Secondary News and Updates (03/11/22)

Secondary-School News

Upcoming Events

PI Day

Tuesday, March 22, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. – High School Commons

The Math Honor Society is hosting our annual Pi Day on March 22nd. Families and children of all ages are welcome to attend. It will be in the High School Commons beginning at 3:30 p.m. The cost will be $5 for general admission and $1 if you have a Wish Week Activities Band. All grades! We encourage attendance from all ages.

All proceeds will go towards the Make-A-Wish foundation. We will have a wide variety of activities, such as, but not limited to: pi reciting competition, mental math competition, pi bracelet-making, pie teachers, and pi game. If you have any questions, please email

Math Honor Society Pi Day Flier

SBL Parent Information Session

Wednesday, March 23, from 5-6 p.m – Zoom

This webinar will focus on our implementation of SBL for next year. We will answer the following questions:

  • What is Standards-Based Learning?
  • Why are we making the switch?
  • What does this mean for my student?
  • How will grades be reported when we implement SBL?
  • What does SBL mean for college acceptance?”

Contact: Michelle Gasser, with any questions

STEM's Got Talent Show

Thursday, March 24, from 6:30-9 p.m. – Mission Hills Church

The annual STEM’s Got Talent Show will be on Thursday, March 24 from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Mission Hills Church at 620 Southpark Drive, Littleton. This is a night filled with our STEM students and staff showcasing their talents. Cost of tickets are $10 each. Click the button below to purchase tickets.

Middle School Wonderland Dance

Friday, March 25, from 6-8 p.m. – Middle School Cafeteria

MS Student Government Presents “Winter Wonderland Dance.” Middle School students are invited to join us on Friday, March 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the Middle School Cafeteria. Space is limited so please reserve your FREE ticket through MySchoolBucks.

MS Wonderland Dance Promo Flier

STEM Athletics Information Meeting

Tuesday, March 29, from 5-6 p.m. – High School Commons

High School Director/Athletics Director Ryan Alsup will be holding a STEM Athletics Information Meeting on Tuesday, March 29 from 5-6 p.m. in the High School Commons. The meeting will cover what athletics will look like next year as we enter CHSAA. The meeting is for all current coaches, athletes, and parents as well as 8th-grade students and parents who are interested in participating in athletics next year. Please park in the Secondary Parking Lot and enter through the Secondary Main Entrance.

STEMFest Social Graphic

Colorado Youth Career Fair

April 18-21, from 4-7 p.m. (virtual event)

The second annual statewide Colorado Youth Career Fair is taking place virtually on April 18-21. This educational event is intended to expose Colorado youth to a broad sampling of career fields. Registration is now open for youth, families, and educators as well as career panelists. Free, virtual event for youth, families, and educators. This event is sponsored by the Colorado Workforce Development Council. Visit for more details and registration

Colorado Youth Career Fair flyer

News and Updates

STEM PTO After Prom Donation Request

STEM PTO After Prom Committee is in need of donations for Decorations, Food, Door Prizes and Monetary Donations for After Prom on Saturday, April 23. Click the sign-up buttons below put your name down. Please email to arrange the drop-off of item donations.

Take part in a Student Entrepreneurship Project Survey

Community College of Aurora is having a registration event for our Concurrent Enrollment seniors that plan to continue at CCA in the fall. Students will have the opportunity to meet with several departments including Academic Advising, Financial Aid, Student Life, TRIO, Summer Bridge Program, and more to ensure a smooth transition to CCA. There will also have food and swag for all students that attend. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 5, from 4-7 p.m. at the CentreTech Campus.

Take part in a Student Entrepreneurship Project Survey

Want to help our a class project? Click the button below to take part in a Carbon Emissions survey for a student entrepreneurship class project.

Applications Now Open for Piton Fellowship Youth Cohort

Gary Community Ventures is accepting applications and nominations for its Piton Fellowship Youth Cohort, which is open to Denver-area 14- to 20-year-olds who are looking to expand their learning and accelerate their leadership journeys alongside a network of peers. The Youth Cohort runs from Monday, June 20, to Friday, July 29, and fellows can expect to learn from inspirational changemakers, connect with their communities, build leadership skills, explore career pathways and develop as human beings. Those who complete the program will also receive a $2,100 stipend. Gary Community Ventures will prioritize applicants of color and youth from diverse backgrounds. Applications and nominations for the early acceptance period are due Friday, Feb. 25, and will be prioritized over applications and nominations received in the final acceptance period, which ends Friday, April 1.

Join Spanish Honor Society

Attention High School Students! Join the Spanish Honor Society (Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, or SHH), sponsored by Madame Lutz as a partnership in the language department. Spanish Honor Society focuses on exposing people to Hispanic culture and encouraging students to experience it through various activities. SHH is a fun and easy extracurricular for students to participate in and get involved with. We have activities such as going to museums, hosting movie nights, going to restaurants, and more! Additionally, we also participate in events like Trunk or Treat as well as hosting our own events like a telenovela watch party and Hispanic holiday celebrations.

