Enrichment News/Updates (04/05/24)

Enrichment News (Presentation)

Visit for updates on after-school Enrichment programs including new program registrations and club news. As always, please check the Enrichment Calendar on the https://stemk12.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/blog-1.jpgk12.org website for the most up-to-date information on event locations, cancellations, and time updates.

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!

Summer Camps Opportunities

STEM School Enrichment summer camps now have their own tab on the Enrichment web page.
Just added – LEGO Robotics Summer Camp is now open for current 3rd-5th grade students (2024-25 4th-6th grade students).

Elementary Enrichment News

Club Registrations

Several spring elementary enrichment registrations are now open including chess, crafts, fencing, hip hop, poms & cheer, theater production and yoga. Opening after the break: Girls Who Code (grades 3-5) on Tuesdays starting in late January.

Elementary
Program Meets Duration Time Grade Registration/Related Links
Battle of the Books – Practice dates Thursdays 12/7/23-TBD 2:55-3:30 3-6 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Chess Club 4th Quarter Monday Only Mondays 3/25-5/13/24 2:35 – 3:30 PM K-5 4th Quarter Registration
Chess Club 4th Quarter Thursday Only Thursdays 3/28-5/16/24 2:35 – 3:30 PM K-5 4th Quarter Registration
Choir Audition Submission 4th – 5th Grade only Thursdays 2/1-5/9/24 2:35 – 3:30 PM 4-5 Registration Closed
Craft Club Kindergarten – 1st Grade Wednesdays 3/27-5/8/24 2:35 – 3:30 PM K-1 Registration Closed
Craft Club 2nd – 3rd Grade Wednesdays 3/27-5/8/24 2:35 – 3:30 PM 2-3 4th Quarter Registration
Craft Club 4th – 5th Grade Wednesdays 3/27-5/8/24 2:35 – 3:30 PM 4-5 4th Quarter Registration
Fencing – 4th Quarter Wednesdays 3/27-5/15/24 2:35 – 3:30 PM K-5 4th Quarter Registration
Girls Who Code Tuesdays 1/30/24-4/30/24 2:35 – 3:30 PM 3-5 4th Quarter Registration
Hip Hop (age 5.5 or older) Fridays 1/19-4/19/2024 2:35 – 3:30 PM K-5 Registration Closed
Poms & Cheer Club (age 5.5 or older) Mondays 1/22-4/15/2024 2:35 – 3:30 PM K-5 Registration Closed
Scratch Coding Thursdays 2/8-5/16/24 2:35 – 3:30 PM K-5 Registration Closed
Theater – (age 5.5 or older) Wednesdays 1/24-4/17/2024 2:35 – 3:30 PM K-5 Registration Closed
Yoga (age 5.5 or older) Thursdays 1/25-4/18/2024 2:35 – 3:30 PM K-5 Registration Closed

Secondary Enrichment News

In the Dark About What’s Happening With a Club?

Join Canvas as an observer of your student! Many of the after school activities have an associated Canvas course where advisors post important information.

ULA Student Rocket Payload Competition is BACK!

The ULA Student Rocket Payload class is back again for 2024! For more information about the program itself. Mr. Jeff Dunker, a retired ULA engineer, and Mr. Jeff McLain, who is currently working with ULA, will mentor STEM students through the concept, design, build, and launch of the payload. Classes will start Monday, March 25th, in high school room 132 and continue to meet on Mondays after school. The payload launch happens in July. Registration is officially open. Scholarships are available for families in need of financial assistance.

Business Club Members Qualify for FBLA National Competition

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in the Colorado FBLA Student Leadership Conference. Thanks to Ms. Newhouse and Mrs. Bostel for guiding our students through a successful competition season. STEM’s Business Club members were well represented in the finals, with the following students placing top 3 in the state competition:

  • Syna J – 3rd place in Health Administration
  • Thomas L – 2nd place, Introduction to Financial Math
  • Blake C-A- 3rd place in Journalism
  • Shanmukha R – 3rd place, Securities and Investments
  • Rylie C – 3rd place Client Services

