Enrichment News/Updates (01/13/23)

It’s time to start planning for the Winter/Spring Semester. Check out this week’s updates to see what is happening and what is available for students to register for. We’ll provide an update each week in the Parent Newsletter. As always, please check the Enrichment Calendar on the stemk12.org website for the most up-to-date information on event locations, cancelations and time updates.

Enrichment updates include:

  • Elementary Highlights: Registrations are open for Spring activities.
  • Secondary Highlights: High School Ultimate Frisbee Team

Elementary Enrichment News

Spring 2023 registrations will be live on the website before Winter Break begins. Enrichment is in the process of transitioning to My School Bucks for after school program registrations that are managed in-house. The switch to My School Bucks will improve the overall experience and process for registering students for Enrichment programs.

Ballet, Hip Hop, Theater and Yoga registrations will remain with Mountain Performing Arts and they are open now.

Limited Space Available:

Fencing Class only 4 spots left! Register

  • Wednesdays 2:45 – 3:45 starting Jan. 18th
  • No experience is necessary.

Game Club – Grades K-2 only 2 spots left! Register

  • Thursdays 2:45 – 3:45 starting January 19th
  • This is a board game club. No technology used.

Proposed Juggling Class Grades K-5

Juggling class will focus on developing the Three Ball Cascade juggling pattern with different mediums such as scarves, softballs, etc. Once students are able to master this technique, they will move on to other forms of juggling.

Secondary Enrichment News

Ulitmate Frisbee

The Ultimate Frisbee team is back! We will be having an interest meeting Thursday, Jan. 19, in Room 234. Come play, make friends, and learn new skills! New and experienced players are welcome. The team will practice twice a week as well as play in the Altitude Youth Ultimate league against other schools. If interested, click the link below or email braden.calme@s.stemk12.org or harman.saron@s.stemk12.org if you have any questions.

ULA Rocket Payload Class

Available to grades 6-12. This spring and summer, STEM has been given the opportunity to participate with the ULA Student Rocket Launch Program.

Retired ULA engineer Jeff Dunker has partnered with STEM to teach students grades 6-12 how to build payload that will be carried by a rocket. In the past classes have included electronics (beginner & intermediate), Autonomous Robotics,the machine, assembly, and the C programming languages, Newtonian Physics and material science, static and dynamics, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus and differential equation and Linear Equation at a basic level enough for the class but not the complete subject. Basically any subject that class needs. Past classes have also studied parachutes, airplanes, gliders, boats & buoyancy, land rovers, waterproofing, and many small subjects.

MS/HS Chess Club

Middle and High School students are invited to join the MS/HS Chess Club. The club will meed on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. in room 122.

Star Wars Club Initial Meet & Greet

Friday, Jan. 20, from 2:55-3:45 p.m. – Room 141

This is the initial meet & greet for the newly created Star Wars club. We will meet members and invite everyone to the club page, discuss ideas and activities for upcoming meetings, and of course talk about Star Wars!

Contact: rhett.butler@stemk12.org

MHS Math Competition - Moore vs. Rubin

The Math Honor Society will be hosting a Math competition on Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 3-4:30 p.m. in Room 233.

This competition features three events, a speed competition, a difficulty competition, and a Special Moore vs. Rubin event. The difficulty and speed event will feature both Middle and High school breakdowns. There will also be a $25 prize for each High School event.

This event is for Middle and High School students to participate. Parents can attend to watch.

Contact Andrew Hathaway (andrew.hathaway@s.stemk12.org) with any questions.

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