Sharing Our Good News (03/24/23)


STEM's Got Talent 2023 (full show)

STEM students shine at 2023 DECA State Competition

Another proud moment for our STEM community!
Here are the results from the 2023 DECA State Competition:
State Champions —
2nd Place – Integrated Marketing Campaign – Product
Team of Harman Saron & Braden Calme
Top 10 – State Champion Runners Up
Financial Decision Making
Team of Stephen Bartony and Thomas Lewis
Honorary Mention
District 4 – Voting Delegate
Grace FitzRoy
Advisor & Business Teacher
Allison Doe
“We traveled with our largest group of DECA State competitors STEM has ever had. We had a group of 15 competing in events ranging from Marketing, Finance and Entrepreneurship to name a few.
We stayed at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort and traveled to the Broadmoor Conference Center for competitions and leadership workshops.”
Congratulations to our DECA students for making STEM proud!

STEM Facilities team make campus improvements over Spring Break

Spring Break improvements.
Check out the various projects our facilities team tackled over the week of Spring Break. Large scale logs were added on the walls in the new Middle School commons area and inside the new gym. They look great!
In the gym, theater lights were installed on the ceiling along with a projector and screen on the North wall. The primary basketball hoops now retract in a different way, going North and South to better make room for volleyball.
A new, polished floor was added to one of the engineering rooms, filters were changed out on the rooftops, TV screens were added in a classroom and Middle School commons area and tree limbs were trimmed on the Elementary School playground.
Great work team!

STEM's Middle School Boys' Basketball Coach reflects on growth this season

Middle school boys basketball
Making strides!
The skills and abilities of STEM’s Middle School Boys’ Basketball team grew significantly this season. The team even made it to the semi-finals.
There is so much interest in Middle School Basketball, STEM has three boys’ teams and one girls’ team playing in South Suburban’s Spring League.
STEM’s Middle School Boys’ Basketball coach Jeff Hager shared his thoughts of the season and the growth he witnessed in the players:
“There were many different individual highlights throughout the season that we have already mentioned so I would like to focus on the overall team.
In all aspects of the skills needed in order to play effective basketball, our team has moved on an exponential scale this season. Everything from dribbling, and passing to understanding the rules of the game. With the knowledge that they gained and the skills that they acquired as a team, they have the capability to compete.
The second team that we played in the playoffs beat us by more than 30 points in the regular season. To compete the way that we did in the playoffs against them and have the opportunity to tie the game three different times in the last 30 seconds was a major highlight of our season! We did not get the end result we wanted in terms of the scoreboard, but we did get the end result in terms of the character and effort our players exemplified in the playoffs.
In two different games this season, we were losing at halftime by quite a few points. In both of these games our team figured out how to come back to win the game, one in overtime!
The way that our players gelled and became a team without any drama or fighting was exceptional. The focus that our players had on the game of basketball and getting better instead of any extra nonsense I believe is one of the reasons why our skills and team were so successful this season.
Overall the highlight of the season for myself was the players learning, passion and drive to compete at the game of basketball. I am so very proud of each and everyone of our players and coaches. This was a great season and I really appreciate everything that everyone did to make it possible. The future of STEM Basketball is bright due to those extraordinary efforts.
Coach Jeff Hager

STEM 3rd graders take PBL unit to Skate City

Forces and motion.
STEM 3rd graders took a trip to Skate City to learn and experiment with the components of a roller skate, which they reverse engineered!
The students had a great time with their classmates and learning about the physics and engineering involved in designing a roller skate. A PBL unit
combined with a field trip is what we call a win-win!

STEM 2nd graders give presentations after conducting research on animals

All about animals!
Ms. Slater’s 2nd grade class worked hard in researching their animals and putting together their displays. In the Elementary School cafeteria, the students gave presentations to parents about their animals and what they discovered with their research. What a fun project!

STEM art students receive donations from STEM parent

Donations are the best!
Mrs. Del Olmo and her art students could not be happier with these surprise gifts for the classroom. Isha Sharma, a parent from Ms. Sanchez’s class donated books, drawing tools and beautiful collage tape. All of it will be put to good use!
donations to art class

STEM Track and Field athletes raise the bar in competition

stem track and field
stem track and field
Record breakers.
Some of our STEM athletes broke two records over the weekend including in the 3200m and 4x800m relay. Our students battled some cold and windy conditions, but found a way to come out on top and make STEM history!
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