Cable Connection October 9 2017

posted Oct 9, 2017, 3:37 PM by Jane Baker

Important Dates:

October 10- 8:15 Coffee With C-Elementary Commons

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

October 12 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 10:00am-2:30pm  (no school for students)

October 12 - Parent/Teacher Conferences  3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 13 - Parent/Teacher Conferences by teacher invitation only (no school for students)

October 16 - Professional Development Day (no school for students)

October 17 - Middle School Winter Sport (Basketball) Parent Meeting 5:00pm

October 18 - 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

October 17-20- Middle School Spirit Week

October 20- All Middle School Field Trips

October 20 - 7pm-9pm Middle School Fall Dance

October 24 - Picture Retakes (K-11)

October 25 - PSAT for Juniors

October 25 - Middle School Anti Bullying Presentation

October 25- High School Band/Orchestra Concert

October 26- 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 10-Veterans Day Holiday-campus is closed

November 13- 10th grade College Visit to CU Boulder

November 14- 8th grade Career Expo

Coffee with C - Tuesday, 10/10/17 - 8:15am

Join us for first Coffee with C on October 10, 2017 at 8:15am in the K-5 Commons. Josh Cochran, our Executive Director, will discuss our growth scores from last year’s PARCC assessments and the schools plan for improvement. He will also update you on our Performing Arts and Adroit Center construction.  There will be time for questions and comments.

Middle and High School Fall Conferences

Fall conferences are a chance for parents/guardians to meet with all of their student’s teachers. Plan to spend 5 minutes with each teacher discussing student progress and asking questions about the class. Our conference format will be Open House, with all teachers available in the Secondary Commons. We are anticipating shortest wait time on Thursday, October 12, 10am-2:30pm. Please see below for schedule:

October 11- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name A-L)

October 12- 10:00am-2:30pm (no school for students)

October 12- 3:30pm-7:30pm (Last Name M-Z)

October 13- By teacher invitation only (no school for students)

Middle School Spirit Week October 17-20

Tuesday, October 17th - Dress like a teacher day - Dress like your favorite teacher this day!

Wednesday, October 18th - Holiday Day - Dress like your favorite holiday!  Examples: Dress like a Christmas tree, a present, a pumpkin, a valentine etc. (NO MASKS, but have fun and be creative)

Thursday, October 19th - Cos Play Day - Dress like ANY FAVORITE character of yours! Examples: Disney character, movie character, superhero character, video game character etc. (NO MASKS, but have fun and be creative)

Friday, October 20th - Class Color Day!

6th graders show your spirit by wearing any YELLOW (neon, regular etc.)    

7th Graders show your spirit be wearing any PINK (neon, regular etc.)  

8th Graders show your spirit by wearing any BLUE (neon, regular etc.)

Middle School Dance

The middle school formal dress dance "Fall in the Forest" is Friday, October 20th from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm! Tickets can be purchased at the door for $5, coat check is $1, raffle tickets are $1 and concessions are available for purchase.  VIP tickets can be pre purchase for $7 and include VIP entrance line, one raffle ticket, and free coat check.  

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:


Middle School Adroit Update

This week we are starting our new project. This project is meant to INSPIRE to staff and students of Stargate. The Adroit students will be interviewing Stargate staff and reflecting on what the STARGATE WAY means to them. They will then be going through the Design Thinking Process to Design and Construct and piece of art that will be displayed in various places around campus. Students will be working with several tools to be able to create this masterpiece. Student will then present their inspirational sign to a teacher at Stargate to be displayed in their classroom/area for all to see! Get Ready to be Inspired!!!

Adroit is Life

Life is Adroit

High School Adroit Update

Over the next month, High School students will engage in discussions around depression and signs of suicide, as well as begin discussing Adroit Expo passion projects. Students in 11th grade will also be preparing to take the PSAT on October 25.

HS Fall Ball Dance

The High School Fall Ball was great fun. We had over 230 students attend and dance the night away.

High School Counseling Update

Upcoming College Reps (College Center):

Wyoming Catholic College- Tue October 10, 2017, 9:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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.

It is time to order 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.

Stargate Story on the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) webpage

Please click here to access the Stargate story on the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) webpage of our community coming together to raise over $2,000 for Gabby Spangler, the second-grade sister of Stargate's Adriana Spangler who was diagnosed with Leukemia in July 2016.

Stargate's Global Studies Travel

We are so excited to be able to offer Stargate's private European educational tour scheduled for June 2019! We have received a lot of interest and our enrollment has almost reached capacity already.

We are very happy to announce that we have gotten approval from EF Tours to extend the "Early Bird Discount" for our group through the end of October. If you are still interested in taking advantage of this once in a lifetime experience for your student, please contact EF Tours directly to enroll, 800-665-5364, or you can easily do so online through the link below.  Please contact Ms. Mansure or Mrs. Wilson with further questions.

National Junior Honor Society (Middle School)

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) sent out eligibility letters last week. 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 20, 2017 to the NJHS Sponsor, Mrs Root. Students will be notified of acceptance by October 25, 2017 and induction will be 8:30 am on November 1, 2017 in the Secondary Commons.

National Honor Society (High School)

Students who have submitted an application for NHS have been sent a letter of selection status. The induction ceremony will be held on Thursday, November 30th from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in the Secondary Commons.  To be eligible for NHS, a student needs to have a GPA of 3.5 and higher for the last two high school semesters at Stargate and have completed a NHS student dossier.

Winter Sports

Registration is currently open for High School Girls and Boys Basketball and Middle School Boys Basketball. Middle School parent meeting will be Tuesday Oct. 17 5:00pm and High School parent meeting will be Thursday November 2  at 5:00pm in the Fieldhouse.

  • High School Boys and Girls Basketball

Boys and Girls HS basketball begins with a preseason camp on November 6th. First official practice will be Friday November 10. Open gym is currently held on Tuesdays 6pm-8pm. High School Girls, coached by Adam Higuera, will practice 3:45-5:45pm Monday-Friday while our Boys team coached by Byron Gray will practice 6:00-8:00pm Monday-Friday.

  • Middle School Boys  Basketball season runs October 17, 2017 to December 9, 2017. Practices will begin on Oct. 17 6:30am: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

  • Middle School Girls Basketball season runs January 9, 2018 to February 17, 2018.Practices will begin on Jan. 9 6:30am: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

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.

Inclement Weather Plan

Stargate follows the Adams 12 School District directives for inclement weather school closure. Updates regarding school closure or late start can be found on the Adams12 website ( 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 to allow for safe travel in the morning. Dismissal will be at normal time. The full Late Start schedule can be found here: Late Start Schedule

Child Care During Board Meeting

Free childcare is being offered during Stargate School Board of Directors Meeting on October 18, 2017 (6:30pm-9:00 pm) for children Kindergarten age and up.  RSVP is required by 9:00 am on October 16th. CLICK HERE to sign up for childcare.  Please email with any questions.  This childcare offering is a trial, and continuation is contingent on minimum participation.  Hours subject to change.