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Cable Connection August 13, 2018

posted Aug 14, 2018, 6:12 AM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

August 14- 5:30pm-7:00pm Secondary Back to School Night

August 15- 6:00am-7:00am Senior Sunrise Breakfast

August 15- 8:15am-11:00am First day of school 6th grade only/school pictures

August 15- 12:00pm-2:05pm First day of school 9th grade only/school pictures

August 16- 8:15am-3:35pm First full day of school all students

August 17- School pictures grades 7, 8, 10, 11, 12

August 20- 6:00pm Middle School Fall Sports Parent Meeting

August 22- 6:00 Board of Directors Meeting in the Secondary Commons (please not time change)

August 28- Secondary Curriculum Night

September 3- Labor Day Holiday-no school

September 4- Staff Development Day- No school for students




Hello Stargate families and welcome to the 2018-2019 school year. This is a very exciting school year because this is our first year as a full 6th grade - 12th grade Secondary school as we welcome our first graduating class of 2019! It is my hope for this year that we can all work together to provide the best school experience for every student as we look to challenge each student’s academic abilities, support their unique emotional needs, promote individual character development and encourage a life-long love of learning.


Rise above,

Rob




Secondary Back to School Night

Secondary back to School night is Tuesday, August 14 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. This is a time for you to see the building and meet your student's teachers in a open house style format. Please bring a copy of your student’s class schedule. You can learn about our lunch programs and meet members of our Board of Directors. If your student has medication in the Health Office, you may also bring the medication and forms.

Flight School

All students will start the year with Flight School. Flight School will take place the first few days students report to school. The purpose of Flight School is to build school culture, build and grow peer and staff relationships, become familiar with the building, discuss and create common expectations, and introduce school safety procedures.


On Wednesday, 6th and 9th grade students will not need to bring anything to school. On Thursday and Friday, students should bring their computer and will need a lunch. The outline for Flight School can be found below:

  • August 15 - 8:15 am - 11:00 am - 6th grade only - Team building activities, school tour, school pictures for student IDs and yearbook

  • August 15 - 12:00 - 2:05 pm - 9th grade only - Team building activities, school pictures

  • August 16 - full day (8:15 am - 3:15 pm) - all grades- Team building activities, rules and expectations discussions, technology expectations,

  • August 17 - full day (8:15 am - 3:15 pm) - In the morning students will attend two assemblies, one discussing school safety and the other discussing recognizing and reporting sexual harassment.  After the assemblies, students 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. Throughout the day, students will take their school picture for student IDs and yearbooks (grades 7, 8, 10, 11, 12).



School Pictures and Student IDs

6th and 9th grade pictures will be taken on Wednesday, August 15. Pictures for 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades will be taken on Friday, August 17. Students will get their IDs at this time. Click on this link for School Picture Online Order Information

Picture order forms are also available at the Secondary Front desk.


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. You can review the Acceptable Use Policy policy here.


Student Class Schedules

Secondary Class Schedules are available now on Infinite Campus. Please print and bring the schedule to Back To School night on August 14. Students will also need their printed schedule the first day of school. Students can obtain a schedule change request form in the front office to initiate any schedule change requests.


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 10 will be issued their locker during the first week of school. The next round of lockers will be distributed the first week of September for those who have paid by September 1st.


Student Parking

Student parking permits are required in our North lot. The Parking Permit fee is an optional fee in payforit.net. Once the fee is paid, students will need to bring their driver’s license and insurance card to the front desk to obtain a permit. If student have not already attended a Parking Lot Safety Talk with our SRO, they will also need to do that before a permit will be issued. The first Parking Lot Safety Meeting is scheduled for late August during lunch with our new SRO, Office Walker. In order to give students time to obtain their parking permit, we will not begin checking for permits until September 5th.


Middle School Overnight Field Trips

All middle school grades have an overnight field trip scheduled during the week of September 10th. Our 6th grade will go to Keystone Science School, split in two groups, one group going Sept. 10 - Sept. 12 and the other group Sept. 12 - Sept. 14. Our 7th grade will go to Cheley Camp Sept. 10 - Sept. 12. Our 8th grade will go to Cheley Camp Sept. 12 - Sept. 14. More information and permissions forms about each trip will come out within the next week.


Secondary Curriculum Night

Tuesday, August 28th is our Secondary Curriculum Night. From 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm parents/guardians will go to each of your student’s classes for eight minutes each to hear from each teacher. There will be a Middle School Parent/Guardian Orientation meeting from 5:30 - 6:00 pm and a High School Parent/Guardian Orientation meeting from 7:30 - 8:00 pm. The orientation meetings will be in the Secondary Commons. Please remember to bring your student’s schedule with you.


Middle School iReady Assessments

All middle school students will take a reading and math iReady assessment in their Connect class sometime between August 22nd and September 14th. These iReady 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 iReady assessments again in the spring so we can measure growth over the course of the year.


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. Middle School Fall Sports Parent Meeting will be Monday, August 20 at 6:00pm in the Secondary Commons.


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


Hischke’s Happenings! August 13, 2018

posted Aug 13, 2018, 11:22 AM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

August 13- 5:30pm-7:00pm Elementary Back to School Night

August 15- 8:00am-11:00am First day of school/Early Release at 11:00 am/No Eagle's Landing

August 16- 8:00am-3:00pm First full day of school for all students

August 17- 8:15am New-to-Stargate Parent Meeting with Mrs. Hischke

August 22- 6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting in the Secondary Building (note time change)

August 23 and 24-Elementary Assessments-no school for students

September 3- Labor Day Holiday-no school

September 4- Staff Development Day- No school for students

September 13- Elementary Curriculum Night

September 14- Elementary School Pictures

September 25- 6:30pm Elementary Talent Show

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



Stargate families,

We are so excited to see all of our elementary friends and families tonight at the Elementary Back To School night. Our teachers have been busy setting up classrooms,our office staff has been getting homework and Monday folders ready, our facilities crew has been painting and cleaning the building and remodeling our library space. Now, we are just waiting for students to arrive on Wednesday to get a great school year started. See you tonight!

