Cable Connection February 4, 2019

posted Feb 4, 2019, 3:58 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

February 13- Evening Conferences all grades (normal Wednesday schedule)

February 14-Secondary-regular school day for middle and high school students, evening conferences only (4:00pm-7:00pm)

February 15- No school for students all grades, Eagles Landing Full Day Out-separate sign up.

February 18-Presidents Day Holiday-no school for students, no Eagle’s Landing

February 19-Staff Development Day-no school for students, Eagles Landing Full Day Out-separate sign up.

February 20- 6:00pm Board of Directors Meeting

February 21- 6:00pm High School Spring Sports Parent Meeting

February 28- 6:00pm Middle School Spring Sports Parent Meeting

Planning Ahead:

March 9- 6pm Stargate Gala-Omni Interlocken Hotel

March 25-29- Spring Break

April 13- Prom

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

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

Updated Sports Schedules

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

Secondary families,

We seem to be in the heart of academic competition season and it is exciting to see the updates of how our students are doing as they represent Stargate out in our community. I want to congratulate all of our competitive clubs/teams and their teacher sponsors for all the hard work and extra time they put in to their preparation. Some of the recent results are listed below.

I look forward to seeing you next week at conferences. Thank you for your continued support of your student(s) and Stargate.

Rise above,


Parent/Teacher Conferences February 13 and 14

Spring conferences are a chance for parents/guardians to meet with all of their student’s teachers. Plan to spend 5 minutes with each teacher discussing student progress and asking questions about the class. Our conference format will be Open House, with all teachers available in the Secondary Commons.

Please see below for schedule:
February 13 - 3:30pm-7:30pm
February 14 - 4:00pm-7:30pm

Counseling Updates

Smart Track College Funding Meetings

9-11th Grade Meeting March 5, 2019 6:00pm

Sign up in Naviance for these events!

Spring 2019 Bus 2 College

CU Boulder: Tuesday March 12, 2019

Colorado State University: Tuesday April 23, 2019

Sign up in Naviance & get your permission slip from the Future Center!

Mini College Fair

This Wednesday, February 6, 2019,  Stargate High School will be hosting our second College Fair! 10th-12th grade students will attend during Adroit/Eagle Hour and lunch. We are very excited for this opportunity for our students! We have 31 schools attending!

Upcoming College Rep Visits:

Western Nebraska Community College: February 5, 2019 @ 8:15am

The University of Arizona: March 18, 2019 @ 9:15am

2019-2020 Course Registration

Counselors will be going into classrooms on February 11 & 12, 2019 to speak with students about course registration for next school year. Please be prepared to have conversations with your student(s) about their course selections for next year. Each student will be required to have a parent/guardian signature on their registration sheet to turn in at school. Students will also be required to register for their courses in Infinite Campus. More information will be sent out to families next week.

Middle School Yearbook Reminder

You only have one month left to order your Middle School yearbooks! They are  available to order here.

You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; middle school is no longer accepting cash or check. Cost: $55 and personalized books are $65. As with last year, we will not order extras.  March 1 is the deadline to order.

Book Fair

Our winter Book Fair at Barnes & Noble was a huge success. Thank you to the many families that came out to support us!  Thanks to you, we earned over $2,300 to buy more books for the new Secondary and Elementary Libraries. Our next Book Fair will be held in the Elementary Library in the Spring.

Interested in joining Middle or High school Band and Orchestra for 2019-2020

If you are currently a 6th through 11th grader and you are interested in joining band or orchestra next year, please contact soon to get more information.  We are accepting beginners to the advance level musicians. In order to place you in the correct ensemble, contact me through email or stop by at one of the Instrument Try Out Times listed below.  We have a MS Beginning Ensemble that is mainly for 6th graders, but really any newbie on a band or orchestra instrument. There is also the MS Band and a MS Orchestra. We have the HS Instrumental Ensemble, which is mainly an entry intermediate level ensemble with both band and orchestra instruments.  Then we have our HS Chamber Ensemble, our auditioned based ensemble, which performs on Advanced level music.


If you are in high school and have prior instrument experience and interested in joining and not sure if you can audition for Chamber.  Again, contact Mrs. Pegler so she can give you an audition excerpt ASAP. I need to hear you perform for HS Chamber by February 22nd. I know we have some musicians with experience already that are in HS next year.  For the 20190-2020 school year, members of the HS Chamber Ensemble and Instrumental Ensemble (by audition) will be travelling to Williamsburg, VA to perform at a competition. Sign ups for this trip will begin next month.  So please let me know soon!


