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C Notes 8/21/17

posted Aug 21, 2017, 3:08 PM by Jane Baker


It’s the Great American Eclipse Day!


What a great start to the school year! Thanks to all of our teachers and staff for their hard work and preparation getting our students back into the school routine. The secondary students participated in our Flight School which is two days of team building, learning the Stargate Way and acclimation to middle and high school. Thanks to our Flight Crew (11th grade student leaders) led by Ms. Krill and Ms. Walsh who led the activities and helped the 6th and 9th graders during their orientation on Wednesday.  


While we know the parking situation is not currently ideal, we are working with the owners of the corner parcel (4.5 acres) that is planned to be developed into usable retail/food/preschool and the City of Thornton on the widening of 144th Ave. While there is not a quick, or cheap fix, we appreciate your patience and understanding.


Please remember that the best option is to use the loop and drop your child off at the curb.


  • Please remember to pull completely forward.

  • Use the right lane to drop at the K-5.

  • Use the left lane to merge after the VIP spots and drop off at the secondary.

  • The VIP parking spots are an auction item from our annual Gala and are not to be parked in at anytime.


Lost and Found - No matter how old (or responsible) your child is, please write their name on the items they bring to school daily! This will help with our overflowing collection pile and allow the water bottles, coats and lunchboxes to find their owners.


High School Ultimate Frisbee - Sign up here - Stargate is starting a High School Coed Ultimate Frisbee Club this Fall!  Join us next Thursday, August 24th at 4 PM on the East Soccer Field  for an introductory practice session that will cover the fundamental aspects and skills of playing Ultimate Frisbee.  Parents of any interested students are invited to an informational meeting directly following the practice at 6 PM.   This Club is open to both female and male High School students regardless of athletic ability.  Hope to see you on the field!


Elementary Girls on the Run - Attention 3rd-5th grade girls! Girls on the Run is back for a second season and we are excited for another great year! Girls on the Run is an amazing empowerment program for girls of any ability level who want to learn about friendships, confidence, self-esteem, decision-making, and other great life skills in a positive, energetic, fun-filled environment.  The girls learn these skills while training for a 5K which we complete together at the end of the season.  So come walk, run, skip, or dance your way to a healthy and happy season with us:)  The season runs Sept. 11th-Nov. 13th on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30 and costs $170.  Scholarships are available so don't let cost prohibit you! Registration is now open at  www.girlsontherunrockies.org.  For questions, please contact Theresa Grzebinski at magpiefoy@yahoo.com


Board Meeting this Wednesday August 23, at 6:30PM in the Secondary Building. Check out the new and improved Charter 101 section where you will find great information about our school. http://charter.stargateschool.org/charter-101


Recruiting Committee News -We will soon be opening nominations and holding elections for Stargate’s Accountability Committee (SAC). This year, there will be 3 parent seats (one 1 year term and 2 two year terms) and 2 staff seats open. Nominations open September 1 – 11 and elections are September 18 – 25. If you would like more information on what the SAC does, here is their Stargate Webpage . Or you can contact the accountability committee directly at accountability@stargateschool.org OR the recruiting committee at recruiting@stargateschool.org. There will be information sessions for those who would like to meet in person to discuss during the nomination period. More details on that to follow.


Community Relations Committee News -The Community Relations Committee will hold its next meeting at Daylight Donuts (14352 Lincoln St #107) on Wednesday, September 13th at 8:15 a.m. If you are interested in joining us, please email crc@stargateschool.org to be added to our distribution list. Before that meeting, we will be helping NHS plan their first tailgate event. At the meeting we will work on Parent/Teacher Conferences and Harry Potter Night.


New volunteer interest surveys are up.

For Elementary please go to : http://bit.ly/K5VolunteerSurvey

For Secondary please go to: http://bit.ly/SecondaryVolSurvey


Stargate Parking and Traffic Reminders

posted Aug 18, 2017, 7:09 AM by Lisa Griffin

distributed 8/16/17 via email to parents and community members


Great 1st day Stargate families in grades K-5, 6 & 9! 


We knew with the back to school excitement that everyone would be excited to park and walk their students in on the first few days. We are providing the attached parking and traffic plan (pdf at the bottom of this page and images below) as a reminder for how to get your student to school safe and on time. 


We highly encourage all parents to utilize our Hug and Go lane for daily drop off and dismissal. We have many staff that are outside in the mornings to help get kids safely to their morning lines and inside. Please consider using 'The Loop' instead of parking and walking your child to their line. 


Our goal is for everyone to be safe and get the students into their buildings and ready to learn. 


Thank you for your patience as we get back into the swing of school and all the fun we will have As 1!





Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017

posted Aug 17, 2017, 4:31 PM by Jane Baker

Dear Stargate Family,


As you may be aware, on August 21, 2017, from 10:23 a.m. - 1:14 p.m., a near total solar eclipse will be visible from our school in Thornton. This event is being called The Great American Eclipse because it is the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the entire continental United States.