Rise above,

Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal





Elementary Back To School Night

Elementary Back To School Night is Monday, August 13 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. This is a time for you to see the building and meet your student's teachers in a open house style format. You may bring your student’s supplies, learn about our lunch program, meet members of our Board of Directors, and learn about volunteer opportunities at Stargate. If you ordered school supply kits, they have been delivered to the classrooms. If your student has medication in the Health Office, you may also bring the medication and forms.


First Day of School

For the K-5 building, please note that the first day of school is August 15 from 8am to 11:00am. There is no after school care care/Eagle’s Landing on that day. In the morning when your student arrives, grades 1-5 will go to the back of the building (near the playground), Kindergarten students will line up in front of the K-5 building. All teachers will be outside to greet students and make sure they get lined up in the right place. Please be patient as we all get used to the morning drop off process.


New-to-Stargate Parent Meeting with Mrs. Hischke
Please join Mrs. Hischke, Elementary Principal, for coffee and a New-to-Stargate Parent Orientation meeting on Friday, August 17 at 8:15am in the Elementary Commons. She will present information that is helpful to new families as we start a new school year and answer any questions you may have about Stargate Elementary/K-5.


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). Complete this online form to register your student.  The students must be picked up either 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.


Elementary Hot Lunch

Hot lunch is provided in the Elementary building by My Kids Lunch. More information can be found on the website on the Lunch Page

Link to set up your account and order: https://michaels.h1.hotlunchonline.net/


Clubs

After school clubs will being the week of September 10. Information and sign-ups will be coming by email in the upcoming weeks.


Elementary iReady Assessments

All Elementary students will take a reading and math iReady assessment in August. Students in grades 1-5 will take the assessments between August 16-21. Kindergarten students will take the iReady assessments late August/early September. These iReady 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 iReady assessments again in the spring so we can measure growth over the course of the year.


Assessments

August 23 and 24 are the scheduled assessment days for the elementary building. More information will be coming home to parents in a separate email by the end of this week. Please be on the lookout.


Talent Show

The Elementary K-5 Talent Show, hosted by Mr. Osburn, is scheduled for Tuesday, September 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Tryouts will be held after school on September 10, 11, 17, 18. More information to come. We hope you will be able to attend and support all of our talented students.


Schoolpool Carpool Information

posted Jul 24, 2018, 10:49 AM by Lisa Griffin

The following notification was distributed to families via email on 7/24/18...

If you need help getting your kids to and from school, Way to Go can help you get started with Schoolpool for FREE. Our secure system will connect you with families in your neighborhood to share in the responsibilities of getting the kids to school and back via carpooling, walking, biking or riding either RTD or the school bus together.

This system depends on all Stargate families interested in a carpool registering so the database has many choices. If you have already registered, you will need to log in and confirm your address and contact information.

Please email info@stargateschool.org if you want the secure link for Stargate and we will email the link to you.

Thousands of other families from Denver-area schools are already connected…what are you waiting for? Just try it! You’ll gain support and a sense of community and get some much-needed help in return.

For general information about the Way to Go program, call 303-458-7665 or email us at: waytogo@drcog.org

Secondary Community Back to School Information

posted Jul 23, 2018, 2:32 PM by Jane Baker

Good afternoon Stargate families,

 

We hope you and your family are having a wonderful summer. It is hard to believe it is already time to think about next school year, but we want to provide you with some Back to School information.

 

You may receive emails from Adams12 School District regarding registration and timeline for  student schedule release but the process for Stargate students will be different. The information in this email outlines Stargate’s Back to School process and timeline.  Stargate Back to School Information and all of the steps to complete your Stargate student registration for Fall 2018 can be found on our website Click here.

 

Important Dates

August 4- 6:00pm-8:30pm Meet and Greet/Movie night outside in the Stargate Quad- New and current families are invited to attend our Meet and Greet/Movie Night. The movie Lego Batman will be playing on the big outdoor screen and we will have games and activities as well as information on parent volunteer sign up. We encourage a $1 donation/student to offset the costs of the rights to show Lego Batman. Concessions will also be sold.  

 

August 6-Secondary student schedules will be available in Infinite Campus.

 

August 6 and 7-8:00am-4:00pm Secondary front office open for registration support

 

August 14- 5:30pm-7:00pm Secondary Back to School Night

 

August 15- 8:15am-11:00am 6th grade students only (students do not need to bring any supplies or computer)

 

August 15- 12:00pm-2:05pm 9th grade students only (students do not need to bring any supplies or computer)

August 16- 8:15am -3:35pm First FULL day for all students grades 6-12 (students will need their computer and lunch)

 

August 28- Secondary Curriculum Night- From 6:00pm-7:30pm you will go to each of your student’s classes for eight minutes each to hear from each teacher. Mr. Cable, Secondary Principal, will have a middle school parent/guardian orientation from 5:30pm-6:00pm and a high school parent/guardian orientation from 7:30pm-8:00pm.

