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.
Spring activities starting the week of January 23rd:
- Ballet Class, 2:45-3:45 p.m. – Space is still available. Register today!
- Chess Class, 2:45-3:45 p.m. – Registration Full. Email email@example.com to be placed on the waitlist for 4th quarter classes.
- Yoga Class, 2:45-3:45 p.m.
- Craft Clubs, 2:45-3:45 p.m. – Both K-2 and 3-5 Craft Clubs are full for this quarter. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waitlist for 4th quarter classes.
- Fencing, 2:45-3:45 p.m. – Space is still available
- Theater Class, 2:45-3:45 p.m. – Registration is closed.
Camp Invention is BACK for 2023 and better than ever!
June 5-9, 2023 from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at STEM School Highlands Ranch.
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
Star Wars Club Initial Meet & Greet
Fridays, from 3-4 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!
ULA Rocket Payload Class - Interest Meeting
Monday, Jan. 30, from 3-4 p.m. – Room 114B
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.