Cable Connection October 23, 2017

posted Oct 23, 2017, 2:52 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

October 24 - Picture Retakes (K-11)

October 25 - PSAT for Juniors

October 25 - Middle School Anti Bullying Presentation

October 25- 6:30pm High School Band/Orchestra Concert

October 26- 6:30pm Middle School Band/Orchestra Concert

October 27- 6:00pm-8:30pm Harry Potter Night

November 1-8:30am NJHS Induction Ceremony

November 2 - 5:00pm High School Winter Sports Parent Meeting

November 2-4 7pm The Man Who Came To Dinner Fall Play

November 7- 8:05am Coffee with C-Elementary Commons

November 10-Veterans Day Holiday-campus is closed

November 13- 10th grade College Visit to CU Boulder

November 14- 8th grade Career Expo

November 16-6:30pm Board Meeting Secondary College Center

November 30- 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm NHS Induction

High School Band/Orchestra Concert

Come listen to your favorite Video game themes this Wednesday October 25th at 6:30pm.  Our high school band and orchestra will be performing themes from Undertale, Super Mario Brothers, Howl's Moving Castle, Legend of Zelda, and many others.  We will be performing in the Secondary Commons.  Please join us!

Middle School Band/Orchestra Concert

Get your spook on with the Middle School Band and Orchestra with our Halloween concert on Thursday October 26th at 6:30pm.  The kids will be playing some fun seasonal songs.  Please come out and support our young musicians!  We will be performing in the Secondary Commons. Please join us!


Tuesday, October 31st is a normal academic day however, middle school and high school students are allowed to dress up for Halloween. Costumes that are inappropriate, offensive, or out of dress code are not allowed. In looking at costume options, please consider the following:

  • No scary costumes

  • No costumes that cover faces/conceal identity

  • No weapons

  • No costumes that will not allow a student to function normally in a classroom setting

Fall Play November 2, 3, 4 at 7:00pm

The Man Who Came To Dinner

by George Kaufman and Moss Hart

Tickets: $4 Students, $8 Adults (Tickets will go on sale later this week)

Just before a Christmas in the late 1930’s, Sheridan Whiteside, a noted radio personality, is invited to dinner at the home of Ernest W. and Daisy Stanley in Mesalia, Ohio. After slipping on ice and claiming to have dislocated his hip, he becomes an intrusive and outrageously demanding houseguest. Whiteside proceeds to terrorize the Stanley's, taking over their home and interfering with almost every aspect of their lives. He holds court in the living room for his wide circle of friends, commandeers the telephone, runs up staggering long-distance bills to world leaders, monopolizes the Stanley servants, fills the library with penguins and cockroaches, and invites a band of paroled convicts over for lunch. But Whiteside's life is about to change for the worse when his secretary of 10 years, Miss Maggie Cutler, falls in love with the local newspaper editor, Bert Jefferson, who had dropped by to interview Whiteside. Descends into a panic. He calls on glamorous Hollywood actress, Lorraine Sheldon, to lure Bert away from Maggie, under the guise of pursuing his brilliant play. Maggie counters with a trick of her own, aided by the vocal impressions of sophisticated British performer Beverly Carlton. Her plan to send Lorraine on a wild goose chase is discovered, however.

The Man Who Came to Dinner is a brilliantly witty madcap play, which manages to combine the sophistication of great comedic literature, the frenetic energy of the silliest farce, and a genuinely sweet heart into one of the most beloved comedies of the American theatre, filled with fascinating character roles and winking homage to the intellectual and popular culture of the 1930s.

Middle School Adroit Update

This week in Adroit, the students are putting the finishing touches on their Stargate Way woodworking projects.These projects were inspired by the vast diversity of the Stargate staff as well as their vision of what makes Stargate GREAT! The beautiful pieces of art are looking fantastic and will be presented to the staff member in which it was inspired next week!

