on Naviance, find Mrs. Meeks to get your permission slip and turn in the completed permission slip to her by the due date stated on the form. You must sign up on Naviance prior to getting a permission slip.

**Our first Bus to College will be on October 4th to the Colorado School of Mines, the first 38 students to sign up in Naviance will attend. The deadline to sign up is this Thursday, September 27, 2018.  

** Upcoming College Rep Visits & Bus to College Dates:

Sierra Nevada College

Mon October 1, 2018

2:15 PM

Kalamazoo College

Tue October 2, 2018

11:15 AM

Savannah College of Art and Design

Tue October 2, 2018

12:15 PM

Arizona State University

Tue October 2, 2018

1:15 PM

Cornell College

Wed October 3, 2018

1:15 PM

BUS TO COLLEGE: Colorado School of Mines

Thu October 4, 2018

10:00 AM

Sweet Briar College

Thu October 4, 2018

11:15 AM

Tufts University

Thu October 4, 2018

1:15 PM

Miami University, Oxford

Fri October 5, 2018

10:15 AM

New York University

Mon October 8, 2018

2:15 PM

Dartmouth College

Wed October 10, 2018

12:15 PM

John Brown University

Tue October 16, 2018

9:15 AM

Columbia College

Wed October 17, 2018

11:15 AM

BUS TO COLLEGE: University of Denver

Thu October 18, 2018

9:00 AM

Harvard-College Interview Process Workshop

Mon October 22, 2018

10:15 AM

Colorado Christian University

Tue October 30, 2018

11:15 AM

BUS TO COLLEGE: University of Northern Colorado

Tue November 6, 2018

9:00 AM

University of Wyoming

Wed November 7, 2018

9:15 AM

Bryant University

Wed November 7, 2018

11:15 AM



Middle School Brain Bowl Tournament

Middle School Brain Bowl is back! Students, get your team together and compete against 90 teams from across Colorado and Wyoming in this fun academic style tournament that's a bit like playing Jeopardy. More information can be found on the 2019 Middle School Brain Bowl Tournament Flyer.


Middle School Boys Basketball Registration October 1-12

NO LATE REGISTRATION

First day of practice-October 16 6:30am-7:45am

Parent Meeting: October 16 6:00pm Secondary Commons

Information about Sports Registration is found on the SPORTS REGISTRATION page.

Please remember that your student must have a current physical form on file before the first day of practice in order to participate. Physicals are good for 365 days so please plan ahead

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