Sharing Our Good News (05/21/21)


STEM Spartans Honored with Academic Letters

STEM School Highlands Ranch is focused on rewarding Academic Excellence among students. We are excited to announce that students will be recognized through the new Academic Letter Recognition Program. The criteria for earning an Academic Letter is as follows: 

  • Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.8 or above for two consecutive semesters while attending STEM School Highlands Ranch.
  • The recipient of the award will receive an Academic Letter after the first year of earning this accomplishment.
  • A student that achieves this accomplishment for a second year will receive an academic pin.

We are looking at expanding this award to include a third-year award and a fourth-year award in the future. Congratulations to the following 11th and 10th graders that have earned the first Academic Letters in STEM School’s history!   

Spartan Letter

Tyler Wright- 11th grade- National Cyber Scholar!

Congratulations to Tyler Wright, on being ranked as a National Cyber Scholar in the recent National Cyber Scholarship Competition, making him eligible for a $2,500 scholarship to his chosen college!

The National Cyber Scholarship program selects 600 U.S. high school students to recognize their talent, and encourage them to become part of the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. These are the young people who will protect privacy and security in every industry and government organization. Please join us in congratulating Tyler Wright and his advisor Simi Basu on this wonderful achievement, and in celebrating their success.

Tyler Wright

STEM Lacrosse Beats Chapparal High School 5-4 in Boys Lacrosse

Track and Field Posts Record Performances at David S. D'Evelyn Invitational

The Spartans had an amazing day at the D’Evelyn Track & Field Invitational held at Jeffco Stadium yesterday!! It rained for the first half of the meet, then turned into a very pleasant Colorado spring evening. I saw STEM athletes learning about how a track meet runs, competing hard, having fun, supporting each other AND people they had just met!

Here are the official results from the 1st track & field meet in STEM history!! Highlighted marks are new school records (for now…more to come!) When you see these student-athletes, please congratulate them!!

Girls 100m: Kaelin Goss 16.34
Mia Ketter 19.15
Girls 200m Paige McEnerny 34.07
Girls 400m Paige McEnerny 1:17.30
Girls 800m Olivia Staab 3:27.06
Girls 1600m Olivia Staab 7:23.03
Ellason Arendale 7:39.48
Girls Long Jump Ellason Arendale 12-01.50
Kaelin Goss 12-00.00
Girls Shot Put Ellie Wyse 22-10.00
Boys 100m Ethan Lee 14.64
Boys 800m Jacob McCallister 2:31.33
Ryan Liedtke 2:40.14
Boys 1600m Jacob McCallister 5:45.09
Ryan Liedtke 5:58.49

Congrats FRC Grads!

This week Team 4418 IMPULSE is celebrating our graduating seniors! We are all so proud of all the hard work they’ve put into this team, into school, and into themselves. This group of seniors has been an absolute joy to work with and to see them grow. Noah, Erin, Kyle, Aurora, and Josh; we will miss you on the team and look forward to seeing what you’ll accomplish in the future.

This summer Team IMPULSE is hosting a LEGO Robotics Summer Camp! The camp is for incoming and current 4th-6th graders. Run by the team, we will be working with LEGO Mindstorm bots to learn more about design, programming, sensors, and teamwork! More info such as dates and registration can be found at this link! Lego Robotics Summer Camp 2021 ( (Can also be found via the STEM Enrichment Page)

STEM School Highlands Ranch team won the "3rd Place Winner" for the Jacob's Innovation Challenge Award

STEM School Highlands Ranch team won the “3rd Place Winner” for the Jacob’s Innovation Challenge Award for their invention called “The OriFlair”. Congratulations to Kaley Kingman (8th grader), Mishika Bhatia (7th grader), and Suhit Mogadati (8th grader) for their hard work, dedication and commitment for the last 6 months. Your story was so captivating!

Starting in Fall 2020 and culminating in Spring 2021, The Jacobs Institute for Innovation in Education at the University of San Diego launched the Jacobs Teen Innovation Challenge #JTIC21, a follow-up to the Jacobs Institute Changemaker Challenge from 2020.

This worldwide event supported educators and teenagers in developing social good solutions aligned to the UN Global Goals. The competition began with:

100+ educators
2800+ students
11 countries
19 US states

The winning teams and their solutions will receive certificates celebrating their success, plus a donation* to a charity in the team’s honor! Please join us in congratulating the team and their advisor Simi Basu.


Ms Lutz' and Ms Kaplan's French Classes made Crepes!

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