What is STEMShares?
STEMShares is our opportunity to bring our community together to give back and share what being #STEMStrong really means. Our community showed an amazing amount of support for us in our time of need, and giving back is a great way to honor the heroic actions of our students and staff.
Sharing your #STEMShares
We'd love for our community to share what they're doing during #STEMShares. Please consider sharing using our online submission form by clicking here. If you share on social media, we ask that you please use the #STEMShares so that our community can see.
Ideas for Getting Involved for #STEMShares
Attention All Makers with 3D Printers
Please join Mrs. Phillips in making 3d printed face shields bands! If you are interested in joining the efforts please go to Make4Covid.mn.co . You will need to follow their protocol to produce the bands including wearing gloves and a face masåk and using the correct material for each type of print. There is even a STEM School Highlands Ranch Team on Make4Covid that you can join and ask questions you have. If you have any questions you can email Mrs. Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org . Together we can make a difference!
Sixth-grader Sarah Callahan and her mom shared with us her handmade face mask, along with a video tutorial on how anyone can make their own.
You can also find more information at https://www.coloradomaskproject.com/.
Act of Kindness Ideas
This could include donating to a charity or non-profit, volunteering, helping a family member, reaching out to a friend you haven’t connected with in a while, or anything else you can think of to provide a moment of connection with others. Click here to see a complete list of Acts of Kindness suggestions.
- Contact a nursing home in your area and ask about
- Writing letters to residents
- Connecting with residents over video
- Make a “thank you” sign for your window or front yard
- Do yard or gardening work for a neighbor
- Write kind messages on the sidewalk with chalk
- Call Grandparents to say hello!
- Know a member of the STEM class of 2019? Reach out!
- Write a letter to:
- Class of 2019 Graduates
- Current or former school staff
- Support Our Troops
- Patients at Children’s Hospital
- Mail carriers
- Any essential workers
Acts of Service
- Colorado Young Leaders has suggestions for virtual community service
Here are some of the ideas that we've received from out community.
- Buy a gift card from a locally-owned business to support them during the shutdown
- Donate to a food bank
- Donate to a nonprofit organization
Give Back to First Responders
First Responders that assisted us last year
- Douglas County Sheriff's Office (4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, CO. 80109)
- Douglas County Sheriff's Office Substation (9250 Zotos Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO. 80129)
- Lone Tree Police Department (9220 Kimmer Dr., #120, Lone Tree, CO. 80124)
- Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office (13101 E. Broncos Pkwy., Centennial, CO. 80112)
- South Metro Fire Station 18 (401 W. Timbervale Trail, Littleton, CO. 80129)
- Colorado State Patrol (4600 Castleton Ct., Castle Rock, CO. 80109)
- Littleton Hospital (7700 S. Broadway, Littleton, CO. 80122)
- Children's Hospital South Campus (1811 Plaza Dr., Highlands Ranch, CO. 80129)
Have an idea you'd like to share with others on what they could do during #STEMShares? Email Hannah.Reese@stemk12.org.
Thank You to Our Community
These organizations supported STEM last Spring if you want to consider thank you notes or supporting their local business.
- IMS Printing & Signs
- PDQ – Printing Done Quickly
- Mission Hills Church
- St. Andrew United Methodist Church
- Cherry Hills Community Church
- St. Lukes
- Children’s Hospital
- Littleton Adventist Hospital
- SkyRidge Hospital
- Chickfila – Town Center
- Home Depot
- Tokyo Joes
- Shake Shack – Highlands Ranch
- Honey B’s Macarons
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Mad Greens
- Festive Cup
- Living the Dream
- King Soopers - Wildcat location & Highland Ranch Parkway locations
- Safeway - Mineral location
- Costco - Lone Tree location
- Office Depot - Town Center
- Northridge Rec Center
- Go Team Therapy Dogs
- Cuba Cuba Sandwicheria
- Big Daddy’s Burgers (all locations)
- Quiznos - Highlands Ranch
- Parry’s Pizza – Highlands Ranch
- McDonalds – Highlands Ranch
- Wahoo’s Fish Tacos
- Garlic Jim’s Pizza
- Raising Cane’s – Town Center
- Mod Pizza – Highlands Ranch
- Cold Stone Creamery -Town Center
- Tokyo Joe’s
- Old Chicago
- Nothing but Bundts
- Which Wich
- Torchy’s Tacos
- Rock bottom Brewery
- The Grist
- Breckenridge Brewery
- Boy Scout Troop 873
- Boy Scout Troop 794
- Perfect Teeth