Cable Connection May 21, 2018

posted May 21, 2018, 3:48 PM by Jane Baker   [ updated May 23, 2018, 3:33 PM ]

Important Dates:

May 21-24- Finals Week (dismissal at 11:30am on May 22, 23 and 24)

May 22 - 8am Volunteer Tea

May 23- 6:30pm 8th Grade Continuation and Party

May 25 Professional Development Day - No school or Eagles Landing for students

I want to thank everyone for a great school year. This year was filled with numerous successes and a great amount of growth for all. I wish you a great summer filled with fun, relaxation, family connection, and a chance to pursue passions like never before. While this is the last Cable Connection for the year, you will receive a few updates throughout the summer.

Rise above,


Secondary Finals May 21st-24th

In an effort to maximize student success and minimize student stress and anxiety, our finals schedule is spread-out over four days. Monday, May 21st will be a normal dismissal at 3:35 pm. Tuesday, May 22nd, Wednesday, May 23rd, and Thursday, May 24th will be half days (8:15 am - 11:30 am). This schedule allows students to have no more than two finals each day, and extra time to prepare for finals/decompress in the afternoon on May 22nd and May 23rd. Please make arrangements for your student to be picked up by noon on Tuesday, May 22nd, Wednesday, May 23rd, and Thursday, May 24th. Also, please remember that students do not have class on Friday, May 25th. Please access the detailed finals schedule here.  


Finals/Last Week of School Adjustment for 8th Grade Students

Our 8th grade will have a modified finals schedule/last week of school. All 8th grade students will take finals for periods 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7 on Friday, May 18th and Monday May 21st, with normal 3:35 pm release times both days. They will take their period 2 and 3 finals on Tuesday, May 22nd and be released at 11:30 am with all other students. On Wednesday, May 22nd we have an 8th grade breakfast in the field house at 8:15 am hosted by our Community Relations Committee, followed by 8th Grade Continuation practice in the field house. They will be released at 11:30 am with all other students. Our 8th Grade Continuation ceremony will take place Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:30 pm, followed by an 8th grade student party from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm (more information about this night will be sent to 8th grade families in the next few weeks). There will be no school for 8th grade students on Thursday, May 24th.


Secondary School Finals Expectations

Core subjects - It is the expectation that every core class (math, science, social studies, and English) give an assessment during their designed time during finals week. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.

Elective subjects -  A final assessment may be given at teacher discretion, but is not required of electives teachers to administer a final. Assessments may include a project, presentation, paper or exam.


Parent/Guardian tips for Finals Week

1. Be sure your student has a balance of studying and down time leading up to and during Finals Week

2. Help ensure your student is getting plenty of sleep each night

3. Help ensure your student eats a healthy, balanced breakfast each morning

4. Send a healthy snack that your student can eat between finals each morning


Locker clean out will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:30 am - noon. Please help remind your students that all lockers must be cleaned out by Thursday at noon.


Join us for the last Coffee with C of the year on May 22, 2018. This will be our Volunteer Tea and BIG THANK YOU to the Outstanding Volunteers that have gone above and beyond for our community! We invite everyone to join us from 8am-9am in the K-5 commons to celebrate the gift of time!


All middle school students recently completed their spring math and reading MAPs assessments. To access your student’s spring MAPs scores log into Infinite Campus and select Reports on the left navigation bar.  Then, under Adams 12 Reports select Assessment>Portal Assessment Summary. Information about how to interpret score can be found here.

High School Advanced Placement Classes

Students in Advanced Placement (AP) classes may have summer homework to complete. Teachers will be emailing all students registered for AP classes about summer work in the next few weeks. Please remind your student to check their Stargate email periodically over the summer.

High School Summer Strength and Conditioning

Looking for a great way for your high school student to improve athletic performance or just  stay fit over the summer months? Stargate High School Summer Strength and Conditioning program is available to all Stargate High School athletes and students that are incoming freshmen through seniors 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-9:30am. The $75 fee covers all 28 training sessions!

Sign up and schedule for High School Summer Strength and Conditioning.

Middle School Summer Fitness Fun

Interested in keeping your middle school student active over the summer? Stargate Middle School is offering a great opportunity to get incoming 6th, 7th or 8th grade students up and moving over the long summer months of June and July. This summer training program will provide students with the opportunity to improve their overall fitness level through a variety of workouts focused on speed, agility, muscular strength and endurance and much more. Students will be playing a variety of fun games and activities throughout their training sessions as well. The cost of all 28 sessions in June and July is $75 per student. Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 9:00am-10:30am.  