Middle School Registrations

Middle School
Program Meets Duration Time Grade Registration/Related Links
Battle of the Books – Practice dates Thursdays 12/7/23-TBD 2:55-3:35 3-6 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
BEST Robotics Mon/Fri/Sat 9/8/23-12/17/23 Varies 6-8 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Brain Bowl Tue/Thurs 8/22/23-TBD 3:00 – 4:00 PM 6-8 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Broadcasting Club Thursdays 9/14/23-5/9/24 3:00 – 3:45 PM 6-8 Register
Chess Club Wednesdays 9/13/23-5/15/24 3:00 – 4:00 PM 6-12 Register
Cubing (Rubik’s) Club Thursdays 8/24/23 – TBD 3:00 – 3:45 PM 6-12 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
CyberPatriot Fridays 9/1-TBD 3:00 – 4:00 PM 6-12 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Dungeons and Dragons Club Thursdays 1/11 – 5/16 3:00 – 4:30 PM 6-8 Register
Game Master Training Tuesdays Varies 3:00. – 3:45 6-12 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Girls’ Persist Wednesdays 9/6/23-5/9/24 3:00 – 3:45 PM 6-8 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Magic the Gathering Club Tuesdays 8/22/23-5/9/24 3:00 – 4:45 PM 6-8 Register
MathCounts Thursdays 8/24/23-5/9/24 3:00 – 3:45 PM 6-8 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Project 7 Bible Club Fridays 9/15/23-5/17/24 3:00 – 3:45 PM 6-8 Register
Science Olympiad Thursdays 11/16/23-4/11/24 3:00 – 4:30 PM 6-8 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Star Wars Club Fridays 8/7/23-5/9/24 3:00 – 4:00 PM 6-12 Register
SteMed Jr. Thursdays 8/24-12/14/23 3:00 – 4:00 PM 6-8 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Theater Production – Addams Family Cast/Crew Mon/Wed 1/29-5/5/24 3:00 – 5:30 6-12 Register
TSA Club (After School Only) Tuesdays 9/5/23-TBD 3:00 – 4:30 PM 6-8 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
ULA Student Rocket Payload Class – NEW Mondays March – July 2024 3:00 – 4:00 PM 6-12 Register

High School Registrations

High School
Program Meets Grade Registration/Related Links
BEST Robotics Fri/Sat 9/8/23-TBD Varies 9-12 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Business Clubs – DECA/FBLA/SpartMart Wednesdays 9/6/23-3/20/24 7:00 – 7:45 AM 9-12 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2025
Chess Club Wednesdays 9/13/23-5/15/24 3:00 – 4:00 PM 6-12 Register
Cubing (Rubik’s) Club Thursdays 8/24/23 – TBD 3:00 – 3:45 PM 6-12 Registration Coming Soon
CyberPatriot Fridays 9/1-TBD 3:00 – 4:00 PM 6-12 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
First Robotics Club (FRC) Tuesdays Year Round 6:00 – 9:00 PM 9-12 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Flight Club Monday/Friday Jan – May 3:00 – 4:30 PM 9-12 Register
Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA 9-12 For more information contact michelle.wesley@https://stemk12.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/blog-1.jpgk12.org
Ornithology Club Wed/Sat 8/23/23-5/17/23 3:00 – 3:45 PM (Wed) 9-12 Register
Project 7 Bible Club Fridays 9/15/23-5/17/24 3:00 – 3:45 PM 9-12 Register
Star Wars Club Thursdays 8/7/23-5/9/24 3:00 – 4:00 PM 6-12 Register
SteMed Thursdays 8/24-12/14/23 3:00 – 4:00 PM 9-12 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
Theater Production – Addams Family Cast/Crew Mon/Wed 1/29-5/5/24 3:00 – 5:30 6-12 Register
TSA Club (After School Only) Wednesdays 9/6/23-TBD 3:00 5:00 PM 9-12 Closed to new partcipants for 2023/2024
ULA Student Rocket Payload Class – NEW Mondays March – July 2024 3:00 – 4:00 PM 6-12 Register
UNICEF Chapter Tuesdays 8/22/23-5/14/24 3:00 – 4:00 PM 9-12 Register

Summer Camps open to Secondary Student

PALS Chess Academy and Fencing Academy of Denver both have summer camps geared towards students in grades 6-12. Check out the summer camp tab on the Enrichment page for more information.

Summer Camps

Summer Camps
Program / Location Starts Completes Drop-off / Pick-up Grade Registration/Related Links
Camp Invention / STEM 6/3/2024 6/7/2024 9:00 AM / 3:00 PM K-6 Register
Chess Camp / STEM Secondary 6/17/2024 6/21/2024 8:00 AM / 3:00 PM K-12 Register
Fencing Camp / Littleton & Parker Varies Varies Varies K-12 Register / Flyer / Description
FRC LEGO Camp / STEM Elementary 6/10/2024 6/14/2024 9:00 AM / 3:00 PM 4-6 Register
Girls’ Persist 30-day Camp / STEM Secondary 6/3/2024 6/28/2024 9:00 AM / 12:00 PM 5-12 Register / Flyer
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