STRIVING TO EMBRACE LEARNING
The walls at Sand Creek High School started tumbling down on June 6 when the community came together for a groundbreaking, or rather “wall breaking,” ceremony at the school. Administrators, students, and board members took turns knocking down walls to make way for a variety of school improvements and additions. The event marked the official kick-off for $83.5 million of projects across District 49 made possible by ballot issue 3B. Last November, voters overwhelmingly approved 3B by a 2 to 1 margin.
The work of a teacher is full of passion and commitment. It requires initiative from process improvement to individualized attention. We celebrate our educators for the important role they have. We salute them for the valuable service they provide to students and the community.
Eighth grade students at Horizon Middle School hosted second-graders from each of the three Sand Creek Zone elementary schools May 3 for a science show. In addition to helping the second-graders learn, the science show is an opportunity for the HMS students to learn and practice leadership skills.
Preschool students at Springs Ranch Elementary School hosted parents, grandparents, and older learners April 27 for the second annual recycle fair. As guests walked through classrooms, the students presented creations made at home using recycled materials and explained what they learned in the process. The event serves as the culmination of a unit on recycling.
Dear Springs Ranch Families,
Thank you for a great 2016-2017 school year. We hope your summer is off to a great start and you will be able to enjoy some quality time with family and friends. Plans are underway for the 2017-2018 school year and before long it will be time to open our doors once more. We have also begun some school renovations that you will notice in the fall. We have begun replacing the flooring throughout the school. This summer we began by replacing carpet and tile in the hallways, the office area, the art room and the cafeteria. The classrooms will be done at a later date. Other renovations include a pour in place playground surface, canopy shade for our picnic tables, and safe entry modifications.
Please enjoy the rest of your summer and we look forward to seeing you at our open house on July 31st.
Jim Kyner, Principal
Jennifer Landon, Assistant Principal
2016 3B Priority Two Projects at SRES: 3B projects will help improve safety, aesthetics and the student experience at SRES. Enhancements will be made in the front entrance of the school to provides access to the office for visitors and restricts access to educational areas of the building. Additional security enhancements will be made throughout campus. Nearly 57,000 sq. ft. of carpet is scheduled to be replaced throughout the school. Hallways and high traffic areas will be completed this summer and individual classroom flooring projects will be completed next year during major school breaks.
Work will occur to improve the playground experience of our students. Improvements include a safe and softer playing surface underneath playground equipment and a picnic table canopy. Additionally, garden irrigation and fencing enhancements will improve aesthetics, safety and efficiency.
New Dismissal Procedures: Please read the dismissal procedure update on the leadership updates page. As time goes on, the routines and procedures will become second nature. Remember to keep the middle, front walkway clear and stand behind the grade level signs. This will help us be able to connect you with your children in a safe manner.
6:30 PM - 6:45 PM Board of Education Special Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kindergarten Parent Orientation
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Open House
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Back to School Night at SRES
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Skate City
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM PTO/SAC Meeting
In the next few months, we'll break ground on a new elementary school just north of Falcon Middle School. A school is more than the walls, doors and roof. It's about the students and educators working and learning together each day. Having a name, a mascot, and school colors to proudly wear is an important part of the identity of any school. Share your thoughts and opinions with us.
To help increase efficiency in the transportation department and maintain relatively low rates for the long-term, the Board of Education directors are considering a change to the fee structure for the 2017-18 school year. Moving from a structure with only per-ride, monthly and annual payment options to per-ride, quarterly, semester and annual payment options will provide additional cost saving options when families purchase annual or semester passes.