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Welcome to STEM Launch

Welcome to STEM Launch. Our mission is to inspire achievement through rigorous, innovative, and authentic experiences. We offer a full range of rigorous educational opportunities in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, literacy, and social studies with full support of music, art, and physical education. Student skills are developed for social, political, and economic participation in a diverse, independent, and changing world.

STEM is for all students

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM Launch will be fully inquiry-based and utilize problem-based learning to engage all students in STEM education and unique learning opportunities.

STEM Launch will have student-centered, fully integrated technology in every classroom. Classrooms will be demonstration in nature and highly innovative in design.

All students will have access to dynamic engineering curriculum and authentic experiences with industry partnerships to solve real engineering problems. Students will be immersed in the problem-solving process and be able to test and redesign their ideas.

STEM educators use proven, research-based, instructional practices that actively engage students in the learning process and encourage students to take ownership of their learning.

Characteristics of a STEM student:

  • Observant
  • Persistent
  • Curious about how things work
  • A risk taker
  • A problem solver
  • A questioner

Interested in STEM? Read our Admissions page

Highly Qualified Parents Right to Know

As a parent of a student at STEM Launch, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher who instructs your child. This is a requirement for all districts that receive Title I funds. Federal law allows you to request certain information about your student’s classroom teacher. The law also requires the district to give you this information in a timely manner upon request. Listed below is the information about which you have the right to ask for regarding each of your student’s classroom teachers.

  • Whether the Colorado Department of Education has licensed or endorsed your student’s teacher for the grades and subjects taught.

  • Whether CDE has decided that your student’s teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances.
  • The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and, if so, the subject of the degrees.
  • Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraeducators provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.
  • Please contact Amy Spruce in the Human Resources at (720) 972-4058 or amy.spruce@adams12.org if you would like to receive any of this information.

Contact

Address9450 Pecos Street
Thornton, CO
Office Phone720-972-5120
Attendance720-972-5158
Fax Number720-972-6062
Office HoursM-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
School Hours
M,Tu,Th,F
8:15 am - 3:25 pm
Early Release
(Wednesday)
8:15am - 1:55pm

Upcoming Events

PTO Plant fundraiser forms due.

PTO Plant fundraiser forms due.

Date & Time: Tue, 11/13/2018 (All day)

PTO is having a

Fundraiser!

These floral quality plants are perfect decorations for your home and/or office. They are great to give as gifts to friends, neighbors, relatives, employees and teachers. What a perfect way to raise money for PTO! You have the opportunity to have them buy from you and support PTO! Ask people you know to help by bringing extra order forms to work. Their co-workers can order from you and help your group! Here are some additional ideas for selling holiday plants:

  • Companies-- they decorate their lobbies and offices for the holidays. They give them as gifts to their employees and clients.
  • Individuals--Family, friends, and neighbors decorate their homes and offices for the holidays.  They give them away as gifts.
  • Churches--They decorate their church, offices and school.  They
  • give them as gifts to their employees and customers.
  • Local Stores and Restaurants--They decorate their establishments and also give them as gifts to their employees and customers

ENDING DATE: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13TH

PAYMENT--Collect the money at the same time you take the person’s order

Please make checks or money orders payable to (STEM Launch PTO).

Your order forms must be turned in with your full payment. Your order form will be returned to you when you pick up the plants.

Plant pick up day is:

Tuesday December4th, 2018.

11/13/2018 (All day)
Nov 13

1st - 2nd Grade Winter Showcase

1st - 2nd Grade Winter Showcase

Date & Time: Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Gym

The STEM Launch Elementary Arts department is excited to invite you to our Winter Showcase featuring our STEM first grade and second grade students! This year our theme is Where the Wild Things Are! Featuring the artistic and musical skills of our students! 

Who: All STEM Launch first and second grade students! Our goal is 100% attendance.

Where: STEM Launch Gymnasium

When: Tuesday November 13, 2018. 
Students need to arrive at STEM Launch by 5:40pm.
Musical Showcase will start promptly at 6:00pm. 

Attire: Fancy dress! Students do not have to wear a STEM Launch uniform. Clothes should look nice and be clean. This is a dress up occasion, so please no jeans!

11/13/2018 - 6:00pm
Nov 13

High School Info Night for 8th Gr - At the ESC!

High School Info Night for 8th Gr - At the ESC!

Date & Time:
Repeats every day until Wed Nov 14 2018.
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT CENTER

High School Information Night for Incoming 9th Graders - Class of 2023

JOIN US ON

  • TUESDAY -  NOVEMBER 13 
  • OR
  • WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 14
  • FROM 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.​​
  • AT THE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT CENTER
  • 1500 E. 128TH AVE., THORNTON, CO 80241

Come learn about special programs (SOAR, Legacy 2000, High School of Business, STEM, P-TECH, IB), meet administration and staff and get your questions answered. Limited choice may be available at some high schools. To attend a school outside of your boundary area may require acceptance into one of the special programs listed above.​​

​SCHEDULE

  • Each high school will be presenting during each of the two sessions.*
  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. Session 1: School Presentations
  • 6:50 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Session 2: School Presentations​
  • *This is not an open house. You are limited to visit two school presentations each night. If you need to visit more than two schools, we ask you attend both nights or contact individual schools for more information.

11/13/2018 - 6:00pm
Nov 13

High School Info Night for 8th Gr - At the ESC!

High School Info Night for 8th Gr - At the ESC!

