Cable Connection 10/3/16

posted Oct 3, 2016, 5:31 PM by Jane Baker

Cable Connection-10/3/16


Important Dates

October 3-5 Camp Cheley 7th grade field trip

October 5-7 Camp Cheley 8th grade field trip

October 12 and 13 4pm-7:30pm Conferences

October 17 6:00pm 10th grade College Night

October 17-22 High School Spirit Week

October 22 7:00pm-10:00pm High School Fall Ball

October 24 6:00pm 9th grade High School Information Meeting (for current families)

October 26 8:30am NJHS Induction Ceremony

October 26 6:00pm NHS Induction Ceremony

October 31-November 4 Middle School Spirit Week

December 9 7:00pm-9:00pm Middle School Winter Ball


Curriculum Night

Thank you to all who were able to attend Curriculum Night a few weeks ago. We received positive feedback that parents enjoyed going through their students daily schedule and hearing from all their student’s teachers.


Field Trips

Our 7th grade students and chaperones are currently at Cheley Camp, and our 8th grade students are ready to go on Wednesday. Thanks to all the teachers and parent chaperones for making this a great week for our students.


Our high school students had great college visits a few weeks ago. Our freshman went to Metropolitan State University and had sessions with a MSU teacher, counselor, and dean. They also heard from a Stanford interviewer, who discussed the process for highly selective universities. Our sophomores visited CU Boulder and were introduced to CU’s degree programs and what the campus had to offer regarding student life, activities, academics and passion areas.  


We have several field trips coming up over the next month. Specific information and a permission slip  for each trip will be coming home with your students. Please remember to cancel your student’s lunch at least 48 hours in advance if you have ordered it for a field trip day.  


Our field trips are outlined below:

  • 7th Grade - Camp Cheley October 3rd-5th

  • 8th Grade - Camp Cheley October 5th-7th

  • 6th, 7th, 8th - October 28th is an all middle school field trip day (information for each grade level trip will be coming home shortly)


Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences will be open house format on Oct. 12th and 13th from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Please plan to attend one of these evenings to talk one-on-one with your student’s teachers. Conferences will take place in the Secondary Commons, the Adroit room, and the College Counseling Center.


Our Community Relations Committee would like your help in supplying Stargate teachers with healthy, delicious meals & snacks to work through two evenings of Parent Conferences with few breaks!


Not able to bring food, but would still like to help?  Please consider dropping off a donation for supplies & food purchases at the front desk.


High School Spirit Week/Fall Ball

Our High School Fall Spirit Week will be October 17th - October 22nd. Student Government is still working on the details of the week but you can plan on the following:

  • Fall Pep Assembly - Wednesday, October 19th will be a fall pep assembly where we will honor our fall athletes and sophomore academic letter winners based on their first two semesters of high school.

  • Fall Ball - Saturday, October 22nd will be our Fall Ball and the Theme is Hollywood! The dance will take place at the school from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Admission will be $10 at the door.


Middle School Spirit Week

Our Middle School Fall Spirit Week will be October 31st - November 4th. Dress up days are outlined below:

Monday - Halloween (no scary costumes, no costumes that cover faces/conceal identity, no weapons, and no costumes that will not allow a student to function normally in a classroom setting)

Tuesday - Tie dye and/or tutu

Wednesday - Sports

Thursday - Favorite character (tv, movie, disney, sports)

Friday - Stargate Spirit Day


Middle School Winter Ball

Our Middle School Winter Ball will be December 9th. The dance will take place at the school from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Admission will be $5 at the door.  


9th Grade High School Information Night (for current 9th grade families)

Our secondary counselors are hosting a 9th grade high school information meeting on Monday, October 24th at 6:00 pm. At this meeting counselors will discuss how your student can thrive at Stargate High School and begin talking about post-secondary options.


10th Grade College Planning Night

Our secondary counselors are hosting a 10th grade college planning meeting on Monday, October 17th at 6:00 pm. At this meeting counselors will discuss post-secondary options with a focus on college planning.


National Honor Society (High School)

Ms. Walsh, our NHS teacher-sponsor, sent out NHS qualification letters last week. Applications for qualified students must be submitted by October 14th and our Induction Ceremony will take place on October 26th at 6:00 pm.


National Junior Honor Society (Middle School)

Mrs. Root, our NJHS teacher-sponsor, sent qualification letters to students last week. Applications for qualified students must be submitted by October 14th and our Induction Ceremony will take place on October 26th at 8:30 am.


Windsock Day

Tomorrow, Tuesday October 4, 2016, we will have a practice wind sock day! A windsock day is an Inside Day when the wind chill/temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit or heavy precipitation is present. Students will be directed to enter the school through the main entrances and proceed directly to the commons. Colorful windsocks will be displayed at different locations around the school to indicate that conditions exist for an windsock day.  Please do not park on Tuesday the 4th, just stay in the loop and drop your child off at the front of their building. This will not be a large change for the secondary building, but will greatly impact the elementary building and drop off around 8:00 am may look different. Please be patient as we test this process prior to winter.


Secondary Friday Pizza Day Volunteers

We are in need of parent volunteers to help prepare and serve food to our students on Fridays.  The hours will be 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.  If you are interested, please sign up HERE on the day(s) that will work best for you. Thank you for your support!

Donations for Adroit

Our Adroit program is off to a great start this year. Students have been exposed to initial steps in the design thinking process, including community/global awareness, brainstorming,  and prototyping. Students have also had sessions on college and career planning, navigating giftedness, anxiety management, organization, time management, perfectionism, interviewing skills, empathy development, and grit. In the near future we will be working on tool training, creativity and curiosity in addition to continued exploration of the topics previously introduced.


We have started working with students to identify passion project ideas and we need help from our community to make some of these ideas reality. While many of our students’ passion projects will not require specific materials, a few of them will require additional items. We will soon be looking for the following donations:

  • Electronics - VCRs, walkmans, video cameras, cameras, computers (no monitors or TVs),

  • Hand tools (hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, levels, etc.)

  • Small electric tools (drills, saws, etc.)

  • Art tools - brushes, sculpting tools, clay

  • Materials - pipe cleaners, wood (lumber), metal, nails, screws, sandpaper, work gloves, safety glasses, etc.

  • Sewing - sewing machines, yarn, thread, cloth, crochet hooks, knitting needles

  • Boxes (heavy duty/highly corrugated)

  • PVC Pipes

  • Glue guns and glue sticks

  • Iron, Ironing board

  • Staple guns


Please watch for more information about when and where to bring your items.  We will be setting up specific times and locations for donations. Please make sure all items are in usable/working condition. Please understand that you will not receive these items back.


Winter Sports

  • Middle School Boys Basketball- Online registration is open now on the Middle School Athletic Webpage  Season: 10/17-12/8

  • Middle School Girls Basketball. Registration will open 12/1 Season is January-March.


Spiritwear for Stargate FANS-HERE is an order form for Stargate Spiritwear for FANS!  The Spiritwear is in stock and is ready to send home with your student within a day or so (often the same day).  Please print the flyer and attach your payment.  Turn in the to Secondary Front Desk.


Rise above,

Rob



Community News


Fundraising Committee Meeting Notice

The Fundraising Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm in the secondary school building. Our next general meeting will be on Wednesday, October 5th, 6:00pm in the Stargate Secondary Building. This meeting is open to our entire community and we are actively looking for more volunteers. If you are unable to attend but would like to find out more about the Fundraising Committee, please email us at fundraising@stargateschool.org


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