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Star News, Board Updates, Hischke Happenings and Cable Connection - Stargate's weekly electronic newsletters include information about the activities of Stargate School, including notes from the school's principals and board of directors, upcoming activities, and links to other news and announcements. The newsletters are distributed to the Infinite Campus email you have on file, based on the email preferences you have set up in the IC system. To update your IC contact information go to the IC portal, link above, and update your profile.

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Meeting about 144 & Washington Corner Development

posted by Jane Baker

Stargate will be conducting an informational meeting for the Stargate community on December 3, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Secondary Commons regarding the plans for development of the parcel at the corner of 144th and Washington.

The agenda will include: historical perspective, current plans and discussions, nuts and bolts of Stargate's involvement and investment, potential traffic flow changes, safety considerations and long range planning.

Apryl Sweat, Doug Ryan, and Lynne Allen will be conducting the meeting. Evergreen Development will be in attendance.

Questions and feedback will be welcome and encouraged.

StarNews 11/13/2018

posted by Jane Baker

StarNews 11/13/2018

Important Dates-

Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, School Information, Staff Directory

Updated Sports Schedules


High School Student Government Request

Scrapbookers!  We are in need of a 12" Cricut machine to help make posters, signs and bulletin boards. If you have one that you no longer use, please let us know. Additionally, if you have the accompanying cartridges, we would be ever so grateful.


Community Relations Committee

Our next meeting will be at Daylight Donuts on November 14th starting at 8:15. Meetings generally last an hour. If you are interested in joining CRC, please email us at crc@stargateschool.org. After Thanksgiving break we will distribute information about DODGEBALL to be held February 1st!


Stargate Fall Fundraiser Update

Thank you to all friends, families, staff and community members that participated in the Stargate Fall Fundraiser - it was a great success and everyone at Stargate will benefit from the support! Items and prizes earned will be delivered in approx. 4 weeks and detailed delivery information will be forthcoming.

Winners of our raffle contest:

$100 Amazon gift card: Isabella Jazmines

$25 Amazon gift card: Sydney Pippert

$25 Amazon gift card: Skylar White

Stargate Spirit Wear gift basket: Austyn Trosper

Charleston Wrap gift basket: Aiden Wilder


Stargate Spirit Wear

Stargate Spirit Wear has arrived! If you have not picked up your items, please stop by the Elementary or Secondary front office to retrieve your items.


American Furniture Warehouse

Thank you to all Stargate families that participated in the American Furniture Warehouse ongoing, year-round fundraiser. We received a check for $1,076.02 from American Furniture Warehouse based on purchases from Stargate friends and families!!!


Upcoming Events

11/15 - Bitto Bistro Dining Night Out, 5pm - 9pm

Join us at Bitto Bistro at The Orchard's on Thursday 11/15 from 5pm - 9pm to support Stargate. 15% of all dinner sales will go to Stargate School. We will also be hosting a Blind Wine Auction! Come try 4-5 wines in a flight and bid on the wine of your choice. Bidding will be done online through mybid.wine, prices will be set, increments and time periods. Stargate will benefit 100% from wine auction profits. You can bid from home and pick up the wine later or during dinner and take a bottle home!

Flyers and more info can be found here.


12/13 - The Rusty Bucket and Panda Express Dining Night Out

Join Stargate friends, family and staff at our next Dining Out Night, Thursday, December 13th. Enjoy great times and great meals at The Rusty Bucket (located in The Orchard's) and the new Panda Express (on 144th and I-25).

Contest Alert -- Kids and Stargate teachers and staff: Enter your name into our drawing the night of the event at both locations for a chance to win lunch from Panda Express. A lunch (entree and a drink of your choice will be delivered to you at Stargate one day in the month of December.

The Rusty Bucket event is valid all day (lunch, dinner or snacks) and they will donate 15% of all qualified purchase to Stargate when you show they flyer (hard copy or digital version). Please note for the Rusty Bucket, the offer is valid towards Dine-In only, food and soft beverages only. Not valid towards gift card purchases.  

Panda Express will donate 50% of all purchases from 4pm - 8pm when the flyer is displayed (hard copy or digital version on your phone or Ipad) when you place your order.

Flyers are located here.


GREAT HOLIDAY GIFT!!! 3/16/19 - Stargate Spirit Night with Denver Nuggets

Looking for that unique gift item for friends and family?? Look no further - join in the fun with the game night experience with the Denver Nuggets basketball team on Saturday, March 16th, 2019. The Denver Nuggets take on the Indiana Pacers at the Pepsi Center Saturday, March 16th at 7pm. The Stargate Spirit night with the Denver Nuggets basketball team includes the special Pre-Game warm-up opportunity. Only people who purchase through this link will have access to enter before the doors open, sit in our VIP seats and watch both NBA teams warm up for the pregame shoot around!  

