Volunteers

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Volunteering Basics

Thank you to our volunteers at STEM School and Academy!  We wouldn't be here without every one who has contributed -- our successes are truly a group effort. 
Our charter requires a commitment of 30 volunteer hours per family (15 per single parent families).  To help make volunteering seamless, we are using the software system, HelpCounter, to:
  • Set-up family accounts for volunteer requirements
  • Track and log volunteer hours completed
  • Select “interest” areas which will allow us to contact you with volunteer opportunities                                                                                  
Set up your account
 
     Volunteer Tracking System:
  • One benefit of our volunteer system is that when you sign in at the front desk, your volunteer hours will automatically be logged for you.  You will also have the capability to log hours from home.

WE NEED YOUR HELP AT THE AUCTION!


"Wild About STEM," our new High School showcase and silent auction is only one week away!  Many thanks to all of you who have already donated items and signed up to contribute much-needed supplies. STEM's teachers, administration, and student council have done an incredible job of devoting extra time and energy, donating items, and supporting your PTO (STEP) in hosting this exciting event.

Have you registered yet? If not, we need you to go online as soon as possible and tell us how many in your group are attending. (Remember, attendance is free!)  If you wish to order a meal, the deadline is April 14. Just go to STEMHigh.org and click on one of the highlighted "Register" words in the scrolling banner.

Please review this final Volunteer Spot sign-up for the Auction. More than ever, we need your physical help before, during and after the auction. If you can't make it to the Auction, please try to give us a hand the day before or the day after. There are a few more supplies we need as well.

Did you hear? We are inviting all STEM adults to gather at the Hilton Garden Inn across the street for a pre-gala happy hour from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. You can drop off the kids at school, where they will be supervised until 5:00. Watch for the list of auction items and final details coming very soon!

Please sign up for STEP (PTO) Fundraiser - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/3wQqSL

  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Thank you again for your generosity and support. We couldn't do this without you!

Sincerely,

Lori Thorp

STEP/PTO Vice President

Silent Auction Director


High School Student Government is in need of chaperones and various donations for AFTER PROM:


20 parent chaperones are needed from 12am-3am on May3rd/4th. Parent chaperones will be expected to help with check in and check out tables, chaperoning students around the facility and other responsibilities as needed throughout the night. Food and beverages will be provided throughout the event and parents will not need to pay an entrance fees to enter the event. There will also be an informational meeting before the event with Mrs. Dobos (more information to come).


Please sign up for High School After Prom - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/MqEQ58

  2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

  3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!



Volunteers in the fields of Computer Science or Software Engineering:


We have an incredible opportunity to team with a nonprofit hosted by Microsoft to bring Advanced Placement Computer Science to our students.   The program, TEALS (Technology, Education and Literacy in Schools) is a grassroots program that recruits, mentors and places passionate high tech professionals into high school classes as part-time teachers.  The high-tech professional brings his or her subject knowledge and joins a STEM School classroom teacher (who has teaching and classroom management expertise) in a team-teaching model. TEALS provides training for both parties as well as course outlines based on successful college courses.


TEALS has accepted STEM School's application and we are eager to get an early start for the 2014-2015 school year.   A core element to our success is to utilize the vast knowledge base we have in our parent and industry community so STEM is asking for parent and/or industry volunteers in the fields of Computer Science or Software Engineering to help STEM develop the top Computer Science department in Colorado.  As a volunteer, you will team-teach the AP Computer Science course with a STEM School teacher certified in AP Computer Science.   Our goal is to hold this class first thing in the morning to permit volunteers to get to their regular daily schedule as soon as possible.   


AP Computer Science will prepare students to take the College Board’s AP Computer Science A exam in May of 2015.  The course is based on University of Washington’s CSE142 - Computer Programming I course which teaches Java programming. 

 

 

If you or someone you know works in the Computer Science or Software Engineering field and would be willing to help STEM School build a successful Computer Science program, please contact Sharon Combs at sharon.combs@stemhigh.org


More information about TEALS is available on their website at http://www.tealsk12.org and http://www.tealsk12.org/docs/TEALS_Program_Description_2014.pdf.



