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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.



Hischke’s Happenings! May 7, 2018

posted May 7, 2018, 3:44 PM by Jane Baker



Important Dates

May 7-8 5th Grade Science Fair

May 8 8:15-9 am Kindergarten (Wilson) Muffins with Mom

May 8 6:30pm Elementary Music Concert

May 9 K-5 Field Day

May 9 5:30pm Board of Directors Working Session

May 10 8:15-9 Kindergarten Muffins with Mom (Wells, Bowman, Peters)

May 11 Professional Development Day - No School

May 16 6:30pm Board of Directors Business Meeting

May 16-17-States Fair for grades ¾

May 18 8:15-9 Kindergarten Donuts with Dad (Bowman, Wells)

May 18 5th grade Field Trip-Beatles/Civic Center

May 21 3rd through 5th Grade Awards Ceremony

May 23 5th Grade Picnic

May 24 8:30am Kindergarten Graduation

May 24 11:30 Dismissal Last day of school

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

May 29 First Day of Eagles Landing Summer Camp


Yearbooks arrive around the 15th! We will keep you posted on the actual date and time.


Student Supplies

The Fundraising Committee is currently working on supply kits. More information is coming soon.


3rd Through 5th Grade Awards Ceremony

This will take place on May 21 at 8:15 am in the elementary commons. Please join us to see our kids shine during the end-of-the-year awards ceremony!


General Music Concert May 8

Students in grades 1-5 should check in to the Elementary gym 15 minutes before they perform.


Grades 1&2

6:15PM (check in to gym) 6:30PM perform


Grades 3&4

6:45PM (check in to gym) 7:00PM perform


Grade 5

7:15PM (check in to the gym) 7:30PM perform


If you arrive before the arrival time, please wait with your student out front and then have them enter the front doors and head to the gym at the arrival time.


Stargate Student Council

Announces


I cannot be more proud of the Elementary Student Council students for creating the Kindness Kup! They are looking for ways in which to recognize positive students behaviors and interactions.


THE KINDNESS KUP!


What is it? The Kindness Kup is a way for students who are Kind to be acknowledged for their Kind deeds.


Who does it involve? All elementary students.


What are the rules? Teachers, administrators, staff members, and student council members have Kindness Koupons that they will give to students Kaught being Kind. If you get a Kindness Koupon, you will take it back to your classroom and put it in your Kindness Kup Kontainer.

EXAMPLES OF KINDNESS:

  • Help someone pick up their dropped school supplies

  • Hold the door for someone

  • GOOD BEHAVIOR IN THE LUNCHROOM AND THE HALLWAYS

  • Respect in your classroom

  • Kindness and respect on the playground

Why? To demonstrate Kindness.

How and what do you win?

  • CLASSES - At the end of the Kindness Kontest, the student Kouncil will count up the Kindness Koupons in each classroom and the winning classroom wins a party of the class’s choice. It can be a pizza party, ice cream party, chicken nugget party, or something similar and the student council members will be happy to run the party and make it a fun celebration of your hard work.


  • INDIVIDUALS - At the end of the Kindness Kontest, after the winner has been decided, we’ll take the rest of the Koupons and draw names for prizes. They will be drawn during morning announcements.

When: Starts: April 23rd

Ends: May 10th

  • Party will be the week of May 14th - 17th. The date and time will be decided by the winning class’s teacher. The class will decide the type of party they would like.

  • Two students’ names will be pulled out of the drawing daily during announcements on each day from May 14th - 17th.  



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..


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

 

5th Grade Choir Students Will Perform at the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park

Rodney Osburn, the K-5 General Music teacher at Stargate, is happy to announce that his 5th grade choir students will be performing  at the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park on May 18, 2018 from 11:00AM-12:00PM. The students will perform several Beatles songs including many from the Beatles “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” album in celebration of the 50th-year anniversary release date, June 2017.

 

The free event, called Beatles in the Park, serves a greater purpose to bring awareness to the homeless community. Students will be making large signs with messages like: HELP THE HOMELESS and PEOPLE NEED HOMES. Fundraising through donations at the event is still TBD. The 12 songs the students will perform include: Twist and Shout, Eleanor Rigby, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, With A Little Help From My Friends, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, When I'm 64, Penny Lane, Blackbird, Here Comes the Sun, Golden Slumbers, Carry that Weight and The End. The 100 plus students will be dressed to look just like the Sgt. Pepper album cover with an additional 2 rows of contemporary famous people. Several 5th grade students will accompany the choir with guitars, keyboards, bass and drums. There will also be several professional musicians from local symphonies and Rock bands (including teachers and parents) who will join with the students on certain “iconic” cameo instrumental parts. This should be a truly “multi-generational” event. A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Thanks for your attention to this.

We hope many will be able to attend this event.

