Enrichment at STEM includes after-school care, clubs and activities.
Create your Volunteer account now, and choose your areas of interest. We will let you know when an opportunity becomes available. Volunteering and giving to STEM is vital to the success of our school. Our school has a charter that requires a commitment of 30 volunteer hours per family (15 hours per single-parent family).
To make volunteering easy and seamless, please refer to the Volunteering Basics section that will allow you to set up your volunteer account and keep track of your hours. We are extremely grateful for the time and energy donated by STEM parents each year.
Thank you to our volunteers at STEM School Highlands Ranch! Every parent, family and volunteer makes a huge difference to the success of our school and your children.
We want to recognize the volunteers that have been so generous with both their time and donations. Please see the information below on how to log your hours. For questions about Volunteering at STEM, contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Kathy Reid.
Our charter requires a commitment of 30 volunteer hours per family (15 per single-parent family).
Monetary Donations and Volunteer Hours
Every $20 of donated items translates to one volunteer hour. However, the law states that you cannot deduct the value of your time. The IRS does not allow a charitable deduction for volunteering your services. By IRS definition, charitable contributions represent gifts given without reciprocity. Our donation policy is that every $20 donated equates to one hour of volunteer time.
One benefit of our volunteer system is that when you sign-in on the laptop at the front desk, your volunteer hours will automatically be logged for you. You also have the capability to log hours from home. Remember that any donated items will count toward your hours.
To make keeping track of your volunteering at STEM easy, we use HelpCounter.
Help Counter will:
You will need to create an account in HelpCounter. You will be able to pick your areas of interest to volunteer. Once an opportunity becomes available in your area of interest, you will receive an email with a link to sign up if you choose to.
DECA Innovation Invitational Volunteers Needed
WHAT: 2021 STEM DECA Innovation Invitational
SCHOOLS: STEM School HR only. This is an in-house event to help prepare our 37 DECA members for Districts.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Judges are asked to check-in between 8:30 – 9 a.m. Event judging concludes at approximately 10:40 a.m. with lunch provided after; which should end at 12 p.m.
WHERE: STEM School, Elementary Gym. Please check-in at the Secondary Entrance. Face mask and photo ID required to check-in; Please arrive 10 minutes early to have your ID run through our Raptor System. Students will be at the check-in point to escort you to the gym.
MEALS: Breakfast will be provided. We also invite you to join us for a complimentary luncheon after the competition is finished, prior to our conference awards session. Coffee and tea will be provided throughout the morning.
OVERVIEW OF THE COMPETITION: Students will have a brief period of time to analyze a business scenario and develop a solution to the task or challenge outlined in their scenario. These scenarios will typically involve a sales, promotion or operations situation or related customer service concerns. Students will then have up to 8 minutes to meet with a judge and present their response in an interactive “role-playing” format.
JUDGE’S RESPONSIBILITIES: Each judge will be given a “section” of approximately 3-4 competitors. Each competitor will be attempting to solve the identical business challenge. Judges will be provided with a copy of the challenge, suggestions about how to interact with the competitors and a detailed, task-specific score sheet for each student. In a nutshell, you will interact with each student and then score and rank them based on how well they accomplished the tasks listed on the score sheets.
JUDGES TRAINING: A brief yet thorough training will be provided for our judges prior to the competition. We will provide you with all the help you need to work with our students at this competition.
EMAIL: Please provide your email address. You will receive a confirmation that we received your registration form responses. You will also receive a reminder email two days before the conference.
Lost and Found Coordinator
We’re seeking a Coordinator for our Elementary and Secondary Lost and Found. The coordinator would need to:
Elementary Library Organizer
We are in need of at least (2) volunteers to help organize the ES Library for possibly a couple of days. Mornings, after the driveline, would be the ideal time, about 8-9 a.m. starting time. Volunteers will need to be able to use an iPad with an app (provided by us) to scan books and organize them by reading levels to be shelved in our “library”. If you are interested, contact Mona Loptien (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are looking for parent volunteers to help organize all of our Lego materials. Please contact Michelle Gasser (email@example.com) if you are interested.
Driveline (Earn Double Volunteer Hours):
Spartan Afternoon Program:
A great way to avoid waiting in the afternoon drive-line, and maybe even take your own child home with homework complete. This opportunity is after school and only requires volunteers to monitor students (no tutoring involved). If you are interested, please click here.
To volunteer for TSA or to provide snacks please click here.
Gift Card Donation Request for Staff Prizes
If you’re looking for a way to give to STEM, consider donating gift cards for our Staff Prizes. Gift Cards in $5 increments are great for us to use to gift out when we do staff recognitions and games. Please drop gift cards off at either the Elementary or the Secondary Front Office and label it “Staff Prizes.” Thank you!
Consider donating to our Chess Club. The group would benefit from having some good tournament sets with clocks. These are the tournament sets we would like to have, with blue and buff boards, black and white pieces and a blue clock. Click the link below to sign up.
Both our Elementary and Secondary Offices are always in need of donated items. Click the button below to see what we need and to sign up. Please bring the items to the appropriate front office with a label for what it is for.