Come by to try out an instrument during these times. It’s possible we will have other times available, but try to make one of these times.  If we add more times we will send an email.


Instrument Try Out Times:

Monday February 4th from 3:35-4ish

Tuesday February 5th from 3:35-4ish

Wednesday February 6th from 7:45-8:15am

Thursday February 7th during HS Advance-get a pass ahead of time!

Wednesday February 13th after school until 3pm

Thursday February 14th during MS and HS Advance-get a pass ahead of time!

Brain Bowl

Congratulations to the Stargate Middle School Brain Bowl Team for their outstanding performance at Regionals in January. Ninety teams from across northern Colorado competed and the competition was fierce. All of Stargate's teams did well, with many advancing to the afternoon's rounds. In the end, Stargate qualified three teams to go to the state tournament in February. Special congratulations to Brain Bowl first-timers Ava Lee, Lia Morley, Carter Jensen, Owen Oyer, and John Darrah for winning 1st Place in the 6th Grade division!  


Stargate fielded a team of sixteen Middle School students to the Adams 12 MATHCOUNTS District Finals competition on Saturday, February 2nd, at Rocky Top Middle School.  About 120 students from twelve schools competed.

The team of Tamsin Horne, Jeremy Huang, David Thumma, and Allison Xin took home the 2nd place team trophy.  In the individual competition Stargate took three of the top ten positions.  Jeremy took 2nd place, Valerie Xin placed 5th, and Tamsin placed 8th.

Other Stargate students who competed were Reese Bush, Chris Chen, Eddie Chiu, Prisha Goyal, Nick Hofer, Pranav Konijeti, Ryan Marx, Hector Mu, Sibi Sivaram, Vincent Stone, and Eli Walsh.

The MATHCOUNTS team’s next competition will be the North Metro Chapter competition on February 23rd, at which ten team members can compete.  The top finishers at that competition will qualify for the State Finals to be held on March 23rd.

Geography Bee

The Fifth Annual Stargate Geography Bee was held on Thursday, January 24, 2019. Ten middle school students qualified and competed. The competing students were Larry Shan, Diogo Costa, Nathan Kleve, Jeremy Huang, Quinn Donaldson, Wren Pritchett, Tyler Richardson, Rayan Kalantar, Rithvik Krishnan, Garrett Fleischmann. Middle School winners were 1st place Garrett Fleischmann and 2nd place Quinn Donaldson. Congratulations!

High School Speech and Debate

Ten high school students attended the Speech and Debate State Festival. Everyone who went put in a ton of working perfecting their speeches and Stargate had some students make it close to finals. Katya Hoopes made an advancement round, MaryKathryn Schneider made semifinals and Arnav Konijeti and Akshat Jain made quarterfinals.

Mock Trial

Congratulations to Stargate's Mock Trial teams for competing in the Regional Mock Trial competition this weekend.  We had 21 students participate and entered three teams. Each year 6 attorneys and 6 witnesses receive top awards. Congratulations to Austin Fay, Akshat Jain, Aria Cohen, and Evan Johnson for Outstanding Attorney awards. Congratulations to Nick Kemp and Brendon Bottrell for Outstanding Witness awards.  This is only the fourth year Stargate has participated and for the second year in a row, we have a team that qualified for the State Mock Trial competition in March. Congratulations to Miles Claver, Nick Kemp, Aria Cohen, Yejin Won, Austin Fay, Akshat Jain, Arnav Konijeti, and Annie McDonnell. The team is required to provide jurors for the State competition on March 8-9.  If you can help out please contact one of the coaches, Carey Halnier or Teresa Thomson Walsh

Eagles on The Move

A few weeks ago Stargate High School student Colin Duffy competed in the first Combined Adult Invitational for USA Climbing.  He was invited to compete because of his two world titles. He was the youngest competitor. He placed 4th and the replays can be watched on ESPN.

Congratulations to Srisahanaa Chandramohan, Inas Siddique, Harshini Muthuraman, Vikashini Muthuraman and Krisha Udeshi for taking 3rd place in the Summit School of Chess competition.