 

Library Announcements

Families can still order Online from our Scholastic Book Fair until Monday, May 7th.  AND they can get $5 off of a $25 order with the code APP18 at check out. Use this link: http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?FID=3797888&direct=Y

 

ALL library books are due back to the Library on Thursday, May 10th.  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. These will go on sale in May, look for the flyer coming in Monday folders.


C Notes 4/30/18

posted Apr 30, 2018, 3:35 PM by Jane Baker


It has been an amazing last few weeks at our School! Our students and staff have been very busy and we are so thrilled to share many of their successes with you!


  • Monday April 16th, our staff hosted Dr. Patricia Gatto-Walden ‘Educating the Whole Gifted Child.’

  • April 17th - 20th Mr. Sergeeff, our talented students and over 1400 guests attended 4 sold out shows of the incredible performance of Grease!

  • April 18th 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.

  • 4/19 our Learning Services hosted a dyslexia simulation.

  • 4/19 the HS band and orchestra earned top honors at CHSAA music festival in Pueblo.

  • 4/21 91 Students danced the night away at our first ever Prom! Later that same evening our incredible parent volunteers transformed our gym into a circus for our students to enjoy a safe and welcoming After Prom.

  • 4/21 The Middle School Science Olympiad team placed 5th at the state competition! The 15 members of the team worked extremely hard and represented Stargate very well by placing in the top ten for the first time in school history.

  • 4/23-4/27 Our librarians and awesome parent volunteers held our annual spring book fair which helps raise funds for additional  books and resources to our library.

  • 4/24 Our Elementary staff along with Ms. Blamires and Mrs. Hischke presented their work on our K-5 curriculum alignment project. Let your voice be heard by completing their online survey

  • 4/25 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.

  • 4/26 Eighth grade students traveled back in time to 1863 and recreated the Battle of Chickamauga. The students joined their peers from Century and Westgate for a day filled of history and fun where the South beat the Union Army in this recreation of a Civil War battle.   

  • 4/27 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! Thanks to everyone who supported our students in their endeavors as they we work to be Adroit in all that we do at Stargate!

  • Tonight our 5th grade Battle of the Books team will take on the district at Meridian Elementary. These voracious readers won the school based competition last week and are ready to dominate! In March, our Middle School Battle of the Books team took 1st Place at the district competition.

  • All this week you can walk the halls to see thousands of pieces of student art! Our incredible Art Teachers  are hosting a special reception this Thursday at 6pm. Visit both buildings to see inspiring student work.

  • Friday is the regular season finale for our HS Girls Soccer team; they take on Grand Junction Central at 4PM at Home. Come out and cheer them on as they are very close to qualifying for State! Coed Track and Field has a variety of athletes that are also very close to qualifying for the State Meet. Head out to Echo Park in Parker on Saturday May 5th to cheer them on!


It is surreal to think we are in the last month of school and have many upcoming events and activities where we hope to see you! Field Day, sporting events, music concerts, awards nights, assemblies, board meetings, KG Graduation and 8th grade Continuation!  

 

Have a great week!

 

Josh

____________________________

 

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

 

Board Election And Candidate Meet and Greet Information

Please come out to meet the candidates who are running for the two open board positions TONIGHT at 6 pm in the Secondary Commons. You will have the opportunity to interact with each candidate who is running and make an informed decision about who to vote for.

Voting Begins at Midnight on May 1. Printed ballots will come home today in Monday Folders (K-5) or arrive in the mail (6-11). Also, some will receive electronic voting instructions via email as well. Voting is open until Tuesday, May 8 at 4 pm.

For more information about the election and the Candidates, please go to the Elections Page or contact the Election Committee at electioncommittee@stargateschool.org

 

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.

 

Stargate Fundraising Committee

Stargate "Rise As 1" t-shirts for sale

SOLD OUT but a new batch arrives next week!! Stargate Fundraising Committee will be selling purple "Rise As 1" Stargate t-shirts for Field Day (and any other time you want to show your Stargate Spirit :) ). These are adult sizes (S-XXL), for the low price of $10 each (cash or check made out to "Stargate"). Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org.  Wear Purple, Support Stargate!

 

Tyson Labels - Now thru May 1st

Start saving Tyson labels for our  Tyson label redemption contest. Each label will earn Stargate $.24. This contest will go thru May 1st and the winning class will win an ice cream sundae party. For more information on which Tyson products are included please look here. program.  Collection containers are available in both buildings. Careful cutting of the correct label is very much appreciated.

 

Upcoming Events

1) Bitto Bistro Wine Tasting event, Thursday, May 10th - more information coming!

2) MBS Crossfit  Saturday May 12th 10:30 AM - Enjoy a fun, boot-camp style class designed for those new to CrossFit with plenty of opportunity to push yourself if you are seasoned athlete. Bring the family - children 5 and older can sign up to work out in an area separate from the adults with a specially trained CrossFit kids coach. $20 for the first $25 people, $25 thereafter. 100% of the proceeds will go to Stargate. Workout in a unique facility (airplane hangars) boasting incredible views of the Flatirons and Downtown Denver from the Rocky Mountain Airport flight line.  10900 W. 120th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80021. Sign Up Here: http://bit.ly/StargateFundraiserbyMBS (case sensitive link).