 

 

High School Fall Sports

Information about HS Sports can be found on the HS Athletics webpage Here you can find information about registration, preseason activities some of which happen before the start of school. You must have a current physical for on file with our Athletic Department to participate in sports. Physicals are good for one calendar year. Fall sports options include: Co-ed Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Co-ed Mountain Biking.

 

Middle School Fall Sports

Information about MS Sports can be found on the MS Athletics webpage Here you can find information about registration and seasons start dates. You must have a current physical form on file with our Athletic Department to participate in sports. Physicals are good for one calendar year. Fall sports options include: Co-ed Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball and Co-ed Mountain Biking (8th grade only).

 

More details about all Stargate events can be found on the Stargate Community Webpage

 

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

 

Rise above,

Rob

--

Robert Cable

Secondary Principal

Stargate School


Elementary Community Back to School Information

posted Jul 23, 2018, 2:31 PM by Jane Baker

Good afternoon Stargate families,

 

Happy summer break to all! It is hard to believe it is already time to think about next school year, but we want to provide you with some Back to School information.

 

You may receive emails from Adams12 School District regarding registration but the process for Stargate students will be different. The information in this email outlines Stargate’s Back to School process and timeline.  Stargate Back to School information and all of the steps to complete your Stargate student registration for Fall 2018 can be found on our website Click here.

 

Important Dates

August 4- 6:00pm-8:30pm Meet and Greet/Movie night outside in the Stargate Quad- New and current families are invited to attend our Meet and Greet/Movie Night. The movie Lego Batman will be playing on the big outdoor screen and we will have games and activities as well as information on parent volunteer sign up. We encourage a $1 donation/student to offset the costs of the rights to show Lego Batman. Concessions will also be sold.  

 

August 6 and 7-8:00am-4:00pm Secondary front office open for K-12 registration support

 

August 13- 5:30pm-7:00pm Elementary Back to School Night

 

August 15- 8:00am-11:00am K-5 students first day-early release at 11:00-NO Eagle’s Landing

August 16- 8:00am -3:00pm First FULL day for all students. Eagle’s Landing open for registered families before and after school.

 

August 17- 8:15am New to Stargate Elementary Parent Coffee with Mrs. Hischke in the Elementary Commons-All parents are welcome. The presentation will focus on information for new Stargate elementary parents.

 

More details about all Stargate events can be found on the Stargate Community Webpage

Enjoy the rest of your summer.

 

Rise above,

Missy

--

Missy Hischke

Elementary Principal

Stargate School


K-5 Curriculum Alignment Project

posted Jul 18, 2018, 7:49 PM by Lisa Griffin

This message was sent to elementary parents and guardians in May 16, 2018.

Dear Stargate Family:

Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent public meetings and community survey relative to curriculum standards alignment at the elementary building. We are excited to share the outcome of several years of consideration regarding structural changes at the elementary level. Following a period of research and investigation, teacher meetings, and a community Town Hall meeting, we have made the decision to create single grade-level classrooms across the K-5 building.

Why are we making this change?

Teachers will have the opportunity to instruct our students to mastery using grade level standards in Science and Social Studies, while still having access to needs-based groups for Literacy and Mathematics. Additionally, Specials teachers are excited to teach much smaller classes (17-19 students), rather than more than 30 students they have in their current classes. Our Learning Specialists will also have the chance to interact with students in Literacy and Mathematics across the whole school day, rather than morning hours only.

What does this mean for next year?

Today, teachers met in collaborative groups to establish homeroom placements for next year. Before the end of the school year, placements will be made public, and students will have the opportunity to meet their new homeroom teacher for the 2018-2019 school year during a Move-Up Day to be scheduled before the end of the school year. Teachers and administration worked today to develop classroom placements, and there were several factors that we took into consideration to create class lists. We looked for ways in which to have balanced, harmonious classes that will allow for social/emotional growth and academic learning. As a result, if this year a student had Teacher X for 3rd grade they may or may not have that teacher for 4th grade. We are working on a daily schedule, and will share it by the end of the year.

The following documents and links are available:
  • Town Hall Curriculum Alignment Meeting: Please view the live feed via the Stargate Supporter page on Facebook. This was recorded on April 24th. Thanks to Brian Pontarelli for providing the live feed.
  • Google Presentation (Click HERE): These are the slides from Tuesday's presentation. Based on community feedback, we have inserted a few more informational slides, particularly to clarify the Options portion.
  • Google Form: This is an online survey. The link is available at the end of the Google presentation. Please review the feed and/or slides prior to taking the survey.


Cable Connection May 21, 2018

posted May 21, 2018, 3:48 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated May 23, 2018, 3:33 PM ]


Important Dates:

May 21-24- Finals Week (dismissal at 11:30am on May 22, 23 and 24)

May 22 - 8am Volunteer Tea

May 23- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation and Party

May 25 Professional Development Day - No school or Eagles Landing for students


I want to thank everyone for a great school year. This year was filled with numerous successes and a great amount of growth for all. I wish you a great summer filled with fun, relaxation, family connection, and a chance to pursue passions like never before. While this is the last Cable Connection for the year, you will receive a few updates throughout the summer.


Rise above,

Rob


Secondary Finals May 21st-24th

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread-out over four days. Monday, May 21st will be a normal dismissal at 3:35 pm. Tuesday, May 22nd, Wednesday, May 23rd, and Thursday, May 24th will be half days (8:15 am - 11:30 am). This schedule allows students to have no more than two finals each day, and extra time to prepare for finals/decompress in the afternoon on May 22nd and May 23rd. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up by noon on Tuesday, May 22nd, Wednesday, May 23rd, and Thursday, May 24th. Also, please remember that students do not have class on Friday, May 25th. Please access the detailed finals schedule here.  