Safety is our top priority. To ensure our students experience the eclipse in the safest way possible, Stargate has purchased enough eclipse glasses for each student and staff member to safely experience the 93% partial eclipse. These glasses meet the safety standards set by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Our teachers and staff at all levels are busy planning as we will make this once in a lifetime experience a day to remember for our students. Please remind your child (as will we) that it is not safe to look at the sun without proper eye protection.


If you do not wish for your child to participate in our planned eclipse activities, please email info@stargateschool.org.  Students whose parents do not wish for them to participate will be able to watch the live NASA broadcast of the eclipse in a classroom and complete an instructional learning activity.


If you are one of the many families that will be viewing the eclipse in a different state as it travels throughout the US, please notify us by calling the attendance line at 303-450-3936 (option 1) or emailing us at attendance@stargateschool.org.


If you ordered hot lunch from My Kids Lunch for this day, it will be served as a sack lunch to allow for more flexibility to celebrate and observe the solar eclipse. If you need to change your order, please contact My Kids Lunch 303-778-0916 by Thursday, August 17. If you are bringing a lunch please make it items that do not need to be reheated and can be easily eaten in a picinic style lunch outdoors.

 

All of our students will be spending the majority of the day outdoors. Please prepare your child with proper attire for outdoors and apply sunscreen. Students are welcome to wear hats while we are outside and learning in the dark!


Cable Connection 8/14/17

posted Aug 14, 2017, 3:55 PM by Jane Baker

Cable Connection  August 14, 2017


August 15 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Meet the Teacher Night

August 16 - 6th and 9th grade School Pictures

August 17 - 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th grade School Pictures

First Day of School

6th Grade - August 16, 8:15 am - 11:00 am

9th Grade - August 16, 1:00 pm - 3:35 pm

All Students - August 17, 8:15 am - 3:35 pm

August 17-5:15pm Middle School Fall Sports Parent Meeting-Stargate Fieldhouse.

August 21- Solar Eclipse

August 21- 10th grade class trip

August 23 - 6:30 pm Governance Board Meeting in the Secondary Building

August 29- 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Curriculum Night

September 11-13 and 13-15- 6th grade Keystone Overnight Field Trip

September 11-13- 7th grade Cheley Overnight Field Trip

September 13-15- 8th grade Cheley Overnight Field Trip


Flight School

All students will start the year with Flight School. Flight School will take place the first three days students report. On Wednesday, 6th and 9th grade students will not need to bring anything to school. On Thursday, the only thing students need is a lunch (either hot or cold). On Friday, students should bring their computer and will need a lunch. The purpose of Flight School is to build school culture, build and grow peer and staff relationships, become familiar with the new building, discuss and create common expectations, and introduce school safety procedures. The outline for Flight School can be found below:

  • August 16- 8:15 am - 11:00 am - 6th grade only - Team building activities, school tour, pictures/ID

  • August 16-1:00-3:35 pm-9th grade only-Team building activities, school tour, pictures/ID

  • August 17 - full day (8:15 am - 3:15 pm) - all grades- Team building activities, rules and expectations discussion, technology expectations, introduce school safety procedures, pictures/ID for all other Secondary grades

  • August 18 - full day (8:15 am - 3:15 pm) - Student will go through their daily schedule and will spend time in each class engaging in class team building activities and developing class expectations. Students will also get a supply list from each teacher.


Student Technology (Bring Your Own Device)

Every student in the secondary building (grades 6-12) needs to bring their own computer to school every day. If you are still looking to purchase a computer for your student, please access the BYOD Guidelines to see minimum needed requirements. Students and parents/guardians will also be asked to sign an Acceptable Use Policy the first week of school. You can preview the policy here.


Class Schedules

Secondary Class Schedules are available now on Infinite Campus. Please print and bring the schedule to Meet the Teacher night on August 15. Students will also need their printed schedule the first day of school. Students will need to meet with their counselor with schedule questions or change requests.


Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night is Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This is a time for you to see the building and meet your student's teachers in a open house style format and learn about volunteer opportunities at Stargate. There will be a meeting for New Parents in the Fieldhouse 5:30-6:00pm.  We will be selling some Stargate t-shirts, sweatshirts, etc.. in the Secondary Commons (cash or check please)as well as information about lunches. Also, the Kona Ice truck will be there if you need a snow cone treat.  Bring cash as the snow cones are $3, $4, or $5, depending on size."


Solar Eclipse-August 21

As you may be aware, on August 21, 2017, from 10:23 a.m. - 1:14 p.m., a near total solar eclipse will be visible from our school in Thornton. This event is being called The Great American Eclipse because it is the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the entire continental United States.


Safety is our top priority. To ensure our students experience the eclipse in the safest way possible, Stargate has purchased enough eclipse glasses for each student and staff member to safely experience the 93% partial eclipse. These glasses meet the safety standards set by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Our teachers and staff at all levels are busy planning as we will make this once in a lifetime experience a day to remember for our students. Please remind your child (as will we) that it is not safe to look at the sun without proper eye protection.


If you do not wish for your child to participate in our planned eclipse activities, please email info@stargateschool.org.  Students whose parents do not wish for them to participate will be able to watch the live NASA broadcast of the eclipse in a classroom and complete an instructional learning activity.