Adroit Donations:

Thank you to those that have been donating items to Adroit. We have been using supplies to build prototypes as well as using them to investigate “How things work”. The students love using the Adroit mindset to “Learn by Doing”.

What Do We Need:

All the weather is changing so are the projects that we are working on. In November we will start using Raspberry Pi to build our own computers.  In order to do this, we will need working computer monitors, keyboards, and mice. If you have any at your house or work that you can donate, that would be wonderful and would be greatly appreciated. They can be dropped off at the Secondary front office or to Mr. Varel in the Adroit Space.

High School Adroit Update

Over the next month, High School students will engage in discussions around depression and signs of suicide, post-secondary research and planning, as well as begin discussing Adroit Expo passion projects. Students in 11th grade will also take the PSAT on October 25 and continue to mentor that Elementary students.

Middle School Anti Bullying Presentation

On October 25th we have the anti bullying presentation, Don't Be a Monster, coming to Stargate for an all middle school assembly. You can find out more about this program below:


High​ ​School​ ​Counseling​ ​Update

Upcoming College Reps (College Center):

Cornell College- Thurs October 26, 1027, 1:00PM

Colorado State University- Wed November 1, 2017, 1:15 PM

Colorado Northwestern Community College- Wed November 8, 2017 9:00AM

University of Arizona -Wed November 8, 2017 1:00PM

Colorado Mountain College- Thurs November 9, 2017 11:00AM

University of Wyoming- Tue November 14, 2017 10:30AM

*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.*

10th Grade to CU Boulder on November 13, 2017. Students need to bring a bag lunch. We will be departing at approximately 9:00AM, and returning at approximately 1:30PM. Students will attend their remaining classes when we return. Permission slips are due no later than November 7th, 2017. Permission slips will be given out during social studies classes and will need to be returned to their social studies teacher.

Junior Class Financial Aid Night: December 14, 2017 6:00-7:00PM

Junior & Sophomore ROAR (Regional Officers of Admissions of the Rockies) College Fair: January 31, 2018 11:00AM-1:00PM

Naviance Logins: Parents, please check your email for a message from Naviance. This

message has your login information. Naviance allows you to connect to your student's account to see their progression of their activities for post secondary exploration.

The SOS (Signs of Suicide) presentation will be facilitated by counselors to 9th grade students during Adroit on November 1st and November 8th; students will only attend once. More information will be communicated closer to the date.

College Essay Workshop

Attention Juniors: The High School English Department will be piloting a college essay writing workshop this coming January. There will be one session spanning over a three-week period for a total of 4 hours. It will take place after school. They will be accepting up to 40 students for this workshop. Cost: $150 per student. Dates: January 18, 2018 4:00-5:30pm, January 25, 2018 4:00-5:30pm, February 1, 2018 4:00-5:30pm. Sign-up is due by December 15, 2017. The $150 fee will be added to the student’s Infinite Campus fees and needs to be paid through by December 21. If you have any questions or to register your student, please contact Ms. vonHilsheimer-

Dining “In” Night with Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ

We’ll be hosting a Dine “In” Night with Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ on Thursday, October 26th.  With this fundraiser you can pre-order a Jim 'N Nick's Family Meal (feeds 3-4) to be picked up at Stargate on Thursday, October 26th.  We’ll be sending home and posting pre-order forms online here. Order forms are due to the front desk by Tuesday, October 24. Simply make your selections, include a check (written out to Stargate) or cash, and return to the front office or to your child’s teacher.  Your meal will be waiting for you at the front of the school at the time you specify on your order form. Stargate will earn $$ for each meal ordered.

Picture retakes on October 24 K-11

If your student needs their picture retaken, the original picture package must be returned and the student's picture will be redone. If your student has not had their picture taken yet, paper picture order forms will be available at the front desk of each building. The paper order form must be turned in to the front desk by October 24 for the picture to be taken. No online orders will be available.


School Board of Directors Recording Secretary Needed

Paid position with an estimated time commitment of 6 to 8 hours per month (this includes time spent at Board Meetings).


