Cable Connection May 8, 2017

posted May 8, 2017, 3:47 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

May 8  High School Choir and Rockband combined concert

May 9 AP Calculus exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 9 HS Band/Orchestra Spring Concert

May 10 AP Language and Composition exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 10  Middle School Rockband concert

May 11  AP World History exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 11  Elitches Field Trip MS Band and Orchestra

May 12  AP Human Geography exam (begins at 8:15am at Stargate)

May 13  High School Dance 7pm-10pm

May 15  Volunteer Tea 8am (Elementary Commons)

May 16  HS Spring Awards Banquet 5:30 pm

May 16  Parenting In the Digital Age-Parent Forum 6pm

May 17  10th grade Class Trip

May 17  Middle School End of Year Awards Assembly 1:10 - 2:05

May 17  MS Boys Basketball A team vs Staff basketball game 2:00-3:30

May 19  9th grade Class Trip

May 22  Lockers to be cleaned out by end of day

May 23-25  Finals (see finals schedule)

May 24  8th grade students- last day (more details sent separately to 8th grade families)

May 24  8th grade continuation (6:30-8:00pm) and dance (8:30-10:30pm)

May 25  Students Last Day 11:00 am dismissal


We would like to say a BIG THANK YOU and invite you to our annual Volunteer Tea! Monday May 15th, at 8AM in the Elementary Commons. We will have an open house tea from 8AM - 9:15AM so feel free to stop by and enjoy some coffee/tea, a snack and student performers as we say “Thanks” for making our school the great place that it is!

Middle School Awards Assembly May 17 1:10pm Middle School awards will be presented at our assembly on May 17.  This includes Spring athletics, Science Olympiad, NREL Solar Car Challenge, SAT (Western Academic Talent Search), MathCounts, Bolder Boulder Running Club, Brain Bowl, National History Day, NJHS, Student Government, and Yearbook. We will also be handing out academic awards and  families will be notified this week by email if your student will be receiving an academic award. Parents are welcome to join us in the Fieldhouse for the MS Awards Assembly.

High School Awards- May 16 6:30pm This evening we will recognize our Track and Field and Girls Soccer teams, as well as present Department Year End Academic Awards.  Families will be notified this week by email if your student will be receiving an academic award.  Academic letter winners for the 2016-2017 school year will be recognized next Fall. (Please note the new start time)

High School Dance May 13 If your student plans to bring a guest to the dance on Saturday, a guest form must be completed and turned in to the front office by 4pm on May 11. Forms were emailed to the students and can be picked up from the front office.

May 22 Locker Clean Out Deadline  All student lockers are to be cleaned out and contents taken home by the end of the day on Monday May 22.  Anything left in the lockers after this date will be thrown away.

Denver Comic Con Student Presenter

We are very happy to announce that sophomore Kylie Schnoor has been accepted to present at Denver Comic Con this summer. She will give a lecture that analyzes the villains of BBC's Sherlock. This is a great honor and one of the many examples of Stargate students pursuing passions beyond the classroom. Great job Kylie!

Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk-May 9

Come walk with us on May 9th to raise awareness for the millions of people in South Sudan who don’t have access to clean water. The Water For South Sudan Awareness Walk will take place on Tuesday, May 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the secondary building’s main entrance. Donations will be welcome at the event. $10 tax deductible donations will get an insulated Polar Bottle.  All proceeds will go to Water For South Sudan. Sponsored by Polar Bottle.

HS Boys Spring Basketball Camp 5/8 - 5/12

HS Boys Basketball will be hosting a Boys Spring Basketball Camp Monday 5/8 through Friday 5/12 from 4:30-6:30pm in the Fieldhouse. Current male high school students and incoming 9th graders for the 2017-2018 school year are invited to attend. This camp is a prerequisite for participating in summer team camps. There is no charge to attend. Please contact Coach Gray ( for more information.

HS Girls Volleyball Open Gym

Starting Wednesday May 3, High School Girls Volleyball Open Gym will be held in the Fieldhouse on  May 10, May 17 and May 24  2:05pm-4pm.  All current 8th-10th graders are welcome to come play. There is no charge to attend.

Parenting in the Digital Age

Please join us on Tuesday May 16th at 6PM in the Secondary Building for Parenting in the Digital Age. This parent led forum will address parenting issues around screen time; for example, how to increase self-control which the film, Screenagers points out is more important indicator of success/happiness than even I.Q.  What “contracts” are you finding successful?  This forum is open to any and all so please sign up here get more information and join us.  If you have any questions please contact Stargate Parent Nancy Bush at


We have one month left in the 2016-2017 school year. Please take a moment to check you IC account under fees to see if you have a balance.  All unpaid school fees should be paid in full by June 15th so we can close our 2016-2017 school year budget. Monthly statements will be sent out May 2nd and then again on June 1st.  If you have questions regarding your account, feel free to contact and she will be happy to provide assistance where needed.  