Order tickets online at: https://Nuggets.KSETickets.com/stargate

Stargate Group Pricing:

Lower Level Ends: $45

Upper Level Centers: $29

A portion of each ticket sold will go back to support Stargate!

Flyers can be found here.


King Soopers Fundraising cards

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

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


AmazonSmile

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

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

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


Fundraising Committee Meeting Notice

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


Charter Renewal Information

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

Hischke’s Happenings! November 5, 2018

posted Nov 5, 2018, 3:31 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

November 7  8:30-9:30 am Elementary Prospective Parent Tour

November 7  6:30-8 pm Elementary Prospective Parent night

November 8  9:20-12:30 3rd Grade Field Trip - Celestial Seasonings

November 8 4-6 pm Skate City

November 8-10 7-10 pm Romeo and Juliet Fall Play

November 12 Veterans Day Observed (No school or Eagles Landing)

November 14  8:30-9:30 am Elementary Prospective Parent Tour

November 19-23 Thanksgiving Break (No school or Eagles Landing)


Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, Teacher Blogs, School Information


Hello to all Stargate Families,


grat·i·tude

/ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/

noun

  1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.


I love the month of November! It’s a time to reflect and to give thanks for what we have in our lives. Last Friday on my way to school, I had an opportunity to reflect on my life. I am married to my best friend; he is kind and giving and his support of me is unwavering. I am also the mom to two beautuful children. My oldest is 18 and navigating life during his gap year. He has an amazing soul and takes life one day at a time. My youngest is 13 and she is still learning about her strengths as a young lady; I would hate to tame her strong spirit so I guess I will join her on the ride and gently guide her from time to time. I have a job that I love and a community that I get to partner with for their child’s education. Did I mention all the amazing little humans I have the pleasure to interact with and guide on a daily basis? I also get to work with the most amazing staff that love what they do and have dedicated their lives to improving the lives of children. I am truly thankful for all I have.


It’s one thing to think about all that we are grateful for, but it’s another to express it in words. It’s so simple really, the act of gratitude and expressing our thanks takes so little effort, but it speaks volumes.


Throughout the month of November, please take a moment to express your gratitude to the staff at Stargate. Please remember to include the front office staff, the custodial staff, teachers, mental health team, Eagle’s Landing, learning services, and the paraprofessionals. They are all a team working to make Stargate the best place for students and a note of appreciation is greatly appreciated.


In closing, I would like to share a quote I shared with the staff this week.


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”

~Melody Beattie


Rise above,

Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal


Clubs

Battle of the Books

Stargate School is excited to be offering the popular co-curricular program.  Battle of the Books, to our students! Adams 12 Battle of the Books is a district program that encourages kids to read by offering them exciting, friendly competition based on their knowledge of a group of books.  The goal of the program is to encourage interactive reading of excellent books.

The club will be held on Monday’s starting Nov 5, 2018-April 15, 2018 3:15-4:15 Teachers will bring your kids outside at 4:15pm.

4th Grade will meet in  Mr. Van Patten room 160

5th Grade will meet in Mrs. Vaughan’s room 147

The cost is $60.00 for 6 months of club meetings, access to all ten books, School Battle, trophies, medals, certificates and end of club party. Please register here

Battle of the Books 4th Grade

https://tinyurl.com/sgbob4

Battle of the Books 5th Grade

https://tinyurl.com/sgbob5

Once you have signed up, the fee will be will be entered into IC and can be paid at https://payforit.net/


Skate City Fundraising event

Thursday, November 8th 4-6pm. Catch the Skate City Fun Bus and get a free ride to your school party. The bus will pick up K-5 students at the school by 3:30pm. This is a ONE-WAY ONLY trip. All parents MUST pick up students at Skate City by 6pm!
Please send in your completed permission slip EARLY to secure your spot on the bus!
Parents worried about kids losing/forgetting their CASH the day of the event can turn in a labeled envelope attached to the permission slip. Cash will then be passed back to the kids once they are lined up at Skate City.
Students are encouraged to bring extra money if they wish to purchase food/drinks, as they are NOT included with admission.
**K-5 Parents let the office know if you are interested in volunteering!**


Fall Play-Romeo and Juliet Tickets On Sale NOW

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

 

Please come and enjoy this wonderful production, however, please keep in mind the Shakespeare language, the story, and that some of it's tragic/dramatic nature may be too mature for younger students. Tickets are available now ONLINE


It is that time again...Yearbooks!

Hello! The elementary yearbook is now in the production process!  Thank you to our our 5th grade student committee and parent volunteers for taking on this project.  After much research and discussion, it was determined that it is best to go with Pictavo again this year.  The elementary book can be ordered online only and the cost is $50 ($52.63 with tax) until January 19. After that date, the price increases to $55 until March 16.  All orders must be placed no later than March 16. Please know there is not an option for personalization this year. I would recommend you keep a copy of your purchase receipt in case there is an issue at distribution.  The distribution date is scheduled for early May.  The school code is 82025.   

