Sharing Our Good News (10/27/23)


STEM NHS students hand out candy to Make-A-Wish kids

Let the Halloween celebrations begin!
STEM National Honor Society students took part in the first annual Trunk o’ Treat at the Make-A-Wish Colorado office in Greenwood Village.
Make-A-Wish kids dressed up in their costumes and went trunk o’ treating and STEM NHS students, who also had some great costumes, passed out candy to the wish kids.
What a fun evening and wonderful way to give back.

STEM 3rd graders take tour of Douglas County Sheriff's Office Headquarters

Walking field trip.
STEM 3rd graders took an exciting walking trip to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and were escorted by Deputy Gabe and his friends across Highlands Ranch Parkway.
The students were able to see a patrol car, tour the facility and learn about local law enforcement. This supports our study of local government and the responsibilities of citizens. By the way, it turns out 22 students and a teacher *can* fit into a holding cell! We are so thankful for the DCSO for taking time to host us and their ongoing partnership to support our students.

Douglas County Commissioner Lora Thomas visits with STEM 3rd graders

What a career!
STEM 3rd graders were thrilled to hear from Douglas County – Government Commissioner Lora Thomas. Commissioner Thomas has worn many hats in her career, including serving with the Colorado State Patrol and as Douglas County Coroner.
The students are learning about local government and elections and it was great to hear first hand from someone who has been involved in numerous elections over the years. She also spoke about suicide prevention awareness and resources available to students.
Thank you Commissioner Thomas for visiting STEM and sharing your knowledge and experiences with us!
commissioner thomas

STEM 6th graders design inclusive playgrounds as part of PBL unit

Inclusive playgrounds.
Check out these innovative designs from some of our 6th graders in their engineering class. They are tackling a PBL unit that presents the real world problem of too many playgrounds that are not handicapped friendly.
This week, the students are presenting their designs, which include concepts that have never been done before. The goal is to come up with playground solutions so that all kids can take part.

A conversation with Hannah Vest, STEM 4th grade teacher

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