Enrichment News/Updates (02/10/23)

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 https://stemk12.org website for the most up-to-date information on event locations, cancelations and time updates.

Important Update Regarding Registrations

STEM Enrichment is transitioning to My School Bucks for registration payments. Please do not use Greater Giving (https://stemacademy.ejoinme.org) links for student registrations/payment. Check your email for more detailed information.

Elementary Enrichment News

Congratulations to our First LEGO League (FLL) Explore Teams

On February 4th, our FLL Explore teams participated in St. Mary’s/Peak Montessori First LEGO League Festival. A special thank you to family volunteers John and Laura Brownlee, Bill Edwards, Keerthi and Venkata Reddy, Matt and Padgett Salek, and Steve and Gina Wing for jumping in and taking on coaching our students. An extra special thank you to Paul and Eva Fuqua for leading our school’s tremendously successful return of our FLL Explore program with 7 teams. In the 2023/24 school year, Enrichment hopes to have 12 teams in total: 8 Explore and 4 Challenge. Challenge registration will open in May 2023.

Awards won:

  • The Hacker Champions Award STEM Robo Kids #11899 (1st & 3rd Grade)
  • The Challenge Solution Award STEM Busy Beavers #27386 (2nd – 5th Grade)
  • The Team Poster Award STEM The Six #27385 (3rd Grade)
  • The Creative Constructors Award STEM Tiger Team #27381 (Kindergarten)
  • The Team Model Award STEM White Wolves #27384 (1st Grade)
  • The Out of the Box and Out of this World Thinking Award STEM Spinners #27383 (2nd – 3rd Grade)
  • The Broadway Showmanship Award STEM Cats #27382 (1st Grade)

Please Consider Donating to STEM’s Enrichment Programs

Donations will enable Enrichment to provide much-needed program scholarships for STEM families in need of financial assistance, update equipment, like Spike Prime kits for our First LEGO League, and offset expenses for our low to no-fee clubs and activities, like Battle of the Books and Craft Club. Click the button below to donate to STEM Enrichment today!

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.

Secondary Enrichment News

MS/HS Rubik's Cube Club

Thursdays, from 3-3:45 p.m. – Room 134

A club to spend time together learning new Rubik’s puzzles and improving solving speeds. Also a great Club for having fun, socializing, and creating a safe environment. We will meet in room 134 (Mr. P.’s room) on Thursdays from 3-3:45 p.m. Bring your own cubes!

MS/HS Chess Club Volunteer Opportunity

Chess Club is looking for one or two parent volunteers to support/monitor our secondary Chess Club. Mr. Reichmuth would like to work with a parent volunteer to help support the 8-12 students that regularly attend the club on Wednesdays from 3-4:30 p.m. through the remainder of the year. Chess experience isn’t necessary but appreciated. If you are interested, please contact melanie.fitzroy@https://stemk12.org.

TSA Donations and Parent Volunteer Needed!!

Knock out some volunteer hours by supporting STEM at TSA Colorado’s State Conference from February 23rd-25th at the DTC Marriott. Having a student in TSA is not a requirement to help.


MS Basketball 7th/8th Grade Boys and Girls April-May Season

Due to the tremendous interest in MS 7th/8th Grade Basketball, STEM is joining South Suburban Parks & Recreation League. The cost will be $200 per student. This will include league fees, practice courts and jerseys. We expect to host three 7th/8th-grade boys’ teams and at least one 7th/8th-grade girls’ team. We can look at adding another girls’ team if there is enough interest. Contact melanie.fitzroy@https://stemk12.org with questions.

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