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Office Depot/Office Max 

STEM has a "give back to schools" account with Office Depot/Office Max in which anybody who shops at these locations and gives our school id number (70226168), they will give us 5% back on qualifying purchases!

Forgot to tell them STEM's number when you checked out? No worries, just submit a request online to have your purchase credited to STEM School.   This is another great way for relatives and friends both near and far to support our school.

STEM PTO Opportunities

Interested in improving the school, supporting teachers, and enhancing the environment for your children? Join the PTO who is already ramping up for next year and looking forward to providing families with community gatherings.

For questions or to learn how you can get involved with the PTO, please email or fill out the PTO Volunteer Interest Form here.

"Last Chance to Give"

Donations to STEP?STEM PTO will help support a multitude of programs to enhance the educational environment for our students.

The funds raised during this drive will primarily be used to support progress on Phase II of the playground and field, classroom enhancements, teacher support, and other STEP/STEM PTO initiatives. 

Visit the donation page here for more details regarding the initiative to reach our goal for the playground! 

This opportunity is only running until June 22nd!

DCSD 2017 Summer School for High School

Why consider summer school? DCSD's summer school will provide the following opportunities:
  • Earn credit for previous courses taken that received a fail
  • Remediation to improve specific skills
Most high schools will offer credit recovery only, online courses through Odesseyware, or a teacher led course.

*Students must register directly at the high school where credit recovery is to be taken. STEM high school does not offer summer school!

DCSD summer school is NOT:
  • For credit acceleration 
  • For course/grade replacement
  • For NCAA eligibility purposes 
Counselors have already been meeting with students and providing recommendations for summer school credit recovery course selections. Students and parents may print off the student's transcript from IC and take it to the high school of interest to register for summer school. 

To review the DCSD's district official summer school information, click here

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Summer Camp

Open to students in 7th grade and up. Dates of camp include June 12th-16th between 1pm-4pm. Snacks will be provided. Cost is $200/student. 

STEM Academy will be hosting a five-day summer program for participants wanting to be on an FTC team (6-8 students per team in grades 7-12) for the upcoming 2016-17 challenge.  

Students will learn in-depth knowledge of Tetrix pieces, build a robot, and programming controllers in LabVIEW for the LEGO MINDSTORM NXT.

For any questions email

Advanced Lego Robotics Summer Camp

Open to grades 5th-8th. Students must have participated in First Lego League or previously taken a STEM Lego camp. Dates of the camp run from June 12th-16th during 9am-12pm. Snacks will be provided. Cost is $200/student. 

In this week-long summer camp, students will build a custom designed EV3 robot.  Students will design their robot using Lego Digital Designer, then build a robot to meet challenge requirements based on their design.  

The students will learn gearing and using complex gear mechanisms for attachments and chassis.  During the programming phase the students will learn: 

    1) data wiring

    2) using MyBlocks 

    3) complex loops and switches to control the program with smarter decisions.  

They will be challenged to compete against other students using their advanced programming skills.

For any questions email

STEM Summer Drama Camp

Open to students entering grades 5-9. The camp will be from June 12th-16th from 9am-3pm. Cost is $250 per person.

Students will need to provide their own lunch, but STEM will provide snacks mid-morning and afternoon.

The class will provide basic knowledge of acting techniques and stage movement to develop your child’s imagination, creativity and confidence.  

Every day, campers rotate through core classes in voice, acting, and dance, along with an exciting array of workshops, including sketch comedy, stage crafts, and more! 

Students will develop an acting process that will allow them to feel confident in their creation of a role onstage.  Students will choose scenes or monologues to work on through the week and perform on the final day.

For questions email

Pirates Cove Summer Party

Join us Friday, June 23rd from 6:30pm-8:30pm at Pirates Cove for some summer fun!

This is a private event and open to STEM families and friends, incoming and returning, only! All ages are welcome to come. We will have a DJ, a special area for the older children, a lazy river, and the slides/children's pool will be open.

Tickets Information:
 *Each family member over the age of 2 years old will require their own ticket. The link to purchase tickets will be available until 11pm on June 22nd.

  • $5 Tickets: If you are new to the school next year or have completed your volunteer hours and have logged them in to the Volunteer System, please choose the discounted ticket price $5 a ticket. Price will be $5 per family member
  • $10 Tickets: For all others, it will be $10 a ticket per family member over the age of two years old. We will be verifying the list, so please choose the correct price for your family.
  • $12 Tickets: All tickets sold at the door will be $12!

Buy your Pirates Cove tickets now at: 

You still have time to fulfill your hours and help build our playground/fields while earning a special discount of $5 per ticket.

Contact us at for more information on how to buy out your hours or how to log your volunteer hours.

