PSAT and ACT Testing
PSAT and SAT testing for 10th and 11th grade students will be on April 11, 2017. The PSAT is a mandatory state assessment for all 10th grade students and the SAT is the mandatory state assessment for all 11th grade students, including those students who take online classes (both on site and off-site).
These tests will be given on April 11th from 8:15 until approximately 1:00. Students who are 9th and 12th graders, and those repeating their senior year will NOT have classes on April 11th, 2017.
College Application Workshops
The HLHS Counseling Department is hosting college application workshops on March 9, 13, 16, 20 and 23 at 1:30 PM. Mrs. Snyder and Mrs. Rimmey will be available to assist college-bound seniors in completing online applications to the college(s) of their choice. See the Counseling Department for details.
Cap & Gown Photos for Graduating Seniors
HLHS has arranged for a professional photography studio to be at the school on April 7 to take Senior Photos at no cost to the student! Seniors will be able to take a cap and gown photo and receive a photo packet, courtesy of the school. If student would like to do casual photos, they can also order those at a small cost. Mark your calendars - April 7!
Denver Experiential Learning Trip
Teacher Zoe Driver took six students on a trip to Denver, traveling by light rail to Union Station. The focus of the trip was "truth. memory and uncertainty" to supplement the unit on true crime.
Student Infinite Campus (IC) Access
As we approach the start of the third trimester beginning on February 21, students will be able to view their new schedule using Infinite Campus Portal. Please log in to the District website, click on "Online Apps", then "Infinite Campus Portal - Parent". The student ID # is the username, and password is first initial last initial and birthdate as MMDDYY. "View Schedule" is in the left column. Please be sure you have access prior to 2/21. If you do not have access, please see Main Office.
Tomorrow, January 25 at 10:15 a.m., Josten's will be here to take orders for graduation supplies. Students should be prepared with a completed order form, and payment in full or $60.00, whichever is less. Payment can be in the form of cash, check, or credit or debit card. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to contact Sindy at 720-542-5241.
If it wasn't for this school, I wouldn't have succeeded in life. I've never had teachers so selfless before in my life. These people will do anything in their power to help you.
JB · January 30, 2016
I still have fond memories of this school, I had an awesome experience with the staff and students hehe I sometimes even wish I could go back but I know that the students now and in the future would be proud of this school.they help you when you feel you've lost all hope of becoming better , yeah they might not be perfect but they sure do come close. I sincerely can say I love this school still to this day .:)
There are no words that can explain how grateful I am to every staff member that knows how to communicate and work with their students. Amazing school.
This school has the absolute best teachers in the world. The kind who care who want you to learn and who will help you every step of the way. This school may not be fancy like newer schools but at those schools you never learn at hidden lake they actually believe in you 110% Go Hidden Lake High School
I graduated with the help of these amazing staff members thanks hidden lake crew!! :) I couldn't have done it without you all <3
This school changed my daughter for the better. She was having so much trouble and then we found HLHS. She has become an exceptional student, including her attendance. And I'm proud to announce if all goes as planned, she will be graduating this year, 1 year ahead of schedule. Thanks for everything HLHS.
I couldn't have graduated without the help of the teachers. So thankful for them.
Job at HLHS
Whether you are looking for your first job or you're a seasoned job seaker, Job Club has somehting for you! We'll teach you how to find good job leads, write a resume, interview effectively and coach you on what employers are looking for in an applicant. Join us every Monday at 1:45 in room N22.
Service Learning at HLHS
Service learning and community engagement & sensitivity are important cornerstones at Hidden Lake High School. Student Council members, with their coordinator Loretta Vigil, spent some time after school creating holiday giftbaskets to share with less fortunate members of the Westminster community. Council member Nikki said the experience "was something good to do for the community - a way to give back."
Winter Break is December 19 through January 3. Students return to school on January 4. We wish all of our HLHS and WVA students and their families a happy and festive holiday season.
Parent Engagement Night
HLHS will host Parent Engagement Nights for all Discovery students and their parents on February 8 and February 15, 2017 at 6pm. To be discussed are practices students learn while in Discovery, sharing the "6 P's" and "Adult Mode"; speaking about college prep, FAFSA and Individual Career and Academic Planning (ICAP). We look forward to seeing you there!
Sharing Our Bounty - HLHS Students share Thanksgiving with Homeless
HLHS students, who witnessed a bounty of food for the annual Thanksgiving potluck, elected to serve turkey, stuffing, mashed potates and more to local homeless people on Friday, November 18. After the student body finished their meal, student council members noticed how much food remained. Instead of taking it home or throwing it away, the decision was made to make up plates and deliver them to people down on their luck who gather near the school, accompanied by student council coordinator Mark Belnay.
Student Artwork Selected for 2016 CASB
Hidden Lake HS 11th grade student Rebeca Ramirez Martinez's artwork, "Mandala wiht a Hummingbird" was one of three student artwork pieces selected to be on display at the 2016 Colorado Association of School Boards Convention at the Broadmoor Hotel in December. Congratulations, Rebecca!
HLHS has hosted a number of Parent Engagement Nights, and parents have been kind enough to complete surveys.
"Thank you for allowing my daughter to be a part of such a wonderful school. Filled with wonderful role models. The 6 P's is a key part of education that this school is teaching and is very important in an adolescent's life. Thank you!"
"I could already see a difference in my son."
"I am very pleased with (student's) progress so far. He is always saying how much he likes this school and staff."
"Thank you. Appreciate your time and effort in educating my child."
Halloween Costume Contest - October 28
No school on Halloween? No problem! HLHS will host its annual costume contest on Friday, 10/28. There are some fantastic, original Halloween paintings up for grabs. Bring your best! As always, no face masks, full face paint, weapons - and adhere to the dress code. We'll post pictures after - stay tuned!
In light of recent difficult events in the HLHS and WVA student body, please find attached a helpful guide to navigating children through mourning a death. Please know that HLHS staff is always ready and able to assist in anyway we can. If you or your student are stuggling, please call.
Museo de las Americas
Ms. Driver's Level 3 literacy took a trip using the new Westminster Station light rail to the Museo de las Americas to complete the Latin American literature unit. Students toured the artwork in the museum, then participated in a workshop that focused on the work of Diego Rivera and created their own mural to reflect school culture.
Upcoming Experiential Learning Trips
Hidden Lake High School is starting off the school year with numerous upcoming school trips we are excited to offer in the weeks to come - keep an eye out for a trip on the new Westminster Station lightrail to the Denver Public Library, the Museo de Las Americas, an overnight camping trip, and the Colorado Construction Career Days.
Concurrent Enrollment is the process by which students who are interested in getting a leg up on college credits can attend college at FRCC or EGOS, take classes both at HLHS and at the community colleges and earn college credit for college course work completed while they earn credits for completed HLHS classes. College courses are paid for bu the District.
Students interested in applying for Concurrent Enrollment status will have to demonstrate good attendance, be up to date in HS credits and score well on the Accuplacer test (College entrance exam) that they will take during the application process.
See Mr. Golden, or call at 720-542-5246 for details.
Empower - Parent Log-in
Hey, Parents! Have you checked out Empower yet? It is an exciting, web-based site to view your student's academic progress. With a Parent Username and Password (provided by the school - come in to the Main Office to receive yours) you can view your student's schedule, their courses and how they are progressing in each of the courses. This is a fantastic tool for parents to keep current. Come into HLHS's Main Offce and see Sindy to get your log-in information. Check out the Empower tutorial under the tab Parent and Students>Parent Resources.
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