Cable Connection October 8, 2018

posted Oct 8, 2018, 11:54 AM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

October 10- PSAT/NMSQT for 11th grade students

October 10-Middle School Class Field Trips

October 10- Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 11- Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00am-2:30pm (Last Name A-Z) (no school for students)

October 11- Parent/Teacher Conferences  3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 12- Parent/Teacher Conferences by teacher invitation only (no school for students)

October 15- Professional Development Day (no school for students)

October 16 6:30am Middle School Boys Basketball Practice starts

October 16 6:00pm Middle School Boys Basketball Parent meeting- Secondary Commons

October 17- 6pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 20- 7pm-10pm High School Homecoming Dance

October 23- Picture Retakes K-12

October 26- 7pm-9pm Middle School Dance

November 8-10 Romeo and Juliet school production

I am excited to see you at conferences later this week. I want to encourage you to consider thanking your student’s teachers when you meet with them at conferences. Our teachers put an incredible amount of time, energy, and passion into building relationships with students, preparing lessons, delivering instruction, providing feedback to students, and collaborating with their colleagues in order to provide your student the best possible educational experience.

Thank you for your consideration in joining me to thank our teachers!

Rise above,


Middle and High School Fall Conferences

In an effort to minimize parent/guardian wait time to talk with teachers at conferences, we have extended time available to meet with teachers during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We have also added suggested times (alpha split by student last name) in an attempt to balance out the busy times.  Our conference format will be Open House, with all teachers available in the Secondary Commons. We are anticipating shortest wait time on Thursday, October 11, 10am-2:30pm. Please see below for schedule:

October 10- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 11- 10:00am-2:30pm (no school for students)

October 11- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 12- By teacher invitation only (no school for students)

Middle School i-Ready Parent/Guardian Reports

Middle school student have completed their i-Ready math and reading assessments and parent/guardian reports will be available at conferences. Please be sure to stop by the i-Ready table at conferences to receive your student’s reports. Any reports not picked up at conferences will be given to students in their Connect class next week to bring home.

Discounted Spirit Wear Sale

The following spirit wear items will be sold during conferences in the Secondary Building.  Wednesday, 3:30-7:30 p.m and Thursday, 10:00-2:30 and 3:30-7:30 p.m. All items are unisex adult sizes. Check or Cash only.

        Purple Hoodie: $12 Sweatpants: $12Purple L Sleeve: $10Gray L Sleeve: $10  Gray Hoodie: $12 Shorts: $8

Inclement Weather Plan

Stargate follows the Adams 12 School District directives for inclement weather school closure. In addition to a full day cancellation, Adams 12 has instituted a Late Start option. In the case of a Late Start, classes will begin at 10:15 am to allow for safe travel in the morning. Dismissal will be at normal time. Stargate’s full Late Start schedule can be found here: Late Start Schedule. If the determination has been made that all schools will be closed or operating on a 2-hour delay, the district will make every effort to announce a decision by 5:30 a.m. Given how quickly weather conditions can change in Colorado, decisions are typically not made the night before.

School closures or 2-hour delayed starts due to inclement weather will be communicated as follows:

  • District website at

  • School website

  • Email and District text message to parents/guardians (Keep in mind, you will only receive alerts if schools are closed or operating on a 2-hour delay. If schools are open and operating on a normal schedule you will not receive an alert.)

    • In order to receive District text messages, opt-in today by texting “YES” to 68453

  • District’s hotline (720) 972-4000

  • District Social media, including Facebook (/adams12fivestarschools) and Twitter (@adams12)

  • Local media outlets

High School Homecoming - Oh, the places we will go!

Tuesday, October 16th - Let's Begin at Home! USA DAY

Show your American colors by wearing Red, White and Blue or something from your favorite American city. Lunch activity will include American rock classics performed by Rock Band and apple pie!

Wednesday, October 17th  - Athens Olympic Day

Celebrate the Olympic Spirit! Each grade will wear the colors of the Olympic Rings!

Freshman - Wear Red

Sophomores - Wear Green

Juniors - Wear Blue

Seniors - Wear Black

Staff - Wear Purple

Wednesday Afternoon we will have a Pep Rally to show support for our class and cultures from Around the World. Following the Pep Rally, we will be hosting our second annual TAILGATE! Student Council and NHS are partnering to host games and a barbeque! Tailgate begins at 2:30pm and ends at 4:30. All Stargate students who present a high school ID will receive FREE either a hotdog/chips or cheeseburger/chips. Students should pre-order. Ordering information will be sent directly to students. Drinks, dessert, other concessions and, of course, seconds will be available for purchase. Other Eagle fans can purchase food beginning at 4:00, cash only.