 

Finals/Last Week of School Adjustment for 8th Grade Students

Our 8th grade will have a modified finals schedule/last week of school. All 8th grade students will take finals for periods 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7 on Friday, May 18th and Monday May 21st, with normal 3:35 pm release times both days. They will take their period 2 and 3 finals on Tuesday, May 22nd and be released at 11:30 am with all other students. On Wednesday, May 22nd we have an 8th grade breakfast in the field house at 8:15 am hosted by our Community Relations Committee, followed by 8th Grade Continuation practice in the field house. They will be released at 11:30 am with all other students. Our 8th Grade Continuation ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm, followed by an 8th grade student party from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (more information about this night will be sent to 8th grade families in the next few weeks). There will be no school for 8th grade students on Thursday, May 24th.

 

Secondary School Finals Expectations

Core subjects - It is the expectation that every core class (math, science, social studies, and English) give an assessment during their designed time during finals week. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.

Elective subjects -  A final assessment may be given at teacher discretion, but is not required of electives teachers to administer a final. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.

 

Parent/Guardian tips for Finals Week

1. Be sure your student has a balance of studying and down time leading up to and during Finals Week

2. Help ensure your student is getting plenty of sleep each night

3. Help ensure your student eats a healthy, balanced breakfast each morning

4. Send a healthy snack that your student can eat between finals each morning

LOCKER CLEAN OUT

Locker clean out will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:30 am - noon. Please help remind your students that all lockers must be cleaned out by Thursday at noon.


VOLUNTEER TEA

Join us for the last Coffee with C of the year on May 22, 2018. This will be our Volunteer Tea and BIG THANK YOU to the Outstanding Volunteers that have gone above and beyond for our community! We invite everyone to join us from 8am-9am in the K-5 commons to celebrate the gift of time!


MIDDLE SCHOOL MAPS Testing

All middle school students recently completed their spring math and reading MAPs assessments. To access your student’s spring MAPs scores log into Infinite Campus and select Reports on the left navigation bar.  Then, under Adams 12 Reports select Assessment>Portal Assessment Summary. Information about how to interpret score can be found here.


High School Advanced Placement Classes

Students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes may have summer homework to complete. Teachers will be emailing all students registered for AP classes about summer work in the next few weeks. Please remind your student to check their Stargate email periodically over the summer.


High School Summer Strength and Conditioning

Looking for a great way for your high school student to improve athletic performance or just  stay fit over the summer months? Stargate High School Summer Strength and Conditioning program is available to all Stargate High School athletes and students that are incoming freshmen through seniors 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.  Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:00am-9:30am. The $75 fee covers all 28 training sessions!

Sign up and schedule for High School Summer Strength and Conditioning.


Middle School Summer Fitness Fun

Interested in keeping your middle school student active over the summer? Stargate Middle School is offering a great opportunity to get incoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade students up and moving over the long summer months of June and July. This summer training program will provide students with the opportunity to improve their overall fitness level through a variety of workouts focused on speed, agility, muscular strength and endurance and much more. Students will be playing a variety of fun games and activities throughout their training sessions as well. The cost of all 28 sessions in June and July is $75 per student. Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 9:00am-10:30am.  

Schedule Information

Sign up Form


Skate City Summer Skating Cards - Stargate fundraising will be selling Skate City Summer cards for just $3 (Stargate gets $1 for every card sold or $2 per card for more than 200 cards sold)! Anybody with a card can  skate all summer long for just $1 admission (skate rental additional) during any open skate session. Cards can be purchased at the front desk.

 

Lost and Found

Please ask your student to check the lost and found in all buildings. Items left after May 24 will be donated to charity.


Celebrations!

NREL Solar Car Race

Two 7th grade teams represented Stargate on Saturday at the NREL Solar Car Races.  The team consisting of Jacob Mueller, Nikhil Newman, Zachary Turner and Greyson Ono performed very well and made it to the Semi-Finals.  The team consisting of Ella Waterman, Sammy Jaeger, Adilyn Skibinski, and Sunnah Yoon made it to the Final Race! Congratulations to both teams for doing so well.


Western Academic Talent Search and Duke TIP Results

Congratulations to the following students who took the ACT or SAT or PSAT as part of the Western Academic Talent Search or Duke TIP!  We had over 100 students from Stargate participate in WATS and Duke TIP this year and demonstrate academic excellence! Many of our students were recognized at the ceremony yesterday at CU Boulder.  Olivia Lammertin was recognized for earning a perfect score on the English section of her ACT as an 8th grader. Also earning near perfect scores on sections of the ACT were Gabrielle French, Jasmine Douglas, Dante Wilson, and Sarah Goyette.   


These students outperformed many high school students on at least one section of the test:  Dalton Acker, Liam Archey, Kaden Armstrong, Evan Beuke, Jaedan Bottrell, Dylan Bratcher, Lexy Bullen, Alex Cernich, Keya Chaurasia, Grace Clem, Anika Dash, Anjali Dev, Megan Dibonas, Alyssa Field, Deeksha Gaddam, Hetasri Galla, Zane Ganiere, Lina Gangji, Ryan Gelston, Anika Gowda, Ariya Gowda, Claire Hendershot, Elizabeth Herzog, Mandy Hua, Jeremy Huang, Samantha Jaeger, Kayvan Kalantar, Nicholas Kastner, Arnav Kotla, Gabi Kruithof, Chanda Kumar, Megha Kumar, Jamie Lame, Rayan Lekmine, Kiley Manuel, Peyton McLeese, Quentin Memelink, Anastasia Miller, Stephanie Millmore, Tyler Min, Mason Moritzky, Harshini Muthuraman, Aaryan Nema, Nandini Nema, Nikhil Newman, Emma Nguyen, Greyson Ono, Laya Palutla, Kole Picon-Barrett, Joelle Pospisil, Parker Scott, Andrew Schoonveld, Ayesha Qureshi, Ela Rezvani, Tyler Richardson, Blythe Rodriguez, Alexander Scholpp, Akisha Shrestha, Sibi Sivaram, Conner Smith, David Thumma, Mahi Vatti, Sunnah Yoon, and Alvina Zhang.


