Cable Connection January 23, 2017

posted Jan 23, 2017, 4:23 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

January 27, 2017-7:00pm-11:00pm High School Night In- Stargate High School students

February 15th and 16th - Secondary Conferences 4:00pm - 7:30pm

February 17-Professional Development Day for Staff-no school for students

High School Night In

Our high school student government is planning a High School Night In on January 27th from 7:00pm-11:00pm in the Secondary Commons. At this event, students can watch a movie, play games, and eat pizza. This is a free event but pizza and other concessions will be sold. This event if only available to current Stargate High School students.

Student Course Registration for 2017-2018

I know it seems early but it is that time a year again for students to select their classes for next school year. Our counselors will be in classes on February 6th and 7th to talk with the students about registration and pass out the registration form. Students will then have one week to talk with their teachers and their parents/guardians before counselors get back with students on February 13th to sign up for classes in Infinite Campus.  Please plan to look at your student’s course registration form, as your signature will be required on the form. In preparation for course registration, Ms. O’Brien would like to offer a chance for students to try out an instrument if they may be interested in Band or Orchestra next school year. Please see her announcement below.

Interested in Band or Orchestra for 2017-2018?  Come try out instruments!

Have you always wanted to try out a flute, trumpet, cello, violin, or any other band and orchestra instruments?  Now is your chance!  If your student is interested in possibly being in band or orchestra next year, please have them come to Ms. O'Brien’s room to try out instruments and ask any questions they may have.  She will have more information about the class posted on her blog and please feel free to email her ( with any questions.

Try an Instrument Times:

Tuesday 1/31  from 5-6pm

Friday 2/3 from 3:45 - 4:30pm

Monday 2/6 from 3:45 - 4:30pm

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Mark your calendar for second semester parent/teacher conferences February 15th and February 16th. Secondary conferences for middle and high school will be held the in evening (4:00-7:30pm) and students will have school on both of these days. More information will come out closer to the conference dates.

8th Grade Boys HS Basketball Meeting

Our  high school boys basketball coach, Coach Gray, would like to meet with all current 8th grade boys interested in playing high school basketball next year at a lunch meeting on January 31st. Coach will provide pizza. Please encourage your 8th grade student-athlete to attend the meeting if interested.

10th Grade Class Trip

Our 10th grade teaching team has organized a winter excursion for all 10th grade students to the Evergreen Lakehouse on February 6th. This time of teambuilding and winter fun will allow students the option to ice skate, sled, play broomball, decorate cookies, and bond with the classmates. More information and a permission slip will be coming home soon.

9th Grade Class Trip

Our 9th grade teaching team is organizing a spring excursion for all 9th grade students later this school year. More information will be available as we get closer to the trip date.

International Festival

¡Hola! Bonjour! Stargate's FIRST ANNUAL International Festival will be held in the Secondary Commons on Wednesday, March 15th, from 2:30 - 4:15. The Secondary World Languages students will be hosting this fun and informative event as they celebrate a wide spectrum of cultural traditions around the world.

Come take a trip around the globe as you sample a variety of delicious world cuisine and immerse yourself in the language, art, music, and dance of exciting world cultures. Admission is free and students, friends, and family members of all ages are welcome.

Spelling Bee

The Stargate Spelling Bee was held last week. Please congratulate our Middle School Spelling Bee winners:

3rd place - Garrett Fleischmann

2nd place - Ezra Carlotta

1st place - Shubham Sharma

Dodgeball Tournament

Sign up by noon on Feb. 17 for the 10th Annual Stargate Dodgeball Tournament.  You can play on a team, join the cheer squad, or watch your friends, family and teachers play in the new fieldhouse!  Full or partial teams and free agents welcome! Parent and Staff Teams on each day!

Tuesday, March 7, 5:30, Middle School and High School students, parents and staff:

Thursday, March 9, 5:30, Elementary students, parents and staff:

Spirit Squads for both days will be needed. You can cheer for the teams, lead the fans in chants and hold signs to encourage teamwork, good sportsmanship and school spirit!

Teams may choose to decorate their own T-shirts, or bring a T-shirt to decorate at school on March 2, in the Elementary Art Room from 3:30-4:30.  We'll supply the paint and embellishments…just bring your own shirt.   Teams can also practice in the Elementary gym on March 2 from 3:30-4:30.

Secondary Friday Pizza Day Volunteers

We are in need of parent volunteers to help serve food to our students on Fridays.  The hours will be 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  If you are interested, please sign up HERE on the day(s) that will work best for you. Thank you for your support!

High School Library

Our high school library is up and running. All high school students will be able to check books out of the library located in Ms. vonHilsheimer’s room (127). Students may check out books during their high school Advance class.  

In order to check out books, parent/guardian and student must read, sign, and return both the High School Book Borrowing Agreement and the High School Reading Content Permission Slip. Both are located on the website HERE. Please print and return all forms to Ms. vonHilsheimer.

Middle School Library

Our middle school library is up and running. All middle school students will be able to check books out of the library located in Mrs. Spriggs’ room (133). Students may check out books during their middle school Advance class.  

In order to check out books, parent/guardian student must read, sign, and return both the Middle School Book Borrowing Agreement and the Middle SChool Reading Content Permission Slip. Both are located on the website HERE. Please print and return all forms to Mrs. Spriggs.

Stargate Annual Fundraising Gala:

You’re invited - Invitations for our annual Spring Gala, scheduled for Saturday, February 11th, 2017, have been sent out. Register for the gala before the deadline on January 30th !! We are limited on space, and we have a LOT of new families this year, so make sure you don't miss out!! Please also consider sponsoring a teacher or staff-member so they can attend as well!  

For more information or to register for this event please visit our information/registration page here.

If you have a question or encounter a problem, please contact

- Eagle's Landing will be providing childcare from 4:30 pm to 11:30 pm for Gala attendees for a minimal fee of $10 per child for the entire evening. Sign up when you register for the Gala.

- Rooms are available at The Omni at the special rate of $99.00! If you are interested in booking a room please contact the Omni reservations department directly after January 11th at 1-800-THE-OMNI and reference “Stargate” or register online here.

Stargate Fundraising Gala Raffle sponsored by CIG Construction - Win an iPad Air 2, 128GB, WiFi + Cellular capability, $629.00 value. Raffle envelopes are being distributed through MS/HS classrooms. Extra envelopes can be obtained at the Stargate Front Desk.Ticket costs: One (1) Ticket = $15 Two (2) tickets = $ 20 Three (3) tickets = $30.  Please return envelope with completed information along with your payment of either cash or check made out to “Stargate School” by February 9th To the front office. The winner will be announced at the Gala on February 11th, winner need not be present to win!

Upcoming events:

Dining Out Night Panera Bakery and Café from 4pm to 8pm only

Stargate Dining Out Fundraising Night at Panera Bakery Cafe at The Orchard's location 14415 Delaware St, Westminster, CO 80023 on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 between 4:00pm and 8:00pm. A printed flyer or an electronic version of the flyer on a mobile phone or tablet must be presented when ordering. You can find the flyer here.

If we "redeem" 50+ Flyers, Stargate receives 20% of net sales from redeemed flyers!!! So come on out and enjoy the healthy goodness of Panera Bakery Cafe!

Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Milk Caps contest – January 30th thru February 10th.

Dining Out Night: Chick-Fil-A event Thursday, February 2nd ALL DAY!