We plan to meet twice a month, and more information about meeting dates will be released soon. Students interested in joining who are currently enrolled in a Spanish class must be in Spanish III, IV, or AP. Students interested in joining who are not currently enrolled in a Spanish class must have been previously enrolled in a Spanish class from Spanish III, IV, or AP. Fluency in Spanish is not required. We also require that you maintain a B average in all completed/current Spanish classes, and be willing to attend our activities in and outside of school.

For instructions on how to join or have questions, email

NHS Wish Week Sponsorships

Hello STEM Families!

As some of you might know, every year we have a Wish Week in partnership with Make-A-Wish Colorado to raise money to help a kid with a serious illness to go to their dream vacation. This year, we are raising money for Samuel, a 5-year-old with leukemia who wants to go to Noah’s Arc.

The National Honor Society is reaching out to all of you to see if any of your companies would be willing to sponsor our Wish Week so that we can raise enough money for Samuel. If you have any questions, would like to learn more, or if you know that your company can sponsor us, please email Thank you so much and have a wonderful day!

Calling all Mentors!

Our 5th-grade team with 100+ students wants to study existing ways we explore space. The teachers were hoping that each class (6 classes) could be assigned a mentor to listen to student ideas (Status Reports).

Time Commitment for Mentors:

Only one hour per week for 3 weeks. (virtual or in-person)

  • Week One: March 7-11
  • Week Two: March 21-25
  • Week Three: April 4-8

At the end of this adventure, the students will present a proposal for a mission to explore space. The final proposals may end up as podcasts, videos, websites, art, or other creative formats. The mentors listen and offer simple advice. Please email if interested.

Valentine's Day Fundraiser for After Prom

STEM PTO is fundraising for our Senior’s After Prom. Consider purchasing your loved one an item from Touchstone Crystals and a percentage of the proceeds will go to support After Prom. Click the button below to order.

Donate to STEM's After Prom

STEM PTO wants to help give our seniors the best After Prom experience. Our students have been through so much and this is a great way to show them how much we support them. Scan the QR Code below to donate through MySchoolBucks.

After Prom MySchoolBucks Fundraising

STEM BASE is Hiring

My name is Amy Dupays. I am the elementary BASE Manager for STEM. The STEM BASE team is looking for additional staff to support the after-school child care demand in our Elementary STEM community. If you or someone you know is looking for a fun job after school, is great with kids and ready to work with a dedicated, fun team this is the job for you. We need you 3-5 days each week 3-6 p.m. Full-time hours are available during school breaks and summer. NO WEEKENDS – Yay!

Please email me for more information or submit your application using the following link: DCSD STEMBASE Program Leader Position.

Nominate a High School Student for CBS Denver Future Leaders Scholarship

Nominations are now open for the CBS Denver Future Leaders Scholarship. If you know a High School student who is thriving in the STEM core subjects please consider nominating them for this $1,000 scholarship.

Click the button below to access the nomination form and to find out more. One student will be selected each month to receive this special recognition award that will include a $1,000 award along with a student profile on CBS4. The nomination window will run through April 22, 2022.

Order yearbooks while prices are low!

Attention Middle School and High School students!

Don’t forget to purchase your yearbooks. Go to to buy your yearbook for $45. Buy it while you can because come October 31 the price goes up to $55. Additionally, if you would like your photo in the yearbook, you can share your photos with us. You can share them using the Yearbook Snap app using the code STEM22. It’s available on the App Store and Google Play Store, download it today and share those photos. If you have any questions about the yearbook or how to use Yearbook Snap, please email one of the yearbook editors-in-chief at and or stop by room 110 after school.

School Picture Retakes and Orders

Families can access their photos by visiting the link to the right or going to, selecting the School Portrait Proofs link, and when prompted enter their private password in the following format: Student ID#

DCSD News and Resources

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Who knows better than teachers what students need to succeed in middle and high school reading? These valuable tips are sure to help your student move up to middle and high school.

Total Wellness Resource of the Week

Random Acts of Kindness

Get inspired to make kindness the norm at school, at home, and in your community.

Community Events

DCSD Parent University – Sleep Hygiene Workshop
Wednesday, March 30 | 5:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Free virtual event

In a world full of computer screens and daily stressors, getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging. This rings true for students and their parents alike. Join Dr. Jessica Ridgley from Sky Ridge Medical Center and learn ways you can fine-tune your sleep hygiene and improve the quality of your sleep. Parent University is brought to you by the Douglas County School District and Sky Ridge Medical Center.

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