• May 22nd - D50 Insider

    D50 Insider

    Welcome back to this week’s edition of the D50 Insider.

    We have graduations, recognitions and much more to tell you about in this edition of the Insider. As the end of the school year and the start of the summer break draws near, these are busy exciting times.

    For more than 400 high school graduates, this was the week they have been waiting for. Westminster and Hidden Lake High School both celebrated graduations this week and we have the highlights.

    Congratulations to the five outstanding ESP employees who are being recognized by District 50. Odds are you know at least one of them.

    Kiffany Kiewiet and Camile Carlson have been selected to lead Westminster High School and Fairview Elementary next year. Both say they can’t wait to get to work.

    This will be a busy summer for HLHS History Teacher Mark Belnay. He has been selected to attend a prestigious summer institute that will focus on writing curriculum surrounding the Holocaust. He talks about the important opportunity in this week’s Insider video.

    We have important news to tell you about District 50’s Project Lead The Way Program. It has been nationally certified which opens new opportunities for students.

    On a related note, Congressman Ed Perlmutter visited Colorado STEM Academy this month, and we will tell you his reaction to the new school.

    This week’s graduation events capped a busy week for students that included last week’s Senior Awards Ceremony. If you missed the event, you can see it in its entirety and also read about which students received scholarships and awards.

    Westy students and the Board of Education are also looking to the future. Last week a group of students gathered with the board to talk about what is working and what can be improved upon.

    Great news for families near Metz Elementary! Work will begin this summer on a major playground renovation thanks to a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation.

    If you missed this month’s Retirement Tea at the Westminster Recreation Center, we have a recap and will tell you who saying goodbye to District 50.

    As always, check out the program listing for D50 TV this week, as well as the District's calendar of events.

    This is the last regularly scheduled edition of the District 50 Insider until the start of next school year, but we will send you important updates over the summer months.

    Thanks for reading,

    Steve Saunders
    Posted May 22, 2014