3) Pinot's Palette event on Friday, May 17th - more information coming!

4) 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 will go on sale in May, look for the flyer coming in Monday folders.

5) School Supply Kits - our sale is tentatively scheduled to start on Monday, May 14th and run for 2 weeks. We are using a new supplier due to issues with the previous vendor.

Next Fundraising Meeting:  Join us on Tuesday, May 1st, 6pm at Panera Restaurant at The Orchards. All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org if you would like more information.

 

Community Relations Committee

Meeting time has changed for this month. There will be no meeting on May 9th, instead a meeting will be held on May 2nd 8:15 am at Daylight Donuts for those working on Teacher Appreciation and 8th grade Continuation. Please feel free to join us! Contact CRC@stargateschool.org with any questions.

 

Art Show

Please join us for the Art Show today through May 9th and all are invited to attend our open house reception on Thursday, May 3rd from 6-8 pm. Student works will be on display Monday, April 30th through Wednesday, May 9th. Open House Reception Thursday, May 3rd 6:00-8:00pm and Infinitus Pie and 5280 Ice Cream Food trucks will be available.

 

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week at Stargate is May 7th through 10th. CRC is scheduling food deliveries but we could use your help with gift cards and messages of thanks and support to our fabulous staff! Use this link by noon, Tuesday, May 8th to create a message to as many different Teachers, Staff and Administration: https://goo.gl/forms/cU6ZLlXjo8d05X9H2 . Please drop off gift cards by noon, Tuesday, May 8th in an envelope marked to "CRC/Teacher Appreciation" at either front office or donate through http://stargateschool.3dcartstores.com/CRC-Events_c_12.html . While you can specify which teacher you would prefer receive your gift, we will use as needed to deliver to each and every teacher and staff to show our gratitude for another amazing year!

 

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!


K-5 Field Day Wednesday May 9

posted Apr 26, 2018, 7:04 AM by Lisa Griffin

Our annual field day is almost here! We need your help running stations for the kids. You can sign up via this link, http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0e4aafab2bab9-k5field

All parent volunteers will meet Ms. Lamonski on Wednesday May 9 @ 8:00am in the front office. A map of stations and descriptions of activities will be available then. Field day will begin at 8:30am.

The schedule is as follows:

8:30-10:00 
  • K-2 Field Day Stations
  • 3-5 Jumpy Castles/Face Painting/Photo Booth
10:00-11:30 
  • K-2 Jumpy Castles/Face Painting/Photo Booth
  • 3-5 Field Day Stations
11:30-12:00 
  • Lunch (ALL students need a sack lunch)
12:00-12:30 
  • Annual Staff/Parent Soccer Game
12:30-1:30 
  • Popsicles/Field Day Participation Ribbons/Dismissal
Please email Ms. Lamonski with any questions, miranda.lamonski@stargateschool.org

Cable Connection April 23, 2018

posted Apr 23, 2018, 3:46 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates:

April 23-27- Scholastic Book Fair (Elementary Library)

April 26-8th Grade Civil War Reenactment Field Trip

April 27- Adroit Expo

April 28- 9am Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser

April 30-6pm Board Candidate Meet and Greet-Secondary Commons

May 1-8-Board of Directors Election

May 1- 6:30pm Middle School Band and Orchestra Concert

May 2- 6:30pm High School Band and Orchestra Concert

May 3- 6pm-8pm Art Show Reception

May 4- 7pm-9pm Middle School Dance

May 7- 6pm High School Awards Ceremony

May 7-18- AP Exams

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

May 10- MS Band and Orchestra Field Trip

May 14- 6pm Rock Band Concert

May 15- 6pm  Middle School Choir Concert

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 25-No school for students


Adroit Expo Day

All community members are invited to attend the 2018 Adroit Expo on April 27th from 8:15 AM to 2:15 PM.  This will be a wonderful day and we want to encourage everyone to wear Stargate gear.


Prom Success

Last Saturday, April 21, we had our first-ever Stargate High School Prom and After Prom event. This was a great night of dancing and fun, and the beginning of a great tradition. Special thanks to all those who helped set up our Prom venue, all of our staff chaperones and all of our After Prom parent volunteers. What a special memory-making experience for our students!


High School Awards Ceremony

At the high school awards ceremony on Monday, May 7th at 6:00 pm will recognize high school students receiving department awards as well as extra curricular awards. We will notify the family of each student receiving an award by May 2nd but everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony.


NWEA MAPS Middle School Testing

Beginning April 30th through May 10th 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, expect 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.