To order the 2018-2019 book online, please use the following link:  https://commpe.pictavo.com/PictavoSchool/FindSchool


Yearbook Committee Meeting

We will meet on Thursdays, from 3:15-4:00 in an elementary room to be determined.  Please plan to pick your child up by 4:05.  The meeting dates are as follows:  November: 8 (first meeting); 15, 29; December: 6, 13; January: 10, 17, 24, 31; February:  7, 21, 28 (last meeting).

Governance Board Accepting Applications for Open Seat

The Stargate Board of Directors is now accepting applications to fill a vacated parent board seat. Interested applicants should complete an online application no later than Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:00 pm. As part of the process, all of those that apply will be interviewed by the Board prior to a vote during the next Board meeting (Wednesday, Nov 28 at 6:00 pm). The successful applicant will serve until the next election (May 2019). At that time the appointed position will enter the election and a candidate will be elected to complete the remaining term.

For more information, visit the Governance website, contact recruiting@stargateschool.org, talk with a current board member or email governance@stargateschool.org.


She’s Back!

Please welcome Lauren Gibson, our school counselor, back from maternity leave. She will be with us three days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.


Adroit Donations can be dropped off at the loading dock North side of the Performing Arts Building. Thank you!


Health Policy-When to Keep your Student Home

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

  • Fever of 100 or above

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Windsock Day

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

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

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


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

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

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


Inclement Weather Plan

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

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

  • District website at www.adams12.org

  • School website

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

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

  • District’s hotline (720) 972-4000

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

  • Local media outlets



Staff information to help with processes

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

  • Nancy Provataris - Elementary School Psychologist

  • Chris Fee - K-3 Learning Services Provider

  • Patrick Holmbo - 4-6 Learning Services Provider

  • Sara Moeller - Elementary Assistant Principal

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

  • Lori Bustamante - Elementary Registrar

  • Traci Snouffer-Elementary Health Aide

____________________________________________________________________________


Cable Connection November 5, 2018

posted Nov 5, 2018, 3:22 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

November 8-7:00pm Romeo and Juliet Fall Play

November 9-7:00pm Romeo and Juliet Fall Play

November 10- 2:00pm and 7:00pm Romeo and Juliet Fall Play

November 12-Veterans Day Holiday-no school for students

November 13-8th grade Career Fair Field Trip

November 13-6:30pm Tri-M Induction Ceremony

November 14-8:30am NJHS Induction Ceremony-Performing Arts Auditorium

November 14-6:00pm Current Stargate 8th Grade High School Information Night

November 19-23 Thanksgiving Break-no school for students

November 28-6:00 Board of Directors Meeting

November 29-6:00pm National Honor Society Induction


Updated Sports Schedules

Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, School Information, Staff Directory


Hello to all Stargate Families,

As we enter November, I like to take time to reflect on all I am thankful for. It is wonderful to be a part of a community with outstanding staff, families and students. I hope that over the Thanksgiving holiday you also are able to take a moment to consider all you are thankful for.

Rise above,

Rob



Fall Play-Romeo and Juliet Tickets On Sale NOW

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


Please come and enjoy this wonderful production, however, please keep in mind the Shakespeare language, the story, and that some of it's tragic/dramatic nature may be too mature for younger students. Tickets are available now ONLINE


NHS Food Drive

The second NHS Food Drive is happening now and continuing until November 13th. Canned foods, non perishables and boxed foods are all acceptable things to bring in. We ask that Individual snacks packs such as granola bars or pudding packs are avoided, but we’ll accept anything else! The items can be dropped off at in the appropriate classrooms: Ms. Walsh’s room for 9th grade, Dr. Pegler’s room for 10th grade, Mrs. Pegler’s room for 11th grade and Mr. Mikow’s room for 12th grade.


This is a good opportunity for students to not only help people obtain food but also get Five Star points which they are given for each item brought in (tell the teacher when you drop off the items). If that’s not enough the person who brings in the most items get pizza lunch themselves and two friends with Officer Walker. The grade that gets the most amount of items per capita will also get prizes.


Secondary Finals Week December 17-21

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread-out over four days and, as indicated in our school calendar published last spring, December 18, December 19, and December 20 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 December 18 and December 19. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up by noon on December 18, December 19 and December 20. Also remember that students do not have class on Friday, December 21.    

Governance Board Accepting Applications for Open Seat

The Stargate Board of Directors is now accepting applications to fill a vacated parent board seat. Interested applicants should complete an online application no later than Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:00 pm. As part of the process, all of those that apply will be interviewed by the Board prior to a vote during the next Board meeting (Wednesday, Nov 28 at 6:00 pm). The successful applicant will serve until the next election (May 2019). At that time the appointed position will enter the election and a candidate will be elected to complete the remaining term.

For more information, visit the Governance website, contact recruiting@stargateschool.org, talk with a current board member or email governance@stargateschool.org.


HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America)

These students are founding members of Stargate's first official HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) chapter.  The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.  On Wednesday, Oct 24, these students attended the HOSA State Leadership Conference at the Pepsi Center in Denver where they had the opportunity to learn valuable leadership and professional skills, hear from research doctors at Children’s Hospital, Colorado about how to get involved with HOSA’s national service project and participate in engaging workshops presented by the Colorado Avalanche’s athletic trainers.

The students would like to say a special thanks to the folks over at Good Samaritan for sponsoring the Stargate HOSA chapter by providing the students with their awesome Stargate HOSA polo shirts to wear to the conference and show their pride in our school and our community!  The students would also like to thank our friends over at St. Anthony's North who donate so generously at the Stargate Gala so that we can buy amazing training materials for our students to use and practice at Stargate, and our friends at North Suburban who allowed them to come and experience the da Vinci surgical robot.


High School Winter Sports -Girls and Boys Basketball

Basketball Registration will take place October 29-November 9

NO late registration will be accepted.

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

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

First day of practice-Basketball-November 12


National Junior Honor Society (Middle School)

New members were informed of their acceptance on November 5 in their Stargate email. Induction into the National Junior Honor Society will be held at Stargate Secondary Commons at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, November 14, 2018.  Students need to dress semi-formally (skirt/dress/dress slacks for girls, dress pants and collared shirt for boys). Families are invited to join us.

 

Counseling Updates:

*Our new Bus to College Program has been off to a great start! Our next one is tomorrow, November 6, 2018 to visit the University of Northern Colorado. We will be visiting Metropolitan State University of Denver on November 30, 2018. There are still many spots available! Encourage your High School student to attend! If your student is interested they will need to log into Naviance and sign up. Here is short video tutorial on how to do so. All permission slips for all Bus to College visits are located in the College Center.

 

*Upcoming College Rep Visits:

Wednesday November 7, 2018: University of Wyoming, 9:15am

Wednesday November 7, 2018: Bryant University, 11:15am

Wednesday November 7, 2018: University of Alabama: 12:15pm

 

*Peer Helping is now available for all middle school students during Connect classes on Mondays and Tuesdays during 2, 3, 5, 6, & 7th hours.

High School Yearbooks

High school yearbooks are now on sale! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories. Just go here to order your yearbook today! Plain yearbooks are $55 and personalized are $65.  Prices will go up after December 1.


Middle School Yearbooks

Middle School yearbooks are now available to order here.

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • digital current photo of the student

      • Photo guidelines:

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

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

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



Winterfest XIV is coming December 4th!  


What is Winterfest?

Winterfest is a celebration of music performed by the students of Stargate. It will be held Tuesday December 4th at 6:30pm in the Performing Arts Auditorium.


Auditions

Live auditions will be held on Tuesday November 13th after school until 5pm in the Music Room (148).  There will be a sign-up on the bulletin board outside the Music Room to sign up for your audition time.  It is recommend to do this for group auditions. You can also send a recorded audition, which must be visual, no later than Friday November 16th to ariane.pegler@stargateschool.org.   When you email your audition, please include all of the participants’ first and last names, grade in school, duration of the piece, title, composer, and instruments used.


What will the concert format be like this year?

All of the instrumental ensembles, Beginning Band and Orchestra, Middle School Band and Orchestra, Jazz Band, HS Instrumental Ensemble and HS Chamber Ensemble will be performing in the Performing Arts Auditorium.  This will only leave about 30 minutes for individual acts. Auditions will be more competitive this year because of our limited time.


What type of music can I audition on?

Students can audition on almost anything such as classical, rock, pop, jazz, holiday, seasonal, etc. Please stay away from anything overly suggestive-watch the lyrics, or depressing themes.  This is a family concert with fun and uplifting music.


Who can audition?

Any middle or high school Stargate student can audition on a vocal and/or instrumental music piece.  Adults, non-Stargate, or elementary Stargate students may be used as accompaniment.


What are the rules for auditioning?

Performances should be no longer than 3 minutes and this is enforced.  Please make any necessary edits before audition. Also, if you are a vocalist and you have a Karaoke background, please make sure that your version is 3 minutes or under.  Karaoke versions that have singing or words included will not be accepted. Space is limited on the stage, so no choreography.


How is a decision made?

It will be very difficult to make decisions this year since we have limited time.  The final criteria used to select pieces may be based upon: type of piece; instrumentation and variety; student grade level participation; length of piece; quality of performance; frequency of individual student participation in Winterfest and previous Winterfest performances. Students will be notified by no later than Wednesday November 28th if not sooner.


Eagles on the Move


Western State Honor Orchestra

This past weekend, we had two of our Stargate high school students Jongho Choi and Ehna Choi, participate at the Western State Honor Orchestra at UNC.  This prestigious orchestra is highly selective in their audition process.