These students scored high enough to be recognized with honors at  CU in Boulder or at Duke: Ella Waterman, Aditi Akella, Tait Anderson, Reesor Baird, Andrew Bui, Blake Bui, Connor Collier, Cali Cottrell, Alexa Dembo, Bennett Dugas, Shuya Edmans, Cadence Fong, Alex Goin, Senan Heys, Anoushka Jani, Katelyn Jones, Cooper King, Ryan Luo, Gibson Mahnke, Conor McVeigh, Jacob Mueller, William Nguyen, Eliot Pontarelli, Cayden Risley, Fahad Tamton, Cheyenne Trujillo, Anushka Udeshi, Ella Waterman, Audrey Williams, Jack Winter, and Allison Xin.


These students were our top scorers who were recognized with highest honors at CU in Boulder or at Duke:  Sarah Goyette, Ritwik Bhattacharjee, Reese Bush, Jasmine Douglas, Garrett Fleischmann, Gabriella French, Nick Hofer, Jacob Hofer, Allison Jensen, Michael Lee Kastner, Victor Kolesov, Olivia Lammertin, Ryman Mahnke, Lauren McLeese, Ishita Mehta, Simon Panfilio, Wren Pritchett, Campbell Tow, and Dante Wilson.


High School State Track

Congratulations to Emilie Johnson for qualifying for the 3A state track meet and earning 9th place in the 300 meter hurdles last Saturday.  


Girls Exploring STEM

Last Friday, 25 of our 7th grade girls went to Auraria Campus to join 1200 7th grade girls for the Girls Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math field trip. Each girl participated in three workshops that involved hands on activities provided by organizations in STEM fields. Our girls represented Stargate well and seemed to learn a lot and have a lot of fun.


Hischke’s Happenings! May 21, 2018

posted May 21, 2018, 3:38 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

May 21 8:15 am 3rd through 5th Grade Awards Ceremony

May 21 Yearbooks distributed after award assembly

May 21-24 Spirit Week

May 22-24 No After School sibling care due to Secondary Testing

May 23 5th Grade Picnic Trail Winds Park

May 24 8:30am Kindergarten Graduation

May 24 11:30 Dismissal Last day of school-Eagle’s Landing before school only.

May 25 Professional Development Day - No school or Eagles Landing for students

May 28 4pm Indian Dance Fundraising

May 29 First Day of Eagles Landing Summer Camp


Yearbook Distribution

Monday, May 21st Grades 3-5 Yearbooks will be distribution after awards ceremony.

The remainder of the yearbooks will be distributed to classrooms on Monday and Tuesday. We have a limited supply of extra yearbooks and they will be sold on Tuesday morning (5/22/18). Please form a line outside of the elementary building and we will start selling them at 7:30 am.


Spirit Week:

Monday 5/21  Mythical Creature/Animal Day

Tuesday 5/22 Color Day

K: wear red

1st: wear orange

2nd: wear yellow

3rd: wear green

4th: wear blue

5th: wear purple/indigo/violet

Wednesday 5/23 Stargate Spirit Day

Thursday 5/24 Dress Like It's the Last Day of School...because it is!


School Supplies

As we finish up this school year, now is a good time to start thinking about getting ready for next school year before you get caught up in all your fun summer activities.


Stargate wants to provide our families with two options for school supplies. You can use the Fundraising link to conveniently purchase all of the needed items or you view the supply lists and enjoy the shopping experience at a store of your choice.

1st Day School Supplies: Order deadline is June 15. http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=1177942

Supply Lists can be found HERE


SCHOOL FEES
We have a few more days left in the 2017-18 school year. Please take a moment to check your Infinite Campus 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 2017-2018 school year finances. Monthly statements will be sent out again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact jane.baker@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.

For the 2018-2019 school year, most of the school year fees will be posted by July 1st 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 will be online and fees will need to be paid at that time.

 

Elementary Library Announcements

ALL library books were due back to the Library LAST WEEK..  Please return them all for inventory.

 

Indian Dance Fundraiser for Brent’s Place May 28, 2018

Following 6 kids from Stargate are coming together on May 28th, 2018 at 4:00 pm to perform Indian classical dance as a fundraiser for Brent's Place which is a before and after care center for families of kids with cancer and is based out of Denver.

- Krisha Udeshi (2nd Grade)

- Sanchaya Rajaraman (2nd Grade)

- Anushka Udeshi (7th Grade)

- Aarya Lakshmanan (7th Grade)

- Nandini Nema (8th Grade)

- Samyukta Rajaraman (9th Grade)

This is a 2 hour show for which they have practiced relentlessly for over 6 months and will be performing to live music with musicians from India. The show is at the D.L Parsons Theater, Northglenn.  It is a free event with a suggested donation of $15/person and all funds thus raised go to Brent's Place


Lost and Found:

Please check the lost and found located in the commons area. Also check at the Elementary front desk for personal items such as: glasses, Jewelry etc.. All items left after May 24 will be donated.

