Cable Connection April 9, 2018

posted Apr 9, 2018, 4:18 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

April 10-Field Trips for all Middle School Students

April 10-PSAT/SAT for all High School Students

April 11-6:00pm State of the School Presentation-Secondary Commons

April 12-5:30pm-8:00pm Stargate Family Photo Fundraisers Pro

April 12-Middle School Band and Orchestra Field Trip

April 16-Professional Development Day-no school for students

April 17-20 7:00pm Spring Musical Grease

April 18-2:30pm World Language Festival

April 19-High School Band and Orchestra Field Trip

April 21- Prom/After Prom

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

April 27- Adroit Expo

April 28- 9am Second Annual Car Show Fundraiser


On April 10, all 9th graders will that the PSAT9, 10th graders will take the PSAT10, and 11th graders will take the SAT. 9th and 10th graders should arrive at school between 8:00am and 8:15am and 11th graders need to arrive between 7:45am and 8:00am. All students will be released for the day when their testing is complete. Emails were sent last week with additional information.


CMAS 2018 master schedule can be found HERE

All 8th grade and 11th grade students will take the Science CMAS test on April 17 and 18.


Garrett Fleischmann, 7th grade won the state National Geographic Geography Bee and is going to the national competition in Washington DC.

Jamie Lame performed exceptionally in the regional finals of the National History Bee and qualified to advance to the National History Bee National Finals in Atlanta.

District Middle School Battle of the Books 1st Place

Stargate had their first ever Middle School Battle of the Books teams this year.  Eight AWESOME Stargate teams battled it out here at Stargate last week, and then sent the ONE winning Stargate team to face off with 10 schools at the DISTRICT battle.  Stargate crushed the competition and took 1st place in our first ever middle school battle of the books!!!
Congratulations to District Champions: Alex Goin, Erin Stander, Aelora Winkelhake, and Joel Gaikwad!

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.

Golf Club for 6th-8th grade
6th - 8th grade Golf Club - Sign up Here Beginning April 11, 2018, there will be a youth golf club for  6th - 8th grade boys and girls at Stargate. If you are interested in participating, please complete the following by April 7, 2018.  We are limiting the club to the first 10 participants. The club will be held on Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 and Fridays 4:00-5:00. All practices will be held at the Riverdale golf course and include a mixture of putting, chipping, and driving range.

    Friday, May 4, we are hoping to finish the season with a tournament.  Location and times TBD.

    Parents are responsible for transporting students to and from each event.

    The club will run from April 11 – May 4.

    A parent volunteer would be greatly appreciated!

Fee is $45 per golfer and includes four weeks of driving range practice at Riverdale, with a pro on Wednesdays, and a final week tournament (location TBD). Please bring clubs as there may not be any spare clubs.

Parents must transport their student or organize a ride to the golf course for all days! The school or volunteer coaches will not be responsible for transportation.


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:


Flower Orders to Support the High School After Prom-Last Chance

Last chance to order beautiful flower pots/baskets and/or donate to help support the High School students' After-Prom.  A portion of the proceeds will go to support other school-wide needs as well. Please order today!!!"


Student Culture Surveys

This Spring we are going to have students complete a school culture survey. The results of this survey will be used to identify our school's strengths and areas of needed improvement regarding our school  climate and culture. Students will be asked to sign in to their Stargate Google Account to restrict responses to only Stargate students, email addresses will not be collected and results will be collected anonymously. Results will help Stargate Staff and Stargate student leaders make improvements to our school culture and climate. High school students will take this survey in Adroit in April and middle school students will take this survey in Connect in April.

Stargate Spring Musical - Grease

Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "T-Birds" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "Born To Hand Jive", "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie", and "Hopelessly Devoted To You", recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation. An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals.

Tickets are available online. Here is the link:

2019 High School Graduation

The 2019 High School Graduation Committee is being formed. If you are interested in participating, please email josh.cochran@stargateschool.

Gala Photos

Thank you to Yvonne Min Photography for taking pictures at the Gala. Here is the link to the photos. If you hover or click on an image, you can download it to your computer.

International Festival

Bonjour! ¡Hola! STARGATE’s second annual International Festival is taking place next Wednesday in the Commons from 2:30 - 4:00. Join us to take a trip around the globe as you sample a variety of delicious world cuisines and immerse yourself in the language, art, and music of exciting world cultures. All are welcome, and admission is free.

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming!

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

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!

Nominations are now OPEN for Stargate Governance Board Positions

Nominations are open NOW through April 14 for TWO seats on the Governance Board of Directors. Both seats will hold a three-year term. Information on what is required to be a Board Member can be found HERE. You may also contact Sharon Robinson, Chair of the Recruiting Committee at 303-981-6942 or with any questions.