BOYS HOME SOCCER GAME - Come support our high school boys soccer team as they  take on DSST at 4:30pm. Join the student section and earn 5 Star Points - Go EAGLES!!

Thursday, October 18th  - Bahama Beach Day - Wear your shorts, tropical Shirts, flip flops and sunscreen! (remember to stay within dress-code)

Lunch - our very first POWDER PUFF VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT - Boys of all grades sign up to compete in our first annual Homecoming Powder Puff Volleyball Tournament. The winning team will take on the Girls Varsity Team in a championship game! Awards will be given for the the most spirited team and the Powder Puff Champions! Teams will need to sign up in advance - space is limited. There is a mandatory safety meeting on October 17 with Mr. Richardson.  Sign up forms will be sent directly to students. Sign ups by October 10th.

After school - Stay for the GIRLS HOME Volleyball Game against SkyView Academy - JV at 5:00, Varsity at 6:00 - Join the student section and earn 5 Star Points - Go EAGLES!! Concessions will be sold with a special beach treat!

Friday, October 19th  - Hiking in the Himalayas  - Wear your favorite sweatshirt, flannels and hiking boots to show your support of our Eagles as they soar to new heights!

After school (4:00 pm) - It’s our very first  POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL GAME! Join in the fun as girls compete for the title of Powder Puff Football Champions. Gather your friends and sign up for your class team! Players will need to sign-up in advance (space is limited). There is a mandatory safety meeting on October 17 with Mr. Richardson. All players will be assessed a $5 fee to cover the cost of T-shirts. Sign up forms will be sent directly to students. Sign ups by October 10th.

SATURDAY, October 20th  - Homecoming Dance- Destination Unknown!!

High School students will vote on October 8 for the destination you would most like to go (check your email for details)

7:00-10:00 pm in the Stargate Commons. Dress to Impress!!

Welcome our new DJs - Sound of the Rockies! With new playlists and a new light show.

Guest passes available in the front office. Signed guest passes due Wednesday, October 17 by 3:00pm. Guest passes will not be accepted at the Dance.

$10 at the door! (US currency only)


Wednesday, October 31st is a normal academic day however, middle school and high school students may 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 (must be appropriate for our K-12 audience)

  • No costumes that cover faces/conceal identity

  • No weapons (or anything that resembles a weapon)

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

Middle School Spirit Week and Activities

Middle School STUCO has some exciting things coming your way during October!  During the week of October 16th, Middle School STUCO will have a variety of activities, events, and surprises to promote a week of kindness in Middle School!  During the week of October 22nd, there will be a Stargate Spirit Week, and we would LOVE to see all of Middle School participate! Each day they dress out, their class will also receive class points!!!  

  • Monday, October 22nd - wear your favorite sports gear from your favorite team or your own team!

  • Tuesday, October 23rd -  wear a tie, tutu, or tie dye!

  • Wednesday, October 24th - dress like your favorite holiday!

  • Thursday,  October 25th -wear your class colors to be represented at the Pep Assembly that will take place during Advance Class (6th grade wears yellow, 7th grade wears pink, 8th grade wears blue).  

  • Friday,  October 26th -dress up like your favorite character from a book, movie, Disney, hero, or anyone you admire!

Middle School Dance -: Friday, October 26th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, please join the Middle School in the first Middle School Dance of the year in the commons.  The dance will take place

Halloween - Middle School STUCO will be bringing you some Halloween Fun during lunch!!

Middle School Awards Assembly October 25

Middle School Honor Roll students earning 3.5 or above each of the semesters last school year will be recognized at the Middle School assembly on Thursday, October 25 at 11:45am in the Field House. Families of these students have been notified and are welcome to attend.

Counseling Department Updates

**The 8th grade Career Expo field trip will take place on November 13, 2018.

** 8th & 9th grade students and parents/guardians should have received an email with registration information for your Naviance accounts last week. Please be sure to log in to your account as soon as possible so you have access to all that it has to offer.

**Peer Tutoring: As a reminder, peer tutors are available for middle school students, Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays during lunch; and available for high school students during their off period.