 

Skate City Summer Skating Cards - Stargate fundraising will be selling Skate City Summer cards for just $3 (Stargate gets $1 for every card sold or $2 per card for more than 200 cards sold)! Anybody with a card can  skate all summer long for just $1 admission (skate rental additional) during any open skate session. Cards can be purchased at the front desk.

 

 


C Notes 5/14/18

posted May 14, 2018, 3:42 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated May 16, 2018, 6:38 AM by Laura Karstens ]

We have truly had an incredible year! I am so proud of the amazing accomplishments that our students and staff have earned. I want to thank the entire community for investing in our students! When we give them our time, support and guidance they can do amazing things!


It has been an honor and privilege to serve as the leader of this school for the past 6 years! I am so thankful to be part of this wonderful community and look forward to our future work. I know that Stargate can accomplish anything when we keep our focus on what really matters... Our Kids!


I hope that as we close the chapter on this school year and take the time to reflect we realize that Henry Ford said it best, Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”


Here is to our current and many years of future success at Stargate!


A few successes from this year include....


  • 3A Knowledge Bowl State Champions

  • 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 raised over $236,000 dollars during this school calendar year.

  • Battle of the Books MS team took 1st place at the District Competition - Joel Gaikwad, Alex Goin, Erin Stander, and Aelora Winkelhake

  • Brain Bowl: 6th and 7th grade teams finished 7th in State Finals, 8th grade team finished 12th.

  • Geography Bee - Stargate 7th grade student Garrett Fleischmann took 1st place at the state National Geographic Bee

  • Spelling Bee - Cheyenne Trujillo won the District Spelling Bee and finished in the top ten out of 281 total participants at the State Bee  

  • Science Olympiad: Stargate Science Olympiad team took the 5th place at the State Science Olympiad Competition.

  • MathCounts: Our Mathcounts team led by Mr. Haney took 2nd place in the District finals competition at Adams 12 and in the individual competition, Donavon Facey took 1st

  • Mock Trial team qualified for State! Led by Mr. Fulton and a 2nd place finish at their regional meet. The team was also honored with the Professionalism Award

  • HS Girls Basketball qualified for State Playoffs

  • HS Cross Country and Track qualified for the State Meet

  • 5th Annual Art Show: More than 400 pieces of student-created art were displayed across campus

  • 2nd Annual Adroit Day: Over 1350 students, staff and community members showed off their passion in our 2nd annual Adroit Expo! The bands, food trucks, projects, sun, and smiles made this incredible day one we will never forget!

  • 2nd Annual International Festival: The World Language Department hosted the 2nd annual International Festival with hundreds of students displaying food, facts, history, and culture for their peers and parents to enjoy.

  • 5th graders attended the 9th Annual Colorado Rockies Weather & Science Day at Coors Field. The Rockies teamed up with 9News, Steve Spangler Science, Lockheed Martin and Colorado State University to incorporate physics, math, and meteorology into a fun event before the game.

  • Performing Arts

    • High School Orchestra earned Best in Class and the Band earned Runner-up for 3A 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

    • Mr. Sergeeff, our talented students, and over 1400 guests attended 4 sold out shows of the incredible performance of Grease!

  • Next year we will Graduate our first class of Seniors!


Join me for the last Coffee with C of the year on May 22, 2018. This will be our Volunteer Tea and BIG THANK YOU to the Outstanding Volunteers that have gone above and beyond for our community! We invite everyone to join us from 8am-9am in the K-5 commons to celebrate the gift of time!


I hope everyone has an amazing last few weeks of school and has a safe and enjoyable summer!


Josh

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Community communications are sent through School Messenger. Please add:  stargate@adams12.org to your approved email list.

 

Lost and Found
Please ask your student to check the lost and found in all buildings. Items left after May 24 will be donated to charity.

 

Elementary Library Announcements
ALL library books were due back to the Library LAST WEEK..  Please return them all for inventory.

Skate City Summer Skating Cards - Stargate fundraising will be selling Skate City Summer cards for just $3 (Stargate gets $1 for every card sold or $2 per card for more than 200 cards sold)! Anybody with a card can  skate all summer long for just $1 admission (skate rental additional) during any open skate session. They are available at the front desk in both Elementary and Secondary buildings.

 

SCHOOL FEES
We have a few more days left in the 2017-18 school year. Please take a moment to check your Infinite Campus 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 2017-2018 school year finances. Monthly statements will be sent out again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact jane.baker@stargateschool.org and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.

For the 2018-2019 school year, most of the school year fees will be posted by July 1st 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 will be online and fees will need to be paid at that time.

 

Biking and Walking to School - The nice weather allows many of our students the chance to bike or walk to school. Please remember to use extra caution in the mornings and after school. Please let the cyclist know what you are doing by using your turn signals and stopping before turning right on red. A reminder to those biking to school to remember to use hand signals, wear a helmet, exit the school at the stop light near student parking. Thanks to everyone for keeping our students safe.

 

Community Relations Committee

The Community Relations Committee (CRC) would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers for another busy year! Thank you, everyone, for contributing to making the Teacher Appreciation week a success! We could not do all of it without your support! If you would like to be added to our email list, contact CRC@stargateschool.org. We have plans for the summer - Meet and Greet on June 30th for new and existing Stargate Families as well as a special Meet and Greet/Movie Night on August 4th!

For the 8th grade continuation ceremony, we have several key leaders lined up but still need some help, especially from 7th grade parents who are willing to 'pay it forward' so 8th grade families can enjoy their evening. Sign up at http://bit.ly/8thGradeHelp2018

Be on the look-out for a special email blast with information about Harry Potter contests. Rules and information will be released soon so that kids have something exciting to work on over the summer!

