•  December 4th - D50 Insider

    D50 Insider

    Welcome to this week's edition of the D50 Insider!

    It’s one of the most asked questions the Communications Department gets: How does the District decide to close schools because of weather? That decision making process is the subject of this week’s Insider video.

    The numbers are now in and they show that District 50 is continuing to grow and student enrollment met projections, which is important news when looking at the District’s financial picture.

    The Colorado Department of Education honored Sunset Ridge Elementary this week for the academic improvement of its students. The Insider has details.

    It was the first time many low income families had ever been on a college campus. Because of a special field trip last month, the idea of going to college doesn’t seem so out of reach for some students. We will tell you why.

    According to a new study, Westminster High School is doing an excellent job getting disadvantaged students into “Elite” colleges when they graduate from high school. It’s a great news story.

    More than 300 students turned out for the 25th Annual Youth Drug Conference at Ranum Middle School. They heard an inspiring message about taking control of their own future.

    There is nothing like learning from an expert. Some beginning guitar players got that experience last month and we have the story.

    Hodgkins Elementary celebrated a special Thanksgiving made possible by a group of committed volunteers who want all kids to learn the message for the holiday. A video captures the day.

    We also have a video of the students at Metz Elementary taking a step back into time to remember the days of Disco.

    And as we head into the Holiday season it’s a good time to think about those who need our help. “Have a Heart” does just that and we will tell you how to get involved.

    As always, we have the complete lineup for District 50 Television and the Community Calendar.

    Thanks for reading,
    Steve Saunders

    Posted December 4, 2014