 

Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser
Come join the Stargate RallyX Project on Saturday April 28th at 9:00 A.M. at Stargate School for the Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser! Everyone is invited to bring any car they have! There will be food and drinks and it is fun for the whole family! There is no entry fee however donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to the RallyX project. We hope to see you all there!


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

 

The Scholastic Book Fair is here!

April 23 – 27th

In the Stargate Elementary Library

Online 4-18 through 5-1

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please makes plans to come to our Book Fair.  Remember, all purchases benefit our school. If you want to purchase books for our new expanded space next year,

you can use the link below to see our library wish list.

http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?cid=xwwe5AikZ0E%3d

If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the book fair, contact Jean Farr or Rachelle Czarnecki


Meet and Greet with the Board Candidates: Please come on Monday, April 30 at 6 pm in the Secondary Commons to meet the candidates running for Two – Three Year Board Terms. Each Candidate will give a short presentation on who they are and why they are running, then you will have the opportunity to ask them relevant questions. Please come out and make an informed decision for this Board Election.

Governance Board Election: May 1 – 8. Ballots and e-mails will go out next week. Look for more information coming in next week’s news!

 

High School Band and Orchestra

The high school band and orchestra performed at the CHSAA state large ensemble festival in Pueblo on April 19th.  This was our first high school appearance and the ensembles did incredibly well. The band earned a two rating/excellent and the orchestra earned a one rating/superior.  

 

Middle School Band and Orchestra

The middle school band and orchestra performed at the CHSAA competition at Cherokee Trail HS on April 12th.  The ensembles earned two/excellent ratings.


Science Olympiad

The Stargate Science Olympiad team took the 5th place trophy this weekend at the STATE Science Olympiad Competition.  While we have always done pretty well at Regionals, the Stargate team has never placed in the top 10 before at the State Competition.  This is a pretty huge accomplishment and represents a lot of hard work and dedication from these students!

Lynne Nguyen

Megha Kumar

Anoushka Jani

Megan Dibonas

Anushka Udeshi

Senan Heys

Sydney Heys

Michelle Ngo

Conor McVeigh

Kayvan Kalantar

Quan Nguyen

Laya Palutla

Anika Gowda

Ariya Gowda

Deeksha Gaddam

 








Hischke’s Happenings! April 23, 2018

posted Apr 23, 2018, 3:38 PM by Jane Baker


Important Dates

April 23 6:00 pm Incoming 6th grade Parent Information Night (Secondary Commons)

April 23-27 Scholastic Book Fair(Elementary Library)

April 25 9:15-5:15 5th Grade Field Trip Rockies Game

April 26 Double Play Dine-out night - Modern Market and Blaze Pizza

April 26 Take your kid to work day

April 27 Adroit Expo Day

April 30-May 4 Elementary/Secondary Art Show

April 30 Elementary Battle of the Books District Battle

April 30 9-1:30 Kindergarten Field Trip - Barr Lake

April 30-6pm Board Candidate Meet and Greet-Secondary Commons

May 1-8-Board of Directors Election

May 3 6-8 pm Art Show Reception Elementary and Secondary

May 4 K-5 Assessment Day 8-3 pm

May 8-6:30pm Elementary Music Concert

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

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

May 16 and May 17-States Fair for grades ¾

May 18-5th grade Field Trip-Beatles/Civic Center

May 23-5th Grade Picnic

May 24-8:30am Kindergarten Graduation



Take Your Child to Work Day: April 26, 2018

If you plan to take your child out of school this Thursday, April 26 for Take Your Child to Work Day, please use the link below and fill out the Google Form. Your child will receive an excused absence for the day. You may also choose to call the front office to leave a message or email gina.lindholm@stargateschool.org .


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDLI375R2cTNjIZqe4wBaDaQwQ-EUOuCadovi4T_KpDfZM_g/viewform?entry.56010873&entry.592349626&entry.2073884494&entry.1820367712



K-5 Curriculum Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow Night

April 24, 2018

6:30 - 7:30 PM


K-5 Curriculum Town Hall


Our Mission Statement:  Stargate School will provide a differentiated program designed specifically to meet the needs of identified intellectually gifted learners in order to challenge each student’s academic abilities, support their unique emotional needs, promote individual character development and encourage a life-long love of learning.

Who?

All interested stakeholders, especially K-5 parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers

What?

An interactive meeting designed to gather community feedback on current faculty conversations regarding looping/multiage classrooms in ½ and ¾, and content generalization/specialization

When?

Tuesday, April 24th, from 6:30-7:30pm

Where?

Elementary Commons

Why?

We want to offer the best education possible to our gifted students and their families. As we monitor and analyze data, we strive to continually show improvement toward our goals and mission, as we provide a differentiated curriculum to students by teachers who are master teachers in each content area.

How?

Introduction: 10-15 minute introduction presented by a panel of administration and teachers.