Congratulations to the following High School student athletes:

Les Schwab Academic All-State Award winners:

Girls Cross Country team-Miriam Anderson,Samantha Bonfiglio-Oswald, Kennedy Dechant,

Ashley Dibonas, Emily Dibonas, Darby Engelhardt, Emilie Johnson


Metropolitan League All Conference  2nd Team

Chris Kemp-Boys Soccer


Metropolitan League  All Conference Honorable Mention

Nick Kemp-Cross Country


Board Update: October / November 2018

posted Nov 2, 2018, 9:48 AM by Jane Baker


Now Accepting Applications for Open Board Seat

The Stargate Board of Directors is now accepting applications to fill a vacated parent board seat. Interested applicants should complete an online application no later than Monday, Nov. 12 at 5:00 pm. As part of the process, all of those that apply will be interviewed by the Board prior to a vote during the next Board meeting (Wednesday, Nov 28 at 6:00 pm). The successful applicant will serve until the next election (May 2019). At that time the appointed position will enter the election and a candidate will be elected to complete the remaining term.

Finance Committee Seeking Volunteers

The Stargate Finance Committee is in need of volunteer members.  The Finance Committee has oversight regarding the School’s budgets and financial statements, as well as the independent accounting firm’s qualifications and independence.

For more information on either of these vacancies, please visit the Governance website, contact recruiting@stargateschool.org, talk with a current board member or email governance@stargateschool.org.

October

The Board met on October 17th for their regular business meeting. Below are the highlights of the meeting:

Operations Reports:

        Lynne Allen, Director of Finance and Operations –  Ms. Allen provided an update on the finance KPIs, the annual audit and proposed minor edits to the admissions policies to update important contact information.

        Rob Cable, Secondary Principal and Missy Hischke, Elementary Principal - Reported on teacher conferences, awards presentations, admissions season and college informational visits.

OCR & Investigations Update:

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

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

·         Resolution in support of Adams 12 Five Star School Ballot Issue 5C

·         Resolution in support of Amendment 73

·         2018-2019 Community Handbook

·         2018-2019 Board Meeting Calendar

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

 

November

The next Regular Board meeting will be held on November 28 at 6:00pm in the Stargate Performing Arts Auditorium. 

Proposed Agenda Topics:

        Presentation of the Unified Improvement Plan (UIP) from the School Accountability Committee (SAC)

        Committees: Charter Updates, Goals and Calendar, Handbook & Code of Contact

        Executive Director / Organizational Structure – Research Review and Proposed Actions

        Strategic Plan Progress Update

Important Dates for the Charter Renewal:

(Held at the AD12 Educational Support Center, 7:00pm)

        Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – District Accountability Committee recommendation to AD12 Board

        Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – AD12 Staff Recommendation to AD12 Board

        Wednesday, January 16, 2019 – Stargate Response to Questions from AD12 Board

  •      Wednesday, February 6, 2019 – AD12 Board Vote

StarNews 10/29/2018

posted Oct 29, 2018, 11:12 AM by Jane Baker   [ updated Oct 29, 2018, 11:13 AM ]


Important Dates-Please visit the following websites:

Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, School Information, Staff Directory

Updated Sports Schedules


Did You Know?

  • The 2018-19 school year is the 25th school year for Stargate.

  • Stargate opened on August 29, 1994 with grades one to five.

  • We have over 150 staff members and almost 1400 students this year in grades K-12!


High School Student Government Request

Scrapbookers!  We are in need of a 12" Cricut machine to help make posters, signs and bulletin boards. If you have one that you no longer use, please let us know. Additionally, if you have the accompanying cartridges, we would be ever so grateful.


Community Relations Committee

Our next meeting will be at Daylight Donuts on November 14th starting at 8:15. Meetings generally last an hour. If you are interested in joining CRC, please email us at crc@stargateschool.org. After Thanksgiving break we will distribute information about DODGEBALL to be held February 1st!


Stargate Fundraising Committee - Today is the last day for the Fall Fundraiser!


 

Our Fall Fundraiser deadline is today - 10/29/2018!

Stargate families, staff, students, friends, neighbors and community members can visit the online website www.charlestonwrapstore.comto register your student with Stargate School ID z-16094, and shop online from the complete Fall Fundraiser catalog. Paper order forms are available in both Stargate front offices and will be accepted, too.

 

The "Weekend Challenge" ends tonight at 8pm. For the Weekend Challenge, we are offering two (2) raffle tickets for every $25 of items sold thru Monday, October 29th at 8 pm MT.

For those families that have already purchased/sold items, we are offering one (1) raffle ticket for every $25 of items that you've already sold or purchased (i.e., if you sold $100 worth of items you have earned 4 raffle tickets). We have all order information (Online and Paper Orders), and we'll put the ticket(s) into the raffle bowl and return the other half of the ticket to your child thru their homeroom teacher (or Connect staff member for MS/HS) as a receipt via individual envelopes on Monday, 10/29.