If you are one of the many families that will be viewing the eclipse in a different state as it travels throughout the US, please notify us by calling the attendance line at 303-450-3936 (option 1) or emailing us at attendance@stargateschool.org.


If you ordered hot lunch from My Kids Lunch for this day, it will be served as a sack lunch to allow for more flexibility to celebrate and observe the solar eclipse. If you need to change your order, please contact My Kids Lunch 303-778-0916 by Thursday, August 17.



Middle School MAPS Assessments

All middle school students will take a reading and math NWEA MAPS assessment in their Connect (formerly Advisory) course sometime between August 22nd and September 8th. These MAP assessments are normed assessments that will provide us with information regarding the effectiveness of our curriculum and instruction and provide families a snapshot of how their student is doing among their grade level peers. Students will take reading and math MAPS assessments again in the spring so we can measure growth over the course of the year.


Curriculum Night

Tuesday, August 29th is curriculum night. From 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm you will go to each of your student’s classes for eight minutes each to hear from each teacher. I will have a Middle School Parent/Guardian orientation from 5:30 - 6:00 pm and a high school parent/guardian orientation from 7:30 - 8:00 pm.

Middle School Overnight Field Trips

All middle school grades have an overnight field trip scheduled during the week of September 11th. Our 6th grade will go to Keystone Science School, split in two groups, one group going Sept. 11th - Sept. 13th and the other group Sept. 13th - Sept. 15th. Our 7th grade will go to Cheley Camp Sept. 11th - Sept. 13. Our 8th grade will go to Cheley Camp Sept. 13th - Sept. 15th. More information about each trip will come out within the next week.

Lockers for Middle and High School Students

There is a $10 optional locker fee available on payforit.net.  Middle and High School students who have paid the fee by Friday, August 11 will be issued their locker during Flight School. The next round of lockers will be distributed the first week of September for those who have paid by September 1st.


Student Parking

This year we will be implementing student parking permits in our North lot. We will explain the process at the beginning of the year and and will not begin checking for permits until September 1st. If your student plans to have a parking permit, please select this as an optional fee in Infinite Campus.


Middle School Athletics

Fall sports for Middle School are Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Co-ed Cross Country.  Registration forms and practice/game information can be found on the Middle School Athletics webpage.


High School Athletics

Fall sports for High School are Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Cross Country and Co-ed Mountain Biking. Registration forms and practice/game information can be found on the High School Athletics webpage.


Secondary Hot Lunch Options

There are two different lunch options for students in Middle and High School. More information can be found on the website on the Lunch Page

This year, we will also offer a Soup & Salad Bar option in the Secondary building. Soup & Salad bar will be $4.50, Soup Only will be $2.50, and Salad Only will be $3.00.

https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/

www.wholesomefoodservices.com.

    • Wholesome Foods will be available to order in the Secondary Building Monday-Thursday.

    • Restaurant choices are:

    • Monday: Tokyo Joes/P F Chang's (alternating)

    • Tuesday: California Pizza Kitchen

    • Wednesday: Wahoo's

    • Thursday: Which Wich/Subway (alternating)

  • Fridays are Pizza Friday and need to be ordered through My Kids Lunch (see link above)

Hischke's Happenings! 8/14/17

posted Aug 14, 2017, 3:54 PM by Jane Baker

Hischke’s Happenings! August 14, 2017

Important Dates

August 15- 5:30pm-7:30pm Meet the Teacher-Elementary and Secondary buildings

August 15- 5:30pm-6:00pm New Parent Orientation Meeting Stargate Fieldhouse

August 16- 7:55am-1:30pm First day of school (Wednesday Early release schedule)

August 23 - 6:30 pm Governance Board Meeting in the Secondary Building

September 12- Elementary School Pictures

September 14- Elementary Curriculum Night

September 26 6:30-8:00pm Elementary Talent Show (Auditions 9/11, 9/12, 9/18, 9/19 3-4pm)


Clubs

After school clubs will being the week of September 12. Information and sign-ups will be coming soon.


Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night is Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This is a time for you to see the building and meet your student's teachers in a open house style format and learn about volunteer opportunities at Stargate. There will be a meeting for New Parents in the Fieldhouse 5:30-6:00pm.  The Kona Ice truck will be there if you need a snow cone treat.  Bring cash as the snow cones are $3, $4, or $5, depending on size.


August 21-Solar Eclipse

As you may be aware, on August 21, 2017, from 10:23 a.m. - 1:14 p.m., a near total solar eclipse will be visible from our school in Thornton. This event is being called The Great American Eclipse because it is the first time since 1918 that a solar eclipse will be visible on a path across the entire continental United States.


Safety is our top priority. To ensure our students experience the eclipse in the safest way possible, Stargate has purchased enough eclipse glasses for each student and staff member to safely experience the 93% partial eclipse. These glasses meet the safety standards set by the American Astronomical Society (AAS). Our teachers and staff at all levels are busy planning as we will make this once in a lifetime experience a day to remember for our students. Please remind your child (as will we) that it is not safe to look at the sun without proper eye protection.