Exploration: Families will have 30 minutes to explore five stations set up around the room, spending approximately five minutes at each station:

  • Station 1: Possible options

  • Station 2: Impact on Specials

  • Station 3: Standards

  • Station 4: Depth & Complexity Framework

  • Station 5: Professional Development


Wrap-Up: 10-15 minute Question & Answer Session


Participants will receive a tool to help them look at options effectively and to form their own opinions.


The introduction and conclusion will be recorded and available via live feed so that stakeholders not able to attend will have access to information.


K-5 stakeholders will receive a survey. The survey will be available on Friday, April 27 and will close on May 7 at 3:00 PM.

Then what?

Teacher and parent feedback will be considered, and a recommendation for next year will be provided to the Governance Board on May 16 at the Board Meeting, and an agreement will be reached.



Stargate Student Council Announces


I cannot be more proud of the Elementary Student Council students for creating the Kindness Kup! They are looking for ways in which to recognize positive students behaviors and interactions.


THE KINDNESS KUP!


What is it? The Kindness Kup is a way for students who are Kind to be acknowledged for their Kind deeds.


Who does it involve? All elementary students.


What are the rules? Teachers, administrators, staff members, and student council members have Kindness Koupons that they will give to students Kaught being Kind. If you get a Kindness Koupon, you will take it back to your classroom and put it in your Kindness Kup Kontainer.

EXAMPLES OF KINDNESS:

  • Help someone pick up their dropped school supplies

  • Hold the door for someone

  • GOOD BEHAVIOR IN THE LUNCHROOM AND THE HALLWAYS

  • Respect in your classroom

  • Kindness and respect on the playground

Why? To demonstrate Kindness.

How and what do you win?

  • CLASSES - At the end of the Kindness Kontest, the student Kouncil will count up the Kindness Koupons in each classroom and the winning classroom wins a party of the class’s choice. It can be a pizza party, ice cream party, chicken nugget party, or something similar and the student council members will be happy to run the party and make it a fun celebration of your hard work.


  • INDIVIDUALS - At the end of the Kindness Kontest, after the winner has been decided, we’ll take the rest of the Koupons and draw names for prizes. They will be drawn during morning announcements.

When: Starts: April 23rd

Ends: May 10th

  • Party will be the week of May 14th - 17th. The date and time will be decided by the winning class’s teacher. The class will decide the type of party they would like.

  • Two students’ names will be pulled out of the drawing daily during announcements on each day from May 14th - 17th.  



May 4th Elementary Assessment Day


Kindergarten Testing Information

Reading Assessments for Kindergarten are coming up on Friday, May 4th! Students will be taking a DRA Reading benchmark assessment with their literacy teacher, which focuses on finding the student’s instructional reading level by assessing their reading skills. The focus is on reading comprehension and fluency and accuracy. Please either use the link below or locate your child's literacy teacher's blog to sign up for an assessment time.


Kindergarten Sign-Up for May 4 Assessment Day


Mrs. Bowman’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-bowman2


Ms. Peters’ Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-peters2


Mrs. Wells’ Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-wells1


Mrs. Wilson’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-wilson1



1/2 Team Testing Information

Reading Assessments for 1-2 are coming up on Friday, May 4th! Students will be taking a Reading A-Z benchmark assessment with their literacy teacher, which focuses on finding students' instructional reading level by assessing their reading skills (comprehension) with developmentally-appropriate texts while recording reading behavior (fluency and accuracy). Please either use the link below or locate your child's literacy teacher's blog to sign up for an assessment time.


1/2 Sign-Up for May 4 Assessment Day


Ms. Bolger’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-bolger


Mrs. Falace’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-falace1


Ms. Kim’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-kimliteracy1


Mrs. Lee’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-leeliteracy1


Mrs. Ramsey’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-ramsey1


Mrs. Ross’ Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-ross1


Mrs. Spletzer’s Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-spletzer1


Mrs. Walls’ Literacy Class

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ea4a72fabfa7-walls1


3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Testing Information

All 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will need to arrive at school by 7:55 AM. Please treat this like a normal morning drop off and the students will head to the back of the school and will be supervised by their Specials teachers until they are let in when the bell rings.


All 3rd through 5th grade students will take a writing assessment to see how well they have progressed with the writing process during the 2017-2018 school year. The 3/4 students will complete a Step-Up to Writing prompt while the the 5th grade students will complete a writing prompt for 6th grade placements for the 2018-2019 school year.


All 3rd through 5th grade students will be dismissed at 10:00 AM. The teachers will walk all of the children outside for dismissal.