 


 
On Tuesday morning, Stargate Administration will pull raffle tickets for: 1) Stargate Spirit Wear basket 2) a large basket of Charleston Wrap items including full rolls of reversible wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbon and several kitchen items 3) Two (2) $25 Amazon gift cards (raffled separately) and 4) One (1) $100 Amazon gift card.

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

- Our School ID is: z-16094

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

Thank you for supporting our school!

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Flyers can be found here.

 

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

 

King Soopers Fundraising cards

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

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

 

AmazonSmile

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

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

 

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

 

Winners Announced - Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps

We collected 6,139 Box Tops and the winning class is Ms. Anderson's 3rd grade class with 557!

Mrs. Ware's class won the Longmont Dairy Milk Cap contest - we stopped counting at 500 caps!!

Thank you for helping Stargate achieve our fundraising goals!

 

Fundraising Committee Meeting Notice

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

 


Finance Committee

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


Fundraising Allocation Committee

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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

  • Leveled guided reading books for 1/2 classes



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


How do you request funds?  

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



Charter Renewal Information

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

 

International Festival October 31-Secondary Commons

Join us for the Third Annual International Festival at Stargate.  Brought to you by the Secondary World Language Department. Come by from 2:30-4:00 pm on Wednesday, October 31st to experience dance, crafts and cuisine from around the world! The event will be held in the Secondary Commons and all students who are in Spanish Levels 1-2 and French 1-2 will be presenting.  Spanish Level 3 students will be providing authentic tamales!

 

Middle School Girls Volleyball League Champions!

Congratulations to the Middle School Girls Volleyball A-Team for winning the League Championship.  They worked hard to make it to the tournament this year and beating the top 2 teams during the tourney...it was very exciting!  Special thanks to Coach Danielle Kim and Coach Colleen Vaughan. Way to go!

 

 



Governance Board - Open Board Position

posted Oct 25, 2018, 12:09 PM by Jane Baker

Hello Stargate Community,

I am very sorry to announce Taylor Johnson's resignation from the Stargate Governance Board of Directors effective October 31, 2018. We are grateful to Taylor for the time she devoted to working on the Board and her invaluable contributions to our school.   

According to our Bylaws, the Board must appoint a new member within 30 days to serve until the next election. Interested applicants should complete the online application (found HERE) no later than Monday, November 12. 

As part of the process, all of those that apply will be interviewed by the Board during the next Board meeting. The Board will make a formal appointment by a majority vote at the Board Business meeting on Wednesday, November 28th at 6:00 PM. Note that if there are more than 3 applicants, the Board may schedule a separate meeting for conducting the interviews before the November 28th meeting, if candidate and Board member scheduling allows.  

The appointed applicant will serve until the next election (May 2019).

Job Description:

Purpose: To serve the Board of Directors for Stargate Charter School as a voting member, to develop policies for the operation of the organization, to monitor and evaluate its finances, programs and performance.

Time Requirement: Typically 10-12 hours per month, but can require more time when time sensitive issues arise. It includes board meetings, required training, events, committee meetings, and outside preparation time.

If you have specific questions about the application, the process for appointment, or what it means to serve on the Governance Board, contact a current Board Member or email recruiting@stargateschool.org

Thank You,

 Calley Herzog, President

Stargate School Governance Board

Cable Connection October 22, 2018

posted Oct 22, 2018, 4:06 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

October 23- Picture Retakes K-12

October 25- Middle School Assembly

October 26-Last day to order-Fall Fundraiser

October 26- 7pm-9pm Middle School Dance

November 8-10 Romeo and Juliet Fall Play


Updated Sports Schedules

Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, School Information, Staff Directory


Hello to all Stargate Families,

This week Missy Hischke, the elementary principal, and I felt strongly about sending a joint message to all of our families in grades K-12. We had many conversations over the course of last week and we kept coming back to the word perseverance and what that means to us as a community.


Perseverance

[pur-suh-veer-uhns]

  1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.


In a society that seeks instant gratification, the importance of perseverance is often lost. We have fast food, immediate answers at our fingertips, and are constantly trying to make sure our lives and our children's’ lives run smoothly.


Are we allowing our students to persevere or do we create conditions that smooths the process for them?


Here are a few thoughts:

  • Students should be allowed to struggle and work through challenges for optimal growth.

  • There is always beauty in mistakes and students will benefit from learning from them. Grant your children the grace to make their own mistakes.

  • The easy and quick answer is not always the best answer.

  • Recognize and praise growth, effort, and perseverance. This allows the process to be more impactful and the final outcome to be more meaningful.

  • Perseverance is a skill that can and should be taught.


As we continue through the rest of the school year, please look for ways in which you can help your student persevere. There are numerous opportunities daily, weekly, and yearly. Growth comes from the struggle, the falling, the failing; and persevering through these challenges results in allowing us to discover what we are truly capable of accomplishing.

