Enrichment News/Updates (05/03/24)

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!

The Addams Family a STEM Secondary Theater Production

Get ready to celebrate the eccentricities of every family with our smash-hit Broadway musical, The Addams Family! Join us as we bring the beloved characters to life. Witness Wednesday Addams, the iconic princess of darkness, navigating the complexities of young love. When she falls for a charming young man from a conventional family, she enlists her father Gomez in keeping it a secret from her mother Morticia. For the first time, Gomez finds himself in uncharted territory – keeping a secret from his cherished wife.

Experience the uproarious twists and turns as the Addams family hosts a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents. Brace yourself for a night where everything changes for this delightfully unconventional family.

Dates/times: May 4th, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Location: Secondary Gym (Use the Athletic Entrance)

Ticket price: $20

Summer Camps Opportunities

STEM School is hosting a variety of camps this summer. The availability is based on student grade level in the 2024-2025 school year and the camps open to all area students. See specific details below.

Camp Invention Introducing our all-new 2024 Camp Invention experience!

June 3-7, 2024, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Give your young innovator an inspiring, action-packed summer adventure! Exciting, hands-on challenges will spark curiosity and build their confidence as they jump into limitless STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fun with opportunities to imagine, experiment and create. Available to incoming 2024-25 K-6th grade students.

PALS Summer Chess Camp ST STEM School

June 17-21, 2024, multiple schedule options

PALS Chess Academy Colorado’s best-trained chess coaches, who are passionate about teaching children and fostering a safe, fun and encouraging learning environment. PALS Chess Academy summer camp will work with ALL levels of chess players, from beginners who don’t know how the pieces move, to advanced players. Every year since 2014, PALS Chess Academy students have consistently scored in the top 5% at the annual Colorado State Scholastic Chess Championship with numerous state champions. Available to incoming 2024-25 K-12th grade students.

Fencing & Jedi Training Summer Camps – Off-campus

The Fencing Academy of Denver with their outstanding coaches are their Fencing/Jedi Combo Camp with a variety of options. This is an ALL DAY camp held Monday – Friday from 9am – 4pm. The combo camp will be divided into two camps with the Fencing Camp from 9am -12pm and the Jedi Training from 1pm – 4pm. All fencing camps are held at the academy’s fencing facilities.

LEGO Robotics Summer Camp – All Proceeds Support STEM FRC Team Impulse!

June 10-14, 2024, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Calling all incoming 2024-25 4th-6th graders with an interest in LEGO robotics and programming! Join us this summer for an exciting camp hosted by STEM High School FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team Impulse to introduce a younger generation to the world of LEGO Robotics.

Girls’ Persist 30-Day Summer Camp

June 3-28, 2024, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Our evidence-based STEM leadership program is designed to assist adolescent girls with problem-solving and decision-making while developing STEM persistence. The program uses the proprietary Learn-it, Lead-it, and Perform-it framework to support self-confidence, critical thinking skills, and decision-making while influencing overall STEM persistence. Available to incoming 2024-25 5th-12th 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.

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

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Middle School Registrations

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

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

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

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.

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