Music Technology Summer Camp

Open to students in 6th-12th grade. There are two dates to choose from in July. Time of camp will be from 9:30am-4:00pm with a 30 minute lunch break. Cost is $250/student. 

    CAMP 1: July 10th-14th
    CAMP 2: July 17th-21st

Students must provide their own lunch but STEM will provide snacks mid-morning and afternoon. 

This program is based on STEM School’s highly successful middle school Music Production program. It is intended for students with some experience of playing an instrument, such as piano, guitar, singing or band/orchestra.  This intensive course allows our participants to learn music composing skills using technology or enhance their own instrumental/vocal talents with technology. 

Students will learn:


    Recording live audio and digital instruments;


    Using and manipulating digital music (MIDI) and produce using Ableton and live music;

    Basic Skills

    Basic keyboard skills in key of G;

    Instrument/vocal skills

    For keyboard or guitar and voice: singer/songwriter training in live jams, playback and recording techniques;


    Composing from prepared templates: instrumental and vocal music using this classical-style music software.

The camp will be taught by STEM's Mr. Richard Clarke. 

For questions email

STEM Club Invention-Elementary 

Open to students K-6th grade. Dates of camp are from July 10th-14th during 9am-3pm. Cost is $260/student. 

Explore through fun, hands-on activities. 

Imagine by creating and buidling the next big thing.

Design prototypes to solve unique challenges.

Collaborate in teams and discover new ideas!

Register at or 800.968.4332.

For questions email

Spartan Space Sciences Summer Camp

Open to grades 4th-12th. For those under 13-years-old, a guardian must accompany them on the first day of camp for orientation. Dates of the camp are from July 10th-21st. Time of camp is from 9am-3pm. Cost is $275/student 

Spartan Space Sciences, an Academy program established in 2014, specializes in helping students engineer experiments for high altitude payload flights! 

In this summer Academy class, students will engineer a completely self-contained flight balloon carrying Pong-SAT experiments, an experiment small enough to fit either inside and/or on the outside of a ping pong ball.

Then the group will have an exciting day on Saturday July 22nd, launching their payload east of Denver for an all-day adventure of chasing the balloon from launch to landing using amateur radio tracking equipment, that reports online positions to smart phones via or

The balloon has the potential of reaching over 100,000 feet giving stunning views of the Earth below in the darkness from the edge of space! This part of the atmosphere is 1/100th of Earth at ground level, like Mars. This will be our program's 9th balloon project!

Students are expected to learn about the stratosphere, 21st century amateur radio tactics used to track the balloon's altitude, speed, and, basic physics, and to test their hypothesis of what will happen to their Pong-SAT.

Examples of payloads include but are not limited to biologics such as seeds, electronics such as data recorders, keychain cameras, and much more. This class will be taught in the engineering labs where students will receive guidance on preparing their Pong-SAT.

To learn more about what you might expect, we have student-produced Youtube videos that have documented flights and the events of flight day:

Besides student Pong-SATs, we plan to fly one of the Spartan Space Science GoPros to document the journey. 

Email with any questions.

Fencing/Jedi Training Summer Camp

Open to sudents between the age of 7-16. 

Dates of the camp are from July 24th-28th from 9am-4pm. Cost is $250/student.

Location will be at the Fencing Academy of Denver (8000 South Lincoln St. Unit 9, Littleton, CO 80122).

Jedi Camp will teach students how to train their bodies and mind. They will learn how to use a lightsaber in theatrical training while also train in strength and agility using various games. Jedi lore and history will be taught and will end with a massive 'battle'. 

Fencing camp is open for all skill levels where appropriate instruction will be provided. Beginners will learn fundamentals of fencing, history of fencing, footwork, and blade work. More advanced students will refine fundamentals of fencing, learn new techniques, and develop more effective and competitive strategies. 

Register for the camp here. Email

STEM 5K and Family Blast Off

STEM is happy to hold our very first Annual 5K Fun Run! The run will take place August 20th in the morning at Redstone Park! 

Following the family friendly fun run in the morning, STEP will hold their fourth Annual Back-to-School Blast-Off Bash afterwards!

All proceeds will go to benefit high school athletics. More details on the Blast-Off are to come soon! 

FREE!  Microsoft Office 365 is FREE 
for all STEM Staff and Students

Thanks to our partnership with Microsoft, STEM School & Academy students (K-12) and staff are now eligible for Microsoft Office 365 at no cost!
Click here for instructions.

Infinite Campus 

Infinite Campus is where you can find your children's report cards at the end of the semester and transcripts year around (look under the reports tab).

If you need assistance getting back in to your account follow these simple instructions 

School Picture Re-Takes:
School picture re-takes were on October 19th.  Parents should have received information by email from our photographer on how to order pictures. 
If you need help ordering call Van Gogh School Photographers at 303-679-9003.  

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