11th Grade Professional Shadow Opportunities:

Our 11th graders would like to shadow professionals in the fields below. 
If you would be willing to let a student shadow you for a day, please email Hannah Reese hannah.reese@stemhigh.org.


Aero Mechanical EngineerAero Structural Engineer
AstrochemistryNuclear Chemistry
CartoonistGame Designer
Character DesignerConcept Designer
EngineeringSoftware Designer
Auto Mechanic/ EngineerLawyer
Entrepreneur Sales personChemist
EMTLawyer
Marine BioFashion Designer
Auto MechanicEngineer
Skating Rink Manager
Software EngineerGame Designer
salespersongraphic design
photography(film)
Aero space engineerMechanical engineer
Politicianpharmacist
Surgeon (heart or plastics)Dentist
Nuclear/Biochemical engineermodel/actress
Engineer
Fiction Writercartoon animator
Aero space mechanical engineeraquatic engineer
EMT/ paramedicCombat medic
Para-rescueEMT/ Paramedic



In Class Volunteer Opportunity:


A couple English teachers are in need of a few volunteer speakers for the following dates. 

Topic: We'd like to bring in some local professionals to speak with students about the job application process, realistic expectations for job resumes, and specific tips and tricks for interviews. 

 2 speakers per day for periods 4-6 on May 2ndMay 9th, and May 16th

Also, we'll be holding mock interviews on May 30th where we'll need minimum of 6 parent volunteers to hold mock interviews for students in periods 4-6. 

Please sign up for Classroom Project Volunteers - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:   
   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/6gPQaU
   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

As always, thank you so much for you help.
For questions contact;

alexandra.braeger@stemhigh.org  


2nd Annual Welcome to High School 8th grade Celebration:

High School Student Government is looking for 8th grade parent volunteers to help in planning the 2nd Annual Welcome to High School 8th grade Celebration. The celebration will take place on the last day of school. Please contact Nikki Dobos at nikki.dobos@stemhigh.org for more information. 

Please sign up for "Welcome to High School 8th Grade Party - here's how it works in 3 easy steps:   1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/5dvg6x
   2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot) 
   3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!


ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES (PICK DAY(S) THAT WORK FOR YOU):

Volunteers are needed to help monitor Study Halls:


Study hall expectations:


1) Study halls are silent.

2) Students may request special permission to work on a group project if they are able to prove a specific need.

3) Students who do not have homework to do are expected to read a book (electronic or paper).

4) Computer games are not allowed unless approved by the Study Hall EA.


If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity,


1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/ivKdUK

2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)

3. Sign up! Choose your spots - VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!


Breakfast Club
To help monitor the breakfast club, click here: http://vols.pt/4jdAwJ

Lunchroom
For volunteer opportunities available in the Lunchroom, please click here.
Driveline
To volunteer to help with the "Driveline" please click here.
 
Fun Fridays 
To volunteer to help with Fun Fridays please click here. 
  
Homework Club Volunteers
To volunteer at the Homework Club, please click here.
 
TSA volunteers:
To volunteer for TSA or provide snacks please click here.

http://www.helpersignup.com/viewsheet.php?type=2&sheet=f9984553ee26f6c145e1afd35a8cd895   

Donation opportunities:

If you are able to donate an item, please sign up below. 

Remember that every $20 = 1 volunteer hour

You can deliver your items to the front desk. Thank you!!

 http://www.helpersignup.com/viewsheet.php?type=2&sheet=f9984553ee26f6c145e1afd35a8cd895

Current Art Supply Donation Opportunities:

Sign Up| Log Hours| Donate


File Cabinet

Please see files attached at the bottom of this page to access resources

Staff
Kathy Reid (
kathy.reid@stemhigh.org)
STEM School and Academy Volunteer Coordinator

Committees
  • Parent Teacher Organization
  • Budget Committee
  • Parent Policy Advisory
  • School Advisory Council

posted Aug 13, 2012, 5:29 AM by Vision Link   [ updated Jun 28, 2013, 10:57 AM by WebPage STEM ]

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