Enrichment News/Updates (08/26/22)

Elementary Enrichment Updates

First Lego League

First Lego League is officially back! We have 28 students registered, with enough students from every elementary grade level. If you are on the fence, jump off and sign up before registration closes on Friday, Sept. 16. Legos and robots make for fast friends! The interest form that went out last week isn’t the same as the registration link so be sure to register today. The first meeting for club members will be Tuesday, Sept. 6 in the Elementary School Gym from 2:30-4 p.m.

Other Clubs

Ballet (8/29/22), Yoga (8/30/22), Theater (8/31/22) and Hip Hop (9/1/22) all start next week! Classes go from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on their specific day.

Chess Club

Colorado Chess Champion Lior Lapid has graciously found us an additional Chess coach to help us open up more space in our Chess Club. There are limited spots left, and the new class starts on Monday. The class is six sessions and will finish up before Fall Break. New sessions will start after fall break.

Additional Clubs Coming

Registrations will open in September for Girls Who Code, Destination Imagination, Craft Club and K-2 Game Club.

Secondary Enrichment Updates

Best Robotics, DECA/FBLA (high school students only), SteMed, Girls’ Persist have registrations opening up.

Lots more registrations will be coming next week. Watch the Enrichment calendar for the introduction meetings for Cyber Patriots, Secondary Chess Club and Middle School Cross Country. In September watch for Broadcasting Club, Brain Bowl, Dungeons and Dragons, Math Counts, and TSA.

CyberPatriots Is Back!

Cyber Patriot Information Meeting

CyberPatriots will hold its first meeting of the season, an information meeting for Secondary Students only. Please come on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 3-4 p.m. in Room 141 to learn more. You can contact connor.calme@s.stemk12.org with any questions. Don’t forget that you will need to register for the club if you decide to take part.

There will be a Parent Interest Meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 31 from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom. Click the button below to access.

Middle SChool Cross Country Club

Middle School Cross Country Club

Calling all Middle School Runners! We’re starting a Middle School Cross Country Club. Join us for an informational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 3-3:45 p.m. in room E136. This meeting is for Middle School students and parents

Fees for Middle School Cross Country is $100 (additional fees may apply for optional competitions). Contact Jalene Vander Hook at jalene.vanderhook@stemk12.org with any questions.

Join the Computer Science Honor Society!

Computer Science Honor Society is back and here with new bylaws, membership requirements, and ambitious goals on our agenda! Membership and leadership applications for have officially opened!

Learn to write code, hack computers, design AI, and party at our ice cream socials! The membership application takes 5 minutes to complete, and the leadership application is even open to soon-to-be new members!

Computer Science Honor Society is having its first meeting and induction ceremony on Tuesday, the 30th! Parents and teachers welcome! Friends of incoming CSHS members are permitted depending on room capacity in the Secondary Music Room.

There will be food, drinks, and awkward party games for the CSHS members to get to know each other! Non-members welcome to drop by and ask leadership questions.

Contact: aragorn.wang@s.stemk12.org

Former NSA and Air Force Cybersecurity Guest Speaker!

Neal Bridges is the current CISO (chief information security officer) for Query.AI and is a cybersecurity influencer with the experience of over 20 years total in cybersecurity (10 years in the NSA) and over 5000 pentests.

Neal has generously offered to come speak to CSHS at one of our meetings! However, we need at least 10 people (and lots of questions to ask!) interested to justify accepting his offer.

The speaker event would be for about two hours after school, on a Tuesday during September, in Mr. Chacon’s room (or another room if he’s unavailable). The entire AMA will be recorded and made available, per Neal’s permission.

If interested, fill out the interest survey at the link so we can invite him!

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