If you do not wish for your child to participate in our planned eclipse activities, please email info@stargateschool.org.  Students whose parents do not wish for them to participate will be able to watch the live NASA broadcast of the eclipse in a classroom and complete an instructional learning activity.


If you are one of the many families that will be viewing the eclipse in a different state as it travels throughout the US, please notify us by calling the attendance line at 303-450-3936 (option 1) or emailing us at attendance@stargateschool.org.


If you ordered hot lunch from My Kids Lunch for this day, it will be served as a sack lunch to allow for more flexibility to celebrate and observe the solar eclipse. If you need to change your order, please contact My Kids Lunch 303-778-0916 by Thursday, August 17.


After School Supervision for Siblings and Carpools

Elementary students who have siblings in the Secondary Building may wait with staff supervision in the elementary building from 3PM until 3:35PM (1:30-2:05 on Wednesdays) where they may read, do homework, or play on their electronic devices. Complete this online form to register your student.  The students must be picked up either inside the building or at the pick up/drop off curb by 3:45PM (2:15 on Wednesdays) by either an adult or the sibling/carpool they are waiting for.  Students not picked up by that time will be sent to Eagle's Landing at the drop in fee. There will be a $20 monthly charge per student to staff this additional service. This fee will be assigned to your Student's Infinite Campus  Account, payable on payforit.net and is due the first of each month.  


MAPS Assessments

This year we tried something new to get approximately 500 students through one assessment before the teachers returned to school. We still have several assessments to administer before the students are able to switch classes for their math and literacy instruction. Below is a schedule of MAPS assessments so you can help prepare your student the first week of school:

Thursday, August 17 Math MAPS Make-up Assessment from 8:10 - 9:30am

Friday, August 18 Reading MAPS 3/4 grade students and 5th grade


Elementary Hot Lunch My Kids Lunch-

Hot lunch is provided in the Elementary building by My Kids Lunch.

My Kids Lunch Information Sheet, Link to set up your account and order: https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/ More information can be found on the website on the Lunch Page


Secondary Back to School Cable Connection July 25, 2017

posted Jul 26, 2017, 11:55 AM by Jane Baker

Hello Stargate Family,


I hope this greets you refreshed, relaxed and ready for an outstanding school year.  In our 23rd year of operation we will open the doors to over 1,300 students in grades K-11 (724 secondary students), making us the largest gifted school in the state of Colorado.


Every other Monday you will receive a Cable Connection newsletter, emailed to you through Infinite Campus Messenger. This is a secondary newsletter for grades 6-11 and will provide you with important dates, information about upcoming events and school happenings, and highlights of many great things our students are accomplishing. On the Mondays you do not receive a Cable Connection you will receive a C Notes newsletter from our Executive Director, Josh Cochran, with information and updates regarding the whole K-12 school.


Welcome to the first 2017-2018 edition of the Cable Connection!


I am looking forward to an outstanding school year!


Rise above,


Rob Cable

Secondary Principal



Cable Connection July 25, 2017

Important Dates

August 2nd & 3rd - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Secondary Front Office Staff available to help with registration (all registration is completed online)

August 9th - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Family Meet and Greet

August 15th - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Meet the Teacher Night

August 16th - 6th and 9th grade School Pictures

August 17th - 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th grade School Pictures

First Day of School

6th Grade - August 16th, 8:15 am - 11:00 am

9th Grade - August 16th, 1:00 pm - 3:35 pm

All Students - August 17th 8:15 am - 3:35 pm

August 23rd - Governance Board Meeting 6:30 pm in the Secondary Building

August 29th- 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Curriculum Night


Flight School

All students will start the year with Flight School. Flight School will take place the first three days students report. The purpose of Flight School is to build school culture, build and grow peer and staff relationships, become familiar with the new building, discuss and create common expectations, and introduce school safety procedures. The outline for Flight School can be found below:

  • August 16th- 8:15 am - 11:00 am - 6th grade only - Team building activities, school tour, technology expectations

  • August 17th - full day (8:15 am - 3:15 pm) - all grades- Team building activities, rules and expectations discussion, introduce school safety procedures

  • August 18th - full day (8:15 am - 3:15 pm) - Student will go through their daily schedule and will spend time in each class engaging in class team building activities and developing class expectations. Students will also get a supply list from each teacher.


Stargate Family Meet and Greet

Our Community Relations Committee has planned a Stargate Family Meet and Greet on August 9th from 4-6 pm at the school. I look forward to seeing you at our Meet and Greet outside in the Stargate Quad (the Secondary Building will be closed). More details about the event can be found on the Stargate Community Webpage.


Student Technology (Bring Your Own Device)

Every student in the secondary building (grades 6-12) needs to bring their own computer to school every day. If you are still looking to purchase a computer for your student, please access the BYOD Guidelines to see minimum needed requirements. Students and parents/guardians will also be asked to sign an Acceptable Use Policy the first week of school. You can preview the policy here.


Daily Schedule

The daily bell schedule is the same as last year and can be found here.

Class Schedules

The school district will release student schedules in Infinite Campus prior to the first day of school. We do not have confirmation on a release date at this time.


School Supplies

Students will receive school supply lists for each class on Friday, August 18th.


Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night is Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This is a time for you to see the building and meet your student's teachers in a open house style format.


Curriculum Night

Tuesday, August 29th is curriculum night. From 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm you will go to each of your student’s classes for eight minutes each to hear from each teacher. I will have a Middle School Parent/Guardian orientation from 5:30 - 6:00 pm and a high school parent/guardian orientation from 7:30 - 8:00 pm.

Lockers for Middle and High School Students

There is a $10 optional locker fee available on payforit.net.  Middle and High School students will need to have the fee paid by Friday, August 11 to start the school year with a locker assigned. At this point, we are planning on individual lockers for students.


Student Parking

This year we will be implementing student parking permits in our North lot. We will explain the process at the beginning of the year and and will not begin checking for permits until September 1st. If your student plans to have a parking permit, please select this as an optional fee in Infinite Campus.


Middle School Athletics

Fall sports for Middle School are Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Co-ed Cross Country.  Registration forms and practice/game information can be found on the Middle School Athletics webpage.


High School Athletics

Fall sports for High School are Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Cross Country and Co-ed Mountain Biking. Registration forms and practice/game information can be found on the High School Athletics webpage.


Hischke's Happenings! Back to School 2017

posted Jul 26, 2017, 11:53 AM by Jane Baker

Welcome back!


The 2017-2018 school year is quickly approaching and the Stargate staff can’t wait to see all the smiling faces. Hope everyone had a fun and relaxing summer and are ready to get back into their daily school routine.


Stargate is in its 23rd year of operation and we will open the doors to over 1,300 students in grades K-11 (600 elementary students), making us the largest gifted school in the state of Colorado. We are looking forward to another amazing school year.


Every other Monday you will receive a Hischke’s Happenings! newsletter, emailed to you through Infinite Campus Messenger. This is an elementary newsletter for grades K-5 and will provide you with important dates, information about upcoming events and school happenings, and highlights of many great things our students are accomplishing. On the Mondays you do not receive a Hischke’s Happenings you will receive a C Notes newsletter from our Executive Director, Josh Cochran, with information and updates regarding the whole K-12 school.


Welcome to the first 2017-2018 edition of Hischke’s Happenings!


Looking forward to an amazing school year.


We Build! We Rise!


Missy Hischke

Elementary Principal

Hischke’s Happenings! July 25, 2017


Important Dates

August 2nd & 3rd - Assessment Days

August 2nd & 3rd-8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Staff available in the Secondary Front Office to help with Registration (all registration is completed online)

August 9th- 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Family Meet and Greet-Stargate Quad

August 15th- 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Meet the Teacher Night

August 16th- First Day of School- 7:55 am - 1:30 pm

August 23rd - Governance Board Meeting 6:30 pm in the Secondary Building


Postcards

I know that the students are anxious to find out who their homeroom teacher is for the upcoming school year. Postcards from their Homeroom teacher will be mailed the first week of August so you should be getting them soon.


Meet-and-Greet

Our Community Relations Committee has planned a Stargate Family Meet and Greet on August 9th from 4-6 pm at the school. I look forward to seeing you at our Meet and Greet outside in the Stargate Quad (the Elementary Building will be closed). More details about the event can be found on the Stargate Community Webpage.


Assessment Days

This is a friendly reminder to sign up for one time slot on either August 2 or 3 for your student to be assessed. All 1st through 5th grade students will be assessed on MAPS Math. If your student is unable to attend either assessment day, they will be able to take the assessment after the start of the school year.


The goal of assessing the students before the start of the school year is to give the teachers more instructional time with their students.


Here are the links if you still need to sign up your student:

Incoming 1st graders only

Grades 2-5 Sign up here


Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night is Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This is a time for you to see the building and meet your student's teachers in a open house style format.


C Notes 5/22/17

posted Jun 5, 2017, 1:41 PM by Jane Baker


What a year!!!!!!!!! I think back to August when we were unloading trucks, tearing open boxes and carrying furniture into classrooms. Our entire staff pitched in, supported each other and made it work. 4,000+ community members joined us for our grand opening and helped us make Stargate History! We opened our new campus to 1157 students in grades K-10 with over 100 staff to support our students. We learned very quickly that the traffic loop and parking needed extra love and attention. Our students and staff were extremely flexible as they awaited the opening of the field house and the final touches being completed in both buildings. The new classrooms, the learning, the projects, social events, Harry Potter Night, academic competitions, athletic competitions, music performances, and Beauty and the Beast!!!! Our kids and staff have had an incredible year.

 

It wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for the tireless efforts of our amazing staff! Thank you teachers and support staff for always going above and beyond to do what is best for Stargate Kids! Thank you to our parents and community members who always ‘Show Up!’ whether it be to volunteer in a classroom, on a field trip, on a board committee or with a donation. Your ability to support the work we do is overwhelming and much appreciated! Thank you to our students for being a constant reminder of why we are here! The depth and complexity at which you think and operate challenge us all to be better everyday!

 

The Adroit Expo was such a great way for all of us to show who we really are as individuals. The empathy our students showed, as well as their individual passions, was nothing short of incredible!

