Cable Connection September 11, 2017

posted Sep 11, 2017, 3:37 PM by Jane Baker


September 13- 6:30pm Board of Directors Meeting

September 11-13 and 13-15- 6th grade Keystone Overnight Field Trip

September 11-13- 7th grade Cheley Overnight Field Trip

September 13-15- 8th grade Cheley Overnight Field Trip

September 18-6:00pm HS Academic Awards Night

September 21-11:05am MS Assembly

October 2-6- High School Spirit Week

October 7-7pm-10pm-High School Fall Ball

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 17-20- Middle School Spirit Week

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

October 25- PSAT for Juniors

Middle School Overnight Field Trips

All middle school grades have an overnight field trip scheduled during the week of September 11th. Our 6th grade will go to Keystone Science School, split in two groups, one group going Sept. 11th - Sept. 13th and the other group Sept. 13th - Sept. 15th. Our 7th grade will go to Cheley Camp Sept. 11th - Sept. 13. Our 8th grade will go to Cheley Camp Sept. 13th - Sept. 15th.


Stargate HS Volleyball  "Hope for Gabs" benefit

Stargate Volleyball will be hosting a "Hope for Gabs" benefit to honor Gabriella Spangler, sister of Stargate High School Volleyball player Adriana Spangler. Adriana Gabriella is currently a second grader at Cornerstone Christian Academy battling leukemia. She is one of our biggest fans and deserves a night she will never forget! We are asking for you to join us at our home game on October 4th (JV - 4:30pm/Varsity - 5:30pm) and support Gabriella by wearing PINK! All proceeds from our basket raffle and admissions will go directly to her family to help with medical expenses.


Picture Day

Middle and High School students who missed our August picture day and do not have their IDs can have their pictures taken tomorrow, September 12. The photographers will be here for Elementary pictures and students will be sent to the Elementary Building.  Retakes for Middle and High School student will be October 24, 2017.


High School Academic Awards Night September 18

High School students earning Academic letters and students who earned a score of 5 on last year's AP Exams will be recognized. Families of students receiving an award have been notified and invited. Students earn an academic letter with a GPA of 3.5 and above for the previous High School year.


Middle School Awards Assembly September 21

Middle School students earning a GPA of 4.0 last school year will be recognized at the Middle School assembly on Thursday, September 21 at 11:05am in the Fieldhouse. Families of these students have been notified and are welcome to attend.


MS Student Government Week With No Hate

Middle School Student Government will be implementing a week with no hate the week of September 18th.  STUGO has different activities everyday to encourage kindness, respect, no bullying, and showing the true Stargate Way not only that week, but every week.  STUGO wants to show the importance of always being nice.  This week will lead to STUGO’s launch of “Dude Be Nice”.  Dude Be Nice is a simple an effective way to encourage kindness, respect, acceptance, and inclusivity on a daily basis.


Adroit

The focus in Adroit is developing the Design Thinking mindset within our students and community. Design Thinking is a set of skills that prepares students to solve large, complex, cross-curricular, real world problems by teaching them effective ways of thinking and collaborating.  As we start the school year off fresh, we will be needing materials to be repurposed. A big part of innovation is seeing new ways to use ordinary items, or ways to combine old ideas in a new way. Having lots of cheap objects with many aspects and features makes for much more interesting designs than having things with specific stock functions:expensive wheels, hinges, motors, etc. During the course of the year we will be needing low-resolution materials and other handy items to prototype and bring our ideas to life! Click here for a list of items needed for Adroit (both Middle and High School lists are the same)


Middle and High School Fall Conferences

In an effort to minimize parent/guardian wait time to talk with teachers at conferences, we have extended the time available to meet with teachers during Parent/Teacher Conferences. We have also added suggested times (alpha split by 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 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)


HS Ultimate Frisbee Team

On September 7th, Stargate High Schools new Ultimate Frisbee team traveled to Monarch High School where they scrimmaged against their Junior Varsity team. Stargate's Ultimate players put on an excellent showing and many students, despite being new to the game, made huge plays on the field. Afterwards, both of Monarch's and Stargate's players joined together to congratulate each other on their hard play and mutual respect for one another. Stargate Ultimate thanks all the parents who also made the trip out to Monarch to cheer on our players. Stargate Ultimate frisbee club is still recruiting any interested male or female high school student and is open to everyone regardless of athletic ability or prior playing experience. Stargate Ultimate practices Tuesdays from 4 to 6 P.M. and plays games on Thursdays. We're super excited about our start to this year and look forward to our future at Stargate! Please contact coach Dave Janociak  at dave.janociak@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Lockers for Middle and High School Students

There is a $10 optional locker fee available on payforit.net. The next round of lockers will be distributed next week for those who have paid by 9/15.


Secondary Friday Pizza Day Volunteers

We are in need of parent volunteers to help serve food to our students on Fridays.  The hours will be 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.  If you are interested, please sign up HERE on the day(s) that will work best for you. Thank you for your support!
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