Upcoming Parent Academies for Spring 2023:
5/16: Women's Self-Defense and Bullyproof 101 from 6-8pm
Reserve your spot here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeLWY7YbmZadhiYTrbviXVOPsJlqH85clKQAKcKqTNA_K6_lQ/viewform
Women's Self-Defense Info: If you’ve been thinking about learning self-defense, but you haven't been sure where to begin, this seminar is perfect for you!During this special 2-hour free seminar, you will get a brief orientation on the history of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and then you will learn several techniques from the Women Empowered program, which emphasizes defending against the four-phases of attackers through physical technique, AND the self-defense mindset. Women only ages 13 and up. No experience is necessary.
Bullyproof Info: If you’ve been thinking about empowering your child with the tools to defend themselves against bullies, but want to do it in a way that is fun, safe, and highly encouraging, this seminar is exactly what your child needs to attend! In this special 2 hour free seminar, your child will get introduced to several techniques of the Gracie Bullyproof program, the world’s leading BJJ beginner program for kids. Ages 6-12.
Check out the recording from our last Parent Academy on Stress Management given by Children's Hospital on May 10th!
ICYMI: Check out our recorded presentation of our Parent Academy on Fentanyl from March 13th. Additional resources and the full video from the presentation can be found at: www.naturalhigh.org/fentanyl
Here are the presentations from our Parent Academy on 11/2 on Fentanyl and Other Drugs:
Opioid Epidemic and the Fentanyl Crisis
- Mental Health Resources Guide
- Naloxone Fact Sheet
- El Paso County Health Mental Health and Recovery Support Resources
Past Parent Academy Resources
If you missed our parent academy on Screen Time, Social Media and Gaming: Helpful or Harmful?, you can access the video presentation below:
Here is the powerpoint of the presentation used by Tom Caughlan from Children's Hospital.
If you missed our parent academy around Starting the Conversation: How to Talk to Your Kids about Vaping, JUULS and Other Electronic Nicotine Devices, you can view the video below.
Check out the resources from Sand Creek High School's Parent Academy in January 2022.
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Mental Health of Youth and Families Presentation
Did you miss our Parent Academy: Balancing Working from Home and Parenting?
Check out the recorded webinar here:
Use this link to access the presentation.
If you watched this recording, please take a moment to give us some feedback on our survey: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=hjeNrz3x1UO3UtiTuUYuh9XpkeKI5-dEvwvaYuqmfspURVRWU00zRjJLNFZBSkxIMTVHVEdPQkc0WSQlQCN0PWcu
Parent Academy: Resiliency. Check out the recorded webinar here: https://vimeo.com/481783856
If you watched the recording or attended the live event, please take our survey and give us feedback on how we did:
Resources:Book: Living with Intensity by Susan DanielsBook: The Gift of FailureSearch: Emotional Resources: Generational MindfulVideos: Mayfield Counseling Center YouTube Channel/PodcastCourses: Youth Mental Health First Aid Dates (TBA but will send when available)Research: Psychology Today
Sand Creek Zone Overview
The plan for Sand Creek Zone schools was developed during the 2016-2017 school year over a number of forums with community members, teachers, students, and parents. Educational leaders across the zone also provided valuable input. In addition, goals were developed in response to staff and parent survey results compiled during the 2016-2017 school year.
MISSION - Pursuit of ExcellenceSand Creek Zone PlanThink of the Sand Creek Zone plan this way...the vital work we do every day, no matter the assignment, drives student success. Each member of the Sand Creek Zone team engages in service for our learners,. parents, and community in some way, shape, or form. Every staff member helps create a work environment that is healthy and stimulating. Our schools will continue to innovate and grow in purposeful fashion.Our goals address four pillars...Student Success, People, Service, and Innovation/Growth. We have defined strategic actions aligned with each of the pillars and goals and measures to assess our performance.
Pillar: Student Success
Student success is the first pillar of the Sand Creek Zone plan. The goals for student success are addressed through four strategic initiatives and are measured through a large number assessments that can be made on an annual basis. Click for the goals, initiatives and measures for student success.
Our people are integral to our pursuit of excellence through our vision of commitment, personalized paths, having a growth mindset, inclusivity, heart and pride in who we are and what we do. This pillar is focused on effective communication, engagement and building a world-class team in Sand Creek zone.
As a pillar of the Sand Creek Zone plan, service is a commitment to our community. It's a commitment to students, parents and taxpayers that we are getting the most out of the investment made in our schools, people and programs and that we are operating efficiently.
Pillar: Innovation & Growth
Born as a formal innovation zone with the Colorado Department of Education, Sand Creek Zone is committed to innovation, driving continuous improvement in all we do. We understand innovation will drive learning in individual students and growth in enrollment.
Sand Creek Zone Updates
Amber Whetstine, learning services executive director, and Sean Dorsey, Sand Creek Zone innovation leader, will present June 2 a full-day workshop for leaders that will focus on providing on-going, specific feedback to all teachers on a weekly basis to improve teaching and learning. All principals, assistant principals and instructional coaches in the zone will learn how to schedule and conduct meaningful teacher observations and feedback sessions throughout the school year.
Sand Creek Zone Schools
Sand Creek High School7005 North Carefree CircleColorado Springs, Colorado 80922
Horizon Middle School1750 Piros DriveColorado Springs, Colorado 80915
Evans Elementary School1675 Winnebago RoadColorado Springs, Colorado 80915
Remington Elementary School2825 Pony Tracks DriveColorado Springs, Colorado 80922
Springs Ranch Elementary School4350 Centerville DriveColorado Springs, Colorado 80922
Stetson Elementary School4910 Jedediah Smith RoadColorado Springs, CO 80922