Interested applicants should follow THIS LINK to submit their nomination by April 14.


Elections – Paperless voting is coming, but we need your help

Stakeholders –

We want to let you know that we are making some changes to the Stargate election process.  However, before you delete or move on from this message, this is not your regular election notice!

Twice a year, you have an opportunity to vote on important school stuff (including electing members to the School Board and the School Accountability Committee)

It is important because you vote and decide who serves on the elected boards and committees of Stargate School.

To improve voter turnout and reduce our overall election expenses we are going to be moving to paperless email voting, and YOU ARE A BIG PART OF IT.

For the Spring 2018 Stargate Election, we are going to introduce paperless email voting as well as paper-based voting just like we have offered for the past few years.

Why BOTH methods of voting and not just one? As any student of Stargate will tell you, change can take a few tries.  As such, our goal is to adopt a completely paperless election in the Fall 2018, but for the election of Spring 2018, we want to offer both options (email or paper) so we can work out any problems with paperless voting before diving all the way.

For the Spring 2018 election, you will still receive a colorful ballot instruction via your Monday folders (ES) or by mail (MS-HS) just like you have in the past.  For some of you, these are the paper ballots that your dog ate, or you child did not tell you about until you called the election committee and then found it… but I digress.

Stakeholders who have a “qualified email address” that is registered with Infinite Campus will ALSO receive an email which will also enable them to vote.  If you get both options to vote (paper and email), you can vote either way, but once you vote by either method, you cannot vote a second time and your ballot or email that you did not use becomes invalid once your vote is cast.  Note that we our offering both options only for the Spring 2018 election.

Infinite Campus Link:

What is this “qualified email address”?

A “qualified” email address has three characteristics (and all must be satisfied to vote by email):

  1. Your email address must be current. A current email address is one that you check regularly (i.e. daily).  It can be a work or personal email address, but it must be one that you know works and you are actively able to use.

  2. Your email address must be valid. A valid email address is one that has been entered correctly.  Examples of valid email addresses are:,,  Examples of invalid addresses are: bobsemailnodomain, baddomain@gmai.cnmm, and

  3. It must be unique. A unique email address is on that is NOT SHARED (because we can only send one ballot per email address).

Audience participation time:  Do you know who is responsible for ensuring they have a current, valid, and unique email address registered in Infinite Campus (where we get the list of stakeholders and their email addresses) 30 days prior to the election??  YOU ARE!


In preparation for the spring election we need to YOU to register and reconfirm that you have a VALID EMAIL address in Infinite Campus.  We will collect the email addresses from Infinite Campus 30 days prior to the spring election.  Even if you believe your email is correct, please double-check.

Your vote depends on it!

Need More Information?

For more information about paper-less voting, please go to our Election Page at


Child Care During State of the School Presentation

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meeting on April 11, 2018 (6:00pm-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on April 9. CLICK HERE to sign up for childcare.  Please email with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial, and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.

Special Olympics

Starting Sunday, April 15th, Stargate is hosting a Special Olympics youth 'unified' soccer skills practice every Sunday from 2-3. This is a wonderful opportunity for our school's community to be invited and included with a more diverse population.  The purpose of having a 'unified' team is for both typical children and those with a disability to learn from each other. If you are interested in participating, please complete the interest form below:

RMFSC Spring Ice Show-A Jungle Adventure

Come watch Stargate students perform in the Rocky Mountain Figure Skating Club spring ice show on April 14 at 1pm and 6pm at the Ice Center at the Promenade. More information can be found online HERE

Don't Forget To Order Lunch!

Reminder to all Stargate parents. Please don't forget to order lunch for your hungry students. Hot meals must be ordered a minimum of  2 days in advance. There are No Same Day Meal Orders. Meals are easily ordered through the online ordering system. Login at:

Wholesome Foods will be available to order in the Secondary Building Monday-Thursday.

Restaurant choices are:

Monday: Tokyo Joes/P F Chang's (alternating)

Tuesday: California Pizza Kitchen

Wednesday: Renegade Burrito

Thursday: Which Wich/Subway (alternating)

Please click the following for more information on how to order from Wholesome Foods.

Wholesome Foods Information Sheet

Fridays are Pizza Friday and need to be ordered through MyKidsLunch under "Stargate Pizza Friday."

Login at:

Please consider signing up to volunteer on Pizza Fridays. It’s a great way to see your student at lunch and enjoy a delicious slice of pizza. To get started please click the following: