Cable Connection January 22, 2018

posted Jan 22, 2018, 4:14 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

January 24-6:30pm High School Career Fair

January 25- 6:30pm Geography Bee-grades 4-8

January 26- 6:00pm Bingo and Chili Cookoff

January 30- 6:30pm Community Input Meeting-Quiet Spaces  (Elementary Commons)

January 31- 11-1 High School College Fair

February 7 - 3:30pm-7:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences(Last Name A-L)
February 8 - 10:00am-2:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences (no school for students)
February 8 - 3:30pm-7:30pm Parent/Teacher Conferences(Last Name M-Z)
February 9 - Parent/Teacher Conferences-By teacher invitation only (no school for students)

February 15- MS/HS Band and Orchestra Concert

February 16- 9th grade Field Trip

February 23- 7-10pm High School Dance

Parent/Teacher Conferences

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. We are anticipating shortest wait time on Thursday, February 8, 10am-2:30pm.

Please see below for schedule:
February 7 - 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)
February 8 - 10:00am-2:30pm (no school for students)
February 8 - 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)
February 9 - By teacher invitation only (no school for students)

Stargate High School Career Fair - January 24th at 6:30-8:00 pm

We have over 100 high school students signed up for the first Stargate Career Fair. We are looking forward to hearing interesting speakers from a variety of different career fields. Information about the event has been sent directly to the students who signed up. If you have questions, please email

Chili Cook-Off and Bingo

The All-Stargate Chili Cook-Off and Bingo is this Friday, January 26, starting at 6pm. We need all sorts of help! The Chili Cook-off ($5/person) begins at 6pm in the Elementary Commons. While the judges are busy in the commons, kids can stay busy in the Elementary gym with games and activities!  Bingo starts in the Secondary Building Commons at 7pm and is sure to be fun for everyone! To enter the chili contest in Red, Green, Other and Student Chef categories, please sign up at:  Signup to bring supplies or volunteer at:

Community Input Meeting-Quiet Spaces-January 30

Please join us Tuesday January 30th at 6:30pm in the Elementary Commons for a session to talk about the quiet / study spaces in both the Elementary and Secondary Buildings. We will have a brief 10 minute Q & A session and then you can look at the space in Elementary AND Secondary buildings to give suggestions/ideas/wants, etc. Please bring your student, too! We hope to have as many parents/community members as possible join us.

Counseling Updates

Upcoming College Reps (College Center):

Adams State University: January 26, 2018 9:00AM. *Please note: the time on this visit has change*

*All college representative visits are posted in Naviance. Students need to follow the directions posted there; sign ups must happen through Naviance and Eventbrite in order to attend.*

Junior & Sophomore ROAR (Regional Officers of Admissions of the Rockies) College Fair:

January 31, 2018 11:00AM-1:00PM  *Students in 10th & 11th grades will have the opportunity to visit the fair during Adroit on January 31st, there will also be time for them to visit during lunch.

2018-2019 Course Registration

2018-2019 High School course registration will begin on the 30th of January. Counselors will be going into Science classes on the 30th to go over next year's course offerings and registration. Students will be required to input their choices into Infinite Campus on their own, by February 5th. They must also submit their registration sheets to their Science teachers. Parents are required to sign their student’s course registration sheets prior to students submitting their sheets to their teacher.  

High School course registration for current 8th grade students will begin on February 5th & 6th in Connect classes. These students will input their choices into Infinite Campus in their Connect classes on February 12th & 13th. Parents are required to sign their student’s course registration sheets prior to students submitting their sheets to their teacher.  

2018-2019 Middle School course registration for current 6th & 7th grade students will begin on February 5th & 6th in Connect classes. These students will input their choices into Infinite Campus in their Connect classes on February 12th & 13th. Parents are required to sign their student’s course registration sheets prior to students submitting their sheets to their teacher.  

Adroit Updates

Wonderful Stargate Parents,
Thank you so much for the items that you have donated during the first semester! We have made great use of all of the wonderfully weird and quirky things that have come into the Adroit Space. The students are learning so much from the investigations they are able to experience because of these donations. With one semester of Adroit under our belt and being able to spend time working with many of the Stargate students, I have developed a greater understanding of what our students are interested in and what materials we are searching for from our Stargate community. One of the great things about Stargate is that our community is so widely diverse. Adroit allows our students to celebrate those differences through passion projects as well as in-class opportunities to influence others via student-lead mini lessons and projects. Due to the wide variety of interests within our student population, we are also trying to keep the class relevant by providing opportunities into many fields of study.

Looking ahead into what projects our students will be working on, here are some of the items that are needed to make this semester incredible. I would rather use the community as a resource before spending unnecessary money on these items.
Assorted building materials:
-lumber (2 x ?’s, sheets, hardwood, pallets that are in decent shape, etc.)
-metal (rebar, angle iron, etc.)
-hardware (nails, screws, nuts, bolts, etc.)
Sewing Supplies
-needles for sewing machines

Tools (hand or power)  ...this an excuse for you to get new ones
Craft Supplies
-spray paint
- hot glue sticks (large and small)
Thank you for making Adroit better and better everyday!  I can’t wait to see what our community can come up with! If you are ever curious about what else can be donated, please send me an email and I will gladly answer any of your questions.
Life is Adroit.
Adroit is Life.
Keith Varel

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:




We are in the early stages of planning for our state assessments this spring. Grade level testing dates are outlined below:

  • All 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will take English Language Arts and Mathematics CMAS March 19, 20 and 21.

  • On April 10, all 9th graders will that the PSAT9, 10th graders will take the PSAT10, and 11th graders will take the SAT.

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

We will provide more detail about times and daily schedule adjustments as we get closer to the tests but wanted to give you these dates so you can avoid scheduling vacations or appointments on these dates.

Save the Date for the Battle of the Brains

Calling all trivia buffs and Jeopardy fans! Make sure to save the date for the​ Battle of the Brains tournament, the tournament for teams of adults that want to battle it out for top honors. The tournament will be held the morning of April 14th at Stargate. More information to come soon!


Heart & Sole (a Girls on the Run Program for 6-8th grade girls)

Coming this spring to Stargate Middle School!

Calling all 6th-8th grade girls - Come be a part of the fun! Join us at Heart & Sole!

So… What is Girls on the Run Heart & Sole?

Stretch yourself – physically, mentally, socially and emotionally. Girls will be inspired to a lifetime of self-respect and a healthy lifestyle through an innovative program that combines training for a 3.1 mile run/walk race with fun, self empowerment lessons. This program promotes individual achievement and self–confidence. Girls gain self-esteem and learn healthy lifestyle habits while training for a 5K run/walk race.

What if I don’t like to run?

We use the term “running” loosely – girls can run, hop, skip, speed walk or dance towards their goals. The lessons promote self-challenge instead of competition; self-worth instead of societal worth; and cooperation instead of rivalry.

Our goals for each girl are to:

Understand her place in the community.

Have strong sense of identity.

Learn how to give and receive support in a group.

Learn to stand up for herself in a healthy manner.

Have an improved body image.

Complete a 5K run/walk event in the community.

Online registration will start February 5.

Practices are twice a week for 90 minutes. Practice begins the week of March 5th and runs through week of May 14th. Go to to learn more about this program.


Prom and After Prom for Juniors

Stargate's first Prom will be this year for the juniors on April 21st.  Following the prom, we will be holding an After-Prom party to provide a drug and alcohol free alternative to unsupervised home and hotel parties.  We hope to provide a fun, memorable experience for the kids with lots of activities, food and gifts.  The After-Prom is traditionally planned and executed by the parents at the school.  A dedicated committee of parents has been working hard to plan this event.  But now we need some help from everyone else.


On Thursday, Jan. 25, the Decorating Committee will be holding a "Build Day" from 1-3:30pm at the school to start constructing some of the decorations for After-Prom.  This will be lots of cutting, painting, folding, etc... If you can help on that day, please sign up here:


We are looking forward to starting with this class yet another tradition for Stargate to carry on into the future.If you have any questions, please contact: Liz Friedenson -,

Sharon Robinson - , Andrea Smith -

Middle and High School Yearbooks

It's not too late to order your middle or high school yearbook! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories.You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; the middle and high schools are no longer accepting cash or check. As with last year, we will not order extras. March 1 is the deadline to order.

Middle School: $55

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

Order here: Stargate Charter 6-8-Yearbooks-Pictavo Community

High School: $56

They can be personalized for an additional charge.

Just go here to order