Rise above,

Rob



High School Homecoming

Last week we had a phenomenal homecoming week, ending on Saturday night with over 300 students at the Homecoming Dance. A huge thanks goes out to Stargate staff, students and families for supporting all the homecoming events throughout last week.


Middle School Spirit Week and Activities

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

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

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

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

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

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

Middle School Dance: Friday, October 26th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, please join the Middle School in the first Middle School Dance of the year in the commons.  The dance will take place in the Secondary commons and admission is $5 at the door. This dance is reserved for current Stargate middle school students only.

Halloween - Middle School STUCO will be bringing you some Halloween Fun during lunch on Oct. 31st!!


Middle School Awards Assembly October 25

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


Halloween

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

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

  • No costumes that cover faces/conceal identity

  • No weapons (or anything that resembles a weapon)

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


Middle School i-Ready Reports and Pictures

Any i-Ready reports and school pictures not picked up during conferences will be distributed in Middle School Connect classes this week.


Picture retakes on October 23 K-12

If your student needs their picture retaken, the original picture package must be returned and the student's picture will be redone. Retakes will be first thing October 23 in the morning.


Fall Play-Romeo and Juliet Tickets On Sale NOW

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


Please come and enjoy this wonderful production, however, please keep in mind the Shakespeare language, the story, and that some of it's tragic/dramatic nature may be too mature for younger students. Tickets are available now ONLINE


Fall Fundraiser Last week to order from Charleston Wrap

There is still time to participate in the Fall Fundraiser!  Some great products available through Charleston Wrap! Visit: www.charlestonwrapstore.com to register your student with Stargate School ID z-16094, and shop online from the complete Fall Fundraiser catalog!!

Orders, including prizes earned for sales, will be delivered in approximately 4 weeks!

Additional order forms and packets are available in the Stargate front office.

Sale runs through THIS FRIDAY, October 26th! THANK YOU for supporting our school!

National Honor Society (High School)

Students who have submitted an application for NHS have been sent a letter of selection status. The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 29th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Performing Arts Center.  To be eligible for NHS, a student needs to have a GPA of 3.5 and higher for the last two high school semesters at Stargate and have completed a NHS student dossier.


National Junior Honor Society (Middle School)

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


High School Winter Sports -Girls and Boys Basketball, Cheer

Basketball Registration will take place October 29-November 9

NO late registration will be accepted.

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

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

First day of practice-Basketball-November 12

First day of practice-Cheer-November 8 (registration due by 4pm 10/29)

High School Yearbook

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


Senior Portrait Requirements


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


Senior Class Yearbook Baby Ads

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

  • 2. Send photos to hsybphotos@stargateschool.org

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

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


Middle School Yearbooks

Middle School yearbooks are now available to order here.

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • digital current photo of the student

      • Photo guidelines:

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

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

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


5 Star Student Highs School Program

Stargate High School has started a new initiative, the 5 Star Students Program, to get students involved in the school and promote a positive learning environment. Through this program, students earn points for positive behaviors, attending school events, becoming members of teams or clubs, and school attendance.  

Research shows us that students who are involved in their school have less discipline issues, improved attendance, improved grades, and a huge reduction in dropout rates. In fact, over 55% of students who are not involved in their school will dropout. If a student becomes involved in one thing at their school, that dropout rate reduces to 5%. Even better, if a student is involved in two or more things at their school, the dropout rate becomes virtually non-existent!

At various point levels students will have the opportunity to receive Stargate gear, gift cards, or other donated items from local businesses, individuals, and private entities. The hope is that we create a “Do Right” attitude as well as a push to become productive citizens not only in our school, but in our communities, throughout their lives.

Stargate would like to enlist your help to support this program in whatever way you see fit. We are always in need of Stargate gear (rally towels, t-shirts, hoodies, hats, cups, lanyards, etc…), gift cards, coupons, “big ticket” items (iPads, iPods, Nooks, Laptops, TV’s, game systems, bikes, etc…) for high point earners at the end of the school year, and monetary donations to buy items mentioned previously.

Donations can be dropped off in the Secondary office at any time throughout the school year. We can also provide a thank you letter for your donation for your tax purposes.

Thank you so much for your consideration and help!


Eagles on the Move

Congratulations to Connor Smith (9th grade) for placing first at Regionals, qualifying for state and making it to the semifinals in the State Tournament in Tennis. He plays tennis for Monarch High School.


Congratulations to the HS Cross Country Teams! They both competed in the 3A regional meet at Lyons HS. The girls team placed 6th and the boys team placed 5th, running against some of the best talent in the state! A big shout out to Scott Enriquez who qualified for the State meet with a 15th place individual finish! The team coaches are Von Miller and Kelsey Thornton.


Congratulations to the Middle School Cross Country Team--the girls team placed 4th in state! The team coaches are Mr Varel and Ms Lamonski.