 

Stargate Fundraising Committee

Stargate "Rise As 1" t-shirts for sale

Stargate Fundraising Committee will be selling purple "Rise As 1" Stargate t-shirts. These are adult sizes (S-XXL), for the low price of $10 each (cash or check made out to "Stargate"). Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org or meet us on Wednesday, 5/16 at 6pm before the Board of Directors meeting in the Secondary building. Wear Purple, Support Stargate!

 

Upcoming Events

1) Pinot's Palette event has been moved to August. More info to come over the summer via email!

2)  Skate City Summer Skating Cards - Stargate fundraising will be selling Skate City Summer cards for just $3 (Stargate gets $1 for every card sold or $2 per card for more than 200 cards sold)! Anybody with a card can  skate all summer long for just $1 admission (skate rental additional) during any open skate session. These are on sale now, look for flyers in Monday folders. Families can send back requests to purchase and $$ for cards via Monday folders, cards will be sent home the following week via Monday folder. Parents can ALSO stop by either front office to purchase.

3) K-5 School Supply Kits - Our sale starts today, Monday, May 14th and runs thru June 15th. We are using a new supplier, 1st Day School Supplies. We have partnered with them to provide you the exact school supplies you need for next year....Plus it is a fundraiser for our school. All you have to do is click the link here to purchase supplies for next year.  The order deadline is June 15. The direct link is: http://www.1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=1177942

 

Accountability Committee

The March 31st KPI report has been posted to the website.  Please email accountability@stargateschool.org if you have any questions.

 

Indian Dance Fundraiser for Brent’s Place May 28, 2018
Following 6 kids from Stargate are coming together on May 28th, 2018 at 4:00 pm to perform Indian classical dance as a fundraiser for Brent's Place which is a before and after care center for families of kids with cancer and is based out of Denver.
- Krisha Udeshi (2nd Grade)
- Sanchaya Rajaraman (2nd Grade)
- Anushka Udeshi (7th Grade)
- Aarya Lakshmanan (7th Grade)
- Nandini Nema (8th Grade)
- Samyukta Rajaraman (9th Grade)
This is a 2-hour show for which they have practiced relentlessly for over 6 months and will be performing to live music with musicians from India. The show is at the D.L Parsons Theater, Northglenn.  It is a free event with a suggested donation of $15/person and all funds thus raised go to Brent's Place

 

Host Families Needed

Open your heart and home to the world!  Host families are needed for the 2018-2019 school year for exchange students from around the world!  This year Stargate has been home to three exchange students and they have all thoroughly enjoyed their experience!  We would love to place more students at Stargate for next year but are in need of host families! All of our students come with insurance, spending money, and the desire to learn about the U.S.  Please contact Rachel at 303-916-6781 for more information about hosting!

Cable Connection May 7, 2018

posted May 7, 2018, 3:51 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated May 7, 2018, 6:59 PM ]


Important Dates:

May 7- 6pm High School Awards Ceremony-Secondary Commons

May 7 6:15pm-Evergreen Development Presentation (Elementary)

May 7-18- AP Exams

May 9- 5:30pm Board of Directors Working Session-Secondary College Center

May 10- MS Band and Orchestra Field Trip

May 11-Professional Development Day-no school for students

May 14- 6pm Rock Band Concert

May 15- 6pm  Middle School Choir Concert

May 16-1:05pm Middle School Recognition Assembly

May 16- 2:05pm-3:30pm Middle School Staff/Student Basketball Game

May 16- 6:30pm Board of Directors Business Meeting

May 18- 11th grade Field Trip

May 21-24- Finals Week (dismissal at 11:30am on May 22, 23 and 24)

May 23- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation and Party

May 25 Professional Development Day - No school or Eagles Landing for students



One of our students, Steven Dobson, took a few photos of our Adroit Expo from his drone, and this is one of the best pictures that captured the day. I am prooud of all our students for making it a great day. Thank you for supporting your student's passions and supporting the school in holding a day like the Adroit Expo day!

Rob


Middle School End of Year Recognition Assembly May 15

On Wednesday, May 15, Middle School STUGO and staff will host their final Pep Assembly of the year at 1:05pm in the Fieldhouse.  This Pep Assembly will be for recognizing student involvement in school-based activities outside the classroom. If your student is receiving a participation certificate, you will be sent an email invitation this week. Parents/Guardians are welcome to attend.


NWEA MAPS Middle School Testing

Beginning April 30th through May 14th we will administer an end of year NWEA reading and math MAPS assessment to all middle school students. These tests will take place in Connect class. Students will test on their own device, so please help ensure your student has their computer charged and at school during this testing window. These tests will provide us with achievement and growth data in the areas of reading and math.


High School AP Testing

High School AP testing will take place from May 7th - May 18th at Stargate. The testing schedule is below and is based on national testing dates and times. Please note that morning tests begin at 8:00 am. Students need to be at school in time to be in their testing room by 8:00 am on their test day.

AP Test

Test Date and Time

Chemistry

May 7 @ 8:00am-11:15am

Physics 1

May 8 @ 12:00pm-3:00pm

English Lit.

May 9 @ 8:00am-11:00am

Environmental Science

May 10 @ 12:00pm-3:00pm

US History

May 11 @ 8:00am-11:15am (note this is a non-student day but the test will still take place)

Computer Science

May 11 @ 12:00pm-2:00pm (note this is a non-student day but the test will still take place)

Calculus BC

May 15 @ 8:00am-11:15am

English Lang.