 

I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing summer! I look forward to the new memories we will make next year and the amazing things our students will continue to do at our school and in our community!  

 

-Josh

 

Below are a few highlights from an incredible year...

  • Grants: Stargate received $137,500 in grant funding from the Adams County Open Space Advisory Board to partially fund a Nature Trail and site amenities at our new campus at 144th and Washington.

  • Fundraising: The parent-led fundraising committee, through the joint efforts of the annual campaign, GALA, and myriad of other fundraising events throughout the calendar year, have nearly met their goal of $200,000 dollars raised during this school calendar year.

  • 12 additional staff earned their Gifted Endorsement this school year bringing our total to 31 staff members with a Gifted Endorsement

  • 32 teachers and staff will take on-line gifted coursework this summer to work towards their endorsement.

  • Student Recognition:

    • Battle of the Books 5th grade teams 2nd Place in Adams 12 district competition

    • Girls on the Run inaugural year

    • Brain Bowl: 6th grade team finished 11th in State Finals

    • High School Knowledge Bowl finished 2nd in State Finals

    • Geography Bee

    • Spelling Bee

    • Science Olympiad: 11th place overall at State Competition, with two first place teams

      • Megha Kumar and Anoushka Jani won 1st place in Food Science

      • Kelly McVeigh and Sydney Heys won 1st place in Write It Do It (Technical Writing)

    • Math Counts Middle School Chapter 1st place team (Donavon Facey, Jacob Hofer, Jacob Lei, and Natalie Stone); 1st place individual (Donavon Facey)

    • NREL Solar Car Challenge Champions- 1st Place team (Nicholas Wilkins, Abhishek Roy, and Leyton Bamesberger) - 3rd Place team (Tvishi Krishnakumar, Nicolas Tsiridis, and Dalton Acker)

    • Sports offered in grades 6-10, many available on campus for the first season!

      • Soccer

      • Basketball

      • Volleyball

      • Cross Country

      • Baseball

      • Track and Field: Inaugural season included many personal bests at the district finals, with Emilie Johnson and Emily Dibonas winning 1st place in the 300 m hurdles and 100 m, respectively. The girls 4 x 400 relay and sprint medley also won first place.

      • High School Girls Soccer Won the end of season tournament and went 10-2

      • Middle School Girls Soccer won the league championship

    • 4th Annual Art Show: More than 400 pieces of student-created art were displayed across campus

    • 1st Annual Adroit Day: More than 1,000 students and staff members displayed their passion areas of interest

    • 1st Annual International Festival: Many countries and cultures were represented in this first-ever Stargate event.

    • Music Performance

      • High School Orchestra earned Best in Class and the Band earned Runner-up for 2A schools at CHSAA Winter Park venue performance

      • Middle School Orchestra went to the CHSAA Festival in Colorado Springs and earned straight I ratings, the highest possible score

    • Drama Department's premiere performances included The 39 Steps and Beauty & the Beast to nightly sold-out crowds

 


Hischke's Happenings! 5/15/17

posted May 15, 2017, 4:04 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

May 17- Field Day grades K-5

May 19- 5th Grade Girls Night 6:30pm-9:30pm

May 22- 5th grade boys lunch and games

May 23- 5th grade Class Picnic- 9:30am-2pm

May 25- Kindergarten Graduation 8:30am

May 25- Last Day for all students.  Grades 1-5 dismiss at 11:30am


SPIRIT WEEK - MAY 15TH - MAY 19TH

  • MONDAY, MAY 15TH  - CHARACTER DAY (ANY MOVIE OR BOOK CHARACTERS)

  • TUESDAY, MAY 16TH - SPORTS DAY

  • WEDNESDAY, MAY 17TH - STARGATE SPIRIT ON FIELD DAY

  • THURSDAY, MAY 18TH - CRAZY HAT AND HAIR AND TUTU DAY

  • FRIDAY,  MAY 19TH - BEACH DAY


End of the Year

It’s hard to believe that the school year is coming to an end. We have come so far in just one year and it is nice to reflect on all that has happened. At the beginning of the year, the staff was able to take a blank canvas for their classrooms and turn them into a place the students call home. It’s fun to think back and remember the day there was one more trailer to unload for the elementary building and how the entire staff pitched in to help. The sense of community started early and has just grown from there.


I would like to personally thank all of the parents and guardians that help on a daily basis whether it’s in the classroom, assisting your student with the class projects and daily school work, serving on the numerous committees that allow the school to run smoothly, and the volunteers that can be called in at the last minute to help grade Geography Bee and Spelling Bee test. THANK YOU!


I wish everyone a safe, relaxing, and fun filled summer break. Please say hi when you see me in the grocery store, the pool, or maybe even at the lake. I am looking forward to spending some time with my family before my son enters his last year of high school. I can speak from experience that it goes by all too fast. Make sure you hug your kids every chance you get!