  • Take minutes during all Board Business Meetings and at some planning sessions

  • Send draft minutes to the Board Secretary and President, and edit as necessary

  • Post approved documents to website as directed

Candidate Requirements:

  • Must attend monthly Open Session Board Meetings (Generally the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 P.M)

  • Strong typing, grammar, & punctuation skills

To learn more about this position, please contact

Community Relations Committee-Harry Potter Night October 27, 2017

An invitation to all Stargate students, staff and their families to the

2nd Annual Harry Potter & The Gate of Stars Night

October 27, 2017 6:00 – 8:30 pm; $1 for every person

Costume or Muggle attire required. Throughout the Secondary building, across Hagrid’s Pumpkin Patch, and within the Field House, it will be a spellbinding night. Students traveling through the Gate of Stars may earn house points by completing any 5 activities with a total of 5 points maximum. You will be able to keep score with your enchanted parchment located in The Daily Prophet: Gate of Stars Edition.

Get Sorted with our New Sorting Hat. Visit Diagon Alley with Ollivanders or Smallivanders for the smaller wizards, make it through Quidditch practice (K-5 version or Secondary teams), meet Newt and the Nifflers, be transformed in Transfiguration Class and ALWAYS look for other hidden activities.

Madame Malkin’s will sell special edition Gate of Stars t-shirts and Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment has Stargate PopSockets and King Sooper Reloadable Cards. Plan on dinner with Amore Food Truck and StuGo will have ButterBeer (cream soda) and other concessions available for a nominal fee. Cash required for entry and concessions.

Volunteers earn extra House Points! Secondary and older (and adults!) sign up at

High School Yearbooks

High School yearbooks are now on sale! Don't miss out on a great way to commemorate all your wonderful Stargate memories. Just go here to order your yearbook today! Plain yearbooks are $51 and personalized yearbooks are $59.

You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; we are no longer accepting cash or check. As with last year, we will not order extras. Prices will go up after December 1.

Middle School Yearbooks

Order here: Stargate Charter 6-8-Yearbooks-Pictavo Community

$51 before December 1st and $55 after December 1st

Personalized books will be $59 before December 1st and $64 after December 1st.

You must pay online through Pictavo in order to get your book; middle school is no longer accepting cash or check. As with last year, we will not order extras. Prices will go up after December 1. March 1 is the deadline to order.

Baby Ads to be placed in the middle school yearbook – 8th grade students only

  • Ad Includes: baby picture of the 8th grader, current photo and a brief parent perspective

  • Cost: $20, pay through this link :

  • Deadline:  December 1

  • To order, send an email titled "Baby Ad - {Student Name}" to with the following information:

    • student name as you want it to appear in the ad

    • digital "baby" photo of the 8th grade student to be featured in the ad (must be 2nd grade or younger)

    • brief message to the student (50 words max, including greeting and who the ad is from)

    • digital "current" photo of the student

  • Photo guidelines:

    • Digital photos should be sent in a .jpg format and labeled with the student's name, last name first.

    • No printed photos will be accepted.  You must submit digital photos only.

Mountain Biking Team State Championship

The Stargate Mountain Biking Team qualified three members for the State Championship race this past weekend! Please join us in congratulating Sadie Wood, Jacob Seger and Wojciech Jaroszynski on a great state championship race.

Cross Country State Qualifiers

Congratulations to Ashley Dibonas and James Jessep, for qualifying for the high school state cross country meet based on their performance at our regional meet last week. Ashley was 11th and James was 9th in their respective races. It has been a great season and will be fun to see our two individuals represent the school on Saturday at the state meet!

Middle School Fall Dance

The Middle School Fall Dance was great fun. We had over 300 students attend and dance the night away.

7th Grade Charity Donations

Over September and October, the 7th grade students in Ms T-K’s classes participated in a "Clash Of The Cans" competing for a treat party, but also helping local families in Adams 12 receive food assistance.  The 7th grade students came together bringing in over 1,000 items to be donated!