Sharing Our Good News (04/08/22)


STEM Kindergartners kick off Friday with a field trip to the Denver Museum

LynAnn Kovalesky introduced to staff as STEM Interim Executive Director

STEM's P-TECH Building nearing completion

STEM’s P-TECH building is moving right along. Ceiling tiles were recently added and painting is underway. We anticipate a ribbon cutting ceremony to take place sometime in May. We are greatly looking forward to the launching of our P-TECH program and the opportunities it will give to STEM students!

An impromptu Kindergarten tour of DCSO patrol vehicles (thanks to Deputy Gabe!)

When life gives you lemons…..just call Deputy Gabe!
Because of a scheduling mishap by a bus company, this week’s Kindergarten field trip was postponed. Oh no! What were the teachers supposed to do in order to fill that field trip time and entertain the kids? Deputy Gabe to the rescue!
He made some quick calls to some fellow Douglas County Sheriff’s Office deputies and organized a spontaneous ‘police car tour’. Three DCSO vehicles lined up outside of the Elementary School and in small groups at a time, our Kindergartners got an inside look at what is inside the cars and the technology that deputies use during their shift.
The students were able to sit inside the vehicles and ask all sorts of questions to the deputies, who were more than happy to give our kids a wonderful experience. Thank you to Deputy Vance Fleet and Deputy Shannon Jensen for answering the call!
A perfect example of saving the day for the Kindies and making something out of nothing. Thank you Deputy Gabe for stepping up!

STEM student Harsh Mail is Colorado's Middle School Chess Champion

Congratulations to STEM student Harsh Mail, who is now the Colorado Middle School Chess Champion!
Harsh won the 2022 title at the annual state scholastics tournament held February 12-13, 2022 at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds.
He also earned the right to represent Colorado at the US Open Chess Championship this summer from July 30-August 7 to be held in Rancho Mirage, CA. Harsh will play in a separate event with the middle school state champions from all fifty states in the Tournament of Champions. Harsh also earned a $700 stipend to assist in his travel expense provided by the Colorado Chess Association.
Way to go Harsh!

One-on-one interview with LynAnn Kovalesky about new position as STEM Interim Executive Director

A couple of quotes from this afternoon’s announcement of LynAnn Kovalesky being named STEM’s Interim Executive Director:
“First and foremost, she is a champion of teachers and will always be a champion of teachers.” – Dr. Penny Eucker
“LynAnn is the hardest working person I’ve ever worked with. She is the first person I go to in handling difficult situations and there is nothing she wouldn’t do for the STEM community.” – Maura Ridder
Here is a one-on-one interview with LynAnn talking about the new role and what it means to her.  Congratulations LynAnn!

STEM Boys Lacrosse team practices at Ball Arena and watches Mammoth game

STEM School Board members and staff members receive tour of building renovation project

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