Math Program Exploration for K-5

Elementary teachers and admin have been exploring the possibility of transition to a unified K-5 Math Curriculum. The goal is to find a rigorous and challenging program that meets the needs of all of our varying ability groups, provides online resources/support for parents, 21st century manipulatives and the ability to assess for learning. The program that the teachers have identified as their top choice is Go Math. Please feel free to stop by the K-5 building to see a comprehensive set of materials including teacher guides, student workbooks, manipulatives, assessments and other resources. We will also be reviewing our process for selection with the governance board at our next meeting on May 17th at 6:30pm in the Secondary building.


K-5 Field Day May 17

There will be three main areas for field day. The grassy area between elementary and secondary(quad) as well as both turf fields and my elementary gym (possibly the playground as well).


The schedule is as follows:

8:30-10:00:

Grades 3-5 will meet in the commons for some instructions. They will be receiving yearbooks during this time. They can sign yearbooks, play on the jumpy castles and get their faces painted. We will talk about how to keep track of their yearbook so we don’t have tears from parents or students. This will all take place in the quad and in front of the elementary building.


Grades K-2 will head outside to the turf field/Gym for Field Day Games. There will be 15-20 stations for them to play at. The elementary gym will be one large station. This will be the American Ninja Warrior station.

Students can go to stations at their leisure.

There will be 3 stations in which students time/score can be recorded for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place at the end of the day.

(A map with all stations and video of the American Ninja Warrior station will be out soon)


10:00-11:30

Grades 3-5 will head out to the turf fields/Gym for Field Day Stations (see K-2 above for more info)

Grades K-2 will meet in the commons for some info, yearbooks and play in the quad. (see 3-5 above for more info)


11:30-12:00 Lunch (Students are to bring their own sack lunch or order the sack lunch from Stargate) Please feel free to eat in your classrooms or outside.


12:00-12:30 Annual Staff Soccer Game! Any and all staff are welcome to come play with us. It is always a blast. We will play on the full turf soccer field this year. Students are to sit around the field and watch us in all our glory.


12:30-1:30 Popsicles, Awards and Dismissal! (Location TBD)


**If you are able to volunteer on field day, please contact Miranda Lamonski at miranda.lamonski@stargateschool.org


SCHOOL FEES

We have less than one month left in the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to check your IC account under fees to see if you have a balance.  All unpaid school fees should be paid in full by June 15th so we can close our 2016-2017 school year budget. Monthly statements will be sent out May 2nd and then again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact deirdre.carlile@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.  


For the 2017-2018 school year (most) all of the school year fees will be posted by June 15th for parents to see and pay over the summer if interested.  We have decided to post the fees earlier so that you are aware of student(s) fees before registration in August. Registration is scheduled for the first week in August and fees will need to be paid at that time.


5th Grade Boys Lunch and Games

Our 5th grade boys will have the opportunity to head over to the secondary building, hang with some of our staff, eat lunch, play games and talk about the upcoming shift to middle school on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11:20am. Please let me know in advance if your student has any dietary restrictions and remember to cancel any lunches you have ordered.


5th Grade Girls' Night May 19 6:30-9:30

It's time to celebrate together for Stargate's 1st Annual 5th Grade Girls' Night! Enjoy a pizza dinner while asking questions to a panel of Stargate's high school girls, laugh with your friends while doing fun team building challenges, choose from a bunch of different activities in smaller groups (everything from meditation to jewelry making and hip hop dancing), and create a meaningful gift for every girl in your class! Let's see what happens when we, as girls, support one another and build each other up to be our best together!  *$5 admission at the door


  • Please view and respond to the official invitation  for the 5th Grade Girls’ Night at:

http://evite.me/v6q9Jvn43V

  • We need your RSVP by Monday, May 15th at 3 pm.

  • Parents, you are invited to volunteer and support your daughter in this event by viewing and responding to the following link:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a44acae2fa02-5thgrade

 

Community Relations Committee

CRC will be having planning meetings over the summer. If you are interested in joining CRC next year or want to help with planning, please email us at crc@stargateschool.org.


Cable Connection May 15, 2017

posted May 15, 2017, 3:22 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

May 16  HS Spring Awards Banquet 5:30 pm

May 16  Parenting In the Digital Age-Parent Forum 6pm

May 17  10th grade Class Trip

May 17  Middle School End of Year Awards Assembly 1:10 - 2:05

May 17  MS Boys Basketball A team vs Staff basketball game 2:00-3:30

May 19  9th grade Class Trip

May 22  Lockers to be cleaned out by end of day

May 23-25  Finals (see finals schedule)

May 24  8th grade students- last day (more details sent separately to 8th grade families)

May 24  8th grade continuation (6:30-8:00pm) and dance (8:30-10:30pm)

May 25  Students Last Day 11:00 am dismissal


A Final Word from Mr. Cable

This will be my last Cable Connection of the school year and I want to express my heartfelt thanks for a great school year. I have enjoyed partnering with you and your student/s this year as we have all navigated a new campus, new programs, and new relationships. I greatly appreciate the support our parent community gives the school and our students. I am already looking forward to next school year as we refine and adjust to continue to offer our very best to our students and families. Please take a moment to reflect on all of the great memories this school year has provided. As you transition into summer, please take time to to rest, connect with family and those closest to you, and have fun.  