Please contact Missy Hischke if you have any questions about the May 4th Assessment Day.

missy.hischke@stargateschool.org

(303)450-3936

 

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

April 23 – 27th

Elementary Library

11-4 Monday

7:45-2:30 Wed

7:45-4 pm T, Th, F

Online 4-18 through 5-1

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Please makes plans to come to our Book Fair.  Remember, all purchases benefit our school. If you want to purchase books for our new expanded space next year,

you can use the link below to see our library wish list.

http://onlinebookfairs.scholastic.com/entrance.aspx?cid=xwwe5AikZ0E%3d

If you are interested in volunteering to help out at the book fair, contact Jean Farr or Rachelle Czarnecki  

 

Meet and Greet with the Board Candidates: Please come on Monday, April 30 at 6 pm in the Secondary Commons to meet the candidates running for Two – Three Year Board Terms. Each Candidate will give a short presentation on who they are and why they are running, then you will have the opportunity to ask them relevant questions. Please come out and make an informed decision for this Board Election.

Governance Board Election: May 1 – 8. Ballots and e-mails will go out next week. Look for more information coming in next week’s news!

 

5th Grade Choir Students Will Perform at the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park

Rodney Osburn, the K-5 General Music teacher at Stargate, is happy to announce that his 5th grade choir students will be performing  at the Greek Amphitheater in Civic Center Park on May 18, 2018 from 11:00AM-12:00PM. The students will perform several Beatles songs including many from the Beatles “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” album in celebration of the 50th-year anniversary release date, June 2017.

 

The free event, called Beatles in the Park, serves a greater purpose to bring awareness to the homeless community. Students will be making large signs with messages like: HELP THE HOMELESS and PEOPLE NEED HOMES. Fundraising through donations at the event is still TBD. The 12 songs the students will perform include: Twist and Shout, Eleanor Rigby, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, With A Little Help From My Friends, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, When I'm 64, Penny Lane, Blackbird, Here Comes the Sun, Golden Slumbers, Carry that Weight and The End. The 100 plus students will be dressed to look just like the Sgt. Pepper album cover with an additional 2 rows of contemporary famous people. Several 5th grade students will accompany the choir with guitars, keyboards, bass and drums. There will also be several professional musicians from local symphonies and Rock bands (including teachers and parents) who will join with the students on certain “iconic” cameo instrumental parts. This should be a truly “multi-generational” event. A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Thanks for your attention to this.

We hope many will be able to attend this event.

 

The 2nd Annual Adroit Expo

Friday, April 27  8 am -

During this school-wide event, we invite our entire community to share their passions! This is different from the Adroit classes, where students are learning the design thinking process. During the Adroit Expo, students will present their passion projects which they have been working on for months! Students are welcome to sell items that will benefit a non-profit or have an empathetic cause.

 

Students will present in their homeroom or advance classes (see attachment) during 1 of 4 sessions. Students will either present outside or in the commons of their buildings. They will also be organized by theme/subject matter. When not presenting, students will have a passport that will be used to visit others and make connections to spark new ideas. All students will check in with their teachers following each session. We will have food trucks from Hey PB&J, Meatball, Mac 'N Noodles and Kona Ice of Broomfield and Arvada. In addition, Officer Mendez’s band will be performing! Students will end the day with a written reflection back in their Homeroom (K-5) and Advance (6-11) classes.

 

We invite anyone in our community to join us in sharing their passions during any one of our sessions. We would also like to invite parents/family members to help our students make real life connections by highlighting your job and profession. We invite you to share a passion, job, career or profession at the Adroit Expo! Please email josh.cochran@stargateschool.org if you would like to participate.

Please see schedule HERE

 

Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser
Come join the Stargate RallyX Project on Saturday April 28th at 9:00 A.M. at Stargate School for the Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser! Everyone is invited to bring any car they have! There will be food and drinks and it is fun for the whole family! There is no entry fee however donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to the RallyX project. We hope to see you all there!

Elementary Battle of the Books

Come and Cheer on the teams as they battle for the Championship Title on Monday, April 30th at 5:30-8pm. Meridian Elementary School, 14256 McKay Park Circle, Broomfield.. Teams should arrive at 5:15. Any questions, please contact Rita Stephenson or Sarah Buck.


C Notes 4/17/18

posted Apr 17, 2018, 2:26 PM by Jane Baker


With the Adroit Expo upon us, I felt it was a good time to remind everyone the difference between the Adroit Classes that are taken by Stargate students of all ages and levels, and the Adroit Expo.


The word Adroit itself (a·droit, adjective) is a synonym of “gifted”, meaning clever or skillful in using the hands or mind. We felt like this word perfectly captured our work around inspiring Stargate students to always embody a lifelong love of learning!  Our challenge is to design, implement and test a program that incorporates gifted standards as well as P21's Framework for 21st Century Learning. We are constantly evaluating and incorporating new ideas into our work.


Adroit Program:  Stargate’s Adroit Program began in 2015, encouraging students to approach problem-solving in a participatory manner, rather than in theory alone. The Adroit Program develops and enhances students’ approach to all life’s situations and problems, and is rooted in the five elements of design-thinking: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test.  Classes are taught at age-appropriate levels beginning in kindergarten and will expand through the 12th grade beginning in the 2018-2019 school year.  While the curriculum will continue to expand and develop, the elements of design-thinking will remain the same.


