Cable Connection January 9, 2018

posted Jan 9, 2018, 4:04 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

January 15 Martin Luther King Day Holiday - No School for Staff or Students

January 16-6:00pm Middle School Spelling Bee

January 17-6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

January 19-Parent/Staff Satisfaction Survey Deadline

January 21 Cyclebar Stargate Fundraiser 12:30 - 2:30 pm

January 22-10th grade Field Trip

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 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

Stargate Parent Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey

Attention all parents! We need to hear your voice! The School Accountability Committee is conducting the annual confidential Parent Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey. The survey is open January 5-19, 2018.

The goal of this survey is to gauge how Stargate is meeting the needs of your children and family. Specifically, these results are used to:
Create recommendations for the Governance Board
Prepare reports for the State of the School presentation
Guide the Governance Board in their reviews of the Administration
Monitor progress toward Stargate’s goals

The survey is anonymous!  No names or IP address are collected.

You can win a $50 Amazon gift card!
To enter the drawing, please complete the following steps upon completion of the survey:
1. Print the final page (the confirmation page).
2. Write your student’s name and grade for Secondary on the page.
3. Return it to the front desk or send it to class with your student.
Only one entry per household permitted.

THANK YOU for your participation!

If you have any questions please email

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

After looking at student needs and speaker availability, we have scheduled our Stargate High School Career Night for January 24th from 6:30-8:00 pm. This event is available to all Stargate High School students and it is highly recommended that students attend to hear from successful professionals in career fields they are interested in pursuing. Students who are interested in attending the career night will be given a sign up for specific speakers in Adroit this Wednesday. Students must sign up for specific speaker sessions by Friday night at midnight.

Brain Bowl

Congratulations to the 43 Stargate middle school students that attended the 2018 Optimist Brain Bowl Regional Tournament! With exactly 100 teams from Colorado and Wyoming competing, Stargate 6th graders took 2nd place, 7th graders took 4th place, and 8th graders took 2nd place! Good luck to the teams as they advance to the upcoming State Championship in February.

Middle and High School Spring 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)

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.

Free ACT Prep Sessions for Middle Schoolers who are taking the ACT as part of the Western Academic Talent Search
Middle School Students can check their school e-mail for a form that was sent by Mrs. McVeigh in order to register for the ACT test preparation sessions after school in Mrs. McVeigh's room (Rm 261) from 3:45 - 4:45 on Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 25 and Feb 1.  Students should attend ALL FOUR sessions because each session covers a different part of the test.  If a student is registered for the ACT as part of the Western Academic Talent Search, it is a good idea to attend these prep sessions so he/she knows what to expect on the day of the test.  Snacks and study materials will be provided.

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!

Counseling Updates

The add/drop period begins today January 9th, and ends January 16th. As a friendly reminder, all schedule change requests are not a guarantee and students must fill out a schedule change request form for consideration. Please see your counselor if you have any questions.

Upcoming College Reps (College Center):

University of Northern Colorado: January 12, 2018 2:00PM.

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