Enrichment News/Updates (04/07/23)

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.

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!

Little Mermaid Theater Production, April 27-29

Our STEM Theater Department is presenting the Little Mermaid in our Secondary Gym on the following dates:

  • Thursday, April 27, starting at 6 p.m.
  • Friday, April 28, starting at 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 29, starting at 2 & 6 p.m.

Click the button below to purchase tickets.

Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture. Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

Elementary Enrichment News

Girls’ Persist – Calling All 5-7th Grade Girls

Join Dr. Carletta Stewart Monday, April 24th in room E202 (Amos) from 3:00 – 3:30 to learn more about the program.

Girls’ Persist is an evidence-based STEM leadership program designed to put problems into practice while fostering an environment for girls to thrive. The program consists of hands-on learning applications and leadership methods viable for shaping self-efficacy and increasing capacity for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program utilizes the learn-it, lead-it, and perform-it framework to assist adolescent girls with self-confidence, critical thinking skills, and decision-making while influencing overall STEM persistence.

The next session will begin in August 2023 for STEM Middle School students grades 6-8. Complete the interest form below to be updated when the 2023-24 Girls’ Persist registration opens.

Secondary Enrichment News

Congratulations to FRC Team Impulse and Science Olympiad for finishing their competition seasons on a high note!

FRC won the Imagery Award at the St. Louis Regional Competition. At the Colorado Regional Competition at DU they competed all the way through to the semi finals and earned two banners for our new CHSSA Gym and two trophies for the case! This was their best competition season in STEM School’s history with the program dating back to 2011. Their lead mentor Jack Graber was also selected as Finalist for the Woodie Flowers Award. This qualified members of the team to attend the FRC World Championships in Houston in 2 weeks!

For the 2nd year of the Science Olympiad at STEM, we had qualified two teams and competed at the state competition this past weekend in Colorado Springs. Led by Jeff Reinkensmeyer and Kathy Dwyer, the Gold Team finished 6th and the Blue Team 20th out of 30 teams.
Individual results were as follows:
Gold Team:
First in Can’t Judge a Powder: Morgan Hamm and Addley Szczekocki
First in Solar System: Vicente Pavon and Kasey Garcia
Third in Bridge Building: Nikita Pillai and Tamanna Chollampat
Third in Dynamic Planet: Sajid Shakul Hameedu and Kacey Garcia

Blue Team:
Second in Forestry: Analeyna Houghton and Neil Shandilya

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