Middle School Awards Assembly May 17 1:10pm Middle School awards will be presented at our assembly on May 17.  This includes Spring athletics, Science Olympiad, NREL Solar Car Challenge, SAT (Western Academic Talent Search), MathCounts, Bolder Boulder Running Club, Brain Bowl, National History Day, NJHS, Student Government, and Yearbook. Parents are welcome to join us in the Fieldhouse for the MS Awards Assembly.


If your student will be receiving an Academic Award (4.0 GPA this school year), you will be notified by email by the end of the day tomorrow. Please note that second semester grades will not be finalized until Friday, May 26. Honor Roll (3.5 GPA and above) certificates will be mailed after final grades are submitted.


High School Awards- May 16 6:30pm (Please note the new start time) We will recognize our Track and Field and Girls Soccer teams, as well as present Department Year End Academic Awards.  Families have been notified by email if their student will be receiving an academic award.  Academic letter winners for the 2016-2017 school year will be recognized next Fall.


May 22 Locker Clean Out Deadline  All student lockers are to be cleaned out and contents taken home by the end of the day on Monday May 22.  Anything left in the lockers after this date will be thrown away.


Parenting in the Digital Age

Please join us on Tuesday May 16th at 6PM in the Secondary Building for Parenting in the Digital Age. This parent led forum will address parenting issues around screen time; for example, how to increase self-control which the film, Screenagers points out is more important indicator of success/happiness than even I.Q.  What “contracts” are you finding successful?  This forum is open to any and all so please sign up here get more information and join us.  If you have any questions please contact Stargate Parent Nancy Bush at Nancy.Bush@stratumcp.com


Middle School Girls Soccer Championship

Please join me in congratulating our middle school girl's soccer team! Last Wednesday they clenched the 1st place title for the second year in a row against Jefferson Academy. After being defeated by Jefferson Academy in the regular season, the girls went into the tournament knowing they had something to prove. The championship game was a hard fought battle. It was 0-0 going into the second half but not for long. Two amazing goals from Lauren Clingman and Erica Derby gave us the momentum to finish the game strong. A 2-0 win over Jefferson Academy was truly the best way to end our season, and we are proud of each and every one of our girls.


Middle School Band and Orchestra at Elitches

The middle school band and orchestra both earned gold ratings at the Elitches Festival last week and Trey Lebsock earned an Outstanding soloist award for trumpet.  Please give them a huge congrats!


HS Girls Volleyball Open Gym

Starting Wednesday May 3, High School Girls Volleyball Open Gym will be held in the Fieldhouse on   May 17  2:05pm-4pm.  All current 8th-10th graders are welcome to come play. There is no charge to attend.


SCHOOL FEES

We have one week left in the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to check you IC account under fees to see if you have a balance.  All unpaid school fees should be paid in full by June 15th so we can close our 2016-2017 school year budget. Monthly statements will be sent out May 2nd and then again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact deirdre.carlile@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.  


For the 2017-2018 school year (most) all of the school year fees will be posted by June 15th for parents to see and pay over the summer if interested.  We have decided to post the fees earlier so that you are aware of student(s) fees before registration in August. Registration is scheduled for the first week in August and fees will need to be paid at that time.  


Stargate Mountain Bike Team

The Stargate Mountain Bike Team wants your student for the 2017 Season! No experience necessary. We are looking for current 8th grade through 10th grade athletes interested in learning or increasing their skills in the sport of Cross Country Mountain Biking. (Current 7th graders may request to join the team.  Coaches approval required).  Bike and Bike Helmet required.

The Stargate MTB team welcomes all skill levels and is co-ed!  Our motto is FUN!! See the Athletics page on the Stargate web site for more information or contact our Team Director.

Pre-Season April 1st-July 31st (not mandatory)

Official Season August 1st- October 22nd

The mission of our team is to provide students that have the desire to mountain bike, the coaching and camaraderie that will help them achieve both competitive and noncompetitive cross-country mountain bike goals in a safe and enjoyable manner.

For more information/questions, please contact Team Director/Coach:

Kristin Seger 303.919.6277 or kristin@segerfamily.com


High School Sports 2017-18 School Year

We are beginning to plan ahead with the High School Varsity athletics we will offer during the 2017-2018 school year. We are officially a CHSAA sanctioned 3A School and will compete in the Confluence League. Please indicate which sports your student-athlete will be participating in-CLICK HERE. If we do not have enough participants for a sport, your student may choose to compete in that sport at your designated home school.


High School Athletes Summer Strength and Conditioning Program

The Stargate Summer Strength and Conditioning Program is available to all Stargate High School athletes and students that are incoming freshmen through juniors during June and July.  The program is geared toward  all aspects of athletic development to meet the needs of all our student-athletes. The goal of our Strength & Conditioning Program is to provide students and athletes the best opportunity to improve their athletic performance over the summer months. The cost of the full summer is $75 per athlete and must be paid by June 1, 2017.  Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:00am-10:00am. Sign up and schedule for summer strength and conditioning.


Community Relations Committee

CRC will be having planning meetings over the summer. If you are interested in joining CRC next year or want to help with planning, please email us at crc@stargateschool.org.



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