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


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 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.

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