May 16 @ 8:00am-11:15am

World History

May 17 @ 8:00am-11:15am

Human Geography

May 18 @ 8:00am-10:15am

All of these testing days, except the May 11th teacher in-service day, are normal school days and students will need to work with the teachers of the classes they miss during their AP test to stay caught up in those classes. Because every AP test is long, rigorous, and demanding, we recognize students may have a hard time attending classes before or after their AP test. With this in mind, you are able to excuse your student from classes (keep them home or pick them up/have them leave campus) for the remainder of their AP test day. If you work with your student and decide it is best for them to miss morning classes before an afternoon AP test or miss afternoon classes after a morning AP test, please follow normal absence reporting and send an email to attendance@stargateschool.org with your student's name and the date and time they will miss class. Students are responsible to work with their teachers to make up anything they miss.


Secondary Finals May 21st-24th

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread-out over four days. Monday, May 21st will be a normal dismissal at 3:35 pm. Tuesday, May 22nd, Wednesday, May 23rd, and Thursday, May 24th will be half days (8:15 am - 11:30 am). This schedule allows students to have no more than two finals each day, and extra time to prepare for finals/decompress in the afternoon on May 22nd and May 23rd. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up by noon on Tuesday, May 22nd, Wednesday, May 23rd, and Thursday, May 24th. Also, please remember that students do not have class on Friday, May 25th. Please access the detailed finals schedule here.  

 

Finals/Last Week of School Adjustment for 8th Grade Students

Our 8th grade will have a modified finals schedule/last week of school. All 8th grade students will take finals for periods 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7 on Friday, May 18th and Monday May 21st, with normal 3:35 pm release times both days. They will take their period 2 and 3 finals on Tuesday, May 22nd and be released at 11:30 am with all other students. On Wednesday, May 22nd we have an 8th grade breakfast in the field house at 8:15 am hosted by our Community Relations Committee, followed by 8th Grade Continuation practice in the field house. They will be released at 11:30 am with all other students. Our 8th Grade Continuation ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm, followed by an 8th grade student party from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (more information about this night will be sent to 8th grade families in the next few weeks). There will be no school for 8th grade students on Thursday, May 24th.

 

Secondary School Finals Expectations

Core subjects - It is the expectation that every core class (math, science, social studies, and English) give an assessment during their designed time during finals week. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.

Elective subjects -  A final assessment may be given at teacher discretion, but is not required of electives teachers to administer a final. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.

 

Parent/Guardian tips for Finals Week

1. Be sure your student has a balance of studying and down time leading up to and during Finals Week

2. Help ensure your student is getting plenty of sleep each night

3. Help ensure your student eats a healthy, balanced breakfast each morning

4. Send a healthy snack that your student can eat between finals each morning

Student Progress Checks

As we head into the last month of the semester, please continue to check your student’s progress in Infinite Campus, monitoring how they are doing in each class. Please also talk with them about what they have left to encouraging them to finish the semester strong.


High School Summer Strength and Conditioning

Looking for a great way for your high school student to improve athletic performance or just  stay fit over the summer months? Stargate High School Summer Strength and Conditioning program is available to all Stargate High School athletes and students that are incoming freshmen through seniors 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.  Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:00am-9:30am. The $75 fee covers all 28 training sessions!

Sign up and schedule for High School Summer Strength and Conditioning.


Middle School Summer Fitness Fun

Interested in keeping your middle school student active over the summer? Stargate Middle School is offering a great opportunity to get incoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade students up and moving over the long summer months of June and July. This summer training program will provide students with the opportunity to improve their overall fitness level through a variety of workouts focused on speed, agility, muscular strength and endurance and much more. Students will be playing a variety of fun games and activities throughout their training sessions as well. The cost of all 28 sessions in June and July is $75 per student. Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 9:00am-10:30am.  

Schedule Information

Sign up Form

 

Governance Board Election Ends TOMORROW

Voting for two open seats on the Stargate Board is open NOW through May 8 at 4 pm. You should have received a paper ballot either in a Monday Folder (K-5) or in the mail; some will have received an e-mail directly from Simply Voting with a link to their site. Voting is valid either way. If you cannot find your voting credentials, please contact the Election Committee at electioncommittee@stargateschool.org.

Information on each candidate can be found on the Elections Page of the Stargate Website


Lost and Found

Please ask your student to check the lost and found in all buildings. Items left after May 24 will be donated to charity.


Celebrations!

Congratulations to Shuya Edmans, a 7th grade student at Stargate, for winning the best Junior Classical performance at the 66th Annual Boulder Stars of Tomorrow Youth Talent Show.  She and her partner also won the Junior Ensemble first place at the 2018 Colorado Rising Stars Festival.


Congratulations to Akshat Jain, a 10th grade student at Stargate, for winning the state chess championship earlier this year. He will represent Colorado at the Denker National Tournament of High School Champions which will take place later this year in Madison, Wisconsin. This tournament is an invitation only tournament where the state champions of all fifty states participate for the title of champion of champions.

Adroit:
Thank you to all that have helped out with Adroit this year! From the time, money, and resources that have been donated this year, Adroit is becoming a wonderful program that allows students to think outside the box, design, and be creatively! You have made this iteration of Adroit better than ever before. Year, after year, let's continue to make Adroit even greater than the year prior. Adroit is place where students have a chance to learn, explore, and make something awesome. Let's continue to allow our students to have a place where they can look, listen, and learn about themselves and the world around them.

I can't wait to see what the future brings!

Keith Varel

Adroit is Life.
Life is Adroit.



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