Cable Connection April 8, 2019

posted Apr 8, 2019, 4:04 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

April 9-PSAT/SAT for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students

April 9- Middle School Field Trips

April 9-3:00pm-Kona Ice Truck at Stargate

April 9- 6:00pm Incoming Middle School Parent Information Night

April 10-12-CMAS grades 6-8

April 12- CMAS 11th grade students

April 13 8pm-10pm Parent Open House After Prom (Stargate Fieldhouse)

April 13- Junior/Senior Prom/After Prom

April 16- MS & HS CHSAA-Orchestra Field Trip

April 17- 6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

April 18- MS & HS CHSAA-Band Field Trip

April 19- Adroit Expo Day

April 23- 6:00pm Art Show Reception

April 24- 6th grade Field Trip

April 24- 6:00pm State of the School Board Presentation

April 25-27 Mary Poppins Spring Musical

April 27 9-1 Spring Bike Roundup

April 30- 6:30pm High School Band and Orchestra Concert

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

May 2- 6:30pm Board of Directors Candidate Forum

May 3- 12th grade Field Trip

May 3- 7-9pm Middle School Dance

May 6- 6:00pm HS Awards Night Grades 9-11

May 9- Last day for seniors/Senior Sunset Dinner

May 10-Regular school day for Secondary students

May 16- HS Senior Recognition Night


May 6-17-AP Exams

May 21- 6:00pm High School Graduation, Macky Auditorium/ University of Colorado Boulder

May 22- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation-Stargate Fieldhouse

May 23 11:30 Dismissal - last day of school

Updated Sports Schedules

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

Hello Stargate families,

Last Friday at our high school assembly, I spoke to the students about the idea of creating conditions that help lead to success. In other words, being purposeful to make decisions regarding details you can control. Then, I shared how this idea relates to testing this week. Please join us in reinforcing this idea with your student by encouraging them to do the following:

  1. Get a good night sleep before each testing day.

  2. Eat a healthy breakfast and drink a big glass of water the morning of each testing day.

  3. Show up prepared. For middle school students, this includes coming to school with a fully charged computer and power cord. For high school students, this includes bringing a calculator that has fresh batteries.

  4. Arrive at school early with plenty of time to get to the testing room and not feel rushed.

Testing is valuable because it allows each student the opportunity to demonstrate how much they have learned. Also, it allows Stargate to collectively show our community our academic excellence. Thank you for your help in encouraging your student to create conditions that will maximize their success.  

Rise above,



The nominating period for 3 open board seats are is open NOW through April 15 at 5 pm. Two seats are for 3-year terms and one seat is for a 1-year term.  If you are interested in running for the board, the nominating form can be found HERE. Information on what is expected of board members can be found HERE. If you desire more information, please contact the Stargate Recruiting Committee at

This year, all candidates will have an opportunity to introduce themselves briefly at the State of the School on April 24 and the Recruiting Committee will be hosting a moderated forum for the candidates on May 2 at 6:30pm. Please be prepared to attend both of these events if running.


Executive Director of Academics Search Update

On April 3, the Stargate Governance Board voted unanimously that Michael Henderson is the finalist under consideration for the Executive Director of Academics position. In accordance with the open meeting requirements of C.R.S. § 24-6-402(3.5), this notification is being published 14 days in advance of the April 17, 2019 Board Meeting when the Board will consider offering this position to the selected finalist.


The 2nd Annual Stargate Flower Fundraiser, March 4th - April 12th


The High School students are selling Mazzotti Farms Patio Pots and Hanging Baskets again this year, to raise money for the parent sponsored After-Prom. After-Prom provides a safe, alcohol and drug-free environment where kids can celebrate their Prom night from 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. A portion of the profits will also go towards general school-wide needs.

They will make great gifts for Mother's Day, teacher appreciation, or to spruce up your yard for springtime! Don’t miss out this year.

Online ordering is available on the website. If you prefer to pay by cash/check, order forms are available to download and print out on the website as well.

After Prom Volunteers Needed

Only 5 days until Stargate's Prom and After-Prom! We still have some volunteer spots that need to be filled for the After-Prom. We are especially in need of people who know how to deal poker, black jack and craps.  Please click on the sign up to help out.  The hours are late, but it's going to be a lot of fun! Thank you for helping us create a fun, safe environment for our children to celebrate!


The Stargate Community is invited to stop by and check out the amazing After-Prom decorations and activities Come see our field house transformed into party central before the kids arrive! This Saturday, April 13th, 8-10pm in the Field House

Spring Bike Roundup Saturday April 27th.  9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  North Parking Lot.

The Stargate Mountain Bike Team would like to invite Stargate families to bring their bicycles to our 1st Annual Spring Bike Roundup! Stargate Mountain Bike riders and coaches will be performing bike tune ups to help our Stargate families get ready for spring and summer! We will be offering a bike wash, multi-point inspection, repair of flat tires, lubrication of chain and drivetrain, and adjustments to brakes and shifters.  (Major maintenance needs beyond our scope will be identified for you). We will be accepting voluntary donations, which will go towards our team fund for the 2019 season. Please feel free to drop off your bikes early and pick them up later if you need to run errands. We will also be accepting bike donations for this wonderful charity: Come on out and meet our team members and learn more about Stargate Mountain Biking!

Lathe Club Information

The Middle and High School Lathe Club meets every Thursday that school is in session from just after school until 5pm in the Adroit space.  We'll start with some easy spindle woodturning projects and then move onto more advanced projects. All skill levels are welcome and no prior experience is necessary.  The club and materials are free (although exotic woods and various kits can be optionally purchased). New students are welcome to start at any time and the club is open to middle and high school students.

High School Summer Strength and Conditioning Program

Looking for a great way to improve athletic performance or stay fit and active over the summer months?  Stargate High School Summer Strength and Conditioning program is available to all Stargate High School students that are incoming freshmen through seniors during June and July.  The program is geared toward all aspects of athletic development and improved fitness. The goal of our Strength & Conditioning Program is to provide students and athletes the best opportunity to improve their athletic performance and fitness over the summer months. The cost of the full summer is $75 per person.  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

Photos From The Stargate Gala

Thank you to Yvonne Min for taking pictures at the Gala! Below is a link to the photographs from the Totally Awesome 80s Gala!  You can download these directly to your computer by clicking on an image and looking for the download icon in the bottom right of the photo.  Enjoy!

Spring Musical Mary Poppins-Tickets on Sale NOW!

Tickets are on sale now for Disney’s Mary Poppins, produced by Stargate’s Drama Program! Running from April 25th to the 27th, we are pleased to present the classic Disney tale featuring the same musical numbers you know and love.

Jane and Michael Banks are out of control and are in dire need of a new nanny. Writing their own ideas of the qualities of their caretaker, a mysterious young woman appears, the answer to their wishes in her peculiar way. Mary Poppins takes the children on memorable adventures, teaching the adults and children many lessons along the way.

This classic musical appeals to the whole family and is a great way to kick off your summer!

Tickets are available online now! Link:

Adroit Day

We are busy planning the 3rd Annual Stargate Adroit Expo

If you are a parent/guardian who wants to showcase your passion, please email us at and let us know! Calling all Stargate Parent Bands: If playing in a band is your passion and you would like to be a part of the Stargate Adroit Expo, please click HERE for the sign up form. Set Up Committee: We need help setting up for the Adroit Expo on Thursday, April 18 4:00pm-6:00pm. If you can help, please sign up HERE.

FOOD! On April 19, there will be six food trucks available for food purchase. Also, our school lunch vendor, My Kids Lunch, will offer Pizza Friday lunches to go. These must be ordered two days ahead of time and can be ordered NOW. For more information about ordering lunch, click HERE.


CRC (Community Relations Committee)

CRC is need of volunteers to help put up Art in the Elementary Building on 04/19 (During Adroit Day!) Please sign up for a 1 hour slot and help display the wonderful work put together by our Elementary students! There are other slots open so if Adroit day doesn't work for you, please sign up for a day that fits your schedule! Your help is greatly appreciated!

Eagles On The Move

Congratulations Ms. Muñoz!

Stargate High School Spanish teacher, Jessika Muñoz has been recognized by the Boettcher Foundation as a standout teacher for her impact and dedication to students. Each teacher honoree was selected by a student finalist for the Boettcher Scholarship. She will receive a plaque, a personalized tribute from the student who selected her and a $500 grant to be used for a project or activity to benefit students at our school.

Geography Bee State Competition Winner

Garrett Fleischmann competed in the state Geography Bee and was able to defend his title!  He will be representing the state of Colorado and Stargate in Washington D.C. for the national competition.  Way to go Garrett!


Stargate’s Middle School MATHCOUNTS team closed out its season by sending ten members to the State competition on Saturday, March 23rd, at the University of Denver.  Comprising the top math students in Colorado, a total of 168 students from 56 schools competed.  Only one other school had as many students qualify for the competition as did Stargate.

Stargate’s team of 8th graders Jeremy Huang and Allison Xin, 7th grader Tamsin Horne, and 6th grader Valerie Xin took 8th place in the team competition.  In the individual competition Jeremy placed 16th.  Also representing Stargate were 8th graders Sibi Sivaram and David Thumma, 7th graders Nick Hofer, Pranav Konijeti, and Ryan Marx, and 6th grader Vincent Stone.

This year’s team did an outstanding job throughout all the competitions this year.  Team members spent many hours in practices learning new math concepts and improving their speed at completing problems.  Ken Haney, the team’s coach, greatly appreciates the team’s dedication and the tremendous support provided all season by the team’s parents.

District Art Show Awards

Stargate High School artists were recognized for awards by the judges for the Adams 12 District Art Show. There were hundreds of entries from schools all over the district.  It is our first year ever participating in the exhibit and we made an amazing first showing. We am so proud of these super talented and hard working kids. Here are the artists and their awards:

Maya Chao 1st Place (Drawing)

Kylie Schnoor 1st Place (Wheel Thrown Ceramics)

Kate Eisinger 2nd Place (Painting)

Deanna Thumma 2nd Place (Mixed Media)

Prairie Playhouse's production of Willy Wonka Jr.

Come see Prairie Playhouse's production of Willy Wonka Jr. on April 16 and 17 at the Dickens Opera House in Longmont. Stargate's own Aleah Braly, Carrissa Lim, and Allison Pippert will be performing in the show. Tickets and more information available at

National Spelling Bee

Stargate has 2 students that have been invited through the RSVbee and will be representing at the Scripps National Spelling Bee the last week in May.  Cheyenne Trujillo and Brody Krause! We are so proud of our kids and excited for this journey.