Schedule Information

Sign up Form

Skate City Summer Skating Cards - Stargate fundraising will be selling Skate City Summer cards for just $3 (Stargate gets $1 for every card sold or $2 per card for more than 200 cards sold)! Anybody with a card can  skate all summer long for just $1 admission (skate rental additional) during any open skate session. Cards can be purchased at the front desk.


Lost and Found

Please ask your student to check the lost and found in all buildings. Items left after May 24 will be donated to charity.


NREL Solar Car Race

Two 7th grade teams represented Stargate on Saturday at the NREL Solar Car Races.  The team consisting of Jacob Mueller, Nikhil Newman, Zachary Turner and Greyson Ono performed very well and made it to the Semi-Finals.  The team consisting of Ella Waterman, Sammy Jaeger, Adilyn Skibinski, and Sunnah Yoon made it to the Final Race! Congratulations to both teams for doing so well.

Western Academic Talent Search and Duke TIP Results

Congratulations to the following students who took the ACT or SAT or PSAT as part of the Western Academic Talent Search or Duke TIP!  We had over 100 students from Stargate participate in WATS and Duke TIP this year and demonstrate academic excellence! Many of our students were recognized at the ceremony yesterday at CU Boulder.  Olivia Lammertin was recognized for earning a perfect score on the English section of her ACT as an 8th grader. Also earning near perfect scores on sections of the ACT were Gabrielle French, Jasmine Douglas, Dante Wilson, and Sarah Goyette.   

These students outperformed many high school students on at least one section of the test:  Dalton Acker, Liam Archey, Kaden Armstrong, Evan Beuke, Jaedan Bottrell, Dylan Bratcher, Lexy Bullen, Alex Cernich, Keya Chaurasia, Grace Clem, Anika Dash, Anjali Dev, Megan Dibonas, Alyssa Field, Deeksha Gaddam, Hetasri Galla, Zane Ganiere, Lina Gangji, Ryan Gelston, Anika Gowda, Ariya Gowda, Claire Hendershot, Elizabeth Herzog, Mandy Hua, Jeremy Huang, Samantha Jaeger, Kayvan Kalantar, Nicholas Kastner, Arnav Kotla, Gabi Kruithof, Chanda Kumar, Megha Kumar, Jamie Lame, Rayan Lekmine, Kiley Manuel, Peyton McLeese, Quentin Memelink, Anastasia Miller, Stephanie Millmore, Tyler Min, Mason Moritzky, Harshini Muthuraman, Aaryan Nema, Nandini Nema, Nikhil Newman, Emma Nguyen, Greyson Ono, Laya Palutla, Kole Picon-Barrett, Joelle Pospisil, Parker Scott, Andrew Schoonveld, Ayesha Qureshi, Ela Rezvani, Tyler Richardson, Blythe Rodriguez, Alexander Scholpp, Akisha Shrestha, Sibi Sivaram, Conner Smith, David Thumma, Mahi Vatti, Sunnah Yoon, and Alvina Zhang.

These students scored high enough to be recognized with honors at  CU in Boulder or at Duke: Ella Waterman, Aditi Akella, Tait Anderson, Reesor Baird, Andrew Bui, Blake Bui, Connor Collier, Cali Cottrell, Alexa Dembo, Bennett Dugas, Shuya Edmans, Cadence Fong, Alex Goin, Senan Heys, Anoushka Jani, Katelyn Jones, Cooper King, Ryan Luo, Gibson Mahnke, Conor McVeigh, Jacob Mueller, William Nguyen, Eliot Pontarelli, Cayden Risley, Fahad Tamton, Cheyenne Trujillo, Anushka Udeshi, Ella Waterman, Audrey Williams, Jack Winter, and Allison Xin.

These students were our top scorers who were recognized with highest honors at CU in Boulder or at Duke:  Sarah Goyette, Ritwik Bhattacharjee, Reese Bush, Jasmine Douglas, Garrett Fleischmann, Gabriella French, Nick Hofer, Jacob Hofer, Allison Jensen, Michael Lee Kastner, Victor Kolesov, Olivia Lammertin, Ryman Mahnke, Lauren McLeese, Ishita Mehta, Simon Panfilio, Wren Pritchett, Campbell Tow, and Dante Wilson.

High School State Track

Congratulations to Emilie Johnson for qualifying for the 3A state track meet and earning 9th place in the 300 meter hurdles last Saturday.  

Girls Exploring STEM

Last Friday, 25 of our 7th grade girls went to Auraria Campus to join 1200 7th grade girls for the Girls Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math field trip. Each girl participated in three workshops that involved hands on activities provided by organizations in STEM fields. Our girls represented Stargate well and seemed to learn a lot and have a lot of fun.