For the 2017-2018 school year (most) all of the school year fees will be posted by June 15th for parents to see and pay over the summer if interested.  We have decided to post the fees earlier so that you are aware of student(s) fees before registration in August. Registration is scheduled for the first week in August and fees will need to be paid at that time.  

CAPS Free Physicals for Secondary students-May 20

Comprehensive Athletic Physical for Students (CAPS) physical is a free physical brought to you by the Adams 12 school district and the Children's Hospital Colorado. This free physical is available only to Adams 12 middle school and high school students. Physicals are required for athletic participation and this physical will cover your child for the 2017-2018 school year.This year, CAPS will be held at Thornton High School on May 20th. Appointment slots are available every 15 minutes from 8am-3pm. Walk-ins are welcome and will be seen on a first come first served basis. To sign up your student, please email Scott Long with your student's name/s, requested time slot, and what school they will be attending for the 2017-2018 school year.

Middle School Tech Free Thursday

Every Thursday until the end of the year, we are implementing Middle School Tech Free Thursday before school and at lunch. This will not impact classes and students will still be expected to have their computers in class, ready to use when directed.

Before school and at lunch we are going to encourage all middle school students to have conversations with their classmates and/or go outside rather than use technology. If your student tends to spend lunch time on their computer, please have a conversation with them about what else they can do on Thursday. You can suggest that they bring a deck of cards to play or take a walk around the grassy quad area between all the buildings. You can give them some conversation starters or encourage them to learn one new thing about each of their friends each Thursday.

High School Sports 2017-18 School Year

We are beginning to plan ahead with the High School Varsity athletics we will offer during the 2017-2018 school year. We are officially a CHSAA sanctioned 3A School and will compete in the Confluence League. Please indicate which sports your student-athlete will be participating in-CLICK HERE. If we do not have enough participants for a sport, your student may choose to compete in that sport at your designated home school.

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 and must be paid by June 1, 2017.  Training days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, from 8:00am-10:00am. Sign up and schedule for summer strength and conditioning.

Western Academic Talent Search Results

Congratulations to the following middle school students who took the SAT or ACT!  If your child took the SAT or ACT and you do not see their name listed below, their scores were not released to the school.  Please contact Mrs. McVeigh at if you would like to share their scores with Stargate so that we can recognize your child at the middle school awards assembly on Wednesday May 17!  

These students outperformed many high school seniors:  Anjali Dev, Peyton McLeese, Kailash Kalaiselvan, Mahi Vatti, Carissa Lucas, Lucia Fang, Alex Cernich, Dalton Acker, Chloe Waka, Ethan Anderson, Lina Gangji, Anushka Udeshi, Dylan Bratcher, Bridget Flood, Tristan Rames, Kaden Armstrong, and Chris Kemp.

These students outperformed most high school seniors:  Beau Bush, Vaishnavi Golla, Tvishi Krishnakumar, Ryan Luo, Anoushka Jani, Gibson Mahnke, Hayley Magin, Emma Hoopes, Riley Moore, Daniel Pak, Michael Lee Kastner, Deeksha Gaddam, Ishita Mehta, Rishi Kola, Justin Goh, Jason Elfering, Alexander Scholpp, Ezra Carlotta, Samantha Bonfiglio Oswald, Magnolia Rodriguez, Katelyn Jones, Aisha Prasad, Olivia Lammertin, Anika Dash, Caitlin Byrnes, Gayathri Ruthirakotti, Megha Kumar, and Jai Tiemann.

These students scored high enough to be recognized with honors at the School of Mines:  Ben Reifschneider, Emma Kulbida, Sarah Goyette, Fahad Tamton, Colin Duffy, Kira Donahue, Wyatt Ramsey, Andrew Dunstan, Alex Goin, Jasmine Douglas, Jack Weitzman, Bennett Herbolsheimer, Jack Cooper, Jacob Wymore, and Ryan Gelston.  

These students were our top scorers who will be recognized with highest honors at the School of Mines:  Jacob Hofer, Maya Chao, Kelly McVeigh, Ari Sheldahl, Aidan Paul, and Jacob Tow.

Community Relations Committee (CRC)

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

Thank you, Stargate community, for your support in showing our appreciation of the awesome teachers and staff of Stargate. As always, your generosity is amazing!

CRC Meeting

The next CRC meeting is Wednesday, May 10th at 8:15 in Secondary Room 134. Everyone is welcome!

Updates from Fundraising

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q – Pre-order meals by Tuesday, May 9th, pick up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11

Support Stargate and let Jim 'N Nick's do the cooking! For $40, you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal to be picked up at Stargate on Thursday, May 11 ( after school at either 3pm or6pm, your choice). Each meal consists of one pound smoked pork or chicken, two pints scratch-made trimmings, a dozen fresh baked cheese biscuits or 6 buns, and barbecue sauce (feeds 3-4). Make your selections, include $40 per meal (in cash please) and return to the front office by Tuesday, May 9th. Your meal will be waiting for you in front of the school as you pick up your child on May 11. 25% of each purchase goes back to Stargate! Find the order form/flyer here.

Thank you to our Stargate Fundraising Volunteers and to our community for a stellar fundraising year!!