Hischke's Happenings! Back to School 2017

posted Jul 26, 2017, 11:53 AM by Jane Baker

Welcome back!

The 2017-2018 school year is quickly approaching and the Stargate staff can’t wait to see all the smiling faces. Hope everyone had a fun and relaxing summer and are ready to get back into their daily school routine.

Stargate is in its 23rd year of operation and we will open the doors to over 1,300 students in grades K-11 (600 elementary students), making us the largest gifted school in the state of Colorado. We are looking forward to another amazing school year.

Every other Monday you will receive a Hischke’s Happenings! newsletter, emailed to you through Infinite Campus Messenger. This is an elementary newsletter for grades K-5 and will provide you with important dates, information about upcoming events and school happenings, and highlights of many great things our students are accomplishing. On the Mondays you do not receive a Hischke’s Happenings you will receive a C Notes newsletter from our Executive Director, Josh Cochran, with information and updates regarding the whole K-12 school.

Welcome to the first 2017-2018 edition of Hischke’s Happenings!

Looking forward to an amazing school year.

We Build! We Rise!

Missy Hischke

Elementary Principal

Hischke’s Happenings! July 25, 2017

Important Dates

August 2nd & 3rd - Assessment Days

August 2nd & 3rd-8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Staff available in the Secondary Front Office to help with Registration (all registration is completed online)

August 9th- 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Family Meet and Greet-Stargate Quad

August 15th- 5:30 - 7:30 pm - Meet the Teacher Night

August 16th- First Day of School- 7:55 am - 1:30 pm

August 23rd - Governance Board Meeting 6:30 pm in the Secondary Building


I know that the students are anxious to find out who their homeroom teacher is for the upcoming school year. Postcards from their Homeroom teacher will be mailed the first week of August so you should be getting them soon.


Our Community Relations Committee has planned a Stargate Family Meet and Greet on August 9th from 4-6 pm at the school. I look forward to seeing you at our Meet and Greet outside in the Stargate Quad (the Elementary Building will be closed). More details about the event can be found on the Stargate Community Webpage.

Assessment Days

This is a friendly reminder to sign up for one time slot on either August 2 or 3 for your student to be assessed. All 1st through 5th grade students will be assessed on MAPS Math. If your student is unable to attend either assessment day, they will be able to take the assessment after the start of the school year.

The goal of assessing the students before the start of the school year is to give the teachers more instructional time with their students.

Here are the links if you still need to sign up your student:

Incoming 1st graders only

Grades 2-5 Sign up here

Meet the Teacher Night

Meet the Teacher Night is Tuesday, August 15 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. This is a time for you to see the building and meet your student's teachers in a open house style format.