Cable Connection March 20, 2017

posted Mar 21, 2017, 7:26 AM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

March 27-31 Spring Break (no school)

April 7-Middle School Dance

April 11-10th grade PSAT test

April 11-13 CMAS (8th grade-Science)


Our Beauty in the Beast musical production last week was outstanding. I am so proud of all of our students involved: the cast, the set designers, the stage crew, the sound crew, the light crew, and everyone else involved. Watch for more information on our Stargate webpage with pictures and videos. Thank you to all involved for providing such an wonderful community event with four sold out shows!  

Drop Off and Pick Up

We would like to bring everyone's attention back to safety during morning drop off and afternoon pick up.  There are many kids, ages five and up, walking through the parking lots during pickup and drop off and your full attention to these kids while driving is of utmost importance. Please also remember that you are setting an example for our students with how you drive and how you treat others. Please avoid distracted driving and treating others poorly. If you pick up your student and notice that they are navigating the parking lot in an unsafe manner, please address this with them. Thank you for your help and attention to ensure the safety of all students.

PARCC Testing

I want to thank everyone for an extremely successful week of PARCC testing last week. Students were responsible and had their devices charged and ready each day of the test.  Students also worked hard to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in Math and English/Language Arts.

National Geographic Bee

Jamie Lame has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee!

The Colorado State Bee will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017.

State Knowledge Bowl

Please join me in congratulating our state Knowledge Bowl students.  They've put in nearly a hundred hours of practices, six Saturday tournaments, and now a state tournament...Sixty of the state's 143 KB teams qualified to attend the two-day state tournament. Stargate's team was tied or in first place in their classification up until nearly the very end. After all was done, our students won 2nd place in state in their classification and placed 7th out of all 60 teams, regardless of school size (and grade of participants!). Come check out the trophy in the front office!

Passion Project "Drive Week"

All students who would like to hold a "Drive" to collect items for their passion project will do so during "Drive Week" April 3rd - April 7th. Examples of a "Drive" include a book drive, food drive, clothing drive, stuffed animal drive, etc.  Please plan to donate the week of April 3rd - April 7th after some Spring Cleaning!  Various students will be collecting the following items: packaged snack foods, soccer gear, NEW stuffed animals, books, clothes, homeless care package items.

NHS Birthday Bags Drive-Last Week

NHS (National Honor Society) is hosting a Birthday Bags drive from Monday, March 13th to Friday, March 24th to help underprivileged kids celebrate their birthdays. To help, please donate:

  • Cake mix

  • Frosting

  • Gift Bags

  • Candles

Please drop off all donations at the yellow bin in the Front Office and mark your first period teacher in the spreadsheet at the office. The first period class with the most donations wins DONUTS!  All the proceeds go to A Precious Child, a non-profit in Colorado that helps disadvantaged kids and families by giving them daily necessities and improving their daily lives.

April 12 Fun Run

Stargate High School students are putting on a Fun Run to help the Homeless this April 12th at Stargate. It will be after school on Wednesday 4/12 at 2:30. Bring your friends and family for a fun outdoor event to exercise while helping the homeless. Walk, Run, Jog, Crawl, whatever you can do! Admission is free but please donate if you can. All donations will go to feeding the homeless. See You There!

BB Racers Middle School Running Club

Who: Students in 6-8 grade, any athletic shape (yes, even couch potatoes)

When: Monday and Thursday starting April 10, from 3:45-5:00pm

Where: Meet in Mrs. Bishop’s room after school (Secondary Rm 258)

Why: Fun, friends, fresh air, training for the Bolder Boulder 10k

What: Every practice will consist of a warm-up, main run, cool-down, and stretching. The overall goal is to train for the Bolder Boulder 10k on Memorial Day in Boulder, but you don’t have to run the Bolder Boulder if you don’t want to, you can just run in the club.  We also love eating popsicles, finding “treasure” in the grass, and having occasional fun runs like scavenger hunts, Wendy’s runs, and massive games of Infection.

Cost: $30 club fee plus $35 Bolder Boulder Race Registration


  • Register for the BB Racers club NOW using the Google Form (deadline is April 10, 2017)

  • Register for the Bolder Boulder 10k NOW using this BB Racers link (deadline is May 1, 2017); see handout from Mrs. Bishop at club meetings or front office

Note to Parents:  Any K-8 student can register for the Bolder Boulder as a BB Racer for a discounted race price of only $35 by May 1.  Parents are also welcome to register and run with the Stargate Team and run with their kids (although no discount for non-students).  There is a $30 club fee and an additional $35 registration fee for the Bolder Boulder which can both be paid online during the registration process.  Students not running the Bolder Boulder do not need to register and pay the additional $35 race fee.  However, if money is an issue, please consider applying for a scholarship, we don’t want any kids to miss out due to fees! See Mrs. Bishop or visit the official BB Racers website for more general information:

High School Athletes Summer Strength and Conditioning Program

The Stargate Summer Strength and Conditioning Program is available to all Stargate High School athletes and students that are incoming freshmen through juniors 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-10:00am. Sign up and schedule for summer strength and conditioning.

Yarnia Club for High School Students

Hello! Do you enjoy needlepoint or yarn crafts? There is a club for that! Come join Yarnia! If you want to join, just bring supplies and socialise! We meet on Monday’s during high school lunch in Ms.Walsh’s room. Bring your friends and have a good time!

Community Relations Committee Art Show

The Fourth Annual Stargate Art Show will be on display April 24-28. Every student is encouraged to participate and may submit up to two pieces of art before April 14th to your art teacher. Please clearly label all of your pieces with Name, Grade, and Advance or Art class.  Both 2D and 3D artwork will be accepted. Open house Reception on Tuesday, April 25 from 6:30-8pm.

CRC Meeting

The next CRC meeting is Wednesday, April 12, at Daylight Donuts at 8:15am . Please note the location change for this meeting only.

Recruiting Committee News

SPRING BOARD NOMINATING PERIOD OPENS ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1. This year, we will have TWO seats open on the Board for Election. The nominating period will open Saturday April 1 and will CLOSE on Friday, April 14. A candidate “meet and greet” will take place prior to the State of the School on Wednesday, April 19 and Elections will take place on May 1 – 5. Feel free to contact the recruiting committee if you are interested in applying for one of these open board positions at An e-mail blast reminder will be sent when the nominating period opens.

Students on the Move

Gianna Borzileri (8th grade) and several athletes representing Colorado traveled to Staten Island New York and competed in the USATF Hershey National Indoor Track and Field Championship in March.   Gianna succeeded in beating her own personal records (PR) in the 55M, 200M and the 400M.  Approximately 2,700 youths attended the national meet. The three-day event resulted in 70 pending meet records and an inspiring look at the future stars of USA Track and Field nationwide. Congratulations Gianna and all the Colorado athletes!

Lost and Found

Please check out the lost and found tables in both buildings.  Unclaimed lost and found items will be donated over Spring Break.