Adroit Expo:  The first Adroit Expo was held during the 2016-2017 school year and is a day for the whole school to present their passion projects to the community.  Students begin investigating their passions at the beginning of the school year by choosing an area of passion and creating a project based on this passion.  There are no grades and no limitations to passion projects, however, on Expo Day, students will present their project to the entire school community including peers, teachers and parents.  Community members who have turned their passion into a career are also invited to attend and present. We want our students to understand that a passion can become a lifelong pursuit!


I would like to invite all community members to attend the 2018 Adroit Expo on April 27th from 8:15 AM to 2:15 PM.  If you, as a parent or community member, would like to participate, please reach out to me by Friday, April 20th at josh.cochran@stargateschool.org.  I would love to have many parents who are passionate about what they do show our students how pursuing a career out of passion can make a positive impact on their lives and their contribution outside of Stargate.


We are now into our third year of Adroit, and the possibilities of this program are continuing to amaze me each day. I am very excited to continue to build out each area of Adroit, and truly incorporate it into the Stargate Way.  Thank you to our community of parents for supporting Adroit, and all it can mean to our kids.


Josh

____________________________

 

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

 

K-5 Curriculum Town Hall
Our Mission Statement:  Stargate School will provide a differentiated program designed specifically to meet the needs of identified intellectually gifted learners in order to challenge each student’s academic abilities, support their unique emotional needs, promote individual character development and encourage a life-long love of learning.
Who? All interested stakeholders, especially K-5 parents, grandparents, guardians, and teachers

What? An interactive meeting designed to gather community feedback on current faculty conversations regarding looping/multi-age classrooms in ½ and ¾, and content generalization/specialization

When? Tuesday, April 24th, from 6:30-7:30pm

Where? Elementary Commons

Why? We want to offer the best education possible to our gifted students and their families. As we monitor and analyze data, we strive to continually show improvement toward our goals and mission, as we provide a differentiated curriculum to students by teachers who are master teachers in each content area.

How? Introduction: 10-15 minute introduction presented by a panel of administration and teachers.
Exploration: Families will have 30 minutes to explore five stations set up around the room, spending approximately five minutes at each station:
Station 1: Possible options
Station 2: Impact on Specials
Station 3: Standards
Station 4: Depth & Complexity Framework
Station 5: Professional Development
Wrap-Up: 10-15 minute Question & Answer Session
Participants will receive a tool to help them look at options effectively and to form their own opinions. The introduction and conclusion will be recorded and available via live feed so that stakeholders not able to attend will have access to information.

 

K-5 stakeholders will receive a survey. The survey will be available on Friday, April 27 and will close on May 7 at 3:00 PM.

Then what? Teacher and parent feedback will be considered, and a recommendation for next year will be provided to the Governance Board on May 16 at the Board Meeting, and an agreement will be reached.

 

STARGATE BOARD ELECTIONS MAY 1 – 8

All parents and staff members will be receiving ballots to vote in the upcoming election for TWO BOARD MEMBERS. We are in the process of transitioning to e-mail ballots, please log in to your Infinite Campus Account ASAP and ensure that you have A UNIQUE AND VALID E-MAIL ADDRESS associated with your account, so we can send you your voting credentials via email. All eligible voters – parents and staff – will receive credentials by paper ballot as well; elementary parents in Monday Folders April 30 and by mail for all secondary parents.

MEET AND GREET WITH THE CANDIDATES – April 30 – 6 pm – Secondary Commons

Come and get more information about the candidates running for election for the Board this year. Each candidate will have the opportunity to give some general information about themselves, then you will have the opportunity to meet them one on one. Flyers with the candidates photos and information will also be supplied. This information will also be posted to the website no later than April 30. Please come out and meet all the candidates and be an informed voter!

 

Community Relations Committee
During Adroit Day, take a break indoors and help hang student art for the 5th Annual Art Show. If you have an hour to spare, signup at  http://bit.ly/ArtHelp
Student works will be on display Monday, April 30th through Wednesday, May 9th. Open House Reception Thursday, May 3rd 6:00-8:00pm and Infinitus Pie and 5280 Ice Cream Food trucks will be available.

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week at Stargate is May 7th through 10th. CRC is scheduling food deliveries but we could use your help with gift cards and messages of thanks and support to our fabulous staff! Use this link to create a message to as many different Teachers, Staff and Administration: https://goo.gl/forms/cU6ZLlXjo8d05X9H2 Next week we will post a sign up to designate a gift card to specific staff members!