Hischke’s Happenings! October 22, 2018

posted Oct 22, 2018, 3:59 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

October 23- Picture Retakes K-12

October 23-6:30 pm K-5 Spanish Music Concert

October 25 5-9 pm Dining out Night

October 26-Last day to order-Fall Fundraiser

October 26- Pinot's Palette painting event

October 29-November 2-Elementary Spirit Week

October 30- 6:30pm Elementary Music Concert

October 31 Halloween Parade 8:05 am


Community Website-Master Events Calendar, Important Announcements, Teacher Blogs, School Information


Hello to all Stargate Families,


This week Rob Cable, the secondary principal, and I felt strongly about sending a joint message to all of our families in grades K-12. We had many conversations over the course of last week and we kept coming back to the word perseverance and what that means to us as a community.

Perseverance

[pur-suh-veer-uhns]

  1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.



In a society that seeks instant gratification, the importance of perseverance is often lost. We have fast food, immediate answers at our fingertips, and are constantly trying to make sure our lives and our children's’ lives run smoothly.


Are we allowing our students to persevere or do we create conditions that smooths the process for them?


Here are a few thoughts:

  • Students should be allowed to struggle and work through challenges for optimal growth.

  • There is always beauty in mistakes and students will benefit from learning from them. Grant your children the grace to make their own mistakes.

  • The easy and quick answer is not always the best answer.

  • Recognize and praise growth, effort, and perseverance. This allows the process to be more impactful and the final outcome to be more meaningful.

  • Perseverance is a skill that can and should be taught.


As we continue through the rest of the school year, please look for ways in which you can help your student persevere. There are numerous opportunities daily, weekly, and yearly. Growth comes from the struggle, the falling, the failing; and persevering through these challenges results in allowing us to discover what we are truly capable of accomplishing.


Rise above,

Missy Hischke

Stargate Elementary Principal



She’s Back!

Please welcome Lauren Gibson, our school counselor, back from maternity leave. She will be with us three days a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.


Picture retakes on October 23 K-12

If your student needs their picture retaken, the original picture package must be returned and the student's picture will be redone. Retakes will be first thing October 23 in the morning.


Halloween Parade

We will continue the Stargate tradition! Every year we like to invite parents into the elementary commons to watch the K-5 students parade through in their Halloween Costumes. Please arrive early and enter in through the common doors (to the left of the main entrance). The parade will start at approximately 8:05 am.


This year we plan to take a detour through the middle of the quad and we would like to invite parents to join outside as well. This should help provide more room and space and be more inclusive for all.


On a side note, please make sure there are no “weapons” that accompany your student’s costume. Thank you.


Fall Fundraiser Last week to order from Charleston Wrap.

There is still time to participate in the Fall Fundraiser!  Some great products available through Charleston Wrap! Visit: www.charlestonwrapstore.com to register your student with Stargate School ID z-16094, and shop online from the complete Fall Fundraiser catalog!!

Orders, including prizes earned for sales, will be delivered in approximately 4 weeks!

Additional order forms and packets are available in the Stargate front office.

Sale runs through THIS FRIDAY, October 26th!! THANK YOU for supporting our school!



Adroit Donations can be dropped off North of the Performing Arts building on the side.



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

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


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


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


Music Concert October 30

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


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

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

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

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


Additional Information

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

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

  • Students should leave all personal belongings with their parents.

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

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


ELEMENTARY SPIRIT WEEK

  • MONDAY, OCT. 29 - SPORTS JERSEY DAY

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 30 - CRAZY HAIR/HAT DAY

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31 - HALLOWEEN

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1 - INSIDE OUT/BACKWARD/OPPOSITE DAY

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 2 - FANCY FRIDAY (DRESS UP IN YOUR FANCY CLOTHES)


Dining Out Night October 25th 5-9 pm

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

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

Blaze Pizza located at: 4700 W 121st Ave, Broomfield, CO 80020 Bring in flyer or show on phone before paying. 20% back to Stargate.

You can find flyers here.

 

Pinot's Palette painting event

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

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


Health Policy-When to Keep your Student Home

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

  • Fever of 100 or above

  • Vomiting

  • Diarrhea

 

Windsock Day

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

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

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

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

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

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



Staff information to help with processes

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

  • Nancy Provataris - Elementary School Psychologist

  • Chris Fee - K-3 Learning Services Provider

  • Patrick Holmbo - 4-6 Learning Services Provider

  • Sara Moeller - Elementary Assistant Principal

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

  • Lori Bustamante - Elementary Registrar

  • Traci Snouffer-Elementary Health Aide

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Board News: Approved Resolutions in Support of Upcoming Ballot Measures

posted Oct 19, 2018, 2:39 PM by Jane Baker

Board Approved Resolutions in Support of Upcoming Ballot Measures

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

Stargate School Resolution in Support of Ballot Issue 5C

Stargate School Resolution in Support of Amendment 73

 

Ballot Issue 5C - Adams 12 Mill Levy Override

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

 

Amendment 73 - A statewide education funding measure

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

 

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

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