Date & Time: Wed, 11/14/2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT CENTER

High School Information Night for Incoming 9th Graders - Class of 2023

JOIN US ON

  • TUESDAY -  NOVEMBER 13 
  • OR
  • WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 14
  • FROM 6:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.​​
  • AT THE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT CENTER
  • 1500 E. 128TH AVE., THORNTON, CO 80241

Come learn about special programs (SOAR, Legacy 2000, High School of Business, STEM, P-TECH, IB), meet administration and staff and get your questions answered. Limited choice may be available at some high schools. To attend a school outside of your boundary area may require acceptance into one of the special programs listed above.​​

​SCHEDULE

  • Each high school will be presenting during each of the two sessions.*
  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. Session 1: School Presentations
  • 6:50 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Session 2: School Presentations​
  • *This is not an open house. You are limited to visit two school presentations each night. If you need to visit more than two schools, we ask you attend both nights or contact individual schools for more information.

11/14/2018 - 6:00pm
Nov 14

Talent Show Auditions 3rd - 8th Grades

Talent Show Auditions 3rd - 8th Grades

Date & Time:
Repeats every day until Fri Nov 16 2018.
Thu, 11/15/2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Location: Gym

Talent Show Auditions.

Sign up in the Office 

11/15/2018 - 3:30pm
Nov 15

Upcoming Activities

Yearbook Club Room D200

Yearbook Club Room D200

Date & Time:
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Thu Mar 21 2019.
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:30am to 4:30am
Location: D200

Yearbook

Students will collaboratively design and layout the yearbook.  This will include taking photos, organizing pages, sequencing the yearbook, and determining themes surrounding this year's memories.  We already have a deadline to meet in March, so we need your help!

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Meis

Instructor: Barbara Meis
Grade Levels: 4th-8th
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 25th - March 20th
Meeting Times: 3:30 - 4:30
Location: D200
Cost: FREE
Maximum Enrollment: 20

11/13/2018 - 3:30am
Nov 13

Green Team F100

Green Team F100

Date & Time:
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue May 14 2019.
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 7:15am to 8:00am

Green Team is a Beyond the Bell program that encourages students and faculty to help the environment through recycling, energy conservation, composting, and recycling.

Instructors: Michael Cabibbo and Maureen Carlson
Grade Levels: 2-8
Dates: Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 11th - May 14th
Meeting Times: 7:15 - 8:00 a.m.
Location: F100
Cost: FREE
Maximum Enrollment: 10

11/13/2018 - 7:15am
Nov 13

Running Club - Outside on Track

Running Club - Outside on Track

Date & Time:
Repeats every week every Tuesday and every Thursday until Thu Nov 29 2018.
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm

Running club provides a positive and healthy opportunity for students to develop a daily routine of physical exercise. Students will set goals and be rewarded for the number of laps they can jog, run, skip or walk and have the opportunity to earn prizes for their effort. Join running club to not only improve your physical well-being, but also benefit from the mental health benefits running provides!

ALL 6th - 8th students are welcome and will be supported every "step of the way," whether you're new to running or a seasoned vet. Run your way into the STEM Launch "Marathon Club" if you complete more than 26.2 miles throughout the whole season!

Please wear running shoes, comfortable running clothes, and dress for the dynamic Colorado weather!  A water bottle is a must!

Please contact Mrs. Kawalec or Mr. Kawalec with any questions.  

Instructors: Tara Kawalec and Nick Kawalec
Grade Levels: 6th - 8th
Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 4th - May 17th - WILL NOT MEET IN DECEMBER OR JANUARY. 
Meeting Times: 3:30 - 4:15
Location: Outside on the Track (in the Gym in case of inclement weather) 
**Some workouts will involve running off school grounds (i.e., north from Pecos Park or to Anythink Huron, but not crossing major streets).
Cost: FREE
Maximum Enrollment: 25

11/13/2018 - 3:30pm
Nov 13

NaNoWriMo Room F108

NaNoWriMo Room F108

Date & Time:
Repeats every day every Monday and every Tuesday and every Wednesday and every Thursday and every Friday until Fri Nov 30 2018 except Wed Nov 07 2018, Wed Nov 14 2018, Wed Nov 21 2018, Wed Nov 28 2018.
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Join us to celebrate November's National Novel Writing Month for a fifth time at STEM Launch! The challenge is to complete an entire novel in just 30 days. For one month, you get to lock away your inner editor, let your imagination take over, and just create!

Participants begin writing November 1st and finish by midnight, November 30. The word-count goal for our adult program is 50,000 words, but the Young Writers Program (YWP) allows 17-and-under participants to set reasonable, yet challenging, individual word-count goals.

At our first meeting (Nov. 2nd) members will use a tool from the NaNoWriMo website to determine an appropriate word count for their novel. Students may choose to type or write by hand, and we will have computers available for those who wish to type. We will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from November 1st to November 30th. On December 1st we will meet to do a final word count and celebrate our accomplishments!

Please feel free to contact Ms. Ewing with any questions.

Instructor: Molly Ewing
Grade Levels: 4th - 8th
Dates: The month of November (no Wednesdays or holiday break) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Meeting Times: 3:30 - 4:30
Location: Room F108
Maximum Enrollment: 20

11/13/2018 - 3:30pm
Nov 13

Young Rembrandts Room D201

Young Rembrandts Room D201

Date & Time:
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Dec 11 2018.
Tue, 11/13/2018 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Location: D201

Young Rembrandts

STEM Launch K-8 | Elementary Drawing | Grades: K - 6
Tu | 03:30 - 04:30 PM | 10/30/2018 - 12/11/2018 | $60.00
About Our Program: Welcome to Young Rembrandts! We teach drawing with a see - touch - do method that all kids can succeed with, learn from and love! NEW and DIFFERENT LESSONS; EACH AND EVERY YEAR AND SESSION. The secret to our success is that children ALREADY love to draw - we just take their love a little further, by giving them a solid foundation that will take their drawings from doodles to confidence-boosting achievements.

11/13/2018 - 3:30pm
Nov 13

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