After Prom Open House

Come One Come All and experience the amazing transformation of the Stargate fieldhouse. The After-Prom Committee has spent an incredible amount of time creating another Stargate First. You are all invited to come catch a glimpse before the students arrive for their evening of fun.
•Saturday, April 21st
•8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
•Stargate Fieldhouse

 

Annual Car Show

Come join the Stargate RallyX Project on Saturday April 28th at 9:00 A.M. at Stargate School for the Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser! Everyone is invited to bring any car they have! There will be food and drinks and it is fun for the whole family! There is no entry fee however donations are appreciated. All proceeds go to the RallyX project. We hope to see you all there!

 

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!

Grease Spring Musical Tickets

Tickets for our Spring Musical, Grease, are currently on sale at the following website.

stargateco.booktix.com/

Last year's spring musical sold out all 4 performances and tickets went fast so grab yours early to guarantee a great seat!

Tickets for this year's Spring Musical are $10 and you pick your seats from the seating chart displayed online.

 

Performances are located on the K-5 stage in the commons and will be on:

  • Tuesday, April 17th at 7:00pm

  • Wednesday, April 18th at 7:00pm

  • Thursday, April 19th at 7:00pm

  • Friday, April 20th at 7:00pm

The house will open at 6:30pm and concessions will be sold during intermission.

 

The students and staff have worked extremely hard to produce this wonderful and classic musical for our community. Please come out and support not only our growing Theatre and Arts department but our Stargate community as well.

 

Thank you for all your continued support for our amazing students!

 

Come experience what if feels like to have Dyslexia!

STARGATE Evening for Parents and Teachers

Presented by: Boulder Valley Kids Identified with Dyslexia, sponsored by Learning Services

Experience Dyslexia® is a simulation that lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with language based learning differences. Participants are guided through six learning tasks commonly encountered in the classroom or workplace. These activities are followed by a group discussion focusing on experiences shared and lessons learned, as well as practical tips, accommodations and interventions for the classroom.

The six stations:

1 - learn to read 4 - name that letter

2 - listen to me 5 - write or left

3 - write with mirrors 6 - unfair hearing test

 

When: Thursday, April 19th Time: 5pm - 6:15pm

Cost: FREE - sponsored by Stargate Learning Services

Where: Rooms 155/157 Stargate Secondary Building

Where do I sign up??? First come first serve... RSVP HERE

 

Stargate's First Annual After-Prom Party:
Grab an extra cup of coffee and come volunteer for Stargate's first After-Prom Party.  The After-Prom will be Saturday, April 21st from 11pm - 2am at the field house. Many volunteers will be needed to make this a fun, safe experience for our kids.  Your kid isn't a junior? That's ok. You can still volunteer to see what After-Prom will look like when your child gets there. If the late hours won't work for you, we also need volunteers to set up Friday night and Saturday and for clean up on Sunday.  Click here to sign up:
http://bit.ly/2018_After_Prom_Volunteers


Stargate Fundraising Committee

Stargate "Rise As 1" t-shirts for sale
It's an official Stargate Spirit Wear event on Friday, 4/27!! The Stargate Fundraising Committee is selling "Rise As 1" Stargate t-shirts for Adroit Day 4/27. These are adult sizes (S-XXL). These will be for sale at the Expo for $10 each or if you want to buy one ahead of time, contact fundraising@stargateschool.org.  Wear Purple, Support Stargate!


Tyson Labels - Now thru May 1st
Start saving Tyson labels for our  Tyson label redemption contest. Each label will earn Stargate $.24. This contest will go thru May 1st and the winning class will win an ice cream sundae party. For more information on which Tyson products are included please look here. program.  Collection containers are available in both buildings. Careful cutting of the correct label is very much appreciated. The labels that we are collecting look like this:

Upcoming Events
1) Dining Out Night, Thursday, April 26th, 4pm - 8pm at both Blaze Pizza and Modern Market. Located at: 4700 W. 121st Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020. Mention Stargate or show the flyer (paper flyers or on your mobile device), located here.
2) Bitto Bistro Wine Tasting event, Thursday, May 10th - more information coming!
3) MBS Crossfit  Saturday May 12th 10:30 AM - Enjoy a fun, boot-camp style class designed for those new to CrossFit with plenty of opportunity to push yourself if you are seasoned athlete. Bring the family - children 5 and older can sign up to work out in an area separate from the adults with a specially trained CrossFit kids coach. $20 for the first $25 people, $25 thereafter. 100% of the proceeds will go to Stargate. Workout in a unique facility (airplane hangars) boasting incredible views of the Flatirons and Downtown Denver from the Rocky Mountain Airport flight line.  10900 W. 120th Avenue, Broomfield, CO 80021. Sign Up Here: http://bit.ly/StargateFundraiserbyMBS (case sensitive link).
4) Pinot's Palette event on Friday, May 17th - more information coming!
5) 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 will go on sale in May, look for the flyer coming in Monday folders.

Next Fundraising Meeting:  Join us on Thursday, May 3rd, 6pm at Panera Restaurant at The Orchards. All community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contact fundraising@stargateschool.org if you would like more information.


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