** Upcoming College Rep Visits & Bus to College Dates:

New York University

Mon October 8, 2018

2:15 PM

Verto Education

Wed October 10, 2018

8:15 AM

Dartmouth College

Wed October 10, 2018

12:15 PM

John Brown University

Tue October 16, 2018

9:15 AM

Columbia College

Wed October 17, 2018

11:15 AM

BUS TO COLLEGE: University of Denver

Thu October 18, 2018

9:00 AM

Harvard-College Interview Process Workshop

Mon October 22, 2018

10:15 AM

Colorado Christian University

Tue October 30, 2018

11:15 AM

BUS TO COLLEGE: University of Northern Colorado

Tue November 6, 2018

9:00 AM

University of Wyoming

Wed November 7, 2018

9:15 AM

Bryant University

Wed November 7, 2018

11:15 AM


Fri November 30, 2018

9:00 AM

Middle School Adroit Update

Middle school Adroit is in full swing utilizing the beautiful, new Adroit Space. Students have been using Design Thinking to empathize with users, define problems, ideating solutions, prototyping, and testing the those prototypes!! They have also been 3D printing, woodworking, and starting research on future school and community wide projects!! Students should also be starting to think about what passion project they want to share at the Adroit Expo later this year!!!!

K-12 Picture retakes on October 23

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 22 for the picture to be taken. No online orders will be available.

Fall Play-Romeo and Juliet

Save the date for our first production in the new Stargate Theatre Auditorium, William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, running from November 8th - 10th (Two performances, 2pm & 7pm on the 10th). We will take you back to the 80's in style! It is 1988 in the Verona District of San Francisco, a young aspiring punk musician Romeo falls for the daughter of his family's greatest enemy, the upbeat and idealistic Juliet. Mercutio, fights in secret to win the heart and love of her best friend Romeo, while Tybalt maliciously plots her vengeance against all Montague scum, and the rich golden boy Steff Paris pursues the hand of Juliet and the Capulet empire. In a world filled with overbearing hate and manipulation, Romeo and Juliet must fight to keep their new and true love alive, yet ultimately their fates end in tragedy. A unique take on a classic tale with the majority of the Shakespeare language uncut and in tact. Please come and enjoy this wonderful production, however, please keep in mind the Shakespeare language, the story, and that some of it's tragic/dramatic nature may be too mature for younger students.

High School Yearbook

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 are $59.

Senior Portrait Requirements

Senior Portrait Photographer Resource Page  (Please note: Senior portraits can be done by the photographer of your choice.)

Senior Class Yearbook Baby Ads

The time has come for our inaugural Stargate High School class to graduate! We are so proud of our seniors and we're sure you are to. One way to tell them how proud you are is to buy a senior baby ad for the yearbook! We have created sixteen templates for you to choose from at very competitive prices! If you'd like to order a baby ad, it is a simple, three-step process:

  • 2. Send photos to

  • 3. Pay through IC Payforit once the charge has been added to your account (allow up to five business days for this charge to appear)

Please make sure to follow the instructions on the form carefully and to complete all three steps. All baby ad orders must be received by November 1 and paid for by November 15. Any orders or payments received after these deadlines will not be accepted. If you have any questions, you can email Ms. vonHilsheimer at

Middle School Yearbooks

Middle School yearbooks are now available to order here.

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

Personalized books will be $61 before December 1st and $65 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.

8th grade students only-baby ads to be placed in the yearbook

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

  • Cost: $20.Pay through Payforit once the charge has been added to your account.

  • Deadline:  December 1 for orders and December 20 for payment. Any ads or payments received after this date will not be accepted, and your ad will not be run.

  • 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

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

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

    • digital current photo of the student

      • Photo guidelines:

        • Digital photos should be sent in a .jpg format and at least 300 dpi, and labeled with the student's name, last name first.

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

        • Any photos not sent in this format will be returned to you for correction.

National Junior Honor Society (Middle School)

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) sent out eligibility letters last week via student's Stargate email. To be eligible for NJHS, a student needs to have a GPA of 3.5 and higher for the last two middle school semesters at Stargate. Applications will be due October 19, 2018 to the NJHS Sponsor, Mrs Root. Students will be notified of acceptance by November 5, 2018 and induction will be 8:30 am on November 14, 2018 in the Secondary Commons.


T-shirt sizes for current members were due via Google Forms by September 26, 2018.  New members will have the opportunity to order shirts after induction and collection of annual dues.

Middle School Boys Basketball Registration October 1-12


First day of practice-October 16 6:30am-7:45am

Parent Meeting: October 16 6:00pm Secondary Commons

Information about Sports Registration is found on the SPORTS REGISTRATION page.

Please remember that your student must have a current physical form on file before the first day of practice in order to participate. Physicals are good for 365 days so please plan ahead.

Middle School Girls Basketball season runs January 8, 2019 to February 20, 2019. Practices will begin on Jan. 8 6:30am: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Registration will be held in December.

High School Winter Sports -Girls and Boys Basketball

Registration will take place October 29-November 9

NO late registration will be accepted.

For more information about what is required, go to the Sports Registration Page

Parent Meeting: November 6 at 6:00pm Secondary Commons

First day of practice-Winter Sports-November 13