Cable Connection 12/5/16

posted Dec 5, 2016, 4:20 PM by Jane Baker

Happy December!  I hope to you see you at Barnes at Noble on Saturday doing some shopping and supporting the Stargate Book Fair. If you happen to show up around 12:30, come find me for a rousing game of 20 questions. Please remember to be kind in the loop! We are beginning to have more student drivers each month and we want them to be able to drive with confidence in the winter weather. This is the last Cable Connection for the year 2016 and I can't say enough how proud I am of how hard our students and staff have worked this semester. I want to wish everyone a restful, relaxing end to the year and am excited for all that will be accomplished in 2017.


Rise above,

Rob


Important Dates

December 6 6:30pm Rock Band and Choir Concert

December 7 5:30pm High School Panel for current 8th grade families

December 7 6:30pm Geography Bee 4-8 grades Elementary Commons

December 8 6:30pm Winterfest XII

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

December 12 and 13 6:30pm One Act Performances

December 16 Teacher Work Day (no school for students)

January 2 Teacher Work Day (no school for students)

January 3 Students back to school

January 4 and 5 MAPS Testing for Middle School Students.

January 10 6:00 pm Stargate High School Information Night for Current 8th grade families

January 17 6:00 pm Secondary Prospective Parent Information Night


Night Event Parking

We have an abundance of night events over the next two weeks. Please feel free

to park in the Hug and Go Lane during night and after school events​ if the other parking

lots are full.


Middle School Winter Ball Dance

The Middle School Winter Ball dance is Friday, December 9th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The cost of the dance is $5 at the door (plus $1 for coat check) unless a VIP ticket has been pre-purchased. The dance is only open to current Stargate Middle School Students..

Middle School Finals Expectations (Schedule can be found HERE)

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

Finals days need to be academic focused.


High School Finals Expectations (Schedule can be found HERE)

Core subjects - It is the expectation that every core class give a cumulative assessment. 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 all teachers to administer a final. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.

Beginning Dec. 5th - Daily homework will be minimized so students can focus their time outside of school on preparing their final projects, presentations, and exams.  For classes with a final exam, students will receive a review guide no later than Friday, December 9th and will review in class on Monday and Tuesday.


December 16th - Teacher Work Day (no school for students)

We will post final report cards to Infinite Campus on Friday, December 16th afternoon.


Middle School NWEA MAPs testing

All middle school students will take a math and reading NWEA MAPs assessment in their respective math and English class on January 4th and January 5th. These MAP assessments are normed tests that will provide us with information regarding the effectiveness of our curriculum and instruction and provide families a snapshot of how their student is doing among their grade level peers. Students will take reading and math MAPS assessments again in the spring so we can gauge growth over the course of the year.


High School Information for current 8th Grade Families

December 7th - Panel discussion at 5:30 pm. This will be an opportunity to hear from current Stargate High School teachers, counselors and students about Stargate High School. Most of this evening will be reserved for question and answer time.

December 8th - Lunch meeting for 8th grade students  to hear more about Stargate High School. Mr. Cable will give a presentation and allow time or question and answers. PIZZA will be provided!

January 10th - Presentation at 6:00 pm for current Stargate 8th grade families. Mr. Cable will give a presentation about Stargate High School to current 8th grade families and answer questions at the end of the presentation.

January 17th - Prospective parent presentation at 6:00. Mr. Cable will give a presentation about Stargate High School and answer questions.


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!

The Stargate Book Fair is at BARNES & NOBLE!  

Present our ID#12045282 at any Barnes & Noble nationwide on December 9th, 10th & 11th.  We could earn up to 25% on most purchases to benefit the Stargate library.  Check out the great gifts Barnes & Noble has to offer. They sell more than just books. They sell games, DVD's, CD's, toys, stationery and much more.


On Saturday, December 10th we will have special presentations from Stargate students and staff at our host store on 120th and Washington St. in Thornton all day long.

Please, mark your calendar and remember to check out with our ID# 12045282.

(Online orders count as well, although we earn a lower percentage.)


Stargate's 3rd Annual National Geographic Bee School Competition

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee.  Students in grades four through eight are eligible for this competition.  There are three levels of competition: school, state, and national.  The winning student from each school must take the written qualifying test in order to advance to the state competition.  Preliminary written competition will be conducted in individual classrooms before December 2 to determine the students that will advance to the final National Geographic School Bee Competition which will be held at Stargate on Wednesday, December 7 at 6:30 pm in the Elementary Commons. State Bees are held March 31, 2017 & the National Championship will be held May 15 - 17.


Giving Tree- Help families in need in our community-deadline this Wednesday

Please join us in a Stargate tradition of the Giving Tree.  Each Holiday Season we collect gifts for families in need at Stargate, Warren Village First Steps and our Sister School, Leroy Drive.  

  • Select a gift tag from the front lobby windows in the Secondary and Elementary Schools

  • Bring the unwrapped gift with the tag attached back by December 7th

  • If you don’t have time to shop you can buy online at: http://bit.ly/StargateGives2016

  • Or you can leave a monetary donation and the CRC will shop for you

This is time sensitive and gifts must be returned by December 7th to ensure that they are delivered to the families in time for the holiday. Email: pjmagin@comcast.net with any questions.


Lost and Found

Lost and Found​ items will be donated to some wonderful organizations on December 15th.

Please stop by and pick up